Naturally, whether you run a ceramics or glass producing enterprise or just enjoy a little bit of pottery in your free time the one piece of equipment that you just won’t be able to do without is a kiln. You can’t fire without having a kiln. Nevertheless, as with other specialist equipment, your kiln will require replacement parts, for example the kiln controller, and maintenance and repairing every so often so it’s encouraging to know that you have a few excellent, highly professional organisations out there who may provide instrumentation, repairs, calibration and temperature services to cover all of your specific needs.
These businesses have a huge amount of instrumentation and temperature control experience in a number of fields such as aerospace, the motor vehicle industry, power generation, water treatment, metal processing and pharmaceuticals and will give a comprehensive, specialist service.
Additionally they offer an extensive selection of sensor goods and instrumentation from transmitters, sensors and thyristors to indicators, thermal imagers and kiln controllers and programmers.
There is a number of kiln controllers on the market to suit all kilns, if you enjoy pottery as a general hobby or sideline then the most suitable of the kiln controllers may be the ST 3300/1 which is the simplest and cost efficient product. These kiln controllers have a single program, delay and two ramps and dwells. For anyone managing a small ceramics studio the next model up, ST 3300/2, would be more suited. These kiln controllers benefit from 10 programs, delay and 4 ramps and dwells. The 10 program, sixteen ramp and dwell ST 3300/3 model is designed for firing, fusing and slumping glass and the ST 3300/4 provides all of the features of the ST 3300/3 along with an event function for programmed or manual management of a damper. These kiln controllers are most definitely suited for commercial applications.
For a larger or industrial oven or kiln, in which the load is segregated into zones, the ST 3300/5 is the best model. These kiln controllers are very similar to the ST 3300/4 models but also take advantage of a further policeman controller which helps ensure the added safety of the kiln.
Temperature service and calibration of your equipment can take place on site or in the company laboratory and the calibration is done on indicators, kiln controllers, recorders and other instruments using electrical simulation. There is also a collection and delivery service for device repair and temperature service so that all you must do is get the damaged article prepared and it’ll then be picked up by the organisation, repaired and delivered to you on site. How’s that for service.
With respect to larger kilns and larger complications you can take advantage of the break down and repair service where by an engineer will come to your place of work and repair the kiln or oven on-site. It’s also well worth having a survey carried out on your oven, furnace or kiln in order to make sure it is operating correctly and safely.
When there is a part you require for your kiln that’s no longer manufactured then, the likelihood is, a good industrial temperature services company will still be able to find it for you in ex stock or, failing that, will configure or produce the item required themselves to match your precise requirements.
All of your equipment requirements and questions will be met by highly experienced, pleasant and helpful commercial and technical staff, offering sound advice and a superb, reliable service.