So how much does it cost to run a kiln ?

amps x volts = watts

Divide watts by 1000 to get Kilowatts

Multiple the answer by your rate for electricity That will give you the amount to heat the kiln. Once heated the heating rate drops by 30-40% so figure on 0.6 or 0.7 times the kilowatt rate.

For example:

15 amp x 120 volts= 1800 watts

1800 watts/ 1000=1.8 kilowatts

1.8 kilowatts x $rate/kilowatt hour

If your rate is 17 cents/ kilowatt hour

1.8 kilowatts x $0.17/kilowatt hour=$0.31/hr to heat

and between $0.31/hr x 0.7 = $0.22 / hr and $0.31/hr x 0.6 = $0.19 / hr to keep it on


Thompson Electric A small low cost electric chamber furnace, 120 volts, A.C. 9 amps,600 watts.

Interior chamber size 5" wide, 7" deep, 4" high. Weight 30 Lbs.  Exterior is 10-1/4" wide, 11-1/2" deep and 11-1/2" tall


  

     

TK-1    Electric Furnace    $268.50 each     

TK-2    Replacement element    $21.60 each

TK-3    Replacement door & rod    $36.00 each

These are dropped shipped from the manufacturer.

Sierra Kilns This kiln used by the PMC artists. It comes with a programmable controller and their price is right.! The coils are hidden from view behind a muffle. 


Program As Much or As Little As You Want

The Eclipse 360 utilizes an Orton Autofire Express automatic controller. The controller has been upgraded to include:

- Five Precious Metal Clay firing programs

- Three Art Clay firing programs

- Twelve custom user programs that can be fully customized, saved, and changed to drive even your most complicated firing schedules.

- Each custom user program has the capability to program up to eight segments with a ramp speed, a set point temperature, and a timed soak for each segment.

Removable Control Panel Makes Service and Upgrading A Breeze

All controls and components are mounted in a control panel that slides into the ventilated case assembly. An air space keeps controls cool and the control box can be easily removed for servicing.


The Specs

- Maximum Temperature: 2012 Deg F.

- Heating time: Quick! Just 15 minutes to 1600°F and 30 minutes to 1900°F.

  1. -Inside dimensions: 7-3/4” wide by 8-1/4” deep by 5-3/4” high.

  2. -Outside dimensions: 14” wide by 14” deep by 16” high

  3. -Weighs 38 pounds

- Front loading for easy access

- Door & Window: All Eclipse 360's come standard with a quartz window 2-1/2” wide by x 1” high centered in the door.

- Venting: 1/2” diameter vent located in the top on the kiln.

- Insulation: 1-1/2” molded ceramic fiber with a 3/4” air space between the case and the insulation module.

- A fiber shelf and four posts, comes standard with every Eclipse 360.


The Juice

The Eclipse 360 pulls only 12 amps at 120 volts, so it plugs into any standard 120 volt outlet.


Eclipse 360 with window               $650.00  

These are dropped shipped from the manufacturer.

VCELLA KILNS™

These kilns come with a kiln shelf.

All Vcella Kilns™ are 2300° F maximum temperature, and may be used for any media.

Solid state electronic temperature control units are available for all Vcella Kilns™.

The Vcella Kilns™ come with a pyrometer and a kiln shelf.

 


These are dropped shipped from the manufacturer.


MOD   Inside Dimensions Outside Dimensions    WT.   VOLTS    AMPS        PRICE

#           W     D    H        W      D       H            LBS.                             including Crate


6          6"   6"    6-1/2"   14"    15"   23"          70      120         12             $881.00


9          9"  10"    6-1/2"  17"    19"   23"           95      120        15            $1077.00


12      12"  12"    6-1/2"  20"    21"   23"          130     120         15            $1260.00


13      12"  12"        8"    20"    21"    24"          140    240          20            $1373.00


16      16"  16"      11"   24"     25"   27"           190     240         20            $1757.00


21      20"  20"       8"   28"     30"   25"            230    240          24            $2505.00


 

A single or multi set point controllers are available and can be installed on your kiln prior to being shipped. Controllers can be purchased separately.

 

Single Set Point Controller $444.00 each

16 Step Multi-point Controller $640.00 each

 

Kiln Shelves   Custom sizes are available, these are Special Order 

5" x 5"    $22.75 each                         11" x 11"    $45.00 each

6" x 6"    $25.50 each                         13" x 13"    $45.00 each

8" x 8"    $35.35 each                         18" x 18"    $99.50 each

10" x 11"    $38.00 each