VKS 125 Wiped-Film Short Path Distillation System

Key Features

Throughput Capability: Typically 15 L/h, Maximum of 20 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 Continuous 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 Volume Processing: System designed for processors with high throughput requirements,frequently paired with extraction systems processing up to 1 metric ton per day

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 VKS 125 is one of the highest quality wiped-film units on the market today for reliable non-stop production of valuable cannabinoid distillate.

Optional Upgrade: Dispensing gear pump allows multiple machines to be connected in series if desired.

Technical Specs

Maximum Feed Rate20  L/h
Typical Throughput15 L/h
Evaporator Surface Area0.20 m²
Power Requirements

3Φ 230 V, 60 Hz

3Φ 460 V, 60 Hz

(L x W x H)
8.7’ x 4.1’ x 9.5
CertificationUL ready (all necessary individual components are UL listed)
Warranty1 year (excluding glass and vacuum system)
Materials Used316 stainless steel, borosilicate glass, graphite wiper blocks
Options50 L Feed vessel, Separate heater for residue discharge arm, Degassing stage, Additional distillation stages, Vacuum system upgrade, GMP package to include IQ, OQ, FAT, SAT, Heated transfer hose to connect multiple units in series

ROI/Payback Period

Daily Processing Time
8-hour (one shift)
24-hour continuous (three shifts)
Daily Crude Cost
Daily Distillate Yield
49 L
147 L
Daily Distillate Value
Payback Period
2 days
25 days
1 day
8 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.

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