TAP II Controller

Transform your firing experience into the future with the TAP II Controller. Unrivaled in its simplicity and precision, TAP II allows you to toss out the complicated instruction manuals and firing codes and move forward with sleek, easy-to-use touchscreen controls, not so different from the interface of a smartphone. In fact, TAP II pairs with the TAP Kiln Control Mobile app for access to even more features that support your work as well as the convenience to control and monitor your projects remotely.

Note: Replacement of existing digital controllers may require some control box modification as punch-out size may not support TAP II.


TAP II Controller Product Details

The TAP II Controller provides you the ability to:

  • Enjoy more precision when operating your kiln with an easy-to-use touchscreen controller – with a faster, more responsive user interface
  • Easily manage temperatures for single-zone kilns, ovens, or furnaces with logical menus and full-text displays
  • Create, edit, label, and save an unlimited number of firing schedules and steps – no support manual or firing codes needed
  • Quickly check the status of your kilns with easy-to-read indicators, simple graphs of your schedules and current firings, and push notifications to your mobile devices
  • Fully control and monitor your projects remotely via the TAP Kiln Control Mobile app, with the option for extra features via in-app purchases
  • Enjoy peace of mind with preventative maintenance alerts, automatic software updates, safety shutoff, and an industry leading 3-year extended warranty!



Technical improvements to the TAP II Controller (compared to the original) include:

  • A single (type K) input and single output for ease of use
  • Integrated Wi-Fi for use with the TAP Kiln Control Mobile app
  • New, cost-saving technology and components
  • An updated, streamlined UI

24VAC, 12VA 

Input: Type K Thermocouple 

Outputs: 12VDC 

Output Channels: 1 Element, 1 Safety 



The TAP II Kiln Controller, available with a variety of faceplate configurations, can be used to replace an existing 3 or 12 key digital controller or support any new kiln, oven, or furnace build that requires only a single temperature sensor and control of a single heating element. This product will work on most single-zone relay-controlled kilns and ovens.


The TAP Kiln Control Mobile app (available on iOS and Android) allows you to:
  • Safely abort firings from your mobile device
  • Remotely monitor your kiln firing
  • Set alerts to be notified when equipment on your kiln (relay, thermocouple, and elements) are nearing their lifespan so you can replace them BEFORE they conk out mid-project
A Premium Plan unlocks additional features to provide almost complete remote control:
  • Remotely start your kiln, edit your schedules, and make real-time firing adjustments from your mobile device
  • Export logs from your mobile device via email
TAP II Kiln Controller Mobile App Subscription Plan

Power Input
» Operating Voltage: 24VAC +- 10%
» Operating Current: 500mA
» Power: 12VA

Sensor Inputs and Operating Range
» Type K: -454 to 2500F

Process Control Outputs
» Number of Element Control Outputs: 1
» Number of Safety Outputs: 1
» Output Voltage: 12VDC
» Max Simultaneous Output Current: 2A

Environmental Operating Conditions
» Operating Temperature: 0 to 170F
» Non-Operating Temperature: -30 to 205F
» Relative Humidity: 0 to 90%, non-condensing

» Calibration Ambient Temperature: 77F +- 5 (25C +- 3)
» Calibration Accuracy: +- 0.1% of span, +- 1C at calibrated ambient temperature

Real-Time Clock with Battery Backup
» Field replaceable lithium battery – CR1220

Data Logging, Retention, and Access
» Local data logging
» File Types: CSV
» Transfer: Email
» Storage: 220MB internal



  • TAP II Controller w/ selected Faceplate
  • Wiring Harness Pigtail


Applications for TAP II Controllers

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Single Zone
Kilns & Ovens

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DIY Single Zone
Kiln Builds

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Single Element
Heat Treat Ovens

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Complex Firing

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ICS Temperature

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Kiln Controller

TAP II Controller Resources

At SDS Industries, in addition to making sure our controllers and pyrometers are intuitive and easy to use, we’re dedicated to providing you with all the resources you need to use your TAP Product to its full potential.

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