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Armfield - Miniature-Scale Research & Development Technology - FT111 Laboratory-scale Rapid Extractor

Ideally suited to product development purposes, the Armfield FT111 Laboratory-scale Rapid Extractor is used to extract the active constituents from materials in laboratory-scale batch sizes.

The Armfield FT111 uses high pressure and a combination of both static and dynamic extraction phases to achieve a rapid extraction of the active materials with minimum degradation to the product. In the dynamic phases, the solvent is passed through the material providing a forced percolation and agitation.

The process pressure, number of cycles and length of each phase are programmable by the user. In this way the effect of the extraction parameters on the end product can be explored and an optimum set of parameters determined for each product.

The FT111 vessel is loaded with solvent automatically under microprocessor control using a pneumatic solvent pump. Priming of the vessel and pipework is also automatic. Twin pistons (one primary and one slave) are used to generate the pressure in the vessel and to provide the solvent percolation.

Key Features & Benefits

Key Features

  • Fast, efficient solid-liquid extraction of active constituents from plants, herbs, fruits and other similar materials
  • High pressure, room temperature extraction, excellent for sensitive materials
  • Unaltered natural properties and characteristics of the active constituents, no discolouration or oxidisation
  • Easy to use: microprocessor control and real time display  sequencing and process parameters
  • Automatic pressure control
  • Automatic solvent loading and priming
  • Automatic alarm indication of process anomalies
  • Highly flexible extraction parameters


  • Fast response, results in hours rather than days
  • Small-scale, 5, 10 and 20 litre options
  • Simple cleaning and maintenance procedures
  • Uses ethanol, glycerol, water or similar safe solvents
  • Reproducible results
  • Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Education & Academics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Powders & Pigments / Coating
ArmfieldThe Armfield Industrial Division designs and manufactures research & development systems, primarily for the food, beverage, dairy, edible oil and pharmaceutical industries. Used by many of the world's leading corporations, Armfield systems enable researchers and product developers to replicate full-scale industrial manufacturing processes on a miniature-scale in the laboratory.
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