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About Skutt Nomenclature

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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 KS-1227-3”, 1027-208, 818-240 and 1027-240. - KM or KS

Skutt Name Plate Nomenclature - from Skutt.com

Information found in the Model Number

- Indicates if a kiln has a KM (Kiln Master Computer) controller or KS (Kiln Sitter) controller. If your kiln is an older manual model it may not have a KM or KS abbreviation.
- 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 KS-1227-3”
Number of Sides - 12
Kiln Depth - 27”
Kiln Voltage - 240
Kiln Phase - Three
Skutt 1027-208
Number of Sides - 10
Kiln Depth - 27”
Kiln Voltage - 208 Volts
Kiln Phase - Single
Skutt 818-240
Number of Sides - 8
Kiln Depth - 18”
Kiln Voltage - 240 Volts
Kiln Phase - Single
Skutt 1027-240
Number of Sides - 10
Kiln Depth - 27”
Kiln Voltage - 240 Volts
Kiln Phase - Single
Skutt 1027-208 Name Plate Skutt KS-1227-3" Name Plate Skutt 1027-240 Name Plate Skutt 818-240 Name Plate