The Skutt Oval was designed with 3 main objectives in mind: make it powerful enough to handle heavy loads, make it durable enough to withstand the rigorous demands of high volume production and make it easy to operate and maintain.
Powerful - At 23,600 Watts the KM1627 Oval is one of the most powerful kilns on the market giving you the freedom to fire as fast or slow as you want to Cone 10 temperatures.
Durability - Due to their enormous spans oval kilns have a history of cracking lids and slabs. Skutt solved this problem by introducing the first fiber lid oval kiln with a fiber insert in the base. The electrical components and wiring are industrial quality to minimize downtime and boost performance.
Ease - The light fiber lid coupled with our innovative lid brace design make opening and closing the kiln a one handed operation. The touchpad has been moved higher for easy access to programming. Like all Skutt kilns the new ovals are sectional making them easy to move, repair and disassemble for loading large pieces. The entire kiln can be assembled and disassembled in less then 10 minutes using only a screwdriver. Our new busbar element connection design makes changing elements a breeze.
The Skutt KM-1627PK kiln include the KilnMaster controller built in. Other standard features include:
- KILNMASTER CONTROLLER W/ ZONE CONTROL
- RIGID FIBER LID
- ONE-HAND LID PROP DESIGN
- FIBER SLAB INSERT
- 12 LEG STAND W/SUPPORT PLATE\
- SECTIONAL DESIGN
- 3 ENCAPSULATED TYPE K THERMOCOUPLES
- 4 HANDLES PER SECTION
- MERCURY RELAYS
- BUSBAR ELEMENT CONNECTION
- INDUSTRIAL GAUGE WIRING
Skutt Production Kiln series specifications
In 1953, father and son team Ralph and Neil Skutt, manufactured the industry's first multi-sided hobby kiln in Olympia, Washington under the name "Skutt & Sons."
The introduction of this new lightweight design revolutionized, not just the ceramic kiln business but the whole ceramic industry by bringing ceramics to the home.
A lot has changed over the last 50 + years. Kiln companies have come and gone, new clay bodies and glazes are constantly being developed that demand greater firing precision, and automatic controllers are quickly replacing the once cutting edge KilnSitter.
Throughout the years we at Skutt have worked hard to meet the changing needs of our customers, but one thing that has remained constant is our fierce dedication to manufacturing quality products and providing outstanding customer service.
We realize that every object placed in a Skutt kiln has value. It could be a child's horse that looks more like a dog or a master potters $20,000 commissioned sculpture. Both of these artists are counting on our kiln to do it's job ... and we don't want to let them down.
~ Skutt Ceramic Products