miniPilot

Multi-Purpose mini-plant pilot reactor

miniPilot 10 liter glass pilot reactor system
miniPilot 10 liter glass pilot reactor

Glass reactor: 5, 10, 15 liter
Pressure: -1.0 (FV) to +1.0 bar
Temperature: -60 °C (-90 °C) to +200 °C
Material: Borosilicate glass 3.3, PTFE, PFA, PEEK

  • Other setups are available.

With the miniPilot product family (Reactor, nutsch filter, scrubber) we offer mini-plants for chemical process development, scale up, process simulation and kilo-scale production.

The Reactor's explosion proof design (ATEX) and inert materials allow safe processing of solvents and acids in a completely sealed reaction vessel. The compact standard reactor setup can easily be modified, interchangeable reaction vessels of 5, 10 and 15 liters including interchangeable stirrers are available. The reaction vessel is installed on a lifting / lowering device, for easy opening and cleaning. The distillation glass overhead is built with flexible ball-socket joints for multiple chemical reactions under full vacuum.

We produce complete solutions for chemical processing: Reactor systems including accessories like sampling devices, pH probes, rectification columns with structured packing, process monitoring and control as well as integration of auxiliary equipment such as temperature control units, nutsch filters / dryers, scrubbers or mixing vessels.


Standard package

  • 5, 10, 15 liters jacketed glass reactor, interchangeable
  • Baffle with Pt100 temperature sensor
  • Continuous adjustable agitator speed, 0-600 rpm
  • Dry running mechanical seal
  • Compact stainless steel frame, table or floor model, mobile
  • ATEX Zone 1 (0) / CE / cGMP
  • CIP capable
  • FDA conform, highly corrosion resistant
  • Complete documentation

Standard options

  • Reactor lift for easy reactor opening, cleaning, stirrer exchange
  • 3-wall reactor vessel for -90 °C chemistry
  • Glass distillation overhead
  • Sampling system
  • Probes for pH, others
  • CiP spray nozzle
  • IQ / OQ / PQ

Compact, mobile frame

Stainless steel frame with reactor lift
  • Compact stainless steel frame fits in standard laboratory fume hood
  • Bench-top model
  • Floor model, mobile
  • Vessel lift for easy handling of glass reaction vessels

Distillation glass overhead

minipilot distillation glass overhead

Optional distillation overhead consisting of:

  • 1 liter feed vessel
  • Vapor duct with reflux splitter
  • Spiral reflux condenser
  • Phase separator
  • 4 liter receiver vessel
  • Distributor with pressure gauge and vacuum connection
  • Nitrogen connection
  • Self-draining «buchiflex» glass piping

Solid cover plate

Reactor cover plate with ATEX agitator drive
  • PFA coated steel cover plate
  • Fast-action closure for addition of solids
  • Standard version with 4 NS tapered joint
  • 2 spare connections for common laboratory glassware

Examples

Floor model and table model
Floor model and table model
miniPilot with 15 liter glass vessel
miniPilot with 15 liter glass vessel
Glass vessel with triple wall for low temperature chemistry
Glass vessel with triple wall for low temperature chemistry
CiP spray nozzle
CiP spray nozzle
Sampling system
Sampling system
miniPilot with automation
miniPilot with automation
Double miniPilot
Double miniPilot
Glass stirrers and internal cooling coil
Glass stirrers and internal cooling coil

Chemical reactions, applications

  • Vacuum distillation
  • Azeotropic distillation (phase separation)
  • Evaporation to any desired consistency
  • Multi-component chemical reactions
  • Gas introduction into liquid phase
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Extraction of multi phase mixture
  • Crystallization
  • Refluxing
  • Multiple chemical reactions liquid/liquid, liquid/solid
  • Low temperature chemistry