A compact, all-in-one solvent recovery solution that rapidly removes solvent from extract and performs decarboxylation.
Expanding on Aptia’s versatile RX reactor platform, the R60-FFE is a robust and complete solvent recovery solution for hemp processors. The R60-FFE reduces the total amount of equipment required to produce extract by allowing operators to perform three critical post-extraction steps in one compact system: primary solvent recovery, residual solvent stripping, and decarboxylation.
By strategically integrating falling film solvent recovery technology with a full-vacuum rated reactor, the R60-FFE can provide fast solvent recovery, residual solvent stripping, and decarboxylation capabilities. The system is versatile, and the operator can choose which process or processes he or she wishes to conduct.
The core of the R60-FFE is the R60 reactor from Aptia’s Multipurpose Reactor Series. The operator can elect to use only the R60 portion of the equipment to accomplish other reactor processes such as bulk winterization, crystallization, batch blending, or flavoring. These additional capabilities can be very helpful in the hemp facility that wishes to invest in the minimal amount of equipment, or in the facility that is limited in total floor space. Please let Aptia know if performing these additional processes will be important to you, and an Aptia engineer will help select the best temperature control equipment for your purpose.
Residual solvent stripping is the process of reducing the solvent content from about 15% to < 1% by mass to produce a dry extract. Following primary solvent recovery within the R60-FFE, use agitation and vacuum to reduce residual solvent levels.
Decarboxylation is the process of converting the extract from its inactive form to its active form by increasing the temperature of the extract. Efficiently decarboxylate large volumes of extract within the R60-FFE without having to transfer oil to a separate piece of equipment.
R60 Reactor volume
System Min/Max Temperatures
-40° C / 170° C
System Min/Max Pressure
Full Vacuum / 15 PSIG
Touchscreen Control Panel
C1D1 GRPD XP Rated 1 HP Industrial Motor, Speed Control, Robust Dual Impeller Stainless Mixer
FFE Pump Specifications
C1D2 GRPD XP Rated 1.5 HP Industrial Motor, Speed Control, Precision Extract Metering Pump
Suggested Ancillary Equipment
Vacuum Pump and Pressure Controller, Cold Trap and Cold Trap Chiller, Heater, Chiller
Ethanol, Methanol, Isopropanol, Hexane, Heptane, Acetone*
PE Review and Approval
460V/3PH/ ~8A Standard, 230V/3PH, & 208V/3PH also available
Compressed Air Requirement
15 CFM 40-75 PSIG
63″ L x 38″ W x 102″ H
1 Year Limited Warranty
*Application specifics must be reviewed and approved by Aptia at time of purchase to ensure system compliance and safety with intended use
Heptane / Hexane