WFD-V

Wiped Film Distillation System

Thoughtful engineering meets the highest quality, precision engineered components in Aptia’s WFD-V Wiped Film Distillation System. The WFD-V is a thin film, high-vacuum, molecular distillation system specially designed for the rigorous demands of the hemp industry.

Available Models

Applications

One Year Warranty

Installation and Training Support

Engineered & Built in the USA

The Hemp Industry's Wiped Film

Inspired by years of experience engineering systems for the hemp industry, the WFD-V systems are intuitive to operate and robustly manufactured. The WFD-V is available in two standard sizes based on the evaporation surface area: 0.12m2 and 0.36m2. Larger systems can be manufactured as needed by Aptia’s in-house engineering team.

All wiped film systems are manufactured from the highest quality materials, equipped with premium gear pumps and instrumentation, a novel 2-stage high performance cold trap, and touchscreen controls. The WFD-V systems include integrated feed skids which ensure consistent batch-to-batch processing. Innovative features, combined with the highest quality, precision engineered components result in unparalleled performance and reliability at an unbelievable value.

Integrated Feed Skid

The WFD-V is designed with an integrated, dual-feed tank system which consists of two stainless steel, full-vacuum rated, agitated, dimple jacketed reactors.

The twin reactor feed skid promotes higher throughput by conditioning and homogenizing extract prior to distillation. One reactor is used for decarboxylation and degassing while the other reactor is used as a vacuum feed hopper that provides a consistent and homogenous feed of extract into distillation.

The integrated feed skid can also be configured to condense and collect the volatile gasses, including terpenes, that are released during the decarboxylation and degassing process.

PLC Touchscreen Interface

Smart and intuitive process control is achieved by utilizing a touchscreen PLC which provides operators with instantaneous process visibility and drastically simplifies the operation of the equipment. Components controlled by the HMI include:

  • Wiper Speed
  • Vacuum Pump
  • Extract Pumps
  • Feed Skid Mixers

Intelligently Designed, internal Short-Path Condenser

The WFD-V’s internal stainless steel condenser is a multi-tube design that offers higher condensation performance, larger heat transfer area, greater distillation capacity, and better product quality when compared with common cold finger or spiral condenser designs.

Vacuum Pumps Optimized for Extract Distillation

A wiped film distillation system is only as good as its vacuum system. There are many different types and models of vacuum pumps, but only a few are suitable for reliable use in extract distillation operations. Different types of pumps, such as roots blowers, diffusion pumps, and turbomolecular pumps produce their best pumping speeds at different vacuum levels. Pumps from different manufacturers, and even different models of pumps from the same manufacturer, have dramatically different lifespans and maintenance records when put into harsh extract distillation service. Aptia’s experienced engineers have optimized our vacuum systems to not only provide excellent pumping speeds at the vacuum levels used during extract distillation, but also to provide great longevity and ease of maintenance despite the application being extremely tough on pumps.

Quality Components for Longer Uptime & Lower Maintenance

Two-Stage high-Capacity Cold Trap

Aptia’s unique cold trap was designed specifically for extract distillation and captures valuable terpenes much more efficiently than competitive cold traps. Better terpene capture yields deeper vacuum levels, increased throughput, and greatly reduced vacuum pump maintenance.

Heated Gear Pumps

Precision, high-quality gear pumps are used throughout the WFD-V system to allow operators to precisely control the feed rate of extract into distillation, the collection rate of distillate, and the collection rate of residue. Larger systems are equipped with terpene collection pumps to allow for continuous processing.

QUALITY COMPONENTs

High-quality European and domestic components are used throughout the system, including precision gear pumps, industrial gear motors, and high-performance vacuum pumps.

No Corners Cut

Every pipe that conveys extract is jacketed and heated by thermal fluid to eliminate blockages caused by cold extract. This system is designed with integrity and thorough attention to detail. You won’t find heat tape anywhere.

Compare the Models

WFD-V12

Key Features

3- 0 kg

HOURLY PRODUCT THROUGHPUT*

0 m2

HEAT TRANSFER SURFACE AREA

Wiper & Roller Cages Available

CONFIGURED FOR YOUR PROCESS

*Actual throughputs may vary based on running parameters

Specifications

Thin Film Evaporator

Stainless steel, precision, thin film evaporator fabricated in the USA

Feed Skid

Two heat transfer jacketed, full vacuum, stainless steel, 15 gallon reactors

HMI

Touchscreen PLC

Evaporator Agitator

Can be configured with either Wiped Film or Rolled Film agitators

Two-Stage Cold Trap

High-efficiency, high-capacity cold trap efficiently collects valuable terpenes

Gear Pumps

One heated feed pump, one heated residue pump, one heated distillate pump

Vacuum Package

Two-stage oil sealed rotary vane vacuum pump: 65 m3/hr pumping capacity

Turbomolecular pump with 350 L/s pumping capacity

Ancillary Equipment Package

Premium quality, domestically manufactured heating and cooling equipment provide excellent performance and reliability

Warranty

Aptia Engineering One Year Standard Warranty

WFD-V36

Key Features

8- 0 kg

HOURLY PRODUCT THROUGHPUT*

0 m2

HEAT TRANSFER SURFACE AREA

Wiper & Roller Cages Available

CONFIGURED FOR YOUR PROCESS

*Actual throughputs may vary based on running parameters

Specifications

Thin Film Evaporator

Stainless steel, precision, thin film evaporator fabricated in the USA

Feed Skid

Two heat transfer jacketed, full vacuum, stainless steel, 35 gallon reactors

HMI

Touchscreen PLC

Evaporator Agitator

Can be configured with either Wiped Film or Rolled Film agitators

Two-Stage Cold Trap

High-efficiency, high-capacity cold trap efficiently collects valuable terpenes

Gear Pumps

Heated extract feed pump, heated distillate collection pump, heated residue collection pump, and terpene collection pump

Vacuum Package

Rugged roots blower provides awesome first cut pumping speed of 200 m3/Hr

Massive and rugged turbomolecular pump provides 300+ Liter per second pumping speed

Ancillary Equipment Package

Premium quality, domestically manufactured heating and cooling equipment provide excellent performance and reliability

Warranty

Aptia Engineering One Year Standard Warranty

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