|Model:||Jen-Ken Fiber Front Loader 18|
|Inside Dim:||11" (width) x 9" (height) x 18" (depth)|
|23" (width) x 20" (height) x 26" (depth)|
|Fires to 2200° F|
|Ship Wt:||125# (freight)|
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- 3-Key Digital Orton Controller
- Reflective Rigid Fiber Construction
- Heavy-Duty Elements Encased in Quartz Tubes
- Replaceable Fiber Door Gaskets
- Metal Stand
- Mechanical Relays
- Instruction Manual
- 2-Year Limited Warranty
Jen-Ken Kilns has a new and exciting twist on front-loading knife ovens. This revolutionary design is constructed of the most rigid and durable, light-weight refractory fiber material that has outstanding heat retention.
No more wasted time or electricity as the unique fiber construction of the new Fiber Front Loader 18, or FFL18 as we like to call it, allows the oven to heat and cool quickly as it reaches annealing temps in less than 90 minutes!
The heavy-duty coils in the FFL18 are suspended across the top of the oven so direct radiant-heat evenly surrounds all the blades. Older technology, long-body kilns, heat from the sides and the back, creating uneven heat at the back of the kiln. With the top-down heating elements of the FFL18, these hot spots are eliminated allowing you to evenly heat from tip to tang!
The heavy-duty coils are also encased in quartz tubes to protect the elements from oxidation, delivering longer element life. Quartz wrapped tubes assure safer operation since you can't touch the element coil with any tools or blades eliminating the chance of a shock! Best of all... no power interrupt switch required!
The doors of the FFL18 are equipped with replaceable fiber door gaskets. This allows you to customize the fit and prevent heat loss over time. Think about the savings you'll receive on your electrical bill!
The FFL18 comes with a standard 3-button controller loaded with the most popular normalizing, tempering, and heat treatment schedules. Upgrades to a 12-button controller for ease of programming or the popular TAP smart touchscreen controller, are also available.
Why Upgrade from Mechanical Relays to Solid-State Relays?
Mechanical Relays, which come standard on most kilns have internal moving parts which over time wear out and need to be replaced. Kiln manufacturers recommend you replace your mechanical relays approximately every 2 years. Solid-state relays have no moving parts and last far longer than standard mechanical relays and offer far better temperature control during hold times. Since solid-state relays also have no moving parts to wear out, they NEVER need to be replaced. You will notice that solid-state relays are silent. The only sound you will hear is just the reassuring hum of the heating elements. So, this factory upgrade saves you potential down time from having to wait for new relays to arrive, potential over-fires from relays sticking in the closed position, potential aggravation from having to learn how to remove and replace the mechanical relays yourself. We think this upgrade is well worth the cost and will save you time and aggravation over the life of your kiln.
Check out the accessories you can use with this kiln!