FK-R Range

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The FK-R range is a natural progression of the FK fusing and slumping kilns.

To put it simply,the FK-R is a FK where the lid lifts and remains static whilst the bed can be rolled clear of the kiln on rails to allow much greater access to the bed.


Features include

  • "Roll out" bed for ultimate loading ease and access.
  • Quartz tube, Kanthal A1 "infra-red" element technology.
  • Side and roof ventilation with "anti dust" stainless steel flaps.
  • Kilncare's unique breathing Stainless Steel slatted roof.
  • Flat, level floor.
  • Replaceable, low density brick floor.
  • Gas Strut lid lift assistance.
  • Ultra-fast response Inconel thermocouple.
  • Choice of controls available.
  • 9 pre-set but resettable glass programs.
  • Low level electrics to ensure cool running and long life.
  • Oven baked, powder coated metalwork.
  • Lockable castors.
  • Can be used single phase or 3 phase and neutral.
  • Can be split for tight access into workshops or studios
  • British designed and built.
  • 36 month guarantee on ALL parts including the element system.
  • CE.


The majority of the features and text is taken straight from the FK text book. The rail and lid support frame will need to be bolted to the floor for maximum safety and efficiency.

Unique Stainless Steel "breathing" roof system
Kilncare unique stainless slatted roof section

Design is very much at the fore-front of these kilns and there is no better example of this than our unique, stainless steel lid design which both vastly reduces cooling time and aids in the expulsion of moisture from within the kiln chamber.

The entire range is designed to reach 700c in around 30-40 minutes. Although this is faster than most glass will withstand, it does help to quickly stabilize the kiln temperature if the lid has been opened whilst hot for raking etc.

The floor of these kilns is made from high grade, lightwieght insulation bricks that give both a structurally steady surface to place the work on and a thermally steady base to aid in maximum glass results.
Each floor is hand worked to ensure the bed is as flat as possible.
As the bricks are not cemented in, they are easily replaced if required.
The floor is flat and has no retaining wall, this design is a real bonus when loading larger pieces into the kiln as they can be gently slid into position rather than having to lower then into, what may be, a space not much bigger than the glass, making handling difficult. The flat floor method also gives a much clearer visual inspection of the work before it is fired.



"Infra-red" Quartz tube element system


"infra red" heating system

 

The elements are wound with Kanthal A1, renowned as the worlds best element wire. The elements in inside quartz tubes and the quartz tube element system we use is becoming widely known as "infra-red" kiln heating.
The heating system is in the roof only on FK-R kilns.

 


Breatheable and expandable floor construction on all FK-R models


Proven under floor stability

 

Like the FK range the framework is substantially built. The under floor steel sheet is heavy duty walk mesh to aid cooling and to keep a strong, stable bed.
As with all our kilns, the frames are powder coated and oven baked.

There is roof ventilation on all models.


There are vent holes in the roof of the kiln to aid with faster cooling and help extract steam if any moisture is present.
There are viewing / cooling points in the side/s of the kilns.
Stainless steel vent flaps are fitted to all vents rather than the traditional vent bungs that tend to get broken and can also cause dust to enter the chamber during use.
As mentioned earlier, the unique stainless roof aids in venting the chamber.

Each kiln has an over temperature heat fuse with its own safety contactor to protect the kiln in the event of a disaster.

The electrics are mounted below the level of the floor and are also to the outside of the frame to combat high ambient temperatures under the floor and so vastly increasing the life of the electrics.

The kilns are fitted with the KCR16 controller, which offers 10 Programs with a huge 16 segments in each program.
KCR16 details are here


The FK-R range is designed to be totally functional, simple and easily to maintain.
For instance, the lid seal is not stuck on but is held in by a removable stainless steel picture frame and as such, in the event of damage, it is fully replaceable leaving a factory fitted finish that will give years more trouble free use.

All FK-R kilns are fired to 750c with the chosen programmer before dispatch to ensure perfect operation, callibration and removal of most of the binder vapors that are released by all kilns on the first firing.

All FK-R kilns carry a 3 year guarantee on all parts including elements. This guarantee does not cover the thermal heat fuse where each one is looked at on a case by case basis.

Whether you buy your kiln through ourselves or one of our many agents you can rest assured that service and quality back up is never far away and technical questions can be answered by the actual people that make the kiln - priceless.

 

 

The FK-R range is a natural progression of the FK fusing and slumping kilns.

To put it simply,the FK-R is a FK where the lid lifts and remains static whilst the bed can be rolled clear of the kiln on rails to allow much greater access to the bed.

Features include

  • "Roll out" bed for ultimate loading ease and access.
  • Quartz tube, Kanthal A1 "infra-red" element technology.
  • Side and roof ventilation with "anti dust" stainless steel flaps.
  • Kilncare's unique breathing Stainless Steel slatted roof.
  • Flat, level floor.
  • Replaceable, low density brick floor.
  • Gas Strut lid lift assistance.
  • Ultra-fast response Inconel thermocouple.
  • Choice of controls available.
  • 9 pre-set but resettable glass programs.
  • Low level electrics to ensure cool running and long life.
  • Oven baked, powder coated metalwork.
  • Lockable castors.
  • Can be used single phase or 3 phase and neutral.
  • Can be split for tight access into workshops or studios
  • British designed and built.
  • 36 month guarantee on ALL parts including the element system.
  • CE.


The majority of the features and text is taken straight from the FK text book. The rail and lid support frame will need to be bolted to the floor for maximum safety and efficiency.

Unique Stainless Steel "breathing" roof system
Kilncare unique stainless slatted roof section

Design is very much at the fore-front of these kilns and there is no better example of this than our unique, stainless steel lid design which both vastly reduces cooling time and aids in the expulsion of moisture from within the kiln chamber.

The entire range is designed to reach 700c in around 30-40 minutes. Although this is faster than most glass will withstand, it does help to quickly stabilize the kiln temperature if the lid has been opened whilst hot for raking etc.

The floor of these kilns is made from high grade, lightwieght insulation bricks that give both a structurally steady surface to place the work on and a thermally steady base to aid in maximum glass results.
Each floor is hand worked to ensure the bed is as flat as possible.
As the bricks are not cemented in, they are easily replaced if required.
The floor is flat and has no retaining wall, this design is a real bonus when loading larger pieces into the kiln as they can be gently slid into position rather than having to lower then into, what may be, a space not much bigger than the glass, making handling difficult. The flat floor method also gives a much clearer visual inspection of the work before it is fired.

 

"Infra-red" Quartz tube element system

"infra red" heating system

The elements are wound with Kanthal A1, renowned as the worlds best element wire. The elements in inside quartz tubes and the quartz tube element system we use is becoming widely known as "infra-red" kiln heating.
The heating system is in the roof only on FK-R kilns.

 

Breatheable and expandable floor construction on all FK-R models

Proven under floor stability

Like the FK range the framework is substantially built. The under floor steel sheet is heavy duty walk mesh to aid cooling and to keep a strong, stable bed.
As with all our kilns, the frames are powder coated and oven baked.

There is roof ventilation on all models.


There are vent holes in the roof of the kiln to aid with faster cooling and help extract steam if any moisture is present.
There are viewing / cooling points in the side/s of the kilns.
Stainless steel vent flaps are fitted to all vents rather than the traditional vent bungs that tend to get broken and can also cause dust to enter the chamber during use.
As mentioned earlier, the unique stainless roof aids in venting the chamber.

Each kiln has an over temperature heat fuse with its own safety contactor to protect the kiln in the event of a disaster.

The electrics are mounted below the level of the floor and are also to the outside of the frame to combat high ambient temperatures under the floor and so vastly increasing the life of the electrics.

The kilns are fitted with the KCR16 controller, which offers 10 Programs with a huge 16 segments in each program.
KCR16 details are here


The FK-R range is designed to be totally functional, simple and easily to maintain.
For instance, the lid seal is not stuck on but is held in by a removable stainless steel picture frame and as such, in the event of damage, it is fully replaceable leaving a factory fitted finish that will give years more trouble free use.

All FK-R kilns are fired to 750c with the chosen programmer before dispatch to ensure perfect operation, callibration and removal of most of the binder vapors that are released by all kilns on the first firing.

All FK-R kilns carry a 3 year guarantee on all parts including elements. This guarantee does not cover the thermal heat fuse where each one is looked at on a case by case basis.

Whether you buy your kiln through ourselves or one of our many agents you can rest assured that service and quality back up is never far away and technical questions can be answered by the actual people that make the kiln - priceless.

FK-R kilns are custom built to the customers specification.

Please contact us with your FK-R requirements.

         
         
         
         
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