Orton Standalone controllers are a great addition for manually operated kilns to provide accurate temperature control and monitoring. Stand-alone Models are compatible with most brands of electric kilns and can be supplied with a variety of power cords and kiln receptacles for plug-n-play installation. Autofire3000 Stand-alone controllers come in wall-mount enclosures which are designed to hang near the kiln. Thermocouples which measure the kiln temperature are included with 8ft. wire extensions. Automatic controllers offer improved temperature uniformity, repeatability and accurate kiln firing result. Orton controllers are manufactured with quality components and backed by a 2 year controller warranty.
Ratings up to 100 Amps (custom quotes available for higher amperage kilns)
Single or Multi Zone configurations
Electrical cord sets or direct wire
Wall brackets included
Type K or Type S Thermocouples
Removable Hand-held Controllers
Computer interface Option
Vent Fan control Outlets
Standard power cords and receptacles
AutoFire3000 Hand Held Controller Option
The AutoFire3000 stand-alone controller can be supplied with a hand-held controller that detaches from the wall unit. The Hand held controls allow flexibility in the location of the programmable keypad. The controller can easily be removed and stored away to prevent unauthorized use of the controller.
The benefit of the hand-held controls is that it’s interchangeable with multiple wall units. If you have more than one kiln, but do not fire them simultaneously, you can save the expense of equipping each kiln with a complete controller system. Each kiln would require a relay wall unit for attaching the hand held controller.
Questions to help you select a stand-alone AutoFire3000 controller
What is the voltage and current rating for the kiln?
The controller will need to be equipped with components to handle the electrical load of the kiln.
Do you need Single Zone or Multi Zone Control?
Multi Zone control will improve the temperature uniformity from top to bottom in the kiln. Multi zone controllers are direct-wire to the kiln. Power cords are optional.
What type of power cord and receptacle is needed on the controller?
A variety of cord sets can be substituted at no additional charge. Stand- alone controllers can also be supplied as direct-wire systems with internal terminal blocks for electrical connections.
What type of thermocouple is required?
Type K thermocouples are the most common and can be used reliably if the kiln is mostly fired to Cone 6 (2232°F) or below. For routine firings above Cone 6, Type S is recommended.
Do you need the optional Hand-held controller?
The AutoFire3000 controller is available in the hand-held option. This allows the controller to be removed from the kiln, allows you to use the controller on multiple kilns equipped for the controller and allows flexibility in the location of the programmable keypad.
Do you want to control a vent fan with the controller?
The AutoFire3000 controller can be equipped with an additional relay and outlet for your vent fan.
Where can you purchase Orton controllers?
Visit the Orton Online Store, Contact any authorized reseller or Orton distributor, or contact Orton directly.