VKL 70-5

A Turnkey Solution: Wiped Film Short Path Distillation For the Hemp and Cannabis Industries

Short Path Distillation VKL 70-5

The VTA VKL 70-5 is the entry-level system in the VTA line up and is suitable for processors in need of industry-standard production rates for the recreational cannabis market.

If desired, it can be combined in series with an additional VKL 70-5 unit to improve efficiency by avoiding the need for a second pass on a single machine.  This upgrade option adds redundancy (for maintenance or in the event of downtime) and can also be performed at a later stage, allowing your equipment to grow with your operation.

The VKL 70-5 (commonly known as the “glass plant” in our VKL distillation line) has a throughput capability of 1,200 – 1,700 mL per hour, and yields approximately 4.8-5.4 liters of distillate per 8 hour shift.

Throughput (per hour) 1,200 to 1,700 ml
Distillate Yield
4.8-5.4 liters
Stages Single, Dual Stage Available
Electrical 60A 240V, Single phase
Standards Available UL – CE
Regulations GMP ready
Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8′ x 3.2′ x 7.1′
Weight 580 kg (gross)

Key Features

Throughput Capability
1,200-1,700 mI per hour

True Continuous Feed
Patented design allows for uninterrupted operation by continuously feeding cannabis oil into the feed tank and dispensing finished product out to atmosphere without breaking vacuum

Fully Jacketed System
The VKL 70-5 is heated from start to finish, negating the use of heating tape or heat guns to keep the product moving through the system

Fully Pump-Driven Operation
Integrated pumps provide full operator control overfeed and discharge rates instead of relying on gravity type drip feed systems

Expert On-Site Training
Instruction on operation of equipment and proprietary parameters for producing distillate are included with purchase

Optimal Yields and Potency
Analytic results up to 99.85% total cannabinoids


ROI/Payback Period

Below are conservative calculations that can be expected with the VKL 70-5:

roi chart vkl

[Crude extract and distillate prices vary widely, based on location, season, and amount purchased. For the purposes of these calculations, price assumptions are as follows: crude extract (per L) – $3,000/$1,750 (cannabis/hemp), distillate (per L) – $6,500/$3,500 (cannabis/hemp). Crude extract quality/potency will also have a substantial effect on amount of distillate produced.  Labor costs have been included in these calculations.]

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