VKL 85 Wiped-Film Short Path Distillation Sytem

Key features

Throughput Capability: Typically 3.3 L/h, Maximum of 4.25 L/h

Optimal Yields and Potency: Finished distillate contains up to 99% total cannabinoids

Fully Jacketed System: Heated from start to finish, negating the use of heating tape or heat guns to keep product moving through the system

True Continous Feed: Integrated pumps for precise operator control over feed and discharge rates, allowing for true continuous operation, dispensing finished product to atmosphere

GMP Ready: Optional GMP package includes FAT, SAT, IQ, OQ. Equipment can be further customized according to your URS to meet any local or international GMP requirements

High Visibility Processing: Transparent glass system enables operators to maintain optimal processing control by observing conditions inside the evaporator body

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

Wiped-Film Short Path Distillation Equipment

Root Sciences’ wiped-film molecular distillation plants are specifically intended for the processing of cannabis and hemp crude oil, with honest and accurate throughput/yield rates reflecting that.

Designed and manufactured in Germany, these machines are expertly engineered to produce distillate that can be used in a wide variety of products commonly found on the market today.

The VKL 85 is one of the highest throughput fully glass wiped-film units on the market today for reliable non-stop production of valuable cannabinoid distillate.

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Technical Specs

Maximum Feed Rate4.25 L/h
Typical Throughput3.0 L/h
Evaporator Surface Area0.15 m²
Power Requirements1Φ 230 V, 60 Hz
Dimensions (L x W x H)7.2’ x 2.0’ x 7.5’
CertificationUL ready (all necessary individual components are UL listed)
Warranty1 year (excluding glass and vacuum system)
Materials Used316 stainless steel, borosilicate glass, PTFE glass fiber reinforced rollers
Options10 L Feed vessel, Immersion chiller for cold trap, Separate heater for residue discharge arm, GMP package to include IQ, OQ, FAT, SAT, Heated transfer hose to connect multiple units in series

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ROI/Payback Period

Daily Processing Time
8-hour (one shift)
24-hour continuous (three shifts)
Daily Crude Cost
Daily Distillate Yield
Daily Distillate Value
Payback Period
4 days
47 days
1.3 days
16 days
Hemp data based on US average prices according to hempbenchmarks.com March 2021 spot price index report. Cannabis data based on 80% yield at Washington State I-502 market prices.