SHOP – TAP Digital Kiln Controller

TAP Digital Kiln Controllers utilize an intuitive graphical interface with an easy-to-read touchscreen display. Whether you’re looking to upgrade from a manual controller or wanting to replace your existing automatic controller, we have the solution you need!

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Why Choose TAP?

Our goal with TAP is to provide a temperature control solution that enables you to experience a range of higher performance for your kiln, with simplicity and visual ease, even when you have to step away. By satisfying the complex requirements of a kiln controller, we deliver the most refined and precise electronic controller available.

This means that firing schedule development and review is completed in full-text on a large format, high-contrast, touch-controlled screen. Utilizing full-text, alpha-numeric firing schedule titles means you never have to guess what schedule you are looking for.

The TAP Kiln Control Mobile App (available on iOS and Android) enables you to monitor your kiln, develop and edit schedules, modify settings, review logs, perform TAP Controller functions (and more) from your mobile device. The app is accessible via our USB WiFi Dongle for direct access without requiring disassembly of the kiln.

TAP easily enables on-the-fly changes so you can adjust setpoint temperatures, hold times, and skip ahead during the firing process. These changes are updated in real-time and displayed in full-text along with a visual graph of the chamber temperature so the firing history can be observed while it is taking place.

You have the choice of using either pre-loaded firing schedules supplied by your kiln manufacturer or creating your own custom firing schedules. The creation of custom firing schedules is unlimited and can be stored for future use and modified as needed.

Standalone Kiln Controllers (Internal link to standalone page) enable you to easily upgrade your manual kiln with all the cutting-edge functionality of TAP. Installation of the controller, which comes preloaded with the control software is simple and requires nothing more than reviewing the provided plug and receptacle chart and identifying which style power cord the kiln uses. After that information is determined, you can simply select from the configuration options and get to work.

TAP uses a PID control algorithm to ensure that schedules are accurately followed. The algorithm also enables fast response, minimal overshoot, and limited state ready error for superb control performance.

What is a PID Temperature Controller?

PID temperature controllers employ closed-loop digital feedback to help control and regulate the temperature of industrial control applications. PID stands for “Proportional Integral Derivative”. In layman’s terms, PID kiln controllers work by using a mathematical formula to calculate the difference between the input temperature and the current temperature of the application. The automatic controller then adjusts the output to compensate for the detected changes in the system, ensuring that the current temperature is as close to the expected temperature as possible.

Ready to Get Started with TAP?

TAP kiln temperature controller kits can be used for any new kiln/oven build, or as a replacement for existing digital controllers. They can also easily integrate into all types of manual and digital kilns including Skutt, Paragon, L&L, Olympic and more. For conversion kits and standalones, visit our Shop Page. Or if you are thinking about purchasing a new kiln, you can already find TAP on Evenheat, Jen Ken, and Delphi branded kilns.