The Rocket evaporator is designed to quickly process larger volumes of solvent in parallel and without supervision. The system controls the whole process, temperature, duration, prevention of bumping and foaming, and stopping the method at the correct point, be that concentrated or fully dry.
Two systems are available:
is for drying single large volumes of solvent, from a few litres to 10s of litres. The system can be used for a single batch of up to 5 ltires, or for with the automatic feed option for much larger volumes.
Rocket is designed to dry or concentrate six flasks, each containing up to 450ml of solvent. Alternatively a special holder or "Puck
" can replace the flask and carry 3 ASE vials in each position. If you are running 3 or more rotary evaporators at the same time, then the Rocket is for you! There are two principle applications for the Rocket, click on:
A film showing how the Rocket works and the application of the Rocket can be viewed here
The Rocket evaporator has been specifically designed with automated sample concentration in mind. Typically, samples require concentratation before analysis to enable more accurate results to be obtained, and is often used in the field of Environmental Analysis, for example, to determine if there are any pesticide residues in a vegetable crop.
The Rocket can concentrate up to 6 flasks of 450ml in parallel, and if desired, concentrate the samples directly into a 2ml GC autosampler vial, with no user intervention. The speed of evaporation previously not been available, and enables users to abandon highly labour intensive methods, and make time for science.
The Rocket Evaporator has been designed to concentrate and dry samples in parallel, very fast. The Rocket can dry up to 6 flasks of 450ml, and if desired, concentrate the samples directly into small vials, all with no user intervention. The speed of evaporation previously not been available, and enables users to abandon highly labour intensive methods, and make time for science rather than attending to their evaporator.
Each Puck can hold three ASE®
vials, taking the total capacity of the Rocket Evaporator
to 18 vials. The Rocket dries these tubes very quickly and in parallel, providing complete safety for the sample. Dri-Pure®
technology prevents bumping and cross contamination and the system has precise temperature control - not forgetting that your samples are cold while they are boiling. Rocket delivers very high analyte recoveries, even for the most volatile analytes.
To concentrate most samples in ASE®
vials, it is necessary to add a solvent keep. More can be found about this methodology on the Concentration technology page
Rocket 4D is an automated evaporation system for large volumes of solvent, from a few litres to 50 litres or 100 litres. The system feeds the solution for evaporation to the evaporation vessel, controls temperature, controls pressure, prevents bumping and foaming, drains the condenser, stops when dry or concentrated, and if required, redissolves the product in a small volume of solvent, unattended, and with no user intervention! Rocket 4D provides fast, safe evaporation for solvents with a boiling point of up to 165°C (DMF) and can easily dry aqueous samples.