The fear of ‘bumping’ during the evaporation often requires continuous monitoring of the rotary evaporator.
We do not want to lose valuable samples by bumping…
Smart Evaporator™ drastically reduces monitoring person-hours and time.
The Smart Evaporator™ employs a unique Spiral Plug design that keeps the vessel non-vacuumed. This design, coupled with gas flowing into the vessel, creates a spiral airflow, expanding the solvent’s surface area for facilitating solvent removal. Tough solvents like water, DMSO, and DMF can also be removed safely without bumping risk.
Giving up on DMSO or DMF removal
I want to use DMSO or DMF, but it takes considerable time with Rotavap…
New solvent removal technology “VVC-Vacuum Vortex Concentration” realizes stable solvent removal.
The spiral airflow created by the unique Spiral Plug supports rapid solvent removal. Even difficult solvents such as water, DMSO, and DMF can be removed quickly.
Time-consuming to transfer between containers during the process
It's hard to transfer to another container, and sample loss is also a concern…
No need to transfer samples. Sample loss and cleaning time are reduced.
With the Smart Evaporator™, there’s no need to transfer solvents to storage containers or microtubes. It’s designed for flexibility, allowing the use of various containers for efficient solvent removal.
Vacuum Vortex Concentration
Principle of Vacuum Vortex Concentration
Vacuum suction with a pumpVacuum suction is initiated by a vacuum pump in the same way as in conventional rotary evaporators.
Gas influx through a spiral slit on a Spiral PlugThe Spiral Plug has a special groove (slit) carved on it. When the vacuum pump starts suctioning, the gas from the surrounding air passes through the slit and flows into the container.
Generating spiral air flowThe inflowing gas spirals inside the vessel, creating an airflow inside the vessel.
Increasing the contact surface area between liquid and gasGenerated spiral air flow agitates the sample in the vessel. Then the surface area of the agitated sample increases.
Promoting solvent volatilizationThis is a special technique in which volatilization is promoted by the increase of surface area caused by the spiral airflow.
- Solvent / 5mL
- Suction Flow Rate
Product NameSmart Evaporator C1
Heater shape ＆ sizeCircle shaped, φ69mm
Heater temperature rangeRoom temperature ~ 100°C
Inner mouth diameter of
Color1 color (Sky)
Size (mm)W220 x D227 x H382 (except protruded parts)
Operating environmentTemperature: 10℃~ 40°C Humidity: 20~80%
Case Study 01
Smart Evaporator C1 works remarkably. It has a potential to cope with significant unmet needs.
We needed to produce a chemical compound in DMSO-containing water, from which the compound has to be isolated as a dry powder. Technically DMSO removal is said as possible by lyophilization, however DMSO removal takes forever and incomplete. DMSO removal for practical time/scale is truly a significant unmet need from pharmaceutical aspect.
Case Study 02
The Smart Evaporator™ has cut down the time I produce product by 75%.
Before the Smart Evaporator™, from reaction to purified product could take 2 weeks. Then my 2-week timeline has been cut down to 4-5 days. This means I am producing faster, and thus, progressing science. I am eternally grateful for this device and all of the time it has saved me.
Case Study 03
Time reduced for concentration, drying and storage! Indispensable part of our laboratory to handle a large number of samples.
If the solvent is completely evaporated on concentration by a rotary evaporator, it will be difficult to process the sample when we try to transfer sample to a screw tube for concentration, drying, and storage, and the amount of sample recovery is further reduced. The Smart Evaporator™ is utilized to complete the concentration process due to its ease of sample concentration and drying operation.
Q1 How does the Smart Evaporator™ ensure a bump-free evaporation?
The Smart Evaporator™ is engineered to drastically minimize the risk of bumping. A unique groove embedded in the Spiral Plug’s surface, in conjunction with a low vacuum maintained internally, prevents the pressure from dropping to a level that would cause the solvent to boil. Additionally, this groove facilitates the inflow of air, generating a spiral airflow which intensively stirs the sample. As a result, the bumping risk is significantly reduced.
Q2 What are the necessary preparations required to start the evaporation process?
There are several essential components needed to start the evaporation process. These include the sample container for evaporation, the vacuum pump, and the vacuum hoses. Once these elements are properly set up with the Smart Evaporator™, the system is ready for operation.
Q3 What types of containers are compatible with the Smart Evaporator™?
The Smart Evaporator™ can hold containers with an internal mouth diameter between 4-32mm and a maximum height of 120mm. To make things easier, it’s suggested to use microtubes or vials, as this means you won’t have to move samples from one container to another. Please note, the preparation of these containers is not included and should be prepared on your own.
Q4 Is it possible to perform evaporation under a nitrogen atmosphere with the Smart Evaporator™?
Yes, the Smart Evaporator™ can be gas-filled with nitrogen. However, a separate gas supply source must be prepared by the customer.