Distillation & Extraction Equipment

Root Sciences specializes in commercial-scale short path distillation equipment for the cannabis industry. Our system can refine cannabis and hemp concentrate 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 oil distillation process, we take advantage of the boiling points of cannabinoids. By using molecular separation, we can separate the THC from the terpenes, impurities, and solvents, leaving you with an odorless and clear golden distillate. The main advantages to using distillate are that it is safer to consume, has a much higher potency than extracts or flowers, and activated through the distillation process.



Root Sciences Short Path Distillation apparatus is a short path evaporator with an internal condenser and atmospheric discharge arms for residue and distillate. With short path distillation, a decrease of boiling temperature is obtained by reducing the operating pressure. It is a continuous process with very short residence time.


  • Continuous feed Short residence time (less than 10 seconds)High evaporation rates
  • Low processing temperatures Low vacuum (down to 0.001 mbar)
  • Low fouling on evaporator wall Compact design
  • Automated System Easy to use
  • Separates cannabis extracts into high concentrations of clear distillate


vkl-70-5 cannabis distillation equipment

VKL 70-5

The opening model in our VTA line, the VKL 70-5 is the perfect industrial starter distillation center. If you don’t know what machine you need, the first metric you should consider is the amount of material you want to process per shift. The VKL takes the crude oil produced from 180 kg per shift and yields four to five liters of distillate.

vks-70-5-small cannabis distillation equipment

VKS 70-5

The VKS 70-5 is the next step up from the VKL 70-5. While it operates on the same electrical single-phase setup, the VKS has the ability to run three times more material than the VKL per shift. It takes 544 kg of biomass and yields 12 to 13 liters of distillate. Both of these models are well suited to small and medium operations that are space-conscious and don’t need the additional processing power that the following two models offer.

VK-100-10 cannabis distillation equipment

VK 100-10

Stepping up into serious distillation needs, the VK 100-10 can process 2,041 kg per shift and yield 25 to 30 liters. This machine is best suited for processors who need large production. The VK 100-10 is a bit larger than its smaller counterparts. Be sure to note the space requirement and differing electrical supply that this machine requires when planning a distillation space.

VK-200-40-small cannabis distillation equipment

VK 200-40

At the top of Root Sciences’ standardized line, the VK 200-40 boasts the ability to process 11,339 kg. of cannabis per shift; this produces 320 to 400 liters of distillate. This piece of cannabis distillation equipment is for processors who require extra-large production. Be sure to note the space requirement and differing electrical supply that this machine requires when planning a distillation space.



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