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.
Every kit contains:
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).
Can the Fraction Finder sensor fit on size 24 glass?
If you have size 24 glass, order our 24/40 adapter, which can fit a size 29 sensor.
What 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.
Does the Fraction Finder work the same as an HPLC?
Both systems use spectroscopic analysis to identify chemicals. However, the type of spectroscopy that detection method and wavelength regime are different. The Fraction Finder operates uses fluorescence, whereas HPLCs utilize absorption.
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/.
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Optimize your short path distillation and track fraction changes with this real-time molecule monitoring system