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Orbis STARDist

Orbis STARDist - Automatic Distillation Unit

STARDist is our brand new Automatic Distillation Unit and includes new and innovative features such as Optical Dry Point Detection, Voc Cold Trap, HD Volume Scan, Automatic Heater Lift, Smart Heater Control and much more.

Methods: ASTM D86, D1078, D850, EN ISO 3405, IP123, JIS K2254, and other related methods


The sample temperature and exact percentage of volume are measured by the Volume Scan before the start of each test. Receiving chamber temperature is then automatically set to sample temperature to eliminate incorrect volume measurement due to thermal expansion. Subsequently, the actual measured volume is corrected to 100% volume.

Flask installer

The simple and elegant flask holder design ensures easy and correct positioning of the distillation flask for both 125 ml and 200 ml flasks.

Moreover it ensures that the probe‘s height in relation to the flask’s side arm is always correct.

Optical Dry Sense

This unique built-in feature for Dry Point Detection eliminates the need for an external dry point sensor. It ensures higher accuracy and easier handling while keeping operating costs low.

Especially suitable for tests in which dry point detection is required (tests according to ASTM D850 & D1078, but also D86 and other related methods).

Voc Cold Trap

Designed to minimize evaporation loss of volatile organic compounds, this unique built-in feature ensures safer surroundings while improving the accuracy and repeatability of distillation results.

HD Volume Scan

The second generation Volume Scan is equipped with a HD CCD camera that provides two times the precision and accuracy of its predecessor in the former PAMv2 distillation unit. Includes Peltier controlled temperature regulation.

Advanced Heat Control

Early-on detection of the distillation behavior and smart internal algorithms enable real-time accurate heater control.

This results in increased IBP/FBP repeatability, “right-in-time” IBP detection and a distillation rate kept smoothly between 4 - 5 ml per minute, even with complicated blends such as 20% ethanol-in-gasoline.

Automatic final heat is automatically optimized for any type of sample, even for “heavy tail” samples.

Software app

Simple screens and logical navigation structure give users quick access to basic functions such as “choose program”, “start test”, “monitor distillation” and “view results”.

Custom distillation points, such as volume at 250ºC, can be added to the test results even after the test is finished.

Password protected access allows experienced users to customize program settings and manage menus for connection to LIMS and Windows PC, printing, calibration and more.

Storage on built-in iPad: 20.000 results, 1.000 programs and 100 users.

Fast Heater Cooling

2 adjustable and powerful fans ensure quick heater and flask cooling after the test is finished.

Fire Detection

Sensitive UV fire detection sensor and connection to N / CO2 for built-in fire extinguisher.

Built-in Drop Deflector

Increases ease of use and reduces operator mistakes from misplacing or forgetting to insert drop deflector.

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