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The chart and examples below help illustrate how to interpret the information found in a kiln’s model number and on the nameplate. The examples below include a KM714, two-KM1027s and a KM1018.

Skutt Name Plate Nomenclature - from Skutt.com

Information found in the Model Number

- KM or KS - Indicates if a kiln has a KM (Kiln Master Computer) controller or KS (Kiln Sitter) controller. 
- The first one or two digits (depending on the kiln) indicate the number of sides (16,12,10,8,7,6 or 4). 
- The last two digits tell you how deep the interior of the kiln is (31, 27, 22, 18, 14, 09). 
- A -3 behind the model number indicates your kiln has 3” thick wall brick rather than standard 2.5” brick. 
- A “PK” behind your model number indicates your kiln is a Production Kiln (less common than standard kilns).

Information not in the Model Number

- Voltage - The listed voltage identifies the voltage your kiln is designed to run on.
- Phase - The listed phase identifies the phase your kiln is designed to run on.
- Amperage - The listed current or amperage draw of your kiln.
- Wattage - The total wattage your kiln is rated for.
- Max Temperature - The maximum temperature your kiln will reach when fired under the correct conditions. 

 

Skutt KM-714
Number of Sides - 7
Kiln Depth - 14”
Kiln Voltage - 240 or 208 Volts
Kiln Phase - Single
Skutt KM-1027
Number of Sides - 10
Kiln Depth - 27”
Kiln Voltage - 240 Volts
Kiln Phase - Single
Skutt KM-1018
Number of Sides - 10
Kiln Depth - 18”
Kiln Voltage - 240 Volts
Kiln Phase - Single
Skutt KM-1027
Number of Sides - 10
Kiln Depth - 27”
Kiln Voltage - 208 Volts
Kiln Phase - Three
Skutt KM-714 Name Plate Skutt KM-1027 Name Plate Skutt KM-1018 Name Plate Skutt KM-1027 Name Plate