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SKUTT – KM1627PK – 16 SIDED ELECTRIC PROGRAMMABLE KILN (3″ FIREBRICK)

$7,750.00 $6,820.00

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Big Done Right

An Engineered Ceramic Fiber Lid and Fiber Insert are just a few of the things that make this kiln the most sophisticated oval production kiln on the market. Whether you are producing custom tile or large sculptures, this is the kiln for you.

Sophisticated, Yet Easy to Use

  • Write your own firing programs with up to 32 Segments using Ramp and Hold. Now you can store up to 12 programs.
  • … or use the tried and true factory set programs in ConeFire Mode
  • Built in Diagnostics give you or our technicians the ability to diagnose kiln problems with just a few button presses.
  • New Safety Features help prevent accidental starts and overfires.
  • New software keeps track of your Firing Costs and the Number of Firings
  • Fuse GlassSlow cool Cone 6 GlazesGrow Crystals…whatever you want to program this controller can handle.
  • …and so much more. Click Here to see the whole story.

PK Power

One of the most important things you need in a large production kiln is power… and the PK line of kilns have it in spades!. An under-powered production kiln will fire slow and cause your elements to spend more time than necessary at high temperatures which can drastically reduce their useful life. Time is money, and when you are in business you can’t afford to waste either one.

The more than 23000 watts of power is delivered by industrial grade wiring and components that can more than handle it.

The elements are connected by a unique bus bar system make it very easy to replace the elements.

We offer a Cone 10 model as well as a low fire model (Cone 1) for companies that may have limited power available to them.

KMT-KilnMaster Touchscreen Upgrade Option

  • Like Your Smartphone, the new KMT controller navigates with just a touch of a finger and allows us to guide you through programming with full sentences, helpful icons, and dynamic navigation.
  • Built-in WiFi makes it possible to download any software feature upgrades for free so it is like having a new Kiln Controller for the life of the kiln.
  • A Free App works in conjunction with the WiFi and allows you to monitor your kiln temperature and status from your smartphone. Think how comforting it will be not to get out of bed to be sure your kiln shut off as expected.
  • The Hinged Controller allows you to move the controller up and down to an angle that is comfortable for you to program. No more getting on your hands and knees. After programming you can push it back down so it is out of your way and easy to view from across the room.
  • It has the Same Functions you have come to know and love from the standard KilnMaster Controller Plus More!

Current Sensing Technology

Skutt is one of the few brands that installs a Current Sensor in every KilnMaster Kiln. This allows you to read the Amperage of each section of the kiln as well as the Voltage and Voltage Under Load.

Now with the touch of a few buttons you can give those readings over the phone to your kiln repair technician so they can troubleshoot the problem and make sure they have the correct parts when they come out for the repair. This Saves Time and Money.

Prior to the use of these current sensors someone would have to come to your house and test the amperage and voltage inside the control box with live wires exposed. This system is Much Safer.

Sectional Design

Sectional Design is a good idea on so many levels.

  • Moving
    Imagine trying to move a kiln into the basement or through a narrow door without being able to break it down into sections.
  • Repair
    No more standing on your head in the kiln to replace those bottom elements or removing every brick in the kiln to get to the one you want to replace. Just remove the control box, unhook the buckles and place the section you want to work on on a table.
  • Replacement
    We hope nothing really bad happens to your kiln … but … if it does, isn’t nice to know you can replace one bad section instead of the whole kiln?

Longer Lasting Lids and Slabs

You ask anyone who has run an oval kiln for a period of time and they will tell you the most frustrating things to deal with are the lid and the slab. Big lids and slabs want to bend like a potato chip during the firing. This is caused by the surfaces on the inside of the kiln expanding greater than those on the outside. To help combat this, Skutt has done two things.

The first was to replace the traditional brick lid with an Engineered fiber lid that not only resists cracking, it is also lighter. The second thing we did was to insulate the bottom slab from the heat with a fiber insert. By reducing the temperature difference between the inside and outside surfaces we were able to drastically reduce the amount of cracking.

Cam Brace System

With a big oval lid you need to lid braces to support it. Prior to Skutt’s new lid brace design oval owners use to do what we affectionately called the lid dance. It seemed every time you released one lid brace with your free hand not holding the lid up, the other lid brace would fall back into it’s groove. You would then have to switch hands and pull it out of the groove only to see the other side fall back in…AARGHHH!

Skutt’s unique design works much like an extension ladder. Just lift the lid up until the cams on each side cover the locking notch and then lower the lid…AAAAHHHH!

Balanced Elements

A large amount of the heat you lose in your kiln passes to through the lid and slab of your kiln. To compensate for this, Skutt directs more heat to these areas when they design the elements. The fact that we have twice the element grooves in our kilns gives us more design flexibility than some of our competitors.

It also gives you more loading options since it is always recommended to have at least one element radiating between each layer of shelves. Oh and by the way, twice the grooves means you get twice the amount of element wire, which means each element doesn’t have to work as hard, which means longer element life! Whew!

APM Element Upgrade

Let’s start first by saying that APM ELEMENTS ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE. APM Elements are made of almost exactly the same material as our regular elements, the difference is how they are made. With APM elements they grind up the extruded material and then re-melt it and extrude it again. What this does is give it more dimensional stability (it doesn’t sag or creep as easily) at high temperatures.

Elements are more likely to sag and creep when you are firing to, and holding at high temperatures. This can significantly reduce their effective life. So, if you are working with Crystal glazes or are consistently firing to Cone 10 you will be very pleased with the added life of the elements. If you are mostly low firing (Cone 04) you will not experience any benefit.

The Thermocouple

  • Exposed Thermocouple equals faster reaction time and higher accuracy.
  • Inexpensive, plus we give you an extra one when you buy your kiln.
  • Easy and quick to replace.
  • Type S (Platinum) Upgrades Available.

TYPE S Thermocouple Upgrade

Most all of the kilns that leave are factory are equipped with a Type K thermocouple. Type K thermocouples are accurate and inexpensive. The down side to Type K thermocouples is that they wear out and they wear out faster when exposed to extreme conditions. Type S thermocouples can virtually last forever. The reason for this is that they are made of platinum which does not degrade under most atmospheres and has an extremely high melting point. This leads us to one of their downsides, they are expensive…BECAUSE THEY ARE MADE OF PLATINUM!!!

The Warranty

  • Unlike most warranties, ours covers Parts AND Labor.
  • Never Pro-Rated.
  • Serviced by the most extensive, knowledgeable and talented distributor network in the industry.
  • Backed by a company whose mission statement is “We help you make great things”. When your kiln is down, you can’t make great things.

Resource Links

Below you will find links to resources that are specific to this model:
KilnMaster Kiln Manual

KilnMaster Operation Video

MODEL PHASE VOLTS AMPS WATTS TEMP (F) CUBIC FT OPENING (IN) DEPTH (IN) WIRE AWG NEMA RECEPTACLE SHIP DIMS. (IN) *SHIP WT. (LBS)
 Download a KM-1627-3PK 3 Inch Brick 1 Phase 240 Volts Product Spec Sheet
 Download a KM-1627-3PK 3 Inch Brick 1 Phase 208 Volts Product Spec Sheet
 Download a KM-1627-3PK 3 Inch Brick 3 Phase 240 Volts Product Spec Sheet
 Download a KM-1627-3PK 3 Inch Brick 3 Phase 208 Volts Product Spec Sheet
 Download a KM-1627-3PK 3 Inch Brick 3 Phase 240 Volts Product Spec Sheet
 Download a KM-1627-3PK 3 Inch Brick 3 Phase 208 Volts Product Spec Sheet
KM-1627PKLF 1 240 68 16300 Cone 1, 2100 F 18.5 46.00 x 31.00 27 3 Direct Wire 58 x 50 x 54 535
KM-1627PKLF 1 208 69 14300 Cone 1, 2100 F 18.5 46.00 x 31.00 27 3 Direct Wire 58 x 50 x 54 535
KM-1627PKLF 3 240 46 16300 Cone 1, 2100 F 18.5 46.00 x 31.00 27 6 Direct Wire 58 x 50 x 54 535
KM-1627PKLF 3 208 47 14300 Cone 1, 2100 F 18.5 46.00 x 31.00 27 6 Direct Wire 58 x 50 x 54 535
KM-1627PK 3 240 66 23600 Cone 10, 2350 F 18.5 46.00 x 31.00 27 3 Direct Wire 58 x 50 x 54 535
KM-1627PK 3 208 76 23600 Cone 10, 2350 F 18.5 46.00 x 31.00 27 3 Direct Wire 58 x 50 x 54 535

Contents List

Skutt Kilns should arrive fully assembled.

Packed with the kiln you will find the following items:

    • Kiln Stand
    • Slab Protecting Fiber Insert
    • 15 – 2″ Posts (13 if drilled for vent
    • Instructional Video
    • Operating Manual
    • Stand Feet
    • Extra Thermocouple (unless Type S)
    • Warranty Card
    • 6 Peep Plugs

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This is such a great place if you are a starving artist who is a clay addict! The employees are so helpful and Marcie and Quinn are great! I love how they have their own line of glazes and clays to choose from. I favor their Whitestone stoneware. It is a finely compounded stoneware with a porcelain appearance and feel, great for throwing on the potters wheel... Y'all should visit this store if you love exceptional quality materials and customer service. Five stars all day!

Cameron B. Gig Harbor, WA