2022 LK Lehr Features

  • Mineral insulated elements.

  • Roof vent in all models. #

  • Optional motorized roof vents.

  • Ultra reliable.

  • Supplied with internal rack and shelves.

  • Multiple door options.

  • GX 2022 Energy efficient version option. #

  • KCR32CWIFI control with 32 programs and access to Kilncares Gateway remote kiln access system.

# Denotes new feature for 2022.

Kilncare Lehrs have been used in major hot shops for more than two decades and there have been gradual progressions as time has passed but 2022 sees the LK range take a major overhaul.

  • Angled door handle for easy open close. #

  • Dual door catch with single throw operation. #

  • Under floor cool air inlet. #

  • Astonishing performance.

  • Fast cooling.

  • Three years guarantee on ALL parts
     INCLUDING the elements.

  • Designed and built by Kilncare in the United Kingdom.

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Single throw opening system

In order to make the operation as user friendly as possible the twin door catches are now linked together and are opened and closed in one operation from a single, central handle. 

The full length door handle is now off set so that it is easily accessible for both opening and closing.

When the angled handle and the twin catch mechanism are combined it allows the user to open the door catches and open the door with a single forearm of elbow to make for swift opening whilst maintaining a steady grip on the work being loaded.

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Standard Manual Roof Vent

All LK Lehrs now have a manual roof vent that can be opened to help ease that slow, last couple of hundred degrees which can help shave hours from the opening time when used in conjunction with the manual floor vent.

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Standard Manual Floor Vent

All LK Lehrs now have a manual floor vent that is used to more than double the effectiveness of the roof vent/s and so considerably increase the low end cooling time.

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Optional automatic vents

Roof vent/s with automatic opening and closing are optional and can be fitted to all Lehrs
Shown here is a double vent system from an LK270

                                           GX 2022 Energy efficient version option.

The LK - GX version of the standard LK Lehrs will be available in all sizes.

The LK - GX will offer far superior insulation properties to the standard LK and the result can be anything up to a 40% saving on heat loss through the insulation. This can amount to a considerable monitory saving if the lehr is to be used regular.

Instead of the standard insulation in the100mm wall of the LK, the LK - GX has an additional 25mm of insulation and makes good use of ultra-high performance Micropor insulation.

This vast reduction in heat loss means that the elements and switch gear of the Lehrs will be operating far less than in a standard LK and so also means a reduction in wear of the components.

However, there is a pay off to this. Cooling. LK - GX lehrs will not be ready to open the following morning even with the automatic roof vent option taken. 

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Internal rack

The internal rack and shelves are supplied with the Lehr, but the number of shelves and shelf positions depend on the size of the Lehr.

The shelves can be full, 1 shelf per layer or half shelves and so 2 shelves per layer.

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The strong, flat mesh on the shelf top is held to allow expansion but prevent warping.

When not in use, the shelves can be stored under the Lehr on the shelf runners fitted as standards to all LK Lehrs.

Mineral Insulated elements.

Mineral Insulated elements provide heat into the kiln, these are very robust and also do not require a door switch.

Customer specific lehrs

Although the LK range is primarily a single, manual door designed range, we can provide Lehrs to suit the requirements or preference of the customer.

Lehrs can han double doors, hydraulic lift and drop dorrs or sideways slide doors.

Contact us with your Lehr requirements.

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2022 LK Lehrs

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The controller for the kiln can be held remotely to make programming the kiln an easy and comfortable process.

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KCR32CWIFI controller

 

The KCR32CWIFI is multi-program controller designed for glass, ceramics & pottery use. It is targeted towards glass use with 32 programs each of up to 32 segments. Each segment is a controlled heating/cooling ramp followed by a soak. It is supplied pre-programmed with 9 typical glass programs and 9 typical ceramics programs (which can be over-written).


The slow rate capability of the KCR32CWIFI, down to 0,1c per hour, makes it the perfect controller for complicated glass cycles.

The KCR32CWIFi has the capability to be accessed and controlled remotely from your mobile device.

This is one of the most important advances in Kilncare kilns for many years.

Using Kilncares GATEWay access site you can view how your kiln is running in real time. Stop the firing or adjust programs all without even being in the same country let alone the same room.

 

The KCR32WIFI is also fitted with a USB port that allows programs to be entered that way direct from PC if required and also allows us to apply updates and run diagnostics without travelling to your kiln.

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  • 32 programs - each with up to 32 segments.

  • Each segment is a controlled heating/cooling ramp soak.

  • Suitable for glass or ceramics use.

  • Soak times up to nearly 100 hours.

  • Ramp rates from 0.1 to 999°C/hour full.

  • Program Pause & Segment Advance facilities.

  • Keyboard lockable.

  • Delayed start facility - up to 4 days.

  • WIFI mobile access capability KCR32CWIFI.

  • GATEWay online firing viewing and storage.

  • Power failure recovery.

  • Energy used display.

  • Event / Damper / Fan relay output.

  • Alarm relay with alarm buzzer.

  • Mains power switch.

  • Built in the United Kingdom.

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Support Downloads

Lehr Instruction Manual

KCR32C Instruction Manual

       ST535CWIFI Controller (optional)

  • Multi-zone control.

  • 32 programs - each with up to 32 segments.

  • Each segment is a controlled heating/cooling ramp soak.

  • Suitable for glass or ceramics use.

  • Soak times up to nearly 100 hours.

  • Ramp rates from 1 to 999°C/hour full.

  • Program Pause & Segment Advance facilities.

  • Keypad lockable.

  • Delayed start - up to 4 days.

  • WIFI mobile access capability.

  • USB facility for fault logging and program loading.

  • Power failure recovery.

  • Energy used display.

  • Event / Damper / Fan relay output.

  • Alarm relay with alarm buzzer.

  • Mains power switch.

  • Built in the United Kingdom.

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The ST535WIFI is a multi-zone controller designed for use on our larger kilns where total evenness of chamber temperature is much more difficult to maintain through simple kiln design alone. The controller monitors one section of the kiln and adjust the other sections to maintain perfect chamber uniformity with regards to temperature.

The rest of the ST535WIFI is as the KCR32CWIFI.