Cress

Models C-601 and C401H

Uses: These models are designed for those users who require automatic temperature controlled furnaces from 250° F to 2000° F (Model C-601) or up to 2250° F (Model C401H)

At A Low Cost: An ideal unit for many of the small jobs found in Tool rooms, Production Shops or Laboratory.

Temperature Control: Auto tuning microprocessor-based controller.

Elements: C-601 chrome nickel wire. C401H-high temperature iron-aluminum wire.

Wiring: furnace is completely wired and equipped with cord ready to plug into a 115 volt outlet. control, relay and wiring connections are enclosed on the base.

General construction: Furnace case of sheet steel is assembled by use of electrical welding and sheet metal screws. The spring counter-balance door rises vertically on lever arrangement keeping the hot face away from operator. The C401H walls and door are constructed of high quality insulating brick backed by 1800° F block insulation. Furnace is finished in heat resistant hammer tone gray.

Safety switch: These models come equipped with a door safety switch. when door is opened, power is disconnected from the heating elements.

Item # List Price Chamber Size
W / L / H
Overall Size
W / L / H
Max. Intermittent Temperature Max. Continuos Temperature Input Power
C401H/PM3T $1,696.00   6.5 x 9 x 5.5 in 15.5 x 17.5 x 22 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 1.6 kW
C601/PM3T $1,645.00  8.5 x 10 x 6.5 in 15.5 x 17 x 22 in 2000 ºF 1800 ºF 1.4 kW

 

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Model C 133 and C136

Uses: These furnaces are designed for general use in the shop, laboratory or factory where temperatures from 300°F to 2250° F are required. They are used for heat treating metal, assaying and all types of testing.

Temperature controls: Auto tuning microprocessor-based controller.

Elements: High temperature iron-aluminum alloy wire elements are coiled and mounted on the side wall in porcelain plates.

The C133 Has a bottom element mounted in groves in floor and covered by refractory heart plate.

Model C136 assaying furnace has no bottom element and the side elements are raised 1.75" above the floor to prevent burnout due to spillage.

General construction: Case is constructed of heavy gauge sheet steel and finished in gray hammertone. The easily operated, counter-balanced door is always away from operator. All walls and door are constructed of the finest quality insulating fire brick backed by 1800° F block insulation. Comes complete with cord and plug.

Safety switch: These models come equipped with two door safety switches. When door is opened, elements are disconnected from power source. Solid state zero voltage switching of power to elements.

Item # List Price Chamber Size
W / L / H
Overall Size
W / L / H
Max. Intermittent Temperature Max. Continuos Temperature Input Power
C133/PM3T $4,162.00  11.5 x 13 x 8 in 23.5 x 28 x 27 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 3 kW
C136/PM3T $3,764.00  11 x 10.5 x 8 in 23.5 x 28 x 27 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 3 kW

Bench Top Heat Treating Furnaces

"Heat Treating Furnaces" also known as hardening furnaces Heat treat (Hardening) furnaces have higher heat output power than draw furnaces due to the elevated temperatures at which they operate. Heat transfer to the tool steel is accomplished by a very efficient process called direct radiation. Temperature uniformity in these furnaces is best in the red heat range. Normal maximum temperature is 1232°C (2250°F). Optional 1316°C (2400°F.) maximum temperature versions are available.

Uses: These furnaces are designed for general use in the shop, laboratory or factory where temperatures from 300°F to 2250°F ±25 °F are required. They are used for heat treating metal, assaying and all types of testing. 2400° F maximum temperature option available at additional cost.

Temperature Controls: Auto tuning microprocessor-based controller.

Heating elements: Alloy wire elements are coiled and mounted on the side walls in easy to change porcelain plates.

General construction: The furnace case is constructed of heavy gauge sheet steel and finished in gray hammertone. The walls and door are constructed of the finest quality insulating fire brick backed up by 1800°F block insulation.

Safety switch: These models come equipped with dual door safety Switches. when the door is opened, power is disconnected from the heating Elements.

Door: The counter balanced easy to operate door, opens up and away from the furnace, keeping the hot side away from the operator.

A Kaowool® rope seal is installed on the door where it meets the Chamber.

Item # List Price Chamber Size
W / L / H
Overall Size
W / L / H
Max. Intermittent Temperature Max. Continuos Temperature Input Power
C1228/PM3T $4,295.00  12 x 20 x 8 in 25 x 34 x 28 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 8 kW
C1232HP/PM3T $4,930.00  12 x 32 x 8 in 25 x 45 x 28 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 5 kW
C1240/PM3T $6,750.00  12 x 40 x 8 in 25 x 54 x 28 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 5 kW
         
C122012/PM3T $4,875.00 12 x 20 x 12 in 25 x 34 x 32 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 5 kW
C162010/PM3T $5,595.00 16 x 20 x 10 in 29 x 34 x 31 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 9 kW
C162012/PM3T $5,975.00 16 x 20 x 12 in 29 x 34 x 33 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 9 kW
C163210/PM3T $8,315.00 16 x 32 x 10 in 29 x 46 x 31 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 11.5 kW
C163212/PM3T $8,975.00 16 x 32 x 12 in 29 x 46 x 33 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 11.5 kW
C181822/PM3T $8,535.00 18 x 22 x 18 in 35 x 48 x 49 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 14.4 kW

Bench Top Tempering Furnaces

"Draw Furnaces" also known as annealing, tempering or forced Draw furnaces are used for tempering and other low temperature processes. They normally operate at temperatures below red heat range where heat transfer to the tool steel is accomplished by the process of convection heat transfer. To increase convection efficiency, these furnaces are equipped with a fan in the heating chamber to move air (Forced Convection). This delivers a temperature uniformity of ± 6°C (± 10°F) or better. Maximum temperature is 677°C (1250°F.). Optional 1093°C (2000°F.) maximum temperature versions are available

Draw Units: These models are equipped with a stainless steel fan and motor for forced convection temperature uniformity.

Uses: These furnaces are designed for general use in the shop, laboratory or factory where temperatures from 300-1250°F. ±10°F are required. They are used for such purposes as tempering, annealing and stress relieving. 2000°F maximum temperature option is available for all models at additional cost.

Temperature Controls: Auto tuning microprocessor-based controller and solid state relays for precise temperature control.

Heating Elements: Alloy wire elements are coiled and mounted on the side walls in easy to change porcelain plates.

General Construction: The furnace case is constructed of heavy gauge sheet steel and finished in gray hammertone. The walls and door are constructed of the finest quality insulating fire brick backed up by 1800° F block insulation. Comes complete with cord and plug.

Safety Switch: These models come equipped with dual safety switches. When the door is opened, power is disconnected from the heating elements and fan motor.

Door: The counter balanced easy to operate door, opens up and away from the furnace, keeping the hot side away from the operator.

A kaowool® Rope seal is installed on the door where it meets the chamber.

Item # List Price Chamber Size
W / L / H
Overall Size
W / L / H
Max. Intermittent Temperature Max. Continuos Temperature Input Power
C1228DW/PM3T $5,819.00 12 x 17 x 8 in 25 x 43 x 28 in 1250 ºF 1000 ºF 3.5 kW
C1232DW/PM3T $6,525.00 12 x 29 x 8 in 25 x 54 x 28 in 1250 ºF 1000 ºF 5 kW
C1240DW/PM3T $8,595.00 12 x 40 x 8 in 25 x 52 x 28 in 1250 ºF 1000 ºF 5 kW
C122012DW/PM3T $6,450.00 12 x 17 x 12 in 25 x 43 x 32 in 1250 ºF 1000 ºF 3.5 kW
C162010DW/PM3T $7,719.00 16 x 17 x 10 in 29 x 43 x 31 in 1250 ºF 1000 ºF 6 kW
C162012DW/PM3T $8,532.00 16 x 17 x 12 in 29 x 43 x 31 in 1250 ºF 1000 ºF 6 kW
C163210DW/PM3T $11,678.00 16 x 29 x 10 in 29 x 54 x 31 in 1250 ºF 1000 ºF 7 kW

Dual Furnace

Uses: Designed for those who desire a hardening furnace, a quench tank plus a separate furnace for tempering or drawing all within a Minimum floor space. The two chambers allow for immediate tempering or drawing after quench without waiting for the hardening furnace to cool to the lower temperature required.

Controls: Both chambers are equipped with their own electronic control, thermocouples and solid state relays. Auto tuning microprocessor based controls are accurate to ± 1/4 of 1%. Each chamber is equipped with door safety switches that remove power from that chambers heating elements and fan blower.

Heating Elements: Alloy wire elements are coiled and mounted on the side walls in easy to change porcelain plates.

General Construction: Case is constructed of galvanized sheet metal and mounted in angle steel frame. Space is provided for air circulation between chambers, the quench tank is stored beneath the lower chamber and can be rolled out for use. The control panel face is attractive brushed stainless steel.

The upper chamber door rises vertically, the lower chamber door swings to the side. A heavy duty chrome plated latch is used to hold the lower door closed. The lower chamber is equipped with a stainless steel, centrifugal type fan to circulate the air and provide very close temperature gradients. The fan is operated by a 1/4 HP motor.

Easy access to controls and wiring is provided by removable side panel on control cabinet.

Welded steel plate quench tank on caster is standard on most dual units. Door seal is standard for inert protective atmosphere on 2250°F chambers.

Item # List Price Chamber Size
W / L / H
Overall Size
W / L / H
Max. Temperature Upper Chamber Max. Temperature Lower Chamber Input Power
C136D/PM3T $9,475.00 10.5 x 13 x 8 in 25 x 35 x 45 in 2250 ºF 1250 ºF 6 kW
C2121/PM3T $11,508.00 12 x 20 x 8 in 38 x 48 x 57 in 2250 ºF 1250 ºF 8.5 kW
C122012D/PM3T $12,533.00 12 x 20 x 12 in 38 x 48 x 65 in 2250 ºF 1250 ºF 8.5 kW
C1232D/PM3T $13,159.00 12 x 32 x 8 in 36 x 50 x 56 in 2250 ºF 1250 ºF 8.5 kW
C1240D/PM3T $16,245.00 12 x 40 x 8 in 36 x 58 x 56 in 2250 ºF 1250 ºF 516 kW
C163210D/PM3T $21,865.00 16 x 32 x 10 in 43 x 60 x 62 in 2250 ºF 1250 ºF 18.5 kW
C163212D/PM3T $22,350.00 16 x 32 x 12 in 43 x 60 x 66 in 2250 ºF 1250 ºF 18.5 kW

AE Furnaces Single Chamber

Uses: These furnaces are designed for heavy duty, larger volume jobs requiring controlled temperatures up to 2100°F continuous or 2250°F intermittent.

Controls: These furnace come standard with a digital programmable main control and a digital high limit safety control. Solid state power switching to the heating elements, and dual door limit safety switches that interrupt power to the elements when the door is opened.

Elements: High temperature alloy wire elements are mounted in porcelain plates on the walls and floor and in grooves in the brick door, this provides all around heating and close gradients throughout the furnace chamber. A ceramic hearth plate covers the floor element.

General Construction: Case is finished in a pleasing gray hammertone. The counter-weighted vertical rising door keeps the hot face away from the operator, it opens easily, remains securely in both the open and close positions and includes a kaowool® rope seal. All walls and door are constructed of 4 1/2" of the finest quality insulating fire brick backed up by 2" of 1800°F block insulation. This combination of insulation and wall thickness helps to give fast heat up and excellent heat retention for economical operation.

Item # Item Name List Price Chamber Size
W / L / H
Overall Size
W / L / H
Max. Intermittent Temperature Max. Continuos Temperature Input Power
AE1520/PM4 AE Heat Treat Furnaces $19,130.00 15x20x15 in 33x46x67 in 2250 ºF 2100 ºF 9 kW
AE1824/PM4 AE Heat Treat Furnaces $22,550.00 18x24x18 in 36x5070 in 2250 ºF 2100 ºF 14 kW
AE1836/PM4 AE Heat Treat Furnaces $27,340.00 18x36x18 in 36x62x70 in 2250 ºF 2100 ºF 20 kW
AE1848/PM4 AE Heat Treat Furnaces $39,295.00 18x48x18 in 36x74x70 in 2250 ºF 2100 ºF 23 kW
AE1520DW/PM4 Draw Units $22,350.00 15x15x15 in 33x46x69 in 1250 ºF 1200 ºF 9 kW
AE1824DW/PM4 Draw Units $26,930.00 18x19x18 in 36x50x70 in 1250 ºF 1200 ºF 14 kW
AE1836DW/PM4 Draw Units $31,570.00 18x31x18 in 36x62x70 in 1250 ºF 1200 ºF 20 kW
AE1848DW/PM4 Draw Units $43,210.00 18x43x18 in 36x74x70 in 1250 ºF 1200 ºF 23 kW

AE Dual Furnaces

Uses: Designed for those who desire a large hardening furnace plus a separate furnace for tempering or drawing, all within a Minimum floor space. The two chambers allow for immediate tempering or drawing after quench without waiting for the hardening furnace to cool to the lower temperature required.

Controls: These furnaces come standard with two sets of individual digital programmable control and a digital high limit safety control. Solid state power switching to the heating elements. Each chamber is equipped with dual door limit safety switches that interrupt power to the elements when the door is opened. Fan stops when lower door is opened. (Note: door blocks view of the lower set of controls)

Elements: High temperature alloy wire elements are mounted in porcelain plates on the walls and floor and in grooves in the brick door, this provides all around heating and close gradients throughout the furnace chamber. A ceramic hearth plate covers the floor element.

General Construction: Furnace frame is constructed of heavy steel angle with 18 gauge sheet steel metal panels to form exterior case. Door of upper unit rises vertically and the door of the lower unit swings to the side. A Kaowool® rope seal is installed on the upper and lower doors where it meets the chamber for an inert protective atmosphere. A chrome refrigerator latch is used to hold the lower door closed. Lower unit is equipped with an stainless steel, centrifugal type fan to circulate the air and provide very close temperature gradients. The fan is operated by a 1 HP motor.

Item # List Price Upper Chamber Size
W / L / H
Lower Chamber Size
W / L / H
Overall Size
W / L / H
Max. Temperature Upper Chamber Max. Temperature Lower Chamber Input Power
AE1520D/PM4 $44,200.00 15 x 20 x 15 in 15 x 15 x 15 in 33 x 46 x 67 in 2250 ºF 1250 ºF 18 kW
AE1824D/PM4 $51,815.00 18 x 24 x 18 in 18 x 19 x 18 in 36 x 50 x 70 in 2250 ºF 1250 ºF 27 kW
AE1836D/PM4 $61,425.00 18 x 36 x 18 in 18 x 31 x 18 in 53 x 72 x 89 in 2250 ºF 1250 ºF 36 kW
AE1848D/PM4 $85,600.00 18 x 48 x 18 in 18 x 43 x 18 in 53 x 84 x 89 in 2250 ºF 1250 ºF 41 kW

Models C30FH and C36FH

Uses: This large capacity furnace can be used for various types of heat treatment processes which require temperatures up to 2100°F continuos temperature or 2250°F intermittent.

Controls: These furnace come standard with a digital programmable main control and a digital high limit safety control. Solid state power switching to the heating elements, and dual door limit safety switches that interrupt power to the elements when the door is opened.

Elements: High temperature alloy wire elements are mounted in porcelain plates on the walls and floor and in grooves in the brick door, this provides all around heating and close gradients throughout the furnace chamber. A ceramic hearth plate covers the floor element.

General Construction: Case is finished in a pleasing gray hammertone. The counter-weighted vertical rising door keeps the hot face away from the operator, it opens easily, remains securely in both the open and close positions and includes a kaowool® rope seal. All walls and door are constructed of 4 1/2" of the finest quality insulating fire brick backed up by 2" of 1800°F block insulation. This combination of insulation and wall thickness helps to give fast heat up and excellent heat retention for economical operation.

Item # List Price Chamber Size
W / L / H
Overall Size
W / L / H
Max. Intermittent Temperature Max. Continuos Temperature Input Power
C30FHWC/PM4 $20,712.00 24 x 24 x 30 in 48 x 41 x 70 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 14 kW
C36FHWC/PM4 $23,090.00 24 x 24 x 36 in 48 x 41 x 76 in 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 16 kW
C30FHDW/PM4 $23,485.00 24 x 24 x 28 in 48 x 41 x 81 in 1250 ºF 1050 ºF N/A
C36FHDW/PM4 $26,114.00 24 x 24 x 34 in 48 x 41 x 91 in 1250 ºF 1050 ºF N/A

Models C336 and C444

Uses: This large capacity furnace can be used for various types of heat treatment processes which require temperatures from 200°F to 1950°F. The 6 bladed axial flow fan mounted in the roof circulates the air within the chamber resulting in close gradients throughout. OPTION: 2250 rating using a 4 zone control.

Controls: These furnaces come standard with two sets of individual digital programmable control and a digital high limit safety control. Solid state power switching to the heating elements. Each chamber is equipped with dual door limit safety switches that interrupt power to the elements when the door is opened. Fan stops when lower door is opened. (Note: door blocks view of the lower set of controls)

Elements: High temperature alloy wire elements are mounted in porcelain plates on the walls and floor and in grooves in the brick door, this provides all around heating and close gradients throughout the furnace chamber. A ceramic hearth plate covers the floor element.

General Construction: Furnace frame is constructed of heavy steel angle with 18 gauge sheet steel metal panels to form exterior case. Door of upper unit rises vertically and the door of the lower unit swings to the side. A Kaowool® rope seal is installed on the upper and lower doors where it meets the chamber for an inert protective atmosphere. A chrome refrigerator latch is used to hold the lower door closed. Lower unit is equipped with an stainless steel, centrifugal type fan to circulate the air and provide very close temperature gradients. The fan is operated by a 1 HP motor.

Item # List Price Chamber Size
W / L / H
Overall Size
W / L / H
Max. Intermittent Temperature Max. Continuos Temperature Input Power
C336/PM4 $37,675.00 36 x 36 x 36 in 61 x 66 x 90in 1950 ºF 1750 ºF 27 kW
C444/PM4 $60,648.00 48 x 48 x 48 in 72 x 84 x 101 in 1950 ºF 1750 ºF 72 kW

Glass and Quartz Annealing Furnaces

"Draw Furnaces" also known as annealing, tempering or forced Draw furnaces are used for tempering and other low temperature processes. They normally operate at temperatures below red heat range where heat transfer to the tool steel is accomplished by the process of convection heat transfer. To increase convection efficiency, these furnaces are equipped with a fan in the heating chamber to move air (Forced Convection). This delivers a temperature uniformity of ± 6°C (± 10°F) or better. Maximum temperature is 677°C (1250°F.). Optional 1093°C (2000°F.) maximum temperature versions are available

Uses: These furnaces are designed primarily for annealing glass, and use as a bake out oven. However, it can be used for any purpose requiring controlled temperatures of up to 2250°F. When enquiring, please state temperature desired.

Controls: These furnaces come standard with a digital programmable main control and a digital high limit safety control. Solid state power switching to the heating elements, and dual door limit safety switches that interrupt power to the elements when the door is opened.

Elements: High temperature alloy wire elements are mounted in grooves in the brick walls. The design of the heating coils provides all around heating and close gradients throughout the furnace chamber.

General Construction: Heavy angle steel frame with 18 gauge sheet metal panels form the case. The walls are constructed of 4.5" of the finest quality insulated firebrick backed up by 1800°F block insulation. Counterweight lid opens easily. The lid is insulated with ceramic fiber. This combination of insulation and wall thickness helps to give fast heat up and excellent heat retention for economical operation.

Item # List Price Chamber Size
W / L / H
Overall Size
W / L / H
Max. Intermittent Temperature Max. Continuos Temperature Input Power
G4H/PM4 $15,140.00 12 x 12 x 48 in 71 x 34 x 75 in 2250 ºF 2100 ºF 15 kW
G5H/PM4 $16,454.00 12 x 12 x 60 in 71 x 34 x 87 in 2250 ºF 2100 ºF 18 kW
G6H/PM4 $15,660.00 12 x 18 x 48 in 70 x 40 x 87 in 2250 ºF 2100 ºF 18 kW
G7H/PM4 $16,590.00 18 x 18 x 36 in 80 x 40 x 63 in 2250 ºF 2100 ºF 16 kW
G8H/PM4 $21,115.00 12 x 12 x 96 in 71 x 34 x 123 in 2250 ºF 2100 ºF 20 kW
G9H/PM4 $17,415.00 18 x 18 x 48 in 80 x 40 x 75 in 2250 ºF 2100 ºF 20 kW
G11H/PM4 $20,020.00 18 x 18 x 60 in 80 x 40 x 87 in 2250 ºF 2100 ºF 14 kW
G18H/PM4 $30,945.00 18 x 18 x 96 in 80 x 40 x 123 in 2250 ºF 2100 ºF 30 kW
G22H/PM4 $42,940.00 18 x 18 x 120 in 80 x 40 x 147 in 2250 ºF 2100 ºF 34 kW

Aluminum Drop Bottom

Uses: This large capacity furnace can be used for various types of heat treatment processes which require temperatures from 200°F to 1950°F. The 6 bladed axial flow fan mounted in the roof circulates the air within the chamber resulting in close gradients throughout. OPTION: 2250 rating using a 4 zone control.

Controls: Furnace is equipped with Cress Electronic Control. The control, contactor and fan motor are all completely wired ready for simple connection to your power. A limit switch is mounted on the furnace body which automatically turns elements off when the door is opened. Programmable controls and recorder are also available as an extra. A back-up control, with a separate contactor and thermocouple, is standard.

Elements: Heavy chrome-nickel wire elements are coiled and mounted in grooves in walls and door to provide all around heating which also helps produce close gradients throughout the chamber. Solid state zero voltage switching of power to elements.

General Construction: Furnace frame is constructed of heavy steel angle with 18 gauge sheet metal panels to form exterior case. Case is finished in a pleasing gray hammertone. The vertical rising door is mounted on heavy levers and is opened by lifting up on a wide handle. The counterweight holds the door up in the raised position and the weight of the door gives a good brick to brick seal in the lowered position. A Kaowool® rope seal is installed on the door where it meets the chamber. This door protects the operator from burns because the hot surface always faces away from him. Door opens manually very smoothly and easily. All walls and door are constructed of 4 1/2” of the finest quality insulating brick backed up by 1 1/2" of block insulation. The roof is arched giving added strength and providing space for fan. This combination of insulation and wall thickness helps to give fast heat up and excellent retention for economical operation.

Item # List Price Chamber Size
W / L / H
Overall Size
W / L / H
Max. Intermittent Temperature Max. Continuos Temperature Input Power List Price
R24S POR 36 x 36 x 21 in 57.5 x 112 x 158 in 1200 ºF 1000 ºF 30 kW Priced upon request
R36S POR 36 x 36 x 36 in 57.5 x 112 x 204 in 1200 ºF 1000 ºF 45 kW Priced upon request

Bottom Opening Furnaces

Uses: These bottom opening furnaces, are designed for heat treatment at temperatures up to 2250 ºF. Temperature gradients are ± 5 ºF or better.

Controls: These furnaces come standard with an easy to use digital programmable 4 zone system and a high limit backup system. Mounted in a separate free standing control cabinet. Dual safety switches that interrupt the power to the heating coils when the unit is raised.

Elements: Special PM elements for long life at low and high temperatures. Elements are heavy gage, mounted in grooves in all sidewalls of the furnace. The design of the heating coils provides all around heating and close gradients throughout the furnace chamber.

General Construction: Heavy angle steel frame holds the body of the furnace, the walls are constructed of 3” of the finest quality insulated fi rebrick. The furnace is bottom opening by means of a counterweight which lifts the entire furnace vertically above the base of the frame. A kaowool rope seal is installed in the bottom. Close temperature uniformity tolerances are maintained during dynamic heat up, as well as top temperature soaks using matched thermocouples and four zone control.

Options:

  • Stainless steel ports
  • 480 volts 3 phase power
  • Audible process alarm
  • Data communications package
  • 2400°F Optional
Item # List Price Chamber Size
W / L / H
Overall Size
W / L / H
Max. Intermittent Temperature Max. Continuos Temperature Input Power
BT29 $18,042.00 29" H x 23 3/8" DECAGON 48" W, 50" L, 83" H 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 13.5 kW
BT2829 $18,988.00 29" H, 28" DODECAGON 54" W, 57" L, 83" H 2250 ºF 2000 ºF 13.5 kW

Digital Temperature Control

Digital temperature controls fall into two basic types, process controllers and high limit controls (over temperature controls).

Process Controls handle the temperature and time requirements of the heat treat processes. These controls come in two types, non-programmable (single set point) and programmable.

Non-Programmable controls such as the model 935 are a single set point control, you simply input the desired temperature, along with a length of time to hold this temperature once achieved. The furnace heats to the desired temperature as fast as possible, holds for the amount of time, then ends the process. At the end of the process, the control can either hold the temperature or let the furnace cool down. The timer can be disabled. When disabled the control only requires a temperature setting input. The furnace will stay at the set temperature until changed or turned off. This is the least expensive standard control.

Programmable Controls such as the models SD4R and the F4H allow the heat up rate to be controlled, temperature can be ramped down as well as ramped up, multi-step heat treating can be input as a single process, and heat treat process programs can be stored in the controls memory for easy and accurate repeatability. In manual mode (non-program), the controls work the same as the model 935 with the timer disabled.

High Limit Controls such as the model LV help protect the furnace and load in the case of a failure in the primary (process) control or other related primary control loop components. The high limit control loop is completely independent of the primary control loop.

All control types are available with an optional audible alarm feature, which can signal a given process point or end of process.

The programmable process controls are available with an optional data communication package which allows full control interface with a computer.

Item # Item Name List Price
WATLOW F4 Watlow F4H Control 250 Step Ramping Control $1,050.00
WATLOW PM3T Watlow PM3E Controls $225.00
WATLOW HLC Watlow High Limit Control optional Addition to Primary Control $415.00
WATLOW PM4 Watlow PM4 Standard Control Four 10 Step Program Memory Files $455.00

Info about Vent Systems

ACHIEVE BREAKTHROUGH COLORS with your Cress kiln Discover how good clean uncontaminated colors can be. Achieve pure, more natural colors with the new Cress Patented clean-air unit.

This system exhausts kiln fumes separately from the top, middle, and bottom of the kiln to prevent cross contamination of colors so they look their very best. It also keeps fumes out of your kiln room by venting them outside.

The exhaust fan automatically waits until the kiln turns on, then goes off when the firing is complete. When cooling, the fan turns back on at 1000ºF automatically and off at 140ºF for safe cooling to protect your pieces. This gives you the strongest properly annealed ware in the fastest possible time. Standard metal 4” dryer ducting is all that is required for the exhaust.

Check out our Superior Patented Vent System - Cress Mfg.The CRESS Vent System prevents fumes from escaping from the kiln by creating a small negative pressure within the kiln body

Kiln Vent Instructions:

  1. Line up the plug on the top of the fan box with the bottom of the control panel. Plug in the fan box.
  2. Hold the fan in place while gently clamping both the left and right clamps. Do not twist the fan during the clamping process. The plug is very delicate and will bend and/or break off if twisted.
  3. Attach your aluminum tubing to the fan box.
  4. The fan will operate when the kiln begins the firing process, and will stop when the firing process is finished, it will operate again between 1000° F and 130°F, to aid with cool down then it will turn off. At this point you can unload your kiln.

Operation:

The CRESS Vent System prevents fumes from escaping from the kiln by creating a small negative pressure within the kiln body. The negative pressure is sufficient to prevent the escape of fumes, but does not cause excessive heat loss or cooling. The vent fan assembly attaches to the bottom of the kiln control panel. Fan ready kilns have pre-installed wiring that plugs into the fan assembly when it is attached. At the same time, the fan also draws air from inside the kiln body into the control panel. The air from inside the kiln body passes into the control panel through small holes in the kiln wall. The small amount of hot kiln air mixes with the room temperature within the control panel prior to being exhausted. For this reason the exhaust air remains relatively cool.

Venting Requirements: Four inch metal dryer-type vent ducting is required to exhaust air to the outside.

Exhaust: Air temperature of the exhausted air is approximately 20°F higher than the ambient room temperature.

Electrical Requirements: The CRESS Vent System fan is supplied power through the control panel. The motor uses 220v power and draws .53 amps when operating.

Specifications: Shipping weight is 15 pounds. Total airflow is 80 CFM. Maximum ducting distance: 70ft. Maximum number of bends is 4 sweeping bends. Motor: FASCO Industries, Inc., RPM 3000. CAS listing LR36496.

Use: The vent system will come on at the beginning of a firing. Once the kiln has reached temperature the vent will turn off, then it will come back on at 1000° F to provide a slightly faster cooling rate. Then it will turn off when the kiln reaches 140°F. Now it is safe to unload your kiln and it is ready to fired again.

Agency Approvals: The CRESS Vent System when used with a listed CRESS kiln is CSA listed and has been tested by CSA to the UL Standard 499. CSA is a nationally recognized testing laboratory.

Front Loading Kilns

Item Image - FXC30FH

These kilns are constructed of heavy angle frame steel sheet metal, multi-bank insulation of up to 6.5". Front opening, vaulted ceiling for strength. It is the ideal kiln for large loads of porcelain, sculptures, pottery or ceramics. Great slow cooling for hand made work.
These units are available with manual controls, automatic and electronic. It can also be ordered with an exhaust vent system and different voltages.

Item # Voltage Plug Type Max. No. of Cone / Max. Temperature Chamber Opening Outside Width Outside Depth List Price
EC32FH-240 240 V WD 12 / 2400 ºF 28" W x 32" H 47 in 44 in $12,148.00
EC32FH-208 208 V WD 12 / 2400 ºF 28" W x 32" H 47 in 44 in $12,148.00
EC32FH-240-3 Phase 240-3 Phase V WD 12 / 2400 ºF 28" W x 32" H 47 in 44 in $12,148.00
EC32FH-208-3 Phase 208-3 Phase V WD 12 / 2400 ºF 28" W x 32" H 47 in 44 in $12,148.00
EC32FHL-240-3 Phase 240-3 Phase V WD 10 / 2350 ºF 28" W x 32" H 47 in 44 in $11,129.00
EC32FHL-208-3 Phase 208-3 Phase V WD 12 / 2400 ºF 28" W x 32" H 47 in 44 in $11,129.00
FXC30FH-240 240 V WD 10 / 2350 ºF 24" Square 52 in 40 in $16,799.00
FXC30FH-208 208 V WD 10 / 2350 ºF 24" Square 52 in 40 in $16,799.00
FXC30FH-240-3 Phase 240-3 Phase V WD 10 / 2350 ºF 24" Square 52 in 40 in $16,799.00
FXC30FH-208-3 Phase 208-3 Phase V WD 10 / 2350 ºF 24" Square 52 in 40 in $16,799.00
FXC36FH-240 240 V WD 10 / 2350 ºF 24" Square 52 in 46 in $19,248.00
FXC36FH-208 208 V WD 10 / 2350 ºF 24" Square 52 in 46 in $19,248.00
EC242431FH-240 240 V WD 10 / 2350 ºF 24" Square 52 in 40 in $6,350.00
EC242431FH-208 208 V WD 10 / 2350 ºF 24" Square 52 in 40 in $6,350.00
EC242431FH-240-3 Phase 240-3 Phase V WD 10 / 2350 ºF 24" Square 52 in 40 in $6,350.00
EC242431FH-208-3 Phase 208-3 Phase V WD 10 / 2350 ºF 24" Square 52 in 40 in $6,350.00

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