THE APEKS 4-IN-1 INTERCHANGEABLE OIL EXTRACTION/DISTILLATION SYSTEM

Combines 4 extraction, distillation and concentration methods in 1 easy-to-use, space-saving system.

4 METHODS, 1 SYSTEM

Save on investing in separate systems with the Apeks 4-in-1 Interchangeable Extractor. Offers multiple options of traditional extraction and concentration methods in one easily reconfigured machine!

1)   Reflux or percolation-style solvent extraction

2)   Steam distillation

3)   Stirred solvent extraction

4)   Rapid solvent recovery/product concentration

The 4-in-1 systems are well-suited for batch extractions of high-value products, experimentation, pilot runs and R&D.

1st 100 gallon distiller built in 2006!


Available in two sizes:

  • 25-gallon systems   $35,000.
  • 100-gallon systems $45,000.

Heaters can be powered individually or through a centralized temperature control system (additional charge).

Hardware included for all configurations.

Optional equipment purchase:

  • Recirculating water chiller for 25-gallon system:  $15,000
  • Recirculating water chiller for 100-gallon system:  $18,000
  • Stir motor with agitator: $5,000

The Apeks 4-in-1 Interchangeable Extractors are designed and manufactured in accordance with ASME’s Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and Biopressing Equipment Code (BPE). All components are constructed from 304 stainless steel and utilize FDA sanitary fittings.

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Reflux or percolation-style solvent extraction

 

The Reflux or percolation-style solvent extraction uses a proven soxhlet (apparatus) configuration with the additional option of operating under vacuum — ideal for lower temperature extractions to best preserve botanical oils.


Stirred solvent extraction

Utilizes a conventional air-driven stirrer to mix the plant material in a basket suspended in a solvent. 25-gallon system holds up to 20 pounds of raw material; 100-gallon up to 80 pounds.


Rapid solvent recovery product concentration

Designed for quick, efficient solvent recovery and concentration of the extracted material. Performing recovery and concentration under vacuum keeps the vapor temperature low to preserve oils and minimize thermal degradation, resulting in higher-quality and higher-quantity yields.  


Steam distillation

Typically used for essential oil extractions for perfumes and citrus peel extractions, steam distilling can be accomplished at either atmospheric pressure or under vacuum.