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The FRACTION FINDER is Arometrix’s real-time molecular monitoring system for refinement processes, such as fractional distillation and isolation. This patented technology is essential for getting the highest-quality, most consistent oils possible. Forget the old ways of relying on experience, guesswork, and eyesight alone – now you can identify fractions in-line with this novel approach to real-time molecular tracking.

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Features & Details

Arometrix Sensor

  • Uniquely built to attach directly to glassware in seconds
  • Connects and transmits to the high-quality monitor
  • Plug and play – instantaneously analyzes the mixture flowing through the processing machine
  • Available in two sizes: size 29 (fits 28-30mm OD glass) and size 34 (fits 31-34mm OD glass)
  • Available with ultra-sensitivity as an add-on (10X increase in sensitivity)
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Arometrix Monitor

  • Collects and displays real-time molecular data in-line throughout the process
  • High-quality, high-resolution touch screen
  • Compatible with all Arometrix sensors
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Key Software Features

  • Molecular Viewing – View up to 3 molecules simultaneously via two different graphing options; select from a list of molecules
  • Intensity Values – Observe numeric molecular intensity levels that correlate with potency
  • Data Logging – Record run data for traceability in our data review app
  • Software Updates – Upgrade to new software releases easily from the field
Lack of objectivity during fractional distillation

Botanical processors don’t know their product’s quality until after the process is over. This is because traditional molecular analyzers are hardware-hungry and can’t be utilized in-line, but rather, after the process for sample testing.

During the process, processors are forced to rely on subjective techniques, such as eyesight, experience, and guesswork, and indirect techniques like temperature. This lack of analytical tools during the processing leads to human error and “bad” batches. Now, you can forget the old ways of manually ‘finding fractions’. The FRACTION FINDER product line will improve the quality, consistency, and value of processed botanicals.

Make smarter decisions based on data

Arometrix’s disruptive solution is the patented FRACTION FINDER. Processors refer to it while they are operating to view current process status and undertake corrective actions if needed. By using the Fraction Finder in tandem with existing laboratory and processing techniques, you’ll have a wealth of additional information on which to base decisions.

For example, the data will tell you when to change your distillation collection flasks so that the different fractions are more optimally separated. The main fractions are “heads”, “bodies”, and “tails”. Knowing exactly when each fraction starts helps you to determine optimal flask transfers for precise and repeatable separation of fractions.

Additionally, this technology is great for rapidly training novice technicians on the process, or standardizing distillations across a large facility.

Applicable processes for this model includes small, benchtop, and industrial distillation process, including short path distillation, thin film distillation, and wiped film evaporation / distillation, and chromatography / isolation.

Powered by fluorescence spectroscopy

The AROMETRIX technology utilizes a principle known as fluorescence spectroscopy, a branch of science concerned with measuring molecules based on how they interact with light. The technology uses a spectrum of wavelengths over time to determine the relative purity of oils flowing through a glass condenser or sight glass. This technique paves the way for precision and repeatability, which will yield a more consistent product over time.

Product Details

Included in this package:
  • Arometrix Monitor
  • Arometrix Fraction Finder Sensor
  • Light-Blocking Tape
  • Power Supply
  • 3″ Sensor Cable
  • Pole-Mounting Clamp
  • User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • ROHS
  • CE


What fractions can this detect?

The Fraction Finder can detect fractions, colloquially known as the “Head” fraction, “Main Body” fraction, and “Tail” fraction. Read our Chemical Cheat Sheet for a complete list.

What is the ultra-sensitivity add-on?

For certain processes, such as Isolation/Chromatography, highly sensitive detection is essential. This is because these processes involve high amounts of solvent. The more solvent used, the more sensitive the sensor’s detection needs to be. Our new ULTRA sensor contains a detector with an improved Lower Detection Limit, allowing users to more closely track key molecules through high amounts of solvent. Specifically, it has an ultra-sensitive detector, new magnetic locking mechanism, anodized aluminum apertures, and a re-oriented sensor strap.

How much heat can the Fraction Finder sensor handle?

The Fraction Finder sensor is specced to handle 100 degrees Celsius. If you plan to exceed these limits, order one of our Hot Tech Adapters, which are easy to attach onto your unit. We also have a wide range of adapters for different systems. For example, we have a GL18 Chroma Adapter for chromatography glassware.



Real-time molecular monitoring technology for distillation and isolation

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