Root Sciences

Cannabis Extraction & Distillation Equipment

Setting the standard in cannabis extraction & distillation equipment. Learn more about our extraction and distillation solutions below.


Root Sciences has led the industry in post processing technology through its exclusive global relationship with German manufacturer VTA. Root Sciences is proud to announce our partnership with DEVEX, the global leader in Cryo Ethanol Extraction Equipment. Root Sciences and DEVEX will pave the way for cryo ethanol as a sustainable solution for pre-distillation crude cannabis oil.

Knowing wiped film distillation was relevant in todays pharma and petrochemical industries, Root Sciences' engineering and business development teams moved fast to secure DEVEX as its exclusive partner in ethanol extraction. Ethanol extraction has some unique characteristics which make it the most efficient and cost effective solution for any cannabis processor to make its final form of cannabinoid concentrates. Please reach out to your Root Sciences associate for any questions or additional information.


Root Sciences specializes in commercial-scale short path distillation equipment for the cannabis industry. Our system can refine cannabis and hemp concentrates into a golden clear distillate that can be infused into a variety of edible products or fine oils to be used in vape cartridges and tinctures.

In our cannabis distillation process we take advantage of the melting points of cannabinoids. By using molecular separation we can separate the THC from the terpenes, lipids, impurities and solvents, leaving you with an odourless and clear golden distillate. The main advantages to using distillate is that it is safer to smoke, has a much higher potency than extracts or flower and activates immediately after use.

A Turnkey Solution

The Short Path Distillation Plant VKL 70-5 system can process up to 1500ml/hour of cannabis concentrates into a clear distillate.

Advantages to using our system:

  • Continuous feed so you don’t have to break vacuum
  • Short residence time
  • High evaporation rates
  • Low processing temperatures
  • Compact design
  • Cannabinoid separation
  • Automated controls
  • Fully Jacketed for precise temperature controls

Included with the VKL 70-5 is the feeding system, short path evaporator with internal condenser, cold trap, discharge systems for distillate and residue, heating and vacuum system.

The main glass components are carefully fabricated in Borosilicate glass to allow you to view the concentrates during the distillation process.

Interested in our cannabis distillation equipment? Contact us today for more information and a price quote.

Short Path Distillation Plant VKL 70-5


Root Sciences provides installation and training for our turnkey distillation equipment so you can start making distillate on day one! Ask about our attractive leasing terms available through trusted partners, contact us today!. With our help you can achieve results as high as 99.95% in total cannabinoids.