HBX Platinum 5L Benchtop Package

  • $24,998.00


    Heidolph PLATINUM Package – Complete 5 Liter Benchtop Rotary Evaporator with the best vacuum control

    Designed for reliable and efficient evaporation or vacuum distillation, with the tightest vacuum control for higher evaporation and recovery efficiency. The Heidolph 5 Liter PLATINUM Package includes everything you need to begin benchtop evaporation and distillation. The system is UL Listed.

    Ask Cascade about complimentary on-site installation & training!

    What is the difference between Heidolph’s GREEN & PLATINUM Packages?

    VACUUM CONTROL. The PLATINUM Package features the Vario Tec vacuum pump which controls vacuum by varying pumping speeds. This tighter tolerance in vacuum control produces faster distillation over other Heidolph 5 Liter models. Also, the Vario Tec vacuum pump is quieter than the Valve Tec vacuum pump found on the Heidolph GREEN Package rotary evaporator.

    Shopping for a Rotary Evaporator? Here’s what to watch out for

    Cascade partners with Heidolph because there are key differences between Heidolph and less expensive rotary evaporators.

    Rotary evaporators are systems made up of key components (glass surface area, vacuum pump, vacuum control, chiller) that can make or break overall system performance and rates of evaporation and recovery.

    All rotary evaporators are not created equal. Many resellers or low-cost importers will include underperforming chillers, loose or non-existent vacuum control, thin glass and lesser vacuum pumps that may lower the initial price tag, but end up costing the customer plenty in on-going maintenance, inefficient evaporation times and lost man hours tuning the systems.

    Vacuum control is a key component for efficient rotary evaporation. Vacuum control allows for “walk away” distillation, rather than having a person dedicated to controlling vacuum. When vacuum levels are manually controlled but not consistently monitored, the vacuum pump can be quickly destroyed and solvent recovery is much less efficient. The PLATINUM Package eliminates that risk.

    Rotary evaporators also have motors that spin the flasks. Less expensive motors can run hot and overheat.  When this happens, processing must stop until the motor cools down. Thin, unbalanced glass can easily break, contributing to consumables costs.


    Heidolph 5 Liter PLATINUM Package Includes:

    Heating Bath & Control Base – Hei-VAP Precision ML G3B XL

    Highest Temperature Bath. Only the Hei-VAP heating bath reaches 210 °C
    If bath temperature overshoots by 5°C and if your water bath runs dry, heating will be switched off automatically by two independent safety circuits.  Individually pre-program a maximum temperature at which the bath powers off

    An integrated pour spout to remove bath fluid safely and accommodates flasks up to 5 liters.  Heating bath fluid sold separately.

    Non-slip handles
    Provide safe transportation eliminate the risk of scalding

    Motor Lift
    The heating bath can be adjusted horizontally up to 200 mm.  In case of a power failure, the motor lift models will remove the flask from the heating bath preventing safety hazards and potential thermal damage to your product

    Ingress Protection Rating IP67 Prevents Short Circuits & Corrosion
    To prevent short circuits and corrosion, the electrical cable coupling complies with the high protection class IP 67

    Electrical Reqs: 115 V | 12A | 60 Hz

    Vacuum Pump – Vario Tec

    The vacuum pump included with the PLATINUM Package is a clean, oil-free, 2 stage diaphragm vacuum pump. All components that contact solution vapors are built from chemically resistant PTFE fluoropolymer.  The gas ballast valve has been optimized to prevent media condensing in the pump.  This pump is made in Germany.

    • Ultimate Vac 12 mbar
    • 1.0 meters/hr pumping speed
    • Can be combined with a condenser
    • Power input: 160W
    • Weight: 4.3 kg
    • Dimensions: L156 x W236 x H196 mm
    • Electrical Reqs 115 V | 12A | 60 Hz

    Vacuum Control – Less babysitting, more efficient recovery, vacuum pump preservation
    The PLATINUM Package offer the ultimate in vacuum control with an RPM Regulated Vacuum Pump for more precise vacuum control. The RPM regulated vacuum pump has a variable speed motor, automatically adjusting the vacuum pump speed without a vacuum valve. The RPM Regulated pump can come to a complete stop when the required level of vacuum is achieved.

    Vacuum control allows for “walk away” distillation, rather than having a dedicated person controlling the vacuum.

    Chiller – Rotachill Duo Chiller

    Undersized or inefficient chillers can be a weak link in rotary evaporation or vacuum distillation performance. On less expensive models, be sure to compare performance data of the included chiller. The Rotachill Duo Chiller is made in the USA.

    • Working Temp -20°C – 40°C
    • Electrical Reqs: 120V | 12A | 60Hz

    Coolant not included. Chillers will require a glycol type fluid. Cascade does not sell this fluid, but it can be purchased.

    Recommended Coolant

    • Heicool (036501018)
    • Polyscool (036501017)

    Quality Glassware From Germany

    Thin, unbalanced glass can easily break, contributing to on-going maintenance and consumables costs. Heidolph’s glass is high quality lab-grade glass manufactured in Germany.

    Heidolph GREEN Package Glassware

    • Vertical Condenser Glassware G3B XL; condensing surface of 2200 cm2 for maximum evaporation rates; with transparent protective, plastic coating. 24/40 neck size
    • 5L Evaporation Flask (036305000)
    • 3L Receiving Flask (036302590)
    • Vapor Tube
    • Patented Glass Flask Clamp – “Easy-Clip” – won’t get lost due to a direct connection to the drive and the integrated screw thread allows easy removal of sticking glass flasks. The Easy-Clip is made of highly resistant synthetic material which ensures a long life of performance


    Vapor Temp Sensor with Patented Clamping Sleeve
    The patented clamping sleeve allows easy removal of the vapor tube from the drive keeping production flowing. The Hei-VAP vapor tube does not get stuck in the drive, thus eliminating the risk of broken glass.

    Tube set
    All hoses and connection lines for the PLATINUM PACKAGE


    The Heidolph Difference

    Protect Expensive Product. Avoid Overheating.

    If bath temperature overshoots by 5°C and if your water bath runs dry, heating will be switched off automatically by two independent safety circuits. Or, individually pre-program a maximum temperature at which the bath powers off. In case of an overshoot of any parameter setting, a warning will appear on the operating panel.

    In case of a power failure, the motor lift models will remove the flask from the heating bath preventing safety hazards and potential thermal damage to your product.

    A separate heat on/off switch prevents unintentional heat-up. The button is illuminated for visual control

    Heidolph Safety.

    To protect from splashes, burns and scalding, the heating bath is double-wall constructed and  features an integrated pour spout to remove bath fluid safely.

    The operating panel is located near the base so as to keep your hands out of the dangerous zone of rotating flasks, steam and splashing bath fluids.

    All heating baths feature non-slip handles with safety grip to protect you from scalding bath liquids and allow for easy installation/removal of the bath.

    NRTL & ISO Certified.  UL Listed.  Quality German Engineering & Construction

    Heidolph rotary evaporators are UL Listed.  This equipment certification is a requirement by many municipalities.   Heidolph’s manufacturing facility is also certified to ISO Certificate 9001:2015

    Certificate Number 2016-12-21-E486210

    • UL 61010-1 2nd Edition, 2013-07
    • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1 2nd Edition 2008 -10
    • IEC 61010-2-010:2003(ed.2) Part 2-010; Particular requirements for laboratory equipment for heating materials
    • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-2-010-04 Part 2-010 Particular requirement for laboratory equipment for heating material

    Heidolph Reliability

    • To protect your heating bath against short-circuits and systematic corrosion, the cable coupling complies with the high ingress protection class IP67
    • Best in class – 3 Year Warranty
    • Expect low cost of ownership and a lifespan of 10 -15 years


    Have questions? Call 503-847-9047  for rotary evaporator expertise.

    Contact us for expert direction by dialing extension #1.


    Free shipping note: Order online and shipping is free! Heidolph’s PLATINUM Package is shipped as heavy freight. Delivery to residences or no-forklift locations will add $120 for liftgate service. Cascade will contact you to arrange your specific delivery requirements.


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    Heidolph HBX PLATINUM Package


    Hei-VAP Precision
    Rotary Evapor System

    Max Bath Temp 210C
    5 Liter Evap Flask
    115V / 12Amp / 1ph

    Glass Set G3B XL

    Vapor Temp Sensor

    Auto Accurate Sensor

    3 Liter Receiving Flask

    5 Liter Evap Flask

    Tube Set


    RotaChill Duo

    -20C in 90 Seconds
    115V / 15A / 1ph
    Requires Fluid


    Vario Tec

    12 mbar ultimate vacuum
    1.0 meters/hr pumping speed
    115V / 12A / 1ph