Australian Supplier of Furnaces & Kilns

Kilns

We have one of the world’s most comprehensive range of furnaces and kilns catering for metals heat treatment, investment casting, ceramics and glass.

Repairs & Services

We are able to provide service to all Australian made kilns as well as American made Paragon kilns.

Parts

Thermal Technologies offer a wide range of replacement elements refractory and electrical supplies.
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Manuals

We provide support documentation for replacement, manuals, kiln room safety tips and trouble-shooting advice.

Welcome to Thermal Technologies

Australian Supplier of Furnaces & Kilns

As a specialist supplier with more than 35 years of experience in the field of thermal engineering, we have one of the world’s most comprehensive range of furnaces and kilns. We strive to help our customers understand how to get the best results faster easier and for less money because we specialise in only these products.

KILNS

Paragon SC2 w. Shelf Kit

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Max Temperature: 1093C
Internal Size(mm): 203Wx197Dx147H
No. of Phases: Single Phase
Watts: 2440
Volts: 240
Amps: 10
Control: 9 Program 8 Stage

Paragon SC2 Pro

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Max Temperature: 1093C
Internal Size(mm): 203Wx197Dx146H
No. of Phases: Single Phase
Watts: 1440
Volts: 240
Amps: 6
Control: 9 Program 8 Stage
Paragon SC2 w Bead Door

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Max Temperature: 1093C
Internal Size(mm): 203Wx197Dx146H
No. of Phases: Single Phase
Watts: 2440
Volts: 240
Amps: 10
Control: 9 Program 8 Stage
Paragon CS16D Glass Fusion

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Max Temperature: 926C
Internal Size(mm): 406Wx406Lx165H
No. of Phases: Single Phase
Watts: 2400
Volts: 240
Amps: 10
Control: 9 Program 8 Stag
KM18TB Paragon Heat Treat Furnace

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Max Temperature: 1287C
Internal Size(mm): 140Wx457Dx108H
No of Phases: Single Phase
Power: 2400 Watts
Volts: 240
Amps: 10
Control: 9 Program
(1×18 stage + 8×10 stage)
KM18TB Double Barrel Knife & Blade Heat Treating Furnace

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Max Temperature: 1287C
Internal Size(mm): 279Wx457Dx108H
No of Phases: Single Phase
Power: 3073 Watts
Volts: 240
Amps: 13
Control: 9 Program
(1×18 stage + 8×10 stage)
KM24TB Paragon Knife & Blade Heat Treating Furnace

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Max Temperature: 1287C
Internal Size(mm): 140Wx610Dx108H
No of Phases: Single Phase
Power: 2640 Watts
Volts: 240
Amps: 11
Control: 9 Program
(1×18 stage + 8×10 stage)
KM24TB Double Barrel Knife & Blade Heat Treating Furnace

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Max Temperature: 12873C
Internal Size(mm): 279Wx610Dx108H
No of Phases: Single Phase
Power: 4100 Watts
Volts: 240
Amps: 17
Control: 9 Program
(1×18 stage + 8×10 stage)

KILNS ACCESSORIES

Our range of accessories includes kiln ventilation systems, shelves and props, spyhole and vent bungs, & pyrometric cones.

Woodrow Bung

Tetlow Bung

Paragon Bung

Cera-Vent – Venturi Action Exhaust Fan

The main switching device which links the controls to the heating elements – these have to work hard, switching on and off throughout each kiln firing. They provide millions of switching intervals over the kiln’s life – but eventually, they do wear out. Various sizes are available to suit all kilns.

Shelves

Props

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyrometric Cones

Pyrometric Diagram

Pyrometric Chart

Bead Kiln Annealing Racks
Bead Racks for Batch Annealing
Ceramic Fibre Paper
Ceramic Fibre Blanket
Vermiculite loose in bag
Precious Metal Clay Jewellery
( in Gold, Silver, Bronze, Copper Bronze & White Bronze)
Stainless Steel Container

For firing precious metal clay

Activated Carbon

Absorbs fumes given off when firing precious metal clay.

Repairs & Services

Thermal Technologies is based in Victoria Point, a bayside suburb in the Redlands area east of Brisbane Qld. We are able to provide service to all Australian made kilns as well as American made Paragon kilns. These include Tetlow and AA Kilns, as well as many kilns which are no longer made; Radatherm, AFC, AFC HiTech, Hildav, Ward and SEI.
We offer annual safety checks, whether its a one-off or under competitive contract. These are offered to individuals, Government Organisations, Colleges, Schools, Academies and Industries. The checks are thorough, practical and are supported by detailed written reports. Where necessary, we can recommend and quote for any further works. We can also assist with upgrading to more modern controllers and fitting new elements. Such upgrades may be particularly useful if you wish to automate the firing process or if your kiln can no longer reach temperature and there is a need for special designed new elements. Written quotes are usually offered for this work wherever possible prior to work commencing

Services include repairs to refractory brick, ceramic fibre blanket and ceramic fibre board linings, as well as all heating element and control repairs (controller reprogramming and or replacement). Servicing is generally restricted to the greater Brisbane metro area, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast to Caloundra. However, we are able to support repair personnel in remote areas with parts and repair advice.

Service is charged at an hourly rate for both on-site time and travelling time. If kiln controls or other kiln assemblies need to be removed from the equipment for further off-site work, the same hourly rate is applicable for the subsequent workshop time.

Parts

We also offer a range of refractory materials including bricks, blankets, boards, cements and wall anchor systems, as well as electrical items such as heating elements for most makes, element connectors, ceramic element support rods, thermocouples and leads, temperature controllers, safety switches, indicating lamps and contactors.
BTC 9090 Controller

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This is a programmable controller popular with many ceramic artists. It offers the facility to preset ramp & holds time at the set temperature. Rate is in degﱣC/min & time in mins
BTC 9100 Controller

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This model succeeded the BTC9090 & is often the preferred upgrade. It also offers the same facilities for ramp & hold time at the set temperature, but rate is in degC/hour & time in mins.

Orton AF Express 3 button Control

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This versatile programmable controller is an ideal upgrade for any older kiln. The controller is very user friendly & provides the user with the facility to store up to 9 programs each with 8 stages.

Bartlett Sentinel Touch Screen

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The Sentinel controller can store up to 12 programs, each with up to 32 segments. View firings progress in graph mode. Also turn kiln vent or gas injection on or off during the firing.

Kiln Contactors

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The main switching device which links the controls to the heating elements – these have to work hard, switching on and off throughout each kiln firing. They provide millions of switching intervals over the kiln’s life – but eventually, they do wear out. Various sizes are available to suit all kilns.

Manual Energy Regulator

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Early model kilns which did not have the luxury of programmable temperature controllers were reliant on this device to manually provide a means of progressive variable input power. Generally used in older Woodrow & Tetlow kilns.

Thermocouples

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All types–available in J, K, N, R, S
Pre 1972 – most kilns used J or K
1972-1982 kilns generally used K
Post 1982 most kilns used type N
Most commercial kilns are R or S
Panel Mounted & Door Switches

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A variety of switches can be supplied to suit all kilns. These include panel mounted On/Off toggle type switches & push button switches. We can also supply several types of door safety switches – micro and plunger types.
Heating Elements

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This is a programmable controller popular with many ceramic artists. It offers the facility to preset ramp & holds time at the set temperature. Rate is in degﱣC/min & time in mins
Element Connectors
(Line Taps)

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Ceramic kilns operate for long periods of time, so element connections can get quite hot. These sturdy connectors made from tinned brass are the best.
Ceramic Element Support Rods

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Ceramic support rods are commonly used in ceramic fibre blanket lined kilns to support heating elements. Always replace bent or broken rods.
Insulating Bricks

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Insulating bricks are available in 2 grades 1260C or 1426C
Ceramic Fibre Board

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Ceramic fibre board is best supplied in a prefired condition to avoid more shrinkage
Ceramioc Fibre Blanket

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Ceramic fibre blanket offered in 3 different weights – 64, 128 or 160. Thicknesses 13,25 38,50
Ceramic Fibre Paper

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Ceramic fibre paper offered in 3 different thickness – 1, 2 or 3mm
Refractory Cement

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Refractory cement is offered wet – in 1, 2 or 20 litre pails
Folding Knife Parts

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The range of parts includes stop pins, bearings, detent balls, pivot barrels. Available in 416 Stainless Steel in pivot barrel collar sets, & pivot screws, as well as a wide range of tooling.
Handle Materials

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The available handle materials are G10 fiberglass (in a variety of colours), Stag, Bone & Micarta as well as stabilised burl scales in maple, green maple, box elder, & purple box elder.
Liners and Spacings

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Available in G10 & metal materials a range of profiles and sizes. Metallic materials include 416 stainless steel, brass, copper bronze & nickel silver
Guard and Bolster Materials

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For a working knife, it is important to have a handle that is durable resistant to water & oils, won’t shrink or crack with temperature or humidity changes & also looks good.
Pins, Fasteners & Lanyard Materials

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Pin materials include nickel silver micarta, brass, copper, stainless steel & mosaic. A wide range of corby bolts & loveless bolts are also available.
Adhesives and Epoxies

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The range includes blade bond, pigments and flecks, as well as 3M feathering disc adhesive & renaissance wax.
Knife Makers Heat Treatment Furniture Kit

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Contains hot gloves, heat treatment fork, 4 knife holders and 8 knife holder supports

Useful Information

A range of support documentation and service is available including replacement manuals for kiln controllers, cone equivalent firing charts, ventilation advice, good kiln housekeeping and safety tips for the kiln room, as well as advice on troubleshooting

Please contact us here if you require more detailed assistance.
Peter Director of Thermal Technologies

History of Thermal Technologies

Thermal Technologies Pty Ltd is owned and operated by Peter Geddes. Peter has a diverse background, having completed diploma studies in mechanical engineering and management in 1969 and 1973 and then moving into the specialized field of industrial control, in areas such as conveyorised paint finishing lines, high-speed steel strip paint lines and many appliance industries. 

With this experience, he later found that he had developed considerable skills in the area of industrial ovens and furnaces, primarily in paint finishing and the heat treatment of steels. His furnace experience enabled him to move quickly to the design of kilns when ceramic art disciplines became part of school visual art curriculums in the early 70’s. 

Eventually, in 1977 he began his own business as a furnace and kiln manufacturer in Sydney. Furnaces and kilns were offered for metals heat treatment, pottery, doll making, jewellery etc. Similarly, when Australian Universities began to expand their own visual arts programs to include art glass, Peter designed a whole range of art glass kilns for the various processes. (glass slumping and fusing, glass casting, glass annealing, recycled glass, stained glass).

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Over the last 30 years in Australia his knowledge in these field has become widely respected. Peter has designed, developed and patented processes for the ceramic and glass industries, having pioneered many furnace construction techniques. Over the years, he has presented papers on glass processing at several international glass conferences.

Peter moved away from full time manufacturing in 2010, and started Thermal Technologies, now based in Queensland. The company is less industry focused and more service and repair orientated toward educational institutions and private users. Although ceramics and glass processing are still very much a part of the focus, albeit as a reseller and repairer of smaller kilns and furnaces, the same services now extend to glass bead annealing kilns, dental ceramics and knife making.

Thermal Technologies continues to seek out the best value equipment on offer around the world for its clients and provide the backup service that has been the hallmark of its success.

Peter Director of Thermal Technologies

Over the last 30 years in Australia his knowledge in these field has become widely respected. Peter has designed, developed and patented processes for the ceramic and glass industries, having pioneered many furnace construction techniques. Over the years, he has presented papers on glass processing at several international glass conferences.

Peter moved away from full time manufacturing in 2010, and started Thermal Technologies, now based in Queensland. The company is less industry focused and more service and repair orientated toward educational institutions and private users. Although ceramics and glass processing are still very much a part of the focus, albeit as a reseller and repairer of smaller kilns and furnaces, the same services now extend to glass bead annealing kilns, dental ceramics and knife making.

Thermal Technologies continues to seek out the best value equipment on offer around the world for its clients and provide the backup service that has been the hallmark of its success.

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About Us

Thermal Technologies is based in Victoria Point, a bayside suburb in the Redlands area east of Brisbane Qld. Thermal Technologies will continue to seek out the best value equipment on offer around the world for our clients and provide the backup service that has been the hallmark of our success.

Kiln Brands

Paragon
Radatherm
AA Kilns
Tetlow
Woodrow
Hildav

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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