$3,034.00 – $4,062.50
The FRACTION FINDER is the first-of-its kind, built to assist laboratory technicians, consultants, and managers see what is in the materials they are distilling as they are distilling it. Through innovative in-line analytics, the FRACTION FINDER can detect the presence and relative purity of botanical molecules during short path distillation. This can help distillers increase purity, repeatability, and traceability on every distillation pass. Now, you can forget the old ways of relying on manual, subjective, and indirect methods to monitor fractions. Instead, directly identify the contents with scientific fraction monitoring.
DON’T JUST DO YOUR PROCESS. KNOW YOUR PROCESS.
Knowing what is and isn’t in your oil during the distillation is valuable insight. This information can be used to improve the process and ensure the highest possible distillate purity. Experienced technicians and managers can use this system to standardize their short path distillation and to train new staff. Novice technicians can use it to learn, understand, and optimize.
How does it work? The FRACTION FINDER system uses a spectrum of wavelengths over time to determine the relative purity of botanical oils as they are flowing through a glass tube. It utilizes a technology known as fluorometry, a spectroscopic method of measuring molecules based on how they interact with light.
What is it? The world’s first and only in-line molecule monitoring system for short path distillation. The system consists of a sensor and a display.
Below is a list of what this package contains and a link for you to review them more closely:
Are you a Laboratory Technician eager to fine tune your craft?
• Increase distillate purity and consistency
• Gain in-line analytics and confirmation for distillation techniques
Are you a Laboratory Manager or Consultant preparing to train?
• Train new technicians more quickly with real-time visualizations
• Review run data with trainees using the Record and Export features
Are you a Laboratory Director or Owner trying to optimize operations?
• Partially automate the distillate and eliminate potential for human error
• Receive full reporting and traceability of every distillation run
Which fractions can the Fraction Finder detect?
During short-path distillation, it can distinguish what is colloquially known as “Heads”, “Main Bodies”, and “Tails”. Click here for a list of molecules, such as Delta-9 and more.
What units of measure does the Fraction Finder digital readout use?
The system uses Nanometers (nm) and Intensity (au).
What does “Like-New” sensor condition mean?
A “Like-New” sensor is a practically untouched sensor in perfect condition. A “Like-New” sensor was showcased or demonstrated at a trade show at some point, then brought back to our warehouse and quality tested. Please note that this option only refers to the sensor itself – not the whole unit. If you select this option, all other parts (digital display, cables, etc.) will still be brand new.
Can the Fraction Finder sensor fit on size 24 glass?
If you have size 24 glass, select that option before adding this to the cart or order our 24/40 adapter, which can fit a size 29 sensor.
How much heat can the Fraction Finder sensor handle?
The Fraction Finder sensor can handle around 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If you plan to exceed these limits, order one of our Hot Tech Adapters.
Is the software upgradeable?
Yes. And it’s free to update! We release updates every few months. The Fraction Finder software is updatable from the field and accessible via Arometrix.com/firmware/.
Read the White Paper
“Put the Fraction Finder on my Ai 5L setup. Beautiful piece of lab equipment changing the game..” – @mainbodyextractor
“…this Company has been very solid to work with. Tim, who I believe is the owner, answers his phone, supports his product well IMO, and just generally seems to care.” – @710priority
“Quality control is easier with the Fraction Finder. With the Fraction Finder, our lab can gain insight into the quality and chemistry of each batch sample.” – Rachel
“Just got my highest batch yet at 97.13% with a little help from the fraction finder on the wiped film. 🙏” – Tyler
“The color highlighting has made it super easy to identify each molecule for our tech, I’m a huge fan of the fools gold indicator personally. I’m running a 1st pass on 5l of material today, had a nice visible shift on the display once the mains hit.” – John
“I absolutely love having the shaded color overlays for the different fractions. It’s been very useful for quickly glancing and seeing where things are.” – Leelan
“Before I started using the Fraction Finder, I had only 2 runs under my belt. And half ass training with those two runs. So it made the learning curve a lot smaller. I am still learning with every pass. I am going to start exploring the recording feature soon. I like the ease of use the most.” – Dave
“We have used it on our short path, and we are looking forward to using it to read inline ethanol extractions to determine saturation points.” – Andrew
“It’s been fantastic! Extremely handy training in the new lab tech on distillation, and our overall quality has definitely improved. It’s been an extremely valuable piece of equipment in the short time we’ve had it 👍👍 We work with tons of local farms and deal with a lot of variability when it comes to biomass, so it definitely helps us tune our parameters for each run for more consistent results.” – John
“🔥🔥🔥 You are all awesome people 💯💪🙏 I try to stay on a forward path to learning new things and that’s why I snagged a ff was to challenge myself to be the best I can be… Up 5 percent using fraction finder. The other distillate I made last week has a huge improvement in color from using the fraction finder . No swirls in it.” – Scotty
“Watching the wavelengths change was super interesting on the way up to body. Steady stream at 190c and a clear split from heads. Now I just need a swingarm adapter made to fit the sensor, so that I can hot condense and view the fractions downstream where it is not so hot…. You can see why they call it fools gold. Looks amazing, but a low thc content. Also the main constituent that makes distillate unstable. Really love having a visual reference with the @arometrix fraction finder!” – Leelan
“Using the fraction finder on the wfe with great results.. helping me understand how this machine works… The fraction finder has been super useful. First picture is of a pure d9 signal.. second is of when I dialed out the d9 and am pulling mostly heads fraction.” – @breakingdabs
“I think out of all I am about to learn about, this excites me the most… We are all very new to distillation in the lab. I have the most experience with runs. The Fraction Finder is killing all learning curves.” – David
“About to dive in here with the @summitspd 5L HB1 and the @arometrix fraction finder for some serious added insight, really excited to have some actual confirmation in-line. The fraction finder really is an awesome tool, it’s like an in-line sight glass haha really excited to tinker with it more!” – Adam
“So blessed by @arometrix and their cutting edge technology. Using the fraction finder to better understand how our distillation is progressing and what we are fractioning at any given moment.” – Rebecca
“The Arometrix Fraction Finder! Helping us to better monitor our distillation using UV light rays!!! Thanks @arometrix” – Tasha
“Even if you know what to look for when watching for the switch to the main body, this device allows even the most novice distiller the ability to create a clean first pass. Haven’t had any issues with inaccuracy of the readings, the system is well tuned for recognition of heads, body and tails!” – @mferjonesy
“Got to use a fraction finder during a consultation and it was pretty awesome. I’ve always looked for visual cues like color, temp, and vac depth change to signify a new fraction, but not everyone has the experience to make that determination so this piece of equipment will basically do it for you. It’s an excellent learning/teaching tool, and it’s a small price to pay to help confirm the distillate purity, in real time, when dealing with valuable product!” – @cannachemistry
In-line molecular analytical system for short path distillation to determine fraction changes and flask transfers