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RampMaster® 2 & 3:
adjustments make firing easy and effective.
"On-the-Fly" Skip Ahead
It's not uncommon when firing
to want to stop what's currently happening and move ahead to the
next programmed step. Ending a fusing or slumping operation because
"it's just right" and moving to the anneal portion of the program
immediately comes to mind. Of course, it's also nice if moving ahead
was easy and didn't require a bunch of re-programming. The RampMasterI
allows for this type of action, on-the-fly. A couple of keystrokes
during operation will take the firing to the next segment. It's
that easy. No stopping, no fumbling, just success.
"On-the-Fly" Power Tame
Typically, automatic controls
treat all heating elements the same: all on, all off, repeat.
While this is nice, sometimes it's best to tame down or reduce the
power of some heating elements. The RampMaster offers a feature
we term "Power Tame" which does just this. Adjusting the Power Tame
reduces the percentage of time that the lid heating elements are
on while not affecting the sidewall heating elements. The Power
Tame is indeed adjustable "On-the-Fly". This feature comes in handy
when slumping, particularly large slumping projects. Flexibility
at the touch of a key.
"On-the-Fly" Firing Data
When firing, the RampMaster
displays the current chamber temperature or remaining hold time
values. Other information such as current segment in use or reviewing
the complete program is also possible to view while running a program.
While firing, simply press the View Seg key to see what segment
is currently being run. To view the entire programmed firing simply
press Review Prog and the entire program is automatically displayed.
When programming it's sometimes
necessary to back-up and change previously entered firing data.
You know how it goes: your halfway finished programming and decide
that the hold time you programmed on the first segment isn't right,
or you want to bump up a set point temperature or rate that you've
already entered. When this happens (and it will) you can simply
"back-up" to the firing data you want to change using a single key.
Once you've made the change just continue programming as usual.
You'll get to know this feature, it comes in handy and saves time.
Cone Fire Mode
The RampMaster takes these
considerations into account by offering four, pre-set firing programs:
Fast Bisque (13 hours), Slow Bisque (10 hours), Fast Glaze (7 hours)
and Slow Glaze (4 hours). Through the use of multiple temperature
rate changes and temperature set points during the firing, each
program is tailored to meet the needs of modern ceramic ware.
Large LED Display
Buried deep within the RampMaster
is a menu of advanced features. These include pre-heat's, ID numbers
for PC connections, extending the number of segments available to
16, offsetting cone fire values, error code enabling, offsetting
thermocouples as well as physical temperature of the electronic
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This page last updated on 02/14/2012