Fraction Finder Wiped-film Upgrade
Arometrix Fraction Finder
When you request a quote for a Wiped Film, be sure to include the Fraction Finder upgrade!
The Fraction Finder by Arometrix is the first and only in-line molecular sensor for botanical extraction and distillation. Its purpose is to assist laboratory managers, technicians, and consultants to optimize their processes. This system will help improve the quality, consistency, and value of distillate products.
During distillation it can be challenging to determine the precise time to change fraction flasks and monitor fraction changes. Before the Fraction Finder, the traditional method of ‘fraction finding’ relied fully on experience, eyesight, color changes, or lab results. However, these methods are unscalable, inconsistent, and can delay time-to-market.
Through innovative in-line analytics, this system provides scientific, instantaneous graphing of key molecules relevant to distillation. Tracking these allow operators to see when the first fraction (aka Heads) begins/ends, when the second fraction (aka Main Body) begins/ends, and when the final fraction (aka Tails) begins. Knowing exactly when each fraction starts helps the user to determine optimal flask transfers for precise and repeatable separation of fractions.
Furthermore, with this base unit, you have potential to integrate this into other processes, such as wiped film evaporation.
The Fraction Finder technology utilizes a principle known as fluorometry, a spectroscopic method of measuring molecules based on how they interact with light. The system primarily consists of the following:
- Optical Sensor: Think of this as the “eyes” of the system. It operates in the near-UV fluorescence regime. The sensor wraps around a glass tube then connects and transmits to the pole-mounted display.
- Touch-Screen Graphical Display: Think of this as both the “brains” and “face” of the system, as this interprets the signal and displays wavelength information.