Orb Pilot is a pilot-scale, modular jacketed reactor for scaling up of batch processes and offers multiple setups in one footprint.
At a glance
Orb Pilot is the most flexible and versatile floor standing jacketed reactor system for scaling up of batch processes. Designed from the ground up with the help of scale-up chemists and chemical engineers, Orb Pilot boasts a wealth of user-friendly features such as quick vessel changes, easy height adjustments, and a self-adjusting spring-loaded base frame.
1. Multiple setups, one footprint
Whether you require a 10 or 50 L vessel, jacketed or vacuum jacketed, all can be used on the same frame with Orb Pilot. An additional accessories spine can be placed alongside for supporting pumps, collection vessels or reflux assemblies as well as many other configurations.
2. Vessel change in under an hour
In other reactor systems, changing vessels can take days. Time can be expensive, so Orb Pilot was designed to ensure you have more time to focus on chemistry rather than setting up your system. Along with a tool-free clamp, Orb Pilot has a spring-loaded base and quickly removable motor to enable vessel changes in under an hour.
3. Superior mixing
Along with an extensive range of stirrer options (including PBT, hydrofoil and anchor), Orb Pilot has easily removable baffles. Not only do these improve mixing, but they can also be quickly removed and cleaned via the lid ports. These are available in both high and low shear mixing profiles.
4. Efficient and powerful stirring
Orb Pilot is compatible with all major stirrer manufactures’ products without the need to change mounting hardware. Choose from a selection of stirrer motors offering up to 500 rpm and 400 Ncm continuous torque.
5. Safer for your glassware
Orb Pilot’s force-limited clamp means no damage to your vessels or lids. Long gone are the days of expensive equipment replacements. Any user can tighten Orb Pilot’s clamp in minutes without any risk to the glassware. This feature also enables rapid stirrer or vessel changes.
|Vessel Volume Range||
10 L, 20 L, 30 L, & 50 L Single Jacketed Vessels (Flange sizes: DN235 and DN300), 10 L, 20 L, & 30 L Vacuum Jacketed Vessels (Flange sizes: DN235 and DN300)
Jacketed, Vacuum Jacketed
Torispherical with Detachable Bottom Outlet Valve (BOV) for Easy Cleaning and Maintenance
-40°C to + 235°C
Condensers, stirrers, probes, baffles, powder or pressure equalizing liquid funnels, port adapters, stoppers, etc. are all available on the Orb Pilot platform.
Automation Upgrades Available
|Modes of Operation||
Manual Operation, Automation Using Reactor Master
Vacuum (50 mbara) to 0.25 barg
|Reagent Addition and Sampling||
Manual Dosing, Automated Dosing (Volumetric)
Multiple Options Available up to 500rpm and 400N/cm Continuous Mode
Accessory Tower available which couples directly to Orb Pilot frame and accepts distillation collection vessel, liquid feed vessel, pump or equipment shelf