SHOP – TAP Standalone Kiln Controllers

Whether your kiln is operated by manual switches, infinity switches, or kiln sitters, you can now experience the benefits of TAP by upgrading your existing manual kiln to one of our standalone kiln controllers.

How Do Our Standalone ICS Kiln Controllers Work?

We offer a variety of standalone ICS kiln controllers, including Table Tops, Direct Wire, and Wall Mounts. Whether you require Mercury, Mechanical, or Solid-State Relays, we have a Standalone offering that will meet your needs and provide you with everything you need to start controlling your manual kiln. Configuring your standalone kiln controller is straightforward and only requires a couple of minutes. All that will be required is for you to review the NEMA Plug and Receptacle chart and identify which style of power cord your kiln plugs in with. Once you’ve determined the plug type, you’ll then be able to select from the configuration options and benefit from the cutting-edge features of TAP.

Why Upgrade Your Manual Controller to TAP?

While manual kiln controllers were the norm for years, there are numerous limitations with the manual approach. For instance, manual controllers demand constant attention and cannot be programmed to exactly replicate results. Not only that, but they don’t have flexible functionality that allows users to gradually increase and decrease kiln temperature or properly hold annealing cycles. TAP standalone ICS kiln controllers, on the other hand, maintain the simplicity of manual controllers while adding value to your operations with the following features:
TAP, by SDS Industries, is the first consumer digital kiln controller to use an intuitive graphical user interface. With the touchscreen interface, firing schedule development and review is completed in full-text on a large format, high-contrast, touch-controlled screen. Our full-text, alpha-numeric firing program titles ensure users never have to guess what schedule they’re looking for.
The TAP Kiln Control Mobile App (available on iOS and Android) allows users to create new schedules, develop and edit programs, modify settings, monitor their kiln, review logs, and perform TAP Controller functions from their mobile device.
TAP standalone kiln controllers empower users to make on-the-fly adjustments, including adjusting setpoint kiln temperatures, hold times, or skipping ahead during the firing process. Changes are updated instantly 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.
Users can use either pre-loaded firing schedules from their kiln manufacturer or create their own custom firing schedules.
TAP standalone ICS kiln controllers allow users to program life settings relative to Relays, Elements, and Thermocouples. Once these life settings are entered in the controller, TAP will notify, via audible and visual alerts, when components are nearing the end of their usable life. This insight keeps users informed of the health and status of the kiln and allows for the replacement of critical components before they fail.

Why Upgrade Your Manual Controller to TAP?​

While manual kiln controllers were the norm for years, there are numerous limitations with the manual approach. For instance, manual controllers demand constant attention and cannot be programmed to exactly replicate results. Not only that, but they don’t have flexible functionality that allows users to gradually increase and decrease kiln temperature or properly hold annealing cycles. TAP standalone ICS kiln controllers, on the other hand, maintain the simplicity of manual controllers while adding value to your operations with the following features:
TAP, by SDS Industries, is the first consumer digital kiln controller to use an intuitive graphical user interface. With the touchscreen interface, firing schedule development and review is completed in full-text on a large format, high-contrast, touch-controlled screen. Our full-text, alpha-numeric firing program titles ensure users never have to guess what schedule they’re looking for.
The TAP Kiln Control Mobile App (available on iOS and Android) allows users to create new schedules, develop and edit programs, modify settings, monitor their kiln, review logs, and perform TAP Controller functions from their mobile device.
TAP standalone kiln controllers empower users to make on-the-fly adjustments, including adjusting setpoint kiln temperatures, hold times, or skipping ahead during the firing process. Changes are updated instantly 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.
Users can use either pre-loaded firing schedules from their kiln manufacturer or create their own custom firing schedules.
TAP standalone ICS kiln controllers allow users to program life settings relative to Relays, Elements, and Thermocouples. Once these life settings are entered in the controller, TAP will notify, via audible and visual alerts, when components are nearing the end of their usable life. This insight keeps users informed of the health and status of the kiln and allows for the replacement of critical components before they fail.

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.

How Do Our Standalone ICS Kiln Controllers Work?​

We offer a variety of standalone ICS kiln controllers, including Table Tops, Direct Wire, and Wall Mounts. Whether you require Mercury, Mechanical, or Solid-State Relays, we have a Standalone offering that will meet your needs and provide you with everything you need to start controlling your manual kiln. Configuring your standalone kiln controller is straightforward and only requires a couple of minutes. All that will be required is for you to review the NEMA Plug and Receptacle chart and identify which style of power cord your kiln plugs in with. Once you’ve determined the plug type, you’ll then be able to select from the configuration options and benefit from the cutting-edge features of TAP.
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