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The SFT-120 Supercritical Fluid Extractor (SFE) was developed for people who want to investigate the feasibility of applying supercritical fluid techniques to a wide variety of analytical and processing problems.

Ideal for use in a variety of applications and settings:

  • High-level precision capable of handling serious research
  • A great tool for teaching laboratories
  • Perfect for natural product extraction, including foods and nutraceuticals
  • Numerous industrial uses, including drying, textile dyeing, parts cleaning
  • Polymer applications
  • Process development and scale-up

A research grade system designed to exacting specifications that provides highly accurate, repeatable results, the SFT-110 is capable of extracting very low levels of key components from materials and processing larger amounts of bulk material than would be possible with smaller, analytical scale equipment. Built with precision, durability, versatility, and safety in mind, the SFT-110 possesses many features typically found in more costly systems, and achieves superior results.

  • Easy to use PID controllers ensure precise temperature and pressure control
  • Integrated Fluid Preheater and Flow Meter for optimal process control
  • Variable restrictor valve for precise flow control
  • High performance, Dual Piston Pump delivers CO2 at consistent rates
  • Built-in safety features to protect against over-temperature or overpressure conditions
  • Accommodates a variety of extraction and collection vessels for maximum versatility
  • Optional Co-solvent Addition Modules

The SFT-120 Specifications

Standard Configuration
Temperature and Pressure Display: Independent LED displays.
Temperature range: Ambient to 200°C.
Temperature precision: +/- 0 .5°C.
Operation Pressure: 10,000 psi upper pressure limit (across the flow range). Front keypad control, with LED display. Constant pressure mode of operation.
Flow Rates: 0.01 – 50.00 ml/min liquid CO2 (+/- 2% accuracy).
Flow Meter: 0 -9.5 SLPM of Expanded Gas
Over pressure safeguard: High / low pressure alarms and rupture disc assembly.
High Pressure Pump: High performance, pneumatically driven piston pump rapidly compresses liquid CO2 from tank pressure (750-900 psi) up to the pressures required for SFE, SFR, and other high-pressure applications. The pump operates in a constant pressure mode.
Restrictor Valve: Heated up to 200°C; resistant to blockage.
Extraction Vessel Size: 10, 25, 50, and 100 ml options. Vessels are interchangeable.
Collection Vessel: Externally mounted. Many options available.
Dimensions: Width: 29 cm, Depth: 57 cm, Height: 102 cm.
Weight (with a 100 mL vessel): 28 kg (62 Lb.)
Configuration Options
Co-solvent Addition: Doping module or direct, in-line metered addition.
Interchangable Sample Vessels: 10, 25, 50, and 100 ml (with 5 micron Fritts).
Sample Baskets: S/S mesh, with lids.
Flow Meter: 0 -9.5 SLPM of expanded gas.
Power Requirements (US): 220 VAC., single phase, 10 amps
Liquid Gas Supply: Liquid CO2 cylinder with dip tube.