Should I get a powered bottom?

Should I get a powered bottom?

Availability

  1. Powered bottoms are available on Jupiter kilns with 22-1/2", 23-1/2", 28" and 29" diameters.
  2. Powered bottoms are available on DaVinci X2800, X3200, T2300 and T3400 series kilns. 

We recommend this option for a few different reasons

  1. If you are firing very dense loads such as tiles.
  2. On very large kilns such as the T3400 Series, where you could get a cold spot in the floor, a powered bottom will improve uniformity.
  3. To decrease cycle time and add KW to the kiln - not normally an issue with ceramics, but it can be for some industrial processes.
  4. To increase the temperature rating of a J23 or J2918 kiln.
  5. Another benefit of a powered bottom is that it increases the element life by allowing all the elements to not work as had, but achieve the same results.