Wiped Film Evaporation
More and more frequently it is required to separate THC from CBD and terpenes.
With our KDL5 / CDU1000 fractional distillation system you’re working with the pinnacle of of cannabis distillation equipment. The automated capabilities, continuous operation and unique features of the KDL5 / CDU 1000 exponentially increases the efficiency of the distillation process.
Crude oil is fed into the distillation column via an automatic dosing pump. The dosing pump is fully programmable based on the operator’s desired throughput. The crude oil is pumped into a column, where it is evenly distributed over the evaporative surface by several PTFE “rollers”. This thin film technique allows higher efficiency and lower temperatures to be utilized during the distillation process.
The KDL5 / CDU 1000 maximizes the efficiency of your lab with no batch-size limitations and no flask swaps. Continuous operation with minimized downtime.
- No batch size limitations
- No swapping flasks
- Continuous operation
- Installation and training included
KDL 5 - Short Path Distillation
The single-stage Short Path distillation unit KDL 5 for laboratory purposes is designed for manually operating in Non-Ex-Areas only. Designed to distillate substances with a viscosity up to approx. 2000 mPas at distillation temperature. The typical feed rate ranging from 0.5 to 1.5 kg/h (depending on product and application).
The KDL 5 is compatible with the following equipment;
Vacuum Pump Set
KD 6 - Short Path Distillation, Pilot Plant
Process development/optimization, sample production, and product development are the areas of application for the UIC pilot plants. Since the plants are made of stainless steel, they are extremely well suited for scale-up to industrial plants in all sizes.
Their plants can also be used for optimizing production plants. This way, critical operating parameters can be identified and optimized. Thus, increasing efficiency parallel to the production process is easily feasible.
The combination possibilities of the Short Path Distillation and Thin Film Evaporation with various additional options such as rectification, degassing, flash evaporation and washing condenser is more flexible than with laboratory plants. The pilot plant series by UIC includes both mini plants with approx. 3-9 kg/h throughput up to small production plants with 30 kg/h.
A maximum evaporator temperature of up to 350 °C and a fine vacuum of down to 0.001 mbar allows a wide range of applications. There are specially developed solutions for high viscous or crystallizing products. The pilot plants are designed for easy commissioning with just a few simple steps. A further feature is that our plants are easy to clean and disassemble.
If required the plants can be designed according to ATEX and GMP guidelines. With PLC control system and process visualization UIC plants can be used as multi-purpose systems.
The KD 6 is a small product / pilot plant system for multipurpose short path distillation applications. At the heart of the KD 6 system is a Short Path Distillator made of stainless steel with an evaporator surface of 6dm². The plan is designed for manual operation in non-Ex areas.
KDL 10 - Short Path Distillation, Pilot Plant
The KDL 10 system is a Short Path Distillator made of stainless steel with an evaporation surface of 0,1 m2. The plant offers a high quality plant designed and equipped with the best components available on the market. Basis for the selection is the long experience of UIC in operating their own plants of similar scale in their test centre. Especially the selected product pumps for these plants are of a special design, to fulfil production demands in the most reliable manner.
The purpose of the plant is to process cannabinoids and similar products. The plant can be operated in a continuous manner by applying 2 or more process passes in order to achieve the desired purity of the product.
The plant KD10 with degasser is designed for the following process requirements: