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Our kilns are reliable and easy to use. Each kiln comes pre-programmed with a large number of pre-set programmes (much like the preset programmes on your microwave). In addition there are also several User Programmes. These will enable you to set your own programme which will remain in the kiln's memory until you override it. 

Features include:

  • All programmes are pre-set at the factory
  • Several user programmes to set your own programmes
  • Easy to operate  - only 3 buttons!
  • No special ventilation or extraction required
  • Embedded elements within the kiln for safety
  • Elements in the side of the chamber for even heat distribution
  • Buzzer at the end of the programme so you know it is ready
  • Countdown of the remaining time whilst firing
  • Actual temperature displayed whilst firing
  • No manual controller

                                                              

Evenheat Pro-Set Kiln Instructions

The Evenheat Set-Pro Kiln with pre-programmed firing schedules allows you to fire both Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and ArtClay. The Set-Pro Kiln contains 5 preset programmes for PMC and 5 preset programmes for ArtClay. It also contains 4 Custom programmes for those wishing to develop their own firing programmes.

 

Contents:

  1. The Control Panel
  2. Firing using the Preset PMC Programmes
  3. Which PMC programme should you use?
  4. Selecting a programme: Example the PMC3 Fast Programme (P3 F)
  5. Firing with Preset Art Clay Programme
  6. Selecting a programme: Example ArtClay 650 Low Fire Slow Dry (LF-S)
  7. Firing using Custom Programmes
  8. Setting a Custom Programme
  9. Useful information
  10. Always monitor your firing
  11. Modifying Preset Programmes
  12. “On-the-Fly” Features
  13. View Segment
  14. Add Time
  15. Add Temperature
  16. Program Review
  17. Start Now
  18. Selecting and Running a Set Custom Programme
  19. Stopping the Programme
  20. Temperature Rate Options
  21. Using the ARROW keys
  22. Number of Segments
  23. Clearing Function
  24. Temperature setting in Celsius
  25. Error Codes
  26. Display Messages
1. The Control panel

    On/off switch: Flick the switch to turn the kiln on or off. The kiln will automatically go to the programme last used.

    • Start/Stop/Enter: This button is used to change between the different types of clay eg. PMC and ArtClay or the User programmes.
    • View/Skip segment is used to change between the actual programmes eg. PMC 3F to PMC 3S.
    • Review
    • This button is rarely used and is for reviewing the actual programme eg ramp speed and times.
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    2. Firing using the Preset PMC Programmes

       All types of Precious Metal Clay can be fired in this kiln. The preset programmes are:

       

      Programme

      Kiln display

      Ramp speed

      Hold (soak) time

      PMC3 Fast

      P3 F

      Full

      10 mins at 700C

      PMC3 Slow

      P3 S

      815C/hour

      45 mins at 600C

      PMC + Fast

      P F

      Full

      10 mins at 900C

      PMC Standard

      Stnd

      Full

      2 hours at 900C

      PMC 22K Gold

      GoLd

      815/hour

      90 mins at 700C

       

      3. Which PMC3 programme should you use?

      The most frequently used programme is the PMC3 Fast Programme. This programme can be used for any item of PMC3 that is made of PMC3 only or contains fireproof gemstones.

      Items made of PMC and glass, ceramics, natural stones, woodclay and other metals should be fired on the PMC3 Slow programme.

       

      4. Selecting a programme: Example the PMC3 Fast Programme (P3 F)

      Turn the kiln on using the On/off switch. The display will read IdLE alternating with the temperature inside the chamber.

      Press the ENTER key

      Use the UP arrow to make the display read PNNC (PMC) if it does not already.

      Press the ENTER key

      Use the UP arrow to select the preset PMC PMC3 Fast Programme, P3 F

      Press the ENTER key

      The display will read °C 1 along with the preset temperature the kiln will reach during firing. This is the final temperature. You do have the option at this point of adjusting the final temperature for this programme. If so, use the Up and Down arrow keys to adjust.

      However, we recommend you leave the programme as it is. Just know that you can if you ever wish to.

      Press the ENTER key. The display will read HLd1 (hold) along with the preset hold/soak time.

      The hold or soak time is the amount of time the kiln will hold the final temperature. You can change the hold time for this programme using the Up and Down arrow keys. However, we recommend you leave the programme as it is. Just know that you can if you ever wish to.

      Press the ENTER key

      The display will read rEdI (ready)

      Press the ENTER key to start the firing

      The kiln is now firing according to the PMC3 fast programme. During firing the display will indicate the chamber temperature along with time remaining once it reaches the correct temperature.

      You will also notice audible clicking sounds from the control relay.

      When the firing is complete the display will read CPLt (complete) along with the total firing time.

      Pressing the ENTER key one time will cause the display to briefly read StOP then IdLE along with chamber temperature.

       

      5. Firing with Preset Art Clay Programmes

        These preset metal clay programs are used for firing the Art Clay. The preset programmes are:

         

        Programme

        Kiln display

        Ramp speed

        Hold (soak) time

        ArtClay Standard

        Full

        30 mins at 800C

        ArtClay Standard Slow Dry

        P3 S

        Full

        30 mins at 800C

        ArtClay 650 Low Fire

        LF

        Full

        30 mins at 650C

        ArtClay 650 Low Fire Slow Dry

        LF-S

        Full

        30 mins at 650C

        ArtClay Copper

        COPP

        Full

        30 mins at 970C

         

        6. Selecting a programme: Example ArtClay 650 Low Fire Slow Dry (LF-S)

        Turn the kiln on using the On/off switch. The display will read IdLE along with chamber temperature.

        Press the ENTER key

        Use the UP arrow to make the display read ArtC if it does not already.

        Press the ENTER key

        Use the UP arrow to select the preset the ArtClay 650 Low Fire Slow Dry programme, LF-S

        Press the ENTER key

        The display will read °C 1 along with the preset temperature the kiln will reach during firing.

        This is the final temperature. You do have the option at this point of adjusting the final temperature for this programme. If so, use the Up and Down arrow keys to adjust. However, we recommend you leave the programme as it is. Just know that you can if you ever wish to.

        Press the ENTER key. The display will read HLd1 (hold) along with the preset hold/soak time.

        The hold soak time is the amount of time the firing will hold the final temperature. You can change the hold time for this programme using the Up and Down arrow keys. 

        Press the ENTER key

        The display will read rEdI (ready)

        Press the ENTER key to start the firing

        The Set-Pro is now firing according to the Art Clay 650 Low Fire Slow Dry programme. During firing the display will indicate chamber temperature along with time remaining. You will also notice audible clicking sounds from the control relay.

        When the firing is complete the display will read CPLt and the total firing time. Press  ENTER for the display to read StOP then IdLE along with chamber temperature.

         

        7. Firing using Custom Programmes

        Custom programming allows you to create your own firing programmes. This type of programming is useful when firing materials such as glass fusing, glass beads, enamels, etc.

        Since Custom programmes are not preset you will need to have some idea of the temperatures and hold times used throughout your particular firing. This type of information is generally available from your supplier, reference books and the internet.

        The Set-Pro allows you to programme up to 4 Custom programs. Each Custom program allows you to use up to 8 segments (1 segment = temperature increase or decrease + temperature you want to achieve + any hold time at that temperature).

         

      1. 8. Setting a Custom Programme
      2. Turn the kiln on using the On/off switch. The display will read IdLE and alternative showing the current temperature in the chamber.

        Press the ENTER key

        Use the UP arrow to make the display read USEr if it does not already

        Press the ENTER key

        The display will show USrx (user and ‘x’ being 1, 2, 3 or 4). This is asking which of the 4 Custom programs you wish to program and use. Use the UP arrow key to select 1, 2, 3 or 4.

        Once a Custom programme has been entered it will stay in the memory of the kiln for future use or until you decided to change it.3 or 4 programmes should be enough programmes to cater for all your firing needs and saves you having to key in the custom program every time you want to run it!

        Press the ENTER key

        The display will read SEG (segment) along with number of segments last used. Use the ARROW keys to choose the number of segments for your programme.

        A segment is a combination of a temperature rate change (in degrees per hour), a set point temperature (temperature you want to get to) and a hold/soak time at the set point temperature. That’s one segment! You can program up to 8 of these segments per programme.

        Press the ENTER key

        The display will read rA 1 along with the heating rate last used on segment 1. Use the ARROW keys to choose your heating rate for segment 1.

        The Set-Pro will control both ascending and descending (up or down) heating rates. You don’t have to tell it which way to go.

        Press the ENTER key

        The display will read °C 1 along with the set point temperature last used on segment 1. Use the ARROW keys to choose the set point temperature* for segment 1.

        The set point temperature is the temperature you want to reach in that segment.

        Press the ENTER key

        The display will read HLd1 (hold 1) along with the hold time last used on segment 1. Use the ARROW keys to choose a hold time.

        Hold/soak time is programmed in hours and minutes. If you don’t want to hold at the set point temperature enter 00.00.

        Press the ENTER key

        If you have chosen to use more than 1 segment you will be asked to enter the firing data for the remaining segments. It asks you the same questions over again. Once you have completed programming the remaining segments the display will read rEdI (ready).

        Press the ENTER key to start the firing

        The Set-Pro is now firing according to your Custom program. During firing the display will indicate chamber temperature along with time remaining in the hold/soak periods. You will also notice audible clicking sounds from the control relay.

        When the firing is complete the display will read CPLt (complete) along with the total firing time. Pressing the ENTER key one time will cause the display to briefly read StOP then IdLE along with chamber temperature.

         

        9. Useful Information

        10. Always Monitor Your Firing – PMC is a valuable commodity. A failure within the kiln can be costly. While we always recommend that you monitor the firing from the aspect of safety, you now have another reason to keep track of the kiln during use. Evenheat will not be held responsible for the loss of any ware for any reason.

        11. Modifying Preset Programmes

        It is possible to modify the preset programmes final temperatures and hold times.

        Keep in mind that once you change the Preset and Custom Programme data, your change stays and will be used the next time you run the programme. However, you can always change it back to the original settings if you wish using the PMC and ArtClay Programme tables in this manual.

        12. "On-the-Fly” Features

        Sometimes your programmed firing data just doesn’t work. It’s going to happen. It’s either too hot, too cool, too long or too short. Such is the nature of firing. Situations like these are easily fixed by using the On-the-Fly features designed into the Set-Pro. These On-the-Fly features are generally useful when using Custom programmes for glass firing. They find little or no use in PMC or ArtClay firings.

        13. View Segment – At any point during the firing you may press the UP arrow one time to display the current action (ramping or holding) and current segment. It will also display the associated travelling set point* temperature or hold temperature. This will tell you if you’re ramping or holding, which segment your doing this in and the temperature at which this is occurring. After a moment or two the display will go back to normal operation.

         * A traveling set point is the temperature that the kiln is attempting to achieve at any given point during a ramping operation. As you might expect, this temperature changes with time as the ramping operation progresses. This is why the temperature changes during the ramping portion of the firing.

        14. Add Time – During a hold period it’s sometimes necessary to add just a little more time to the programmed hold time. The Set-Pro allows you to add time to a hold in 5 minute increments.

        While holding at a temperature (display reads temperature along with remaining hold time), repeatedly press the UP arrow key until the display reads tME (stands for time). Press the ENTER key one time. You have now added 5 minutes to the hold time. The display will go back to reading temperature and remaining hold time and you will notice that 5 minutes has been added to the hold. You may use this procedure as often as necessary to get the hold time you desire.

        15. Add Temperature – During a hold period it’s sometimes necessary to add just a little extra temperature to the programmed set point temperature. The Set-Pro allows you to add more temperature in 5 degree increments.

        While holding at a temperature (display reads temperature along with remaining hold time),

        repeatedly press the UP arrow key until the display reads tMP (temperature). Press the ENTER key one time. You have now added 5 degrees to the set point temperature. Once set, the display will go back to reading temperature and remaining hold time. You may use this procedure as often as necessary to get the hold temperature you desire.

        Skip Step – During firing it’s often desired to stop what you’re currently doing and skip ahead to another segment in the program. For instance, when firing glass you may have the perfect result before your hold time completes. Allowing the hold time to complete would further change the glass and lead to disappointment. In such a case the Set-Pro allows you to skip ahead to the next segment in the program for the annealing or cooling portion of the program.

        Any time during the firing press the UP arrow key one time. The display will eventually read SStP

        (skip step). When it does, press the ENTER key one time. You have now skipped to the next programmed segment. If you need to continue to skip ahead even further feel free to do so. Once you skip the display will go back to reading temperature.

        You may use the On-the-Fly features as often as you like. If you have added 5 minutes to a hold and want to add another 5 minutes that’s possible. The same is true for adding temperature or skipping ahead.

        On-the-Fly adjustments to the firing are temporary and are used for that firing only. That is, they do not change the program stored in memory.

        16. Programme Review – You can review your programme before starting it. When the controller is reading IdLE just press the REVIEW key and the display will automatically show you what’s programmed. Just watch. When it’s done reviewing rEdI (ready) will be displayed. Press START to start the programme. If it’s not what you want, Press Start twice to get to IdLE and enter a new programme.

        17. Start Now – Press the REVIEW key twice (when IdLE is displayed). This bypasses the review process and gets you directly to rEdI (ready). Press the START to start the programme.

        18. Selecting and Running a Set Custom Programme – At some point you are likely to have set all 4 of the Custom programmes to something you like and want to run again and again. The Set-Pro allows you to quickly select the programme.

          From IdLE press the Enter key one time, UP arrow to the programme you wish to run and then press the DOWN arrow. The display automatically cycles through the programme settings and then displays rEdI (ready). Press Start to begin the firing.

          19. Stopping the Programme – At any time you may stop the programme while it’s running by pressing the STOP key. The display will briefly read StOP then read IdLE along with chamber temperature.

          20. Temperature Rate Options – Temperature is programmed in degrees per hour (°/hr.). At some point you may like to go as fast as possible. You can do this in two ways. You can program in the maximum rate of 9999 which works fine but takes a long time to programme. A better way is to use the FULL command. This basically tells the controller to go full on (or full off) to the set point temperature. Also, the FULL setting is faster to programme than 9999. When you want to set your rate to FULL simply press the down arrow key until the display stops at 0000, then release the key. Wait a moment-0[, then press the down arrow one time. The display will read FULL.

           

          21. Using the ARROW keys – When using the arrow keys, especially when holding them down, the “tens” position will change first then the “hundreds” position will change then the “thousands” position will change. This process is designed to get you where you want to go a little faster, and easier. Another twist to this feature allows you to “tap” the button to change the position slowly. For instance: let’s say you’re holding down the up arrow key and the hundreds position is changing. Simply let go of the arrow key and press it once to increment the hundreds up by 1. Press it once again and it moves up by 1 again. And so on and so forth. This feature is true when any position is the one being changed.  

          22. Number of Segments – The Set-Pro can control up to 8 segments per Custom programme. However, that doesn’t mean that you need to use all 8. If your Custom program only needs 1 or 2 segments to operate simply select the number of segments you need.

            23. Clearing Function – There is no button that allows you to perform an “ALL CLEAR” function, i.e. set all the settings to 0. Sorry. We understand the desire for such a feature but it’s really not necessary.

            24. Temperature setting in Celsius – Your Set-Pro was set at the factory for temperature in Celsius. You will see °C when programming your set point temperature. You will also note a small, red dot light up at the bottom right hand side of the display to indicate temperature in Celsius. 

            25. Error Codes:

            tC FAIL – tC alternating with FAIL indicates the thermocouple has failed. Replace the defective thermocouple with Evenheat supplied thermocouple only. To clear, press any key.

            Err1 – Error 1 indicates the temperature in the kiln is rising slower than 15°F/hr during an up ramp. If this rate continues for 8 minutes, the firing will be stopped. Err1 may be an indication that elements are worn or defective or that a relay has stopped working.

            ErrF – Error F indicates the temperature in the kiln is decreasing less than 15°F/hr during a down ramp. If this rate continues for 8 minutes, the firing will be stopped. ErrF may be an indication that a relay has stuck in the on position.

            Errd – Error d indicates that the kiln temperature is 100°F above the travelling set point, which is the current desired temperature in the kiln. The travelling set point will increase or decrease according to the programmed rate. Errd may indicate a stuck relay in the on position or a problem with a thermocouple not reading properly.

            ErrP – ErrP is displayed whenever there is a power interruption that is long enough to stop the firing. If the power interruption is brief, the kiln will continue to fire when power is restored; in this case there will be no indication of a power failure. To clear the error press any key.

            tC – The Red and Yellow thermocouple wires are reversed.

             

            26. Display Messages

             

            °C - Segment temperature in °C (Centigrade / Celsius) Followed by a number such as °C 1, °C 2……°C 8.  Tells you in which segment you’re programming the set point temperature. A decimal point will illuminate in the lower right corner of the display when the °C scale is used.

             

            COPP – Indicates “Art Clay Copper” preset programme.

            CPLt – Firing cycle complete (firing time is alternately displayed).

            Errp – There has been a power interruption that has stopped the firing. Press any key to clear.

            FULL – Full On or Full Off setting used when programming rate. You don’t need to tell it Full On or Full Off, it knows!! Located below 0.

            GoLd – Indicates “PMC Gold” clay preset (slow firing) programme.

            HLd - Hold/Soak time in hours:minutes at a hold temperature. Followed by a number such as HLd 1, HLd

            2…….HLd 8. Tells you in which segment you’re programming the temperature hold.

            IdLE – Means the controller isn’t running any programme.

            LF – Indicates “Art Clay 650/1200 Low Fire” preset programme.

            LF-S – Indicates “Art Clay 650/1200 Low Fire Slow Dry” preset programme.

            On – Appears briefly when a programme is started.

            P F – Indicates “PMC+” preset programme. Fast firing.

            P3 F – Indicates “PMC3 Fast firing’ preset programme.

            P3 S – Indicates “PMC3 Slow firing” preset programme.

             rA - Followed by a number such as rA 1, rA 2……rA 8.  Tells you in which segment you’re programming the rate (ramp speed).

            rEdI – Means the controller is ready to run. Pressing the Start key once at this point will run or start the program.

            SEG – Short for Segments. You can enter up to 8 segments in a program.

            SStP – Skip Step (used to advance to the next ramp).

            Stnd – Indicates “PMC Standard” preset programme.

            StOP – Means stop. Displayed when you manually stop the kiln using the Start/Stop/Enter key.

            tME – Indicates time (5 minutes) will be added to the hold time when Enter is pressed.

            tMP – Indicates temperature (5 degrees) will be added to the hold temperature when Enter is pressed.

            USr # - User program number displayed. Followed by the number 1, 2, 3 or 4. Asking which of the 4 user programs you wish to program.

             

            Dot in Lower Right Corner – An illuminated dot in the lower right hand corner on the display indicates that all temperatures are in Celsius. If there is no illuminated dot in the lower right corner of the display area then all temperatures are in Fahrenheit.