How to Program Easy-Fire Programs for DynaTrol

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How to Program Easy-Fire Programs for DynaTrol
  1. Turn on kiln switch.
  2. Wait to see IDLE, or press ENTER.
  3. Choose a firing program by pressing one of the EASY-FIRE program buttons. Press ENTER.
  4. The display will say CONE. Enter the cone number that you want to fire to and then press ENTER. Be careful to enter the 0 as part of the cone number unless you are doing high-fire (Cone 06 vs 6).
  5. The display will say HOLd. Leave it at 0.00 and press ENTER unless you have read the instructions about how holding affects firing. The display will now say IDLE (Complete).
  6. Easy Option: Enter a Delay time. Program will start firing when timer finishes countdown.

EXAMPLE OF AN EASY-FIRE PROGRAM

Slow Bisque Firing
Profile to Cone 04
, Pre-heat of 1 hour, 2 minute Hold - Use the following steps for a bisque firing to cone 04, a 2 minute temperature hold at the peak temperature, and a preheat stage with 1 hour hold time. THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE…You can change the firing profile, cone number, hold time, or preheat time to fit your specific needs.

Press

Display

Comment

Slow Bisque

S-bC

If you press the wrong button, before pressing ENTER, simply press the correct button.

ENTER

Alternately flashing:

CONE & # 

The Slow Bisque profile is now selected. The word CONE and the last entered cone number will alternately flash on the display. Now enter the cone number
- 04.

04

Alternately flashing:

CONE &
04

The word CONE
and the entered cone number will alternately flash on the display. If you type a wrong number, press 000, then type the correct number.

ENTER

Alternately flashing:

HOLd & 0.00

The cone number has been accepted. Now enter the 10 minute hold time.

0002

00.02

Numbers to left of decimal point are hours, to the right of decimal point are minutes. If you type a wrong number, press 0000, then type the correct number.

ENTER

IdLE TC 2 flashes, then the current temperature

The 2 minute hold time is accepted. IdLE indicates the firing profile has been completed.

Preheat

Alternating flashing:

HLd & 0.00

Preheat has been selected and the hold time is to be entered now.

100

1.00

Numbers to left of decimal point are hours, to the right of decimal point are minutes. NOTE: For a 1 hour hold time you could also enter 60 for 60 minutes; the display would show .60. If you type a wrong number, press 0000, then type the correct number.

ENTER

IDLE TC 2 flashes, then current temperature 

Accepts a hold time of 1 hour, then IdLE indicates the preheat stage has been completed.

START

STOP

-ON-

After –On-
is displayed for several seconds, the heating elements of the kiln will cycle on and the current temperature in the kiln will be displayed.

If a time is displayed instead of the current temperature, then a delay start is in effect. If you do not want to delay the start. Press
START/STOP
button, then DELAY, then 0000, then ENTER. When the current temperature and IdLE are again flashing in the display, press START/STOP to re-start the program.

See the complete DynaTrol Instructions (Section 4.1) for more examples and more complete instructions.

Additional Actions to Take

  1. Make sure you have programmed the kiln properly and it is supposed to be firing.
  2. Read the Operation instructions.
  3. Do a Program Review as soon as you start firing. (For DynaTrols - see this video)