Reactor-Ready Pilot Lab Reactor

Replace multiple reactor set-ups with a single, universal pilot scale system – 5 to 20 litres

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Why choose Reactor-Ready Pilot?

Replace multiple reactor set-ups with a single, universal pilot scale system with interchangeable vessels that can be swapped in minutes NOT hours.

  • Flexible

    Range of single vessels from 5 litres to 20 litres. ​Range of vacuum jacketed vessels from 5 litres to 10 litres. Choose from two precision ground lids with DN200 vessel flange.

  • Interchangeable

    Rapid vessel exchange with quick-release vessel clamp and wide bore hose couplings. Accepts all leading brands of overhead stirrer and allows easy, tool-free adjustment.

  • Universal

    Compact stainless steel framework accepts all vessel sizes. Vessels have 1.25 to 1 ratio of internal height to diameter to mimic plant scale reactors.

  • Simple

    Self-aligning stirrer coupling engages without the need for tools. Innovative hose manifolds allow easy thermofluid drain down.

Single Jacket Vessel

Range of single jacketed vessels

from 5 litres to 20 litres

Vacuum Jacketed Vessel

Range of vacuum jacketed vessels

from 5 litres to 10 litres

Process Vessel

​Process vessels

to mimic larger scale plant or manufacturing vessel geometries

The Radleys Reactor-Ready systems incorporate many clever designs that greatly improve the user experience and AVA Software is a big step forward from the conventional way of manual control and lack of data logging.Dr. Jing Liu, Scientist III, Process Chemistry Department, Dart Neuroscience

Key features

Reactor-Ready™ Pilot Lab Reactor
  1. Simple stirrer alignment

    • 6 axis adjustment
    • Slide and glide
    • Set and lock
  2. Universal stirrer support

    • Compatible with Radleys and other leading brands of overhead stirrer
  3. Patented stirrer coupling

    • Drop in
    • No tools
    • No fuss
  4. A single reaction system that accepts single jacketed vessels from 5 to 20 litres and vacuum jacketed vessels from 5 to 10 litres

  5. Standard Jacketed vessels

    • Single jacketed vessels 5 litres to 20 litres
    • Vacuum jacketed vessels 5 litres to 10 litres
    • Zero dead space bottom outlets valve
    • Ratio 1.25:1
    • Custom vessels in a range of sizes and styles
    • In-house manufacturing
    • Minic plant scale geometry
  6. Compact, mobile framework

    • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel, anodised aluminium or powder-coated steel
    • Option for wheels or feet
  7. Thermofluid manifolds

    • Easy connection
    • Easy drain down
    • Reduces stress on vessel sidearms
  8. Hose couplings

    • Chemical-resistant PEEK
    • Quick-release
    • Connect in seconds
    • 20 mm ID for good heat exchange
  9. A choice of popular PTFE stirrer paddles

    • Anchor
    • Retreat Curve
    • Turbine or Propeller
  10. Unique vessel clamp

    • Self-centering
    • Change vessels in minutes
Reactor-Ready Pilot Core System

Reactor-Ready Pilot Core System

The Reactor-Ready Pilot Core includes all of the following components:

  • Base frame, support rods, vessel clamp, i-beam and stirrer support bosses
  • Vessel to manifold insulated hoses with quick-release connections
  • Lower inlet manifold with drain
  • Upper outlet manifold with vent
Reactor-Ready Pilot Core System

Reactor-Ready Pilot Core System

  • PTFE Stirrer guide
  • Stainless steel stirrer drive coupling
  • One aluminium vessel support collar
  • FEP flange O-ring and PTFE centering collar

Hoses to connect the Reactor-Ready Pilot framework to your thermoregulator are NOT included. You will require hoses with an M30x1.5 female connection or appropriate adapters. See below for hoses, adapters and suitable thermoregulators.

Pilot Reaction Vessel Features

Pilot Reaction Vessel Features

  • Precision engineered borosilicate glass vessels
  • Choice of DN200 6 or 7 neck Glass Lids that fit all vessel sizes (custom options available)
  • Vessels feature V4 Zero Dead Space Drain Stopcock which prevents over-tightening which can cause glass breakage
Reactor-Ready Pilot Glass Lids

Reactor-Ready Pilot Glass Lids

DN200 Glass Lids fit all Vessel sizes. Choose from two standard configurations with 6 or 7 Rodaviss glass joints or request a custom design

Polypropylene Drip Trays

Polypropylene Drip Trays

  • Drip trays are NOT included in the Pilot core and must be ordered separately
  • Chemically resistant polypropylene designed to catch any spills and vessel contents in case of breakage
  • Available in 7, 22 and 45 litre capacities
  • Slide easily onto the Reactor-Ready Pilot base
Reactor-Ready™ Pilot Lab Reactor

How to order Reactor-Ready Pilot

  1. Select the Reactor-Ready Pilot Core
  2. Choose the lid you require (custom options available)
  3. Choose the Vessel Kits you need
  4. Select the overhead stirrer you need
  5. If you need a thermoregulator, hoses, hose adapters, thermofluid or accessory glassware, then select from the accessory list
  6. If you need automation add AVA Control Software and Data Hub

Range

Reactor-Ready Pilot Base System

RR210000      Reactor-Ready Pilot Core

The Reactor-Ready Pilot Core includes all of the following components:

  • Base frame, support rods, vessel clamp, i-beam and stirrer support bosses.
  • Vessel to manifold insulated hoses with quick-release connections.
  • Lower inlet manifold with drain.
  • Upper outlet manifold with vent.
  • PTFE Stirrer guide.
  • Stainless steel stirrer drive coupling.
  • One aluminium vessel support collar.
  • FEP flange O-ring and PTFE centering collar

Hoses to connect the Reactor-Ready Pilot framework to your thermoregulator are NOT included. You will require hoses with an M30 x 1.5 female connection or appropriate adapters. See below for hoses, adapters and suitable thermoregulators.

Reactor-Ready Pilot Process Reaction Vessel Kits

Comprises: glass reaction vessel, PTFE Turbine stirrer, sidearm couplings, Pt100 PTFE temperature probe and PTFE probe adapter.

RR220005     5L Single Jacketed Pilot Process Vessel Kit
RR220015     10L Single Jacketed Pilot Process Vessel Kit
RR220025     15L Single Jacketed Pilot Process Vessel Kit
RR220035     20L Single Jacketed Pilot Process Vessel Kit

RR220010     5L Vacuum Jacketed Pilot Process Vessel Kit
RR220020     10L Vacuum Jacketed Pilot Process Vessel Kit

Jacketed and Vacuum Jacketed Reaction Vessels

RR235050     5L Single Jacketed Pilot Vessel
RR235100     10L Single Jacketed Pilot Vessel
RR235150     15L Single Jacketed Pilot Vessel
RR235200     20L Single Jacketed Pilot Vessel

RR235052     5L Vacuum Jacketed Pilot Vessel
RR235102     10L Vacuum Jacketed Pilot Vessel

Reactor-Ready Pilot Glass Lids

DN200 Glass Lids fit all Vessel sizes. Choose from two standard configurations with 6 or 7 Rodaviss glass joints or request a custom design: Lids are NOT included with the Pilot core and must be ordered separately

RR236000      6 Neck Lid DN200 – 1xB19, 1xB24, 1xB29, 2xB34, 1xB45
RR236002      7 Neck Lid DN200 – 1xB19, 1xB24, 1xB29, 3xB34, 1xB4

Polypropylene Drip Trays

RR210062      Drip Tray PP 7L Capacity
RR210064      Drip Tray PP 22L Capacity
RR210066      Drip Tray PP 45L Capacity

Reactor-Ready Pilot Glassware and Accessories

Pilot Clamps and Bosses

RR139360     Pilot Boss Head – 22-35mm, 8-12mm
RR139362     Rod Extender – 10mm, 100mm long, for 10mm rods
RR139364     Rubber Belt Clamp – 10mm rod, 60-170mm
RR139366     Chain Clamp – 10mm rod, 40-120mm
RR139368     Chain Clamp – 10mm rod, 80-150mm
RR139370     Chain Clamp – 10mm rod, 100-170mm
RR139372     4-Prong Large Clamp – 10mm rod, 30-80mm
RR139374     Universal Clamp Cork Jaws – 10mm rod, 0-80mm
RR139376     Lower Support Ring – 10m rod, 76mm ID

Pilot Height Reduction Kits

RR210070     Reactor-Ready Pilot Core – 200mm Height Reduction Kit
RR210072     Reactor-Ready Pilot Core – 300mm Height Reduction Kit

Important: The height reduction kits replace the main upright rods and rear tensioning bars to reduce the overall height of your system by either 200 mm or 300 mm respectively. Ideal for locations where height is restricted. 

General Maintenance Accessories

RR210100     Reactor-Ready Pilot Maintenance Kit (includes all items listed below)
Does not include Chemraz O-rings or 25 mm Piston
RR121027     Oil Wipe for Support Rods, Pk 10
RR121136     Stirrer Guide Bearing Seal B34 16mm
RR121138     Stirrer Guide Ferrule & Shaft Seal B34 16mm
RR121071     23mm Viton O-Rings for Quick Release Hose Coupling, Pk 2
RR210050     34mm Viton O-Rings for Quick Release Hose Coupling – NW20, Pk 2
RR210022     FEP Encapsulated Silicone Vessel O-ring – 200mm
RR166104     Replacement 25mm Piston Top O-Ring FEP, Pk 2
RR166106     Replacement 25mm Piston Middle O-Ring FEP

Important: For temperatures above 150 ˚C we recommend the use of high performance Chemraz piston O-rings to prevent possible weeping. Chemraz O-rings are suitable for temperatures from 0 ˚C to +230 ˚C and should not be used below 0 ˚C. 

RR210074     Replacement 25mm Piston Top O-Ring Chemraz (0ºC to 230ºC), Pk 2
RR166070     Piston 25mm for Single & Vacuum Jacketed Vessels