Jacketed Centrifuge 3 Kilo
The JC-15 Jacketed Centrifuge works with a range of liquid solvents, some of the more popular include Ethanol and Isopropanol.
The biomass is loaded into a 25 micron permeable bag which zips shut once full. This model will hold 3KG of ground dry material. No twigs or stalks should be placed in the bag as this could cause damage. This machine is classed as a top load centrifuge. Once the bag is prepared, it must be placed into the central drum which has 6mm perforated holes around the sides.
The lid has a large viewing window made from thickened Pyrex glass. There are three ports on the lid, the central port is used to vacuum the centrifuge out, the back port is an air in to release the vacuum and the third is to pull the liquid solvent into the drum. In front of the central port there is a gauge that allows the user to see the vacuum within the vessel.
The centrifuge can be used with or without a chiller, one method users have adopted is to chill a secondary reservoir of liquid solvent, this is then transferred into the machine that is hooked up to another chiller that freezers the outer jacket. Other users don’t use chiller at all and do all the winterizing after the process. This model can be used in either way and gives great results each time.
The machine comes with four huge eye bolts in each corner that can aid when moving it around, the system comes complete with inline sight glasses, ball valves, gaskets and clamps.
To lock the lid down in place the user must close three heavy duty quick release toggle clamps that are placed around the edge of the lid. Once this has been done the user must next pull a vacuum on the centrifuge, once the gauge has negative vacuum the valve to the pump can be turned closed and the pump turned off (please ensure this is done in the correct order has oil from the pump my be pulled into the machine ).
Once the inlet ball valve is opened the liquid solvent will quickly be sucked up through the hose and will be deposited into the drum. The user should make sure that the liquid stays just under the lip of the perforated drum, this way as the centrifuge starts to spin the liquid can move one way and the other freely giving better yields.
The PID controller is split into two sections the top section displays what the centrifuge is doing live, it displays such information as what cycle it is on and how long into a cycle it is. One good feature is the temperature sensor that measures how chilled the solvent is within the centrifuge this will prove interesting to those users using chillers alongside the machine
The bottom part of the screen is where the user will set the centrifuge up. The settings are as follows
- Extract forward time in seconds (max 999 seconds)
- Extract Reverse time in seconds (max 999 seconds)
- Wait time in seconds (max 1000 seconds)
- Extract forward RPM (max 300)
- Extract Reverse RPM (max 300)
- Cycles (max 999)
Once the user is happy with the Extract set up, they can now move the dehydration set up. To do this press the big red arrow on the top screen that points to “dehydration”
- Dehydration time in seconds has 4 cycles (note cycle 1,2,3 max time is 6554 secs cycle 4 is 1000 seconds)
- Dehydration speed (each cycle can be set independently up to 2000 RPM)
- Wait time in seconds (this is the time between cycles)
Next to the digital interface there is the power button and the big red emergency stop button.
Once all the extracts cycles have finished the 2” ball valve on the bottom left of the centrifuge can be opened and most of the liquid can be evacuated. The dehydration mode can then commence centrifuging out the 95% of any liquid left in the biomass.
To get the best results this process can then be repeated three times with the same liquid.