The Genesis touchscreen control by Bartlett Instruments has a deep ceramic vibe and a pedigree going back decades. Bartlett knows a thing or two about ceramic firing and the Genesis is the culmination of that knowledge. If there's a controller capable of true-to-form ceramic firing the Genesis is it.
The Genesis control is a touchscreen control and offers the following features:
Preset Ceramic Programs
The Genesis contains preset ceramic programs for easy use.
Ceramics - Slow (Bisc Hand Thrown)
Ceramics - Medium (Glaze larger Pieces or Bisc Thin)
Ceramics - Med/Slow (Bisque Medium Pieces)
Ceramics - Fast (Glaze This Pieces)
12 Custom Mode Programs
The Genesis allows the artist to develop and save up to 12 Custom Mode programs in memory. Your programs remain in these 12 locations indefinitely and can be recalled for use or modification at any time.
Custom program storage locations do come preset with some default programs, these programs include:
User 1 - Blank
User 2 - Blank
User 3 - Blank
User 4 - Cone 6 Crystal Glaze
User 5 - Cone 10 Crystal Glaze
User 6 - Bead Annealing
User 7 - Wine Bottle
User 8 - PMC Fast
User 9 - PMC3 Fast
User 10 - Lost Wax Silver
User 11 - Lost Wax Gold
User 12 - Full Power Test
Up to 32 Segments per Program
Firing programs are built using segments. The Genesis allows you to use up to 32 segments for each Custom Mode firing program.
Add Time to Hold While Firing
It's not uncommon when firing to discover that the amount of hold time you have chosen for your fuse or slump just isn't long enough to give you what you want. The ADD TIME feature was designed for times like these. The ADD TIME feature increases the hold temperature by 5 minutes (factory default) with every press of the ADD TIME key. It's a nice On-the-Fly feature that works well in the heat of battle!
Add Temperature to Hold While Firing
Often when firing you'll find that the temperature you have chosen for your fuse or slump just isn't hot enough to give you what you want. The ADD TEMP feature was designed for times like these. The ADD TEMP feature increases the hold temperature by 5° (factory default) with every press of the ADD TEMP key. Like the Add Time feature, the Add Temp feature uses a dedicated, single function key to make use easy andanxiety-free.
Skip Ahead to Next Segment
You'll find moments in glass firing when your glass is perfect but the controller says There's still work to do. You're not out of luck as the SKIP AHEAD feature comes to the rescue. The SKIP AHEAD feature does what it sounds like: it skips ahead to the next segment.More FeaturesThe Genesis has many more features including a delay start, error diagnostics and many related menu and viewing options.