The new SolventVap 5L series rotary evaporators is now ETL tested to UL/CSA standards (optional). This certification is required by many municipalities, and it also provides a higher standard of equipment safety and lifespan. All SolventVap come with all PTFE valves for solvent-resistant operations. Also come are vertical glassware and digital temperature/rotation control. Its optimized bath volume allows for rapid heat-up times.
The condenser unit has specially designed glass tubes that utilize surface area extremely efficiently. That’s why our SolventVap evaporators consistently deliver reliable and reproducible process results that are usually reserved for more costly systems. Another important aspect of the SolventVap is the safety features, which includes dry-run protection, water bath over-temperature shut-off protection, and fuse protection.
Rotary evaporator features a specially designed motor and worm gear, which provides constant rotation at speeds from 10 to 180 rpm. As the flask containing the solvent is rotated, it continually transfers a thin layer of liquid over the entire inner surface. This gives a very large surface area for evaporation, which is caused by the gentle heating from the water bath. The rotating system is fitted with a special seal that allows the apparatus to be placed under vacuum, effectively reducing the boiling point of the solvents and removing the vapour phase, making the process much more efficient. Each unit is also equipped with an easy-to-use vacuum release and a continuous feed system, which allows solvent to be constantly drawn into the rotating flask without needing to stop the operation.
Digital water bath operates from ambient temperature to 99°C (210°F) with PID temperature control stepping at 0.1°C increments. Heating coils are located directly inside the pan for the most efficient heating possible. A built-in overheat protector will shut down power, should the controller fail.
Standard Glassware Set includes 1.32 gallon (5 litres) round-bottomed evaporating flask, 0.79 gallon (3 litres) round-bottomed receiving flask, and vertical condenser. Rotary evaporators with vertical glass condenser for are great for distillation of solvents with higher boiling points.
- UL 61010-1 and CSA C22.2 certified (optional)
- Solvent-resistant PTFE and Viton gaskets, ensuring long time operation
- Specialized motor with extremely compact, intermeshed worm and worm gear provides precise driving for very quiet, vibration-free operation
- Downward-condensing vacuum connection design ensures safe vacuum operation
- Motorized water bath lifting for precise control
- Easy, straight-forward visual operation with digital speed and temperature display
- PID temperature controller ensures accurate temperature control is maintained
| Electrical requirements|| 110V 60Hz single phase, 2300 watts, 21A|
220V 50/60Hz single phase, 2300 watts, 10.5A
Rotation motor: 300 watts
| Glass material|| High borosilicate glass 3.3|
| Evaporating flask|| Capacity: 1.32 gallon (5 litres)|
Maximum load: Not to exceed 60% of the flask’s capacity
Sealing flange: 2” diameter
Rotation speed: 10 to 140 rpm
Evaporating speed: 0.5 gallon/hour (water), 1 gallon/hour (alcohol)
| Receiving flask|| 0.79 gallon (3 litre)|
| Condenser|| Glassware: Dual-circulating coils, vertical|
Chilling fluid connection: 3/8” hose barb x 2
Condensing surface: 2,780 cm2 or 3 sq ft
| Water bath|| Temperature range: ambient to 99°C (210°F)|
Temperature controller: digital
Dimensions: 11.4” diameter x 6.7” depth x 9” height
Material: stainless steel
Media: distilled water only
Max. water level: not to exceed 1” from the top rim of the bath
Number of heaters: one
Drain port: one
Exterior liner: rubber
Maximum lifting distance: 4 inches
| Vacuum|| Ultimate vacuum level: < 3 torrs|
Connection: 3/8” hose barb x 1
Sealing: Viton & PTFE gaskets
| Safety|| Dry-run, over-temp shut-off, built-in circuit breakers|
| Weight & dimensions|| 105 Lb (evaporator), 57 Lb (glassware)|
Unit: 30 x 15.7 x 42” (WxDxH)
Shipping: 29 x 17 x 35” (evaporator), 22 x 22 x 22” (glassware) (WxDxH)
| Warranty || One year warranty on rotary evaporator except glassware and all sealing gaskets.|
Glassware may have minute blemishes that will not affect the function.
| Compliance|| UL 61010-1: 2012 Ed.3 + R: 29 Apr 2016|
CSA C22.2# 61010-1-12: 2012 Ed.3+ U1; U2 (R2017)