First and foremost, Bailey Shuttle kilns make stacking a kiln much safer for your spine. Accessing the cart with correct posture makes placing shelves and pottery infinitely easier and healthier. Other benefits include the fact that the shuttle can be cycled more times during the week since several individuals can unstack and reload the kiln simultaneously. Another distinct benefit of a shuttle is the ability to leave kiln furniture in a permanent position and only exchange the finished wares with a new load. This feature is extremely cost effective since it saves countless hours yearly in the stacking and unstacking of the furniture.
Bailey Deluxe and Production shuttle kilns utilize the same Double Skin Ventilated Frame construction with a stainless steel chimney and vary only in their respective insulation profiles.
The Deluxe models have 4½” of insulating firebrick in the walls, floor and arch. This insulating profile that is perfectly suited for the small to medium range of kiln because it offers an economical firing on the way up, and a cool cycle that allows a reasonable turn around time.
Production models have 6” of insulating firebrick in the walls and 6¾” in the arch. This insulating profile is ideal for medium to large kilns. The increase is insulation thickness is more in ratio to the thermal mass that is being fired. This is a more practical kiln for firing sculpture where the operator intends to fire longer schedules than the typical stoneware firings.
Bailey Studio Deluxe Shuttle kilns range in sizes from 12 to 31 cubic feet of stacking space.
Bailey Production Shuttle kilns range from 28 to 120 cubic feet of stacking space.
Both Deluxe and Production kilns utilize the same Double Skin Ventilated Frame construction with stainless chimneys and vary only in their respective insulation profiles.