Operator safety is a paramount concern! Lids can be very heavy and difficult to manage. In keeping with firm EU safety standards, Hightech Extracts equips all extractor vessels over 100 Liters with robotic lid handling included.
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Pump Flow: The perfect sizing was done after the analysis of a million dozed processes data tag and efficiency evaluation. You can see the result of our efforts in this surface plot. In our systems we found the best combination between Process Pressure, CO2 Flow / Extractor Volume ratio and Efficiency of the process.
The double extractor system gives you a great advantage: semi-continuous extraction. This kind of extraction means that the process never stops. Semi-continuous extraction reduces downtime and bacterial contamination in the system.
The cyclonic separator is different compared to the gravimetric separator — while S1 works by gravity force, S2 works by centrifugal force. The fluid moves very quickly, creating a vortex inside the vessel. The fluid continues to spin and the particles of extract begin to separate moving toward the walls of the separator, sliding to bottom.
The condenser is essential in CO2 recirculation. The condenser is a piece of apparatus or equipment that can be used to condense, or change the physical state of a substance, from its gaseous to its liquid state. We use a double-pipe configuration in small systems (up to 48-liter) and a shell and pipe configuration for industrial systems.
Our extractors don’t use piston pumps or compressors, we use membrane or diaphragm metering pumps only. Although the cost is higher compared to a simple gas booster or piston pump, the advantages are considerable. In fact, diaphragm metering pumps are not affected by supercritical fluid because process fluids are completely separated from the mechanical part of the pump.
While in the simple semi continuous extraction the system is equipped with two extraction vessels, for semi-continuous serial extraction the system is equipped with three extraction vessels. Taking advantage of the typical flowers and leaves extraction kinetic, the intelligent automation of the system will apply a different extraction strategy.
Quick Closing System Quick opening cover design needs only one-eighth of a turn rotation for sealing. Ideal for high-pressure operations requiring repetitive opening/closing. The “Clover Leaf” closure reactors provide maximum ease for quick opening or closing of the cover. The cover is simply inserted into the body and then rotated one-eighth of a turn. A […]
The gravimetric separator is the first separator (S1). It applies the gravimetric effect to separate the extract in fractions. This separator is heated at a set-point temperature.
Automation is a generic term, and all systems can be described as “automatic” in some way. We believe automation is more than just simple control over pressure, flow and temperature settings. Our Adaptive Automation process is a new hardware/software system that is able to change the extraction cycle in real time as requested by the operator.
- 420 Science Tours Hightech ExtractsApril 4, 2018 - 10:03 pm
Our own Paul Gelardi provides a guided tour of the Hightech Extracts extraction facility to the 420 Science Club.