Rotary Evaporator with 15L pump:
BHO Hardware has put together this entry level kit which is great for the hobbyist that wants to be able to work for a few hours per day. The rotary evaporator has a manual lift bath which the user can move up and down using the screw handle on the front of the unit.
This model comes with a 5ltr rotary flask and a 3 ltr receiving flask. This model has an inflow tap shown in the picture top left which enables the system to draw starting mixture from a reservoir through into the rotary flask the fluid is drawn into the system by negative pressure created by the recirculating water pump. The tap can be closed to control the amount of fluid being drawn into the rotating flask. The receiving flask has a release valve at the bottom enabling the user to release the evaporated fluid from the system without dismantling the unit. The temperature of the bath is controlled via the panel to the right of the water bath and the RPM of the rotating flask is controlled via the panel in the top centre of the system with the pressure gauge just below.
Recirculating Water Pump:
On the right-hand side of the ACWP-40 Recirculating water vacuum pump you will find a cover that is removable, this is where the user can load the machine with water and ice to make the ice bath. On the front of the water recirculatory below the gauges the user will find two vacuum ports each one works independently of the other meaning that two pieces of equipment can be vacuumed down at the same time.
At the back of the unit, there are 2 ports which allow the flow of liquid to and from the unit with a valve that will stop or start the chilling process. The vacuum will start as the machine is turned on as it is the flow of water that
creates the vacuum. This pump will create a steady vacuum, but the micron level is still quite high making it perfect for the Rotary evaporator.