Ai 6" Stainless Turnkey Thin Film Distillation System | Includes Fraction Finder

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This Thin Film is equipped with the Fraction Finder for in-line molecule analytics.

Continuous distillation, a form of distillation, is an ongoing separation in which a mixture is continuously (without interruption) fed into the process and separated fractions are removed continuously as output streams. Distillation is the separation or partial separation of a liquid feed mixture into components or fractions by selective boiling (or evaporation) and condensation. The process produces at least two output fractions. These fractions include at least one volatile distillate fraction, which has boiled and been separately captured as a vapor condensed to a liquid, and practically always a bottoms (or residuum) fraction, which is the least volatile residue that has not been separately captured as a condensed vapor.

Features of this turnkey Thin Film

  • Fraction Finder for Wiped Film Evaporation – Real-Time Molecule Monitoring System
  • Fraction Finder Wiped Film Collection Jar Adapter
  • High precision PTFE rollers and inner stainless steel surface allow a complete and uniform thin film on the heated surface and leave minimum process residue
  • Pre-installed cooling/heating tubing with fluid direction labels and M16 ports
  • Driving motor with magnetic coupling sealing ensures high vacuum level
  • Constructed with stainless steel and Viton gaskets for ultimate corrosion resistance
  • Auto delay safety circuit for diffusion pump cooling
  • Heavy duty stainless steel frame with station-able casters for mobility and stability
  • Newly redesigned drain port with dual sight glass for easy cleaning and maintenance.
  • Ai on-site installation within contiguous US included
  • Optional Turbo pump with fittings
  • Liquid Nitrogen (in cold trap) is highly recommended for system to get to optimal vacuum levels
  • UL/CSA certified

Ai Thin Film Distillation Training Avalable for $4,000

  • Ai Training and Classes AT 600 Spice Islands Dr., Sparks, NV
  • 1-2 day class on Ai Thin Film Distillation Systems, including setup, operation, cleaning and maintenance.
  • Class is private with five students limit.
  • Student requirements should be presented to Ai prior to arrival. Courses can be customized to meet your extraction goals, allowing you to optimize your time and output.
  • Students are responsible for their own accommodations.


Thin Film Specifications and Components List

Throughput3L to 6L per hour (base on processes and material fed)
Main EvaporatorEvaporating area: approximately 2,500 cm2
Material: stainless steel
Fluid jacket volume: approx. 3.5L
Heated circulator: 3kW heater, 300°C maximum operating temperature
Main CondenserCondensing area: approximately 2,500 cm2
Material: stainless steel
Style: straight column
Fluid jacket volume: approx. 2L
Cooling/heated circulator: 2kW heater, -25°C to 200°C operating temperature
 Wiping SystemStyle: roller
Roller material: PTFE
Driving motor: speed-adjustable with magnetic coupling
Motor controller: DELTA
Cold TrapMaterial: stainless steel
Depth: 16″
Quantity: two
Immersion cooler: PolyScience -80°C IP80 x 1
Receiving flask volume: 1L
Feeding SystemFlask volume: 20L, refillable during operation
Material: borosilicate glass flask, with stainless steel lid
Drive: stainless steel gear pump, jacketed, heated, speed-adjustable
Heating: heated stainless panel
Heating controller: OMRON
Heated circulator: 2kW heater, 200°C maximum operating temperature
Distillate DischargeDrive: stainless steel gear pump, jacketed, heated, speed-adjustable
Sight glass: front and back glass sight with easy remove caps
Residue DischargeDrive: stainless steel gear pump, jacketed, heated, speed-adjustable
Sight glass: front and back glass sight with easy remove caps
Vacuum SystemVacuum gauge: Agilent gauge with LCD display for high vacuum application
Vacuum pump: Welch CVRpro 30 with oil mist filter
Diffusion pump: Agilent AX-65
Turbo pump: optional, please contact us
Sealing gasketAll food grade Viton
Electrical Control CabinetWiper motor controller x 1
Gear pump controller x 3
Distillate discharge tubing heater controller x 1
Residue discharge tubing heater controller x 1
Main power switch x 1
Vacuum pump switch x 1
Diffusion pump switch x 1
Main Mounting FrameHeavy duty stainless steel, mounted on four station-able casters
Main Power230V +/-5V, 1~phase 60Hz (50Hz power for Europe and Asia available upon request)
Weight and dimensionsUnit: 1,250 lbs, 91 x 24 x 84″ (WxDxH)
ComplianceUL, CSA
Part description QuantityPart image
CHILLER/HEATER OPTION #1 (recommended)
HUBER KISS 205B 200C 5L 14L/min, 2kW heater, 230V 60Hz
HUBER CC-308B Pilot ONE 300C 8.5L 25L/min, 3kW heater, 230V 60Hz
HUBER KISS K6 -25C to 200C 4.5L 14L/min, 2kW heater, 230V 60Hz
3 pcs 
Julabo CORIO CP-BC4 200C 4.5L 27L/min, 1kW heater, 208V 60Hz
Julabo SL-12 300C 12L 26L/min, 3kW heater, 230V 60Hz
Julabo CORIO CP-200F -20C to 200C 4L 27L/min, 1kW heater, 230V 60Hz
3 pcs 
Edwards E2M28 21 CFM 0.75 micron, 115V/230V 50/60Hz with EMF20 filter
1 set
VACUUM PUMP OPTION #2 (recommended)
Welch CRVPro 30 22 CFM 0.3 micron, 230V 60Hz, with 1417 exhaust filter
1 set
Agilent PGC-750 Pirani Capacitance diaphragm high vacuum gauge with power1 pc
Agilent AX-65 air-cooled diffusion pump with 250W heater, 230V 60Hz1 pc
TS-6 SST Thin Film evaporator body with 2 cold traps & 3 gear pumps1 set
DURATHERM S -66C to 366C thermo transfer fluid 5-gallon (18.9L)2 pcs
Antifreeze 1-gallon (3.78L)3 pcs
1L cold trap receiving flask, glass2 pcs 
Viton sealing gasket2 sets
KF25 bellow, clamps, adapter, tubing1 set
User’s manual1 pc

Fraction Finder Specifications and Components List

Size 29 Fraction Finder optical sensor
Display7 inch LCD TFT display
Power100-240VAC 50/60 Hz CE Rated (12 Volt 1 Amp into Compute Module)
MountChem-Stand clamp with handle, 8″ steel rod, two spring tab drop-in fasteners with hardware
UnitsWavelength – Nanometers; Intensity – Counts/au
Optical Detection Range300 – 1000 nanometers
Sensor InterfaceSize 29 Collection Jar Adapter (29/42) – included
Sensor cable length2’ – 30’
Part description QuantityPart image
Fraction Finder Digital Display with power supply1 set
Fraction Finder Optical Sensor (size 29) with sensor cable1 set
Collection Jar Adapter with lid adapter part1 pc
Fraction Finder Wiped Film Guide1 pcClick here.
Fraction Finder User Manual1 pcClick here.


  • Never fill circulated heaters or chillers with water, always use Ai or manufacturer’s recommended fluid
  • Always leave ample fluid space in heater reservoir to allow fluid heat expansion
  • Always keep system vacuum passage or drain valve open when heating up circulation jackets
  • Always make sure your vacuum pumps and diffusion pump fluid is clean and within limits

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is training and installation included?

Yes – training is a 1-2 day class at Across International’s Sparks, Nevada facility. On-site installation is included within the contiguous US.

Which fractions can the Fraction Finder detect?

During short-path distillation, it can distinguish what is colloquially known as “Heads”, “Main Bodies”, and “Tails”. Click here for a list of molecules, such as Delta-9 and more.

Should I get a Fraction Finder for each stream?

In short, it depends on which line(s) you want to monitor. However, it is up to you as it is technically only essential to operate with one Fraction Finder. Our guide discusses this in more detail toward the very end of the document.

Ai 6" Stainless Turnkey Thin Film Distillation System | Includes Fraction Finder

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Ai 6″ stainless turnkey thin film distillation system equipped with the Fraction Finder to analyze molecules in real-time

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