Orb Pilot

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.

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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.

Syrris Orb Pilot Key Feature - Loading Vessel

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.

Syrris Orb Pilot Key Feature - Baffles for Superior Mixing

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.

Syrris Orb Pilot Key Feature - Easy Motor Lift

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.

Orb Pilot has all the features chemical engineers told us they wanted in a larger scale reactor system.”

Stuart Simcock, Product manager
Stuart Simcock - Head of Batch Chemistry at Syrris
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Syrris Orb Pilot Sketch

Specifications

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)

Vessel Profiles

Jacketed, Vacuum Jacketed

Vessel Shapes

Torispherical with Detachable Bottom Outlet Valve (BOV) for Easy Cleaning and Maintenance

Temperature Range

 -40°C to + 235°C

Accessory range

Condensers, stirrers, probes, baffles, powder or pressure equalizing liquid funnels, port adapters, stoppers, etc. are all available on the Orb Pilot platform.

Automation

Automation Upgrades Available

Modes of Operation

Manual Operation, Automation Using Reactor Master

Pressure Range

Vacuum (50 mbara) to 0.25 barg

Reagent Addition and Sampling

Manual Dosing, Automated Dosing (Volumetric)

Stirring Options

Multiple Options Available up to 500rpm and 400N/cm Continuous Mode

Other Specifications

Accessory Tower available which couples directly to Orb Pilot frame and accepts distillation collection vessel, liquid feed vessel, pump or equipment shelf


System configurations

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Orb Pilot 10 - 30 L

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.

Included modules

  • Orb Pilot DN235 Frame Kit

    The Orb Pilot DN235 Frame Kit includes a DN235 flange clamp, sprung-loaded vessel platform, and combined castors/leveling feet for easy handling. Suitable for all Orb Pilot vessels up to 30 L and can also be easily upgraded to DN300 with optional DN300 Flange Clamp.

  • Orb Pilot Vessel Kit

    The Orb Pilot Vessel Kit contains all the essential parts for your Orb Pilot system, including the Vessel, Detachable BOV (bottom outlet valve) and Clamp, Default Anchor Stirrer, PTFE Temperature Probe with Lemo Connector, Oil Jacket Connections, and matching Base Support Spring Cartridges.

  • DN235 Glass Lid

    The Orb Pilot DN235 Lid matches all Orb Pilot vessels up to 30 L.  The Lid features central stirrer port, 2 baffle ports, DN60 condenser port, DN60 filling port, 2 x B19 probe ports, and 1 x B34 port.

  • Oil Drain Manifold Kit

    The Orb Pilot Oil Drain Kit is a highly recommended accessory. Its key function is to enable the simple and safe draining of the circulator fluid – it also has a secondary function of limiting strain on the glassware from the heavy insulated oil hoses.…

  • 200 Ncm Motor

    The 200 Ncm Motor for Orb Pilot is a great all-purpose motor which is suitable for all but the most demanding applications. Its powerful motor operates comfortably up to the maximum system speed and down to 50rpm when needed. Optional remote control available.

Optional modules

  • 200 Ncm Motor

    The 200 Ncm Motor for Orb Pilot is a great all-purpose motor which is suitable for all but the most demanding applications. Its powerful motor operates comfortably up to the maximum system speed and down to 50rpm when needed. Optional remote control available.

  • 400 Ncm Motor

    The 400 Ncm Motor is the most powerful of the standard range of motors available for Orb Pilot. Designed to run continuously up to its maximum rating, this motor is suitable for material up to 10,000 cP. Optional remote control available.

  • 60 Ncm Motor

    The 60 Ncm Motor is ideal for frequent and extended use with 10 L reactors but only where low viscosities are expected.

  • Circulator and Fluid

    Circulator options from industry-leading manufacturer, Huber. A range of circulator accessories and oils for whatever your application are available.

  • Circulator Hoses

    Orb Pilot Circulator Hoses provides a high degree of insulation, helping to maximize the performance of your circulator and reactor. Safety is also improved with secure couplings and reduced risk of contact burns. These 3.0 M hoses are equipped with M30 x 1.5 thread couplings.

  • High Shear Baffle Set

    Orb Pilot High Shear Baffles have a unique, concave 3-sided profile which promotes turbulent mixing and vastly improves stirring performance.

  • Low Shear Baffle Set

    Orb Pilot Low Shear Baffles have a round profile to limit any impact on sensitive products while at the same time disrupting the central vortex and promoting improved mixing.

  • PTFE PBT Stirrer

    The PTFE Pitch Blade Turbine Impellor is a 45O-angle, 4-blade design, improving down draft flow. Additional adjustable height impellor can be added to the shaft if required.

  • Hydrofoil Stirrer

    The 316 Stainless Steel Hydrofoil Stirrer has double level down-flow impellors. The hydrofoil design has a similar mixing action to the PTFE PBT Stirrer but has improved efficiency and a lower torque requirement. This design of impellor is also very common in large scale plant…

  • Accessory Tower

    The Orb Pilot Accessory Tower is a versatile framework which couples directly to the Orb Pilot frame with link plates. Common uses include distillation collection, vessel mounting, pumps and feed vessels, gravimetric dosing systems, work-ups, and separations.

  • Accessory Shelf

    The Orb Pilot Accessory Shelf is the perfect partner to the Accessory Tower, with its rugged construction making it ideal for mounting pumps, controllers, or balances.

  • Accessory Support Clamp

    The Orb Pilot Accessory Support Clamp is a versatile clamp/support which can be located in various positions on the main Orb Pilot frame and Accessory Tower to provide support for delicate accessories such as condensers and dosing funnels.

  • Collection Vessel Clamp

    The Orb Pilot Collection Vessel Clamp fits to the Accessory Tower to allow the mounting of receiver & feed vessels.

  • Distillation Kit

    The Orb Pilot Distillation Kits are available in various configurations from a simple reflux to effective but easy to use reaction concentrators.  Speak to our team of Chemists to discuss your needs.

  • Static Mitigation Kit

    In certain circumstances, static can build up on the surfaces of the reactor which could become a potential hazard if left. The Static Mitigation Kit helps to dissipate this build-up to earth, reducing the overall risk.

  • DN300 Clamp

    The DN300 Clamp can be added to the DN235 Frame Kit to enable it to accept the 50 L glass vessel reactors. Two simple fixings allow the clamps to be exchanged in seconds making it trivial to switch between 50 L and the other vessel…

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Orb Pilot 50 L

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.

Included modules

  • Orb Pilot DN300 Frame Kit

    The Orb Pilot DN300 Frame Kit includes the DN300 Flange Clamp, sprung-loaded vessel platform, and combined castors/leveling feet for easy handling. Suitable for the 50 L Orb Pilot vessel.  Can also be easily upgraded to accommodate all other Orb Pilot vessel sizes (10 L to…

  • Orb Pilot Vessel Kit

    The Orb Pilot Vessel Kit contains all the essential parts for your Orb Pilot system, including the Vessel, Detachable BOV (bottom outlet valve) and Clamp, Default Anchor Stirrer, PTFE Temperature Probe with Lemo Connector, Oil Jacket Connections, and matching Base Support Spring Cartridges.

  • DN300 Glass Lid

    The Orb Pilot DN300 Lid matches the Orb Pilot 50 L vessel. The Lid features central stirrer port, 2 baffle ports, DN60 condenser port, DN60 filling port, 2 x B19 probe ports, and 1 x B34 port.

  • Oil Drain Manifold Kit

    The Orb Pilot Oil Drain Kit is a highly recommended accessory. Its key function is to enable the simple and safe draining of the circulator fluid – it also has a secondary function of limiting strain on the glassware from the heavy insulated oil hoses.…

  • 200 Ncm Motor

    The 200 Ncm Motor for Orb Pilot is a great all-purpose motor which is suitable for all but the most demanding applications. Its powerful motor operates comfortably up to the maximum system speed and down to 50rpm when needed. Optional remote control available.

Optional modules

  • 100 Ncm Motor

    The 100 Ncm Motor is the perfect partner for low viscosity processes up to 20 L.  This high-quality product is designed for daily use and offers optional remote control.

  • 400 Ncm Motor

    The 400 Ncm Motor is the most powerful of the standard range of motors available for Orb Pilot. Designed to run continuously up to its maximum rating, this motor is suitable for material up to 10,000 cP. Optional remote control available.

  • 60 Ncm Motor

    The 60 Ncm Motor is ideal for frequent and extended use with 10 L reactors but only where low viscosities are expected.

  • Circulator and Fluid

    Circulator options from industry-leading manufacturer, Huber. A range of circulator accessories and oils for whatever your application are available.

  • Circulator Hoses

    Orb Pilot Circulator Hoses provides a high degree of insulation, helping to maximize the performance of your circulator and reactor. Safety is also improved with secure couplings and reduced risk of contact burns. These 3.0 M hoses are equipped with M30 x 1.5 thread couplings.

  • DN235 Clamp

    The DN235 Clamp can be added to the DN300 Frame Kit to enable it to accept the 10 L to 30 L glass vessel reactors. Two simple fixings allow the clamps to be exchanged in seconds making it trivial to switch between 50 L and…

  • High Shear Baffle Set

    Orb Pilot High Shear Baffles have a unique, concave 3-sided profile which promotes turbulent mixing and vastly improves stirring performance.

  • Low Shear Baffle Set

    Orb Pilot Low Shear Baffles have a round profile to limit any impact on sensitive products while at the same time disrupting the central vortex and promoting improved mixing.

  • PTFE PBT Stirrer

    The PTFE Pitch Blade Turbine Impellor is a 45O-angle, 4-blade design, improving down draft flow. Additional adjustable height impellor can be added to the shaft if required.

  • Hydrofoil Stirrer

    The 316 Stainless Steel Hydrofoil Stirrer has double level down-flow impellors. The hydrofoil design has a similar mixing action to the PTFE PBT Stirrer but has improved efficiency and a lower torque requirement. This design of impellor is also very common in large scale plant…

  • Accessory Tower

    The Orb Pilot Accessory Tower is a versatile framework which couples directly to the Orb Pilot frame with link plates. Common uses include distillation collection, vessel mounting, pumps and feed vessels, gravimetric dosing systems, work-ups, and separations.

  • Accessory Shelf

    The Orb Pilot Accessory Shelf is the perfect partner to the Accessory Tower, with its rugged construction making it ideal for mounting pumps, controllers, or balances.

  • Accessory Support Clamp

    The Orb Pilot Accessory Support Clamp is a versatile clamp/support which can be located in various positions on the main Orb Pilot frame and Accessory Tower to provide support for delicate accessories such as condensers and dosing funnels.

  • Collection Vessel Clamp

    The Orb Pilot Collection Vessel Clamp fits to the Accessory Tower to allow the mounting of receiver & feed vessels.

  • Distillation Kit

    The Orb Pilot Distillation Kits are available in various configurations from a simple reflux to effective but easy to use reaction concentrators.  Speak to our team of Chemists to discuss your needs.

  • Static Mitigation Kit

    In certain circumstances, static can build up on the surfaces of the reactor which could become a potential hazard if left. The Static Mitigation Kit helps to dissipate this build-up to earth, reducing the overall risk.