RC 600 Operating Instructions

RC 600 Operating Instructions
Rotary evaporator
RC600
Operating instructions
Before operating the rotary evaporator and the accessories, please
read the operating instructions on the web site
(www.knf.com/downloads) and pay attention to the safety precautions!
KNF Neuberger AG
Stockenstrasse 6
8362 Balterswil, Switzerland
Tel +41 (0)71 973 993 0
Fax +41 (0)71 973 993 1
www.knf.com
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Contents
Contents
Page
1
General information ............................................................................ 4
Information about the instructions
4
Warnings
5
Symbols
6
Disclaimer of liability
7
Manufacturer's address
7
Year of manufacture
7
Other applicable documents
7
Copyright
7
Warranty conditions
7
2
Use ........................................................................................................ 8
2.1 Intended use
8
2.2 Improper use
9
3
Safety .................................................................................................10
4
Technical data ...................................................................................12
4.1 Rotary evaporator
12
4.2 Equipment delivered with RC 600
14
5
Components and functions .............................................................15
5.1 Components of the rotary evaporator
15
5.2 Rotary evaporator functions
16
5.3 Terminal
17
6
Setup and connection.......................................................................18
6.1 Installation
18
6.2 Connections
28
7
Operation ...........................................................................................29
7.1 Initial start-up
29
7.2 Shutdown
32
8
Operating the rotary evaporator ......................................................33
8.1 Terminal
33
8.2 Change the evaporation flask
37
9
Servicing ............................................................................................38
9.1 Servicing schedule
38
9.2 Cleaning
38
9.3 Changing vapour tube
40
9.4 Changing seal
42
9.5 Changing fuses
43
10 Troubleshooting ................................................................................44
11 Spare parts and accessories ...........................................................48
11.1 Spare parts
48
11.2 Accessories (see also Chapter 6)
49
11.3 Glass product
49
12 Returns ...............................................................................................50
13 Declaration of No Objection and Decontamination .......................51
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
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General information
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1 General information
1.1
Contents
Storage location
Passing on
Illustrations in the instructions
Information about the instructions
The operating instructions contain important information on how to
use the rotary evaporator In order to ensure safe working and
proper functioning it is essential to observe all the specified safety
precautions.
These operating instructions are part of the product, and must be
stored in its immediate vicinity in a location accessible to personnel
at all times.
These operating instructions are part of the product, and must be
passed on to the next owner if the device is resold.
Illustrations in these operating instructions may or may not be to
scale.
The illustrations may differ slightly from the actual product.
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1.2
Warnings
Warnings in the operating instructions are identified with the danger symbol, keywords and colours. These provide an indication of
the extent of the danger.
DANGER
Indicates a dangerous situation which will lead directly to death or
serious injury if it is not avoided.
WARNING
Indicates a dangerous situation which may lead to death or serious injury if it is not avoided.
CAUTION
Indicates a dangerous situation which may lead to moderate or
minor injuries if it is not avoided.
NOTE
Indicates a situation which may cause damage to property if it is
not avoided.
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1.3
Symbols
The following symbols appear in the operating instructions, on
labels on the device, and on its packaging:
WARNING
Risk of injuries and property damage caused by illegible
labels
The labelling on the device may become illegible with time.
Maintain labels on the device in a legible condition.
Replace any illegible labels.
The following symbols in the operating instructions and on the
device and its packaging indicate environmental protection considerations:
Recycling
Not to be disposed of in household waste
The following symbols in safety precautions and on the device
indicate the nature of the danger:
General warning sign
Warning about electrical danger
Warning about low temperature/frost
Warning about hot surface
This symbol calls for disconnection from the mains.
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1.4
Disclaimer of liability
In preparing the contents of these operating instructions, account
has been taken of applicable regulations and the state of the art.
The manufacturer can accept no liability for any damage or malfunctions caused by failure to follow the operating instructions.
The manufacturer can accept no liability for any damage or malfunctions caused by modification or conversion of the device or
improper handling.
The manufacturer can accept no liability for any damage or malfunctions caused by the use of non-approved spare parts and
accessories.
1.5
Manufacturer's address
KNF Neuberger AG
Stockenstrasse 6
8362 Balterswil, Switzerland
Tel +41 (0)71 973 993 0
Fax +41 (0)71 973 993 1
www.knf.com
1.6
Year of manufacture
The year of manufacture is shown on the device's type plate.
1.7
Other applicable documents
The documents listed must also be taken into consideration.
Chemical resistance list (www.knf.com/downloads)
Sales documents
GTCs
1.8
Copyright
The information, texts and illustrations in these operating instructions are protected by copyright. The contents of these operating
instructions must not be copied, translated or passed to third
parties without the written consent of the manufacturer.
1.9
Warranty conditions
The applicable warranty conditions are set out in the General
Terms and Conditions of Business and the sales documents.
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Use
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2 Use
2.1
Intended use
The RC 600 rotary evaporator is designed for use in chemical,
pharmaceutical and biological laboratories. It is intended solely to
separate solutions (distillation, drying, recovery, extraction, etc.).
Make sure that the installation location is dry and the rotary evaporator is protected against water in the form of rain, spray, splashes
and drips.
The rotary evaporator may be used exclusively in indoor areas.
The rotary evaporator may be used only under a fume hood or with
the properly installed protective cover (accessory).
Owner's responsibility
Operating parameters and
conditions
Only install and operate the rotary evaporator under the operating
parameters and conditions described in Chapter 4. Technical data.
Protect the rotary evaporator from moisture.
Use under a fume hood
Ensure that no hazardous materials can enter the surrounding
environment (including heating and cooling media), even in the
event of glass breakage, leaks, or loss of cooling.
Ensure that no hazardous materials/reactions can be produced
through contact of processed solutions and solvents with the
heating and cooling media or the ambient air. It may be necessary
to operate the unit only under a suitable fume hood.
Whenever the rotary evaporator is operated outside a suitable
fume hood (after eliminating these sources of danger), the protective cover must be used (refer to Chapter 11, Spare parts and
accessories, p 48).
Requirements for
processed
substances
Chilled condenser
Before using a substance, investigate its compatibility with the
materials used in the seals and tubing.
Before using a substance, investigate whether it can be evaporated without risk.
Make sure the tubes for gas and coolant are correctly assigned on
the chilled condenser.
Adequately cool the chilled condenser at all times.
Accessories
8
Laboratory equipment and supplemental components attached to
the rotary evaporator must meet the specifications provided in
Chapter 4.
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Use
2.2
Improper use
The rotary evaporator may not be used in potentially explosive
atmospheres.
The rotary evaporator may not be used in a corrosive environment.
The heating bath of the rotary evaporator may not be used to warm
food. It serves exclusively to add heat to the evaporation flask.
Never apply excess pressure to the rotary evaporator's vacuum
connection.
The lift drive may not be blocked or put under load.
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Safety
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3 Safety
The rotary evaporator is constructed according to generally recognised rules of technology and in accordance with pertinent occupational safety and accident prevention regulations. Nevertheless,
potential dangers during use can result in injuries to the user or
others, or in damage to the rotary evaporator or other property.
Use the rotary evaporator only in a technically flawless condition, in
accordance with its intended use, with awareness of safety and
potential hazards, and in observance of the operating instructions.
Personnel
Ensure that only trained and instructed personnel or specially
trained laboratory personnel work on the rotary evaporator. This
applies also to assembly, connection and servicing work.
Make sure that the personnel has read and understood the operating instructions, and in particular the "Safety" chapter.
Working in a
safety-conscious manner
Ensure adherence to all pertinent accident prevention and safety
regulations when working on and operating the rotary evaporator.
The protective clothing required for safety in the laboratory must be
worn, i.e. protective glasses, gloves, etc.
Handling dangerous media
Safety regulations for handling initial substances and those that are
produced in the process must be observed. This applies equally to
the heating and cooling media.
Handling flammable
media
Be aware that the rotary evaporator is not designed to be explosion-proof.
Ensure that the distillation residue is not explosive.
Make sure that the temperature of the medium is always sufficiently below its ignition temperature in order to avoid ignition or explosion. This also applies to unusual operating situations.
Consider any external sources of energy, such as sources of
radiation, that could additionally heat the medium.
In case of doubt, consult KNF customer service.
Proper handling of the initial and resulting substances / heating
and cooling media must be ensured.
Manufacturer regulations must be observed when disposing of the
heating and cooling media. Be aware that the heating and cooling
media may become contaminated.
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Ventilating the
rotary evaporator
Vaporization delay
Safety
When ventilating the rotary evaporator with air or inert gas, be sure
to prevent formation of reactive or explosive media. The maximum
permissible operating pressure of the chilled condenser is 0.1 bar
rel.
Ensure that the evaporation flask rotates throughout the entire
heating phase (even during submersion/lifting) in order to avoid
heating only one side of the evaporation flask or experiencing a
vaporization delay.
Ensure that the evaporation flask is immersed or raised only at a
low speed. Increase speed only to the extent that no heating
medium is ejected from the heating bath.
Environmental protection
Standards
All replacement parts should be properly stored and disposed of in
accordance with the applicable environmental protection regulations. Ensure adherence to the pertinent national and international
regulations. This especially applies to parts contaminated with
toxic substances.
The rotary evaporator meets the safety stipulations of Directive
2004/108/EC for electromagnetic compatibility, Directive
2006/42/EC for machines, and Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS2). The
following harmonised standards are fulfilled:
DIN EN 61010-1
DIN EN 61010-2-010
DIN EN 61326-1
The rotary evaporator complies with the following according to IEC
664:
Overvoltage category II
Contamination level 2
Customer service and repairs
All repairs to the rotary evaporator must be carried out by the
responsible KNF Customer Service team.
Housing parts with live parts may be opened by trained personnel
only.
Use only genuine parts from KNF for servicing work.
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Technical data
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4 Technical data
4.1
Rotary evaporator
Materials for parts in contact with the medium
Glass parts
Borosilicate glass
Vapour tube seal
PTFE compound
Refilling valve's fitting*
PP
Fitting seal
Silicon
Plug seals
PTFE-coated
Coolant line materials
Fittings on condenser
PP
Fitting seal
Silicon
Vacuum line materials
Fitting on condenser
PP
Pneumatic data
Max. permissible operating
pressure [bar rel]
0.1
Electrical data
Nominal voltage [V]
See type label (+/- 10 %)
Frequency [Hz]
50-60
Heating power [W]
1300
Total power [W]
max. 1500
Total operating current [A]
See type label
Fuse [A]
2 x 8A delayed
2 x 16A delayed
Protection class
IP20
at 220-240V
at 100-127V
Heating bath
Empty weight [kg]
1.85
Volume [ml]
5000
Fill volume [ml]
4000
Heating temperature [°C]
20 - 180
Pull-out length [mm]
70
Coolant supply (chilled condenser)
Permissible pressure [bar rel]
3
Permissible temperature
- 15°C to + 20°C
2
Cooled surface [cm ]
Tab. 1 (1st part)
12
1230
* Accessory
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Technical data
Evaporation flask parameters
Evaporation flask size
50 - 3000 ml
Speed [rpm]
25 - 250
Vertical travel [mm]
150
Lifting speed [mm/s]
approx. 38
Angle of inclination [°]
12 - 45
General
Total weight [kg]
9.1
Dimensions W x D x H [mm]:
- without glass set (footprint)
- with glass set (approx.)
431 x 447 x 464
487 x 447 x 823
Vacuum, coolant, and
refilling connections
GL14
Maximum permissible ambient 80 % for temperatures up to
relative humidity
31°C, decreasing linearly to 50%
at 40°C
Maximum altitude of installation [m above sea level]
2000
Safety functions
Drive motor fuses
Electronic overcurrent protection
Protection against overheating Thermal circuit breaker (manual
of heating bath
reset)
Electronic temperature limit
Electronic cut-out if insufficient
water
Protection during power failure Evaporation flask automatically
lifted from the heating bath
Protection against glass
breakage
Digitally-adjustable stop
Monitoring of protective cover
(accessory)
Hall effect sensor
Tab. 1 (2nd part)
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4.2
Equipment delivered with RC 600
Rotary evaporator
Glass set, comprising:
-
Vapour tube
-
Chilled condenser
-
Collection flask, 500 ml
-
Bracket for collection flask
-
Evaporation flask, 1000 ml
Heating bath
Set of hose fittings
-
1x Hose fitting ID10 (vacuum)
-
2x Hose fittings ID8 (coolant)
-
2x Hose clamps ID8
Protective cover (optional)
Refilling valve (optional)
Power cable
Operating instructions
Abbreviated instructions
Table of solvents
CD with digital operating instructions
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Components and functions
5 Components and functions
5.1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Power switch
Terminal
Collection flask (coated)
Flask clamp for 3
Refilling connection
Chilled condenser
Tension nut for chilled
condenser
Flask mechanism
Tension nut for vapour tube
Flask nut
Tower
Rotary knob for pivot angle
Evaporation flask
Heating bath
Components of the rotary evaporator
7 8 9 10
6
5
11
4
12
3
13
2
14
1
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
15
16
Vacuum line
Coolant line
Coolant line
Rotary knob for pivot angle
USB connection
Fuses
Mains plug connection
17
18
19
21 20
Fig. 1: Rotary evaporator RC 600
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Components and functions
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The RC 600 rotary evaporator is designed for distillation and
evaporation of solutions. The rotary evaporator is operated via the
terminal (Fig. 1/2, p. 15).
The solution that is to be evaporated is located in the evaporation
flask (13). The solution is evaporated through a suitable combination of temperature and vacuum. The evaporation flask is immersed into the heating bath (14), in which a heating liquid is
located, typically water or a suitable oil. The drive (8) continually
rotates the evaporation flask in the heating bath. Once the solvent
begins to evaporate, it rises through the vapour tube and into the
chilled condenser (6), which is continually cooled with cooling
water or another cooling medium. Here the vapour is cooled to the
point where it condenses and collects (again in liquid form) in the
collection flask (3).
The chilled condenser and collection flask have a transparent
coating that protects them against implosion.
A protective cover (accessory) is placed onto the heating bath to
protect the evaporation flask from implosion and to protect against
spray.
5.2
Rotary evaporator functions
Evaporation flask
Use the rotary knobs (Fig. 1/12+18) to adjust the evaporation
flask's angle of inclination. Together with the ability to move
the evaporation flask up and down and to displace the heating
bath, the rotary evaporator may be adapted to various shapes
and sizes of evaporation flasks.
The drive (8) rotates the evaporation flask, thereby achieving
a high rate of evaporation:
-
A more homogeneous distribution of temperature is
achieved both in the heating bath and in the evaporation
flask (optimisation of temperature control and heat transfer).
-
The moistened surface inside the evaporation flask is enlarged (increases heat transfer and the boiling surface).
-
Formation of a concentration gradient in the solution is
avoided.
Additional advantages of rotation include:
-
The risk of boiling delay is reduced
-
No localized overheating, no crust formation
The terminal (2) is used to switch the rotation of the evaporation flask on or off and to select the desired speed (see Chapter 8, Operating the rotary evaporator).
In the event of a power failure the evaporation flask is automatically lifted from the heating bath.
Heating bath
Use the rotary evaporator's heating bath (14) to achieve
and maintain the temperature for optimum distillation according to requirements.
The heating bath may be pulled out on guide rails in order
to permit the use of a wide range of evaporation flask sizes
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Components and functions
(see section Evaporation flasks).
The specially shaped pouring lip makes it easier to empty
the heating bath.
5.3
Terminal
Assembly
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Rotary knob for:
Entering setpoints:
o Heating temperature
o Rotation
o Fine adjustment
of immersion
depth
Button to lower lift
Button to raise lift
Button for rotation on/off
Display
Button for heating bath
selection
Button for exchange flask
function
Button for heating bath
on/off
4
3
2
1
5
6
7
8
Fig. 2: Terminal RC 600
Function
The terminal is used to set the process parameters with which the
RC 600 rotary evaporator works.
Settings are adjusted via the terminal's membrane buttons (Fig.
2/2+3+4+6+7+8) or with the rotary knob (1).
The speed, heating bath setpoint and actual temperature, the lift
position and the value of the digital end stop are shown on the
display (5).
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6 Setup and connection
Connect the rotary evaporator only under the operating parameters
and conditions described in Chapter 4 Technical data (pages 12 +
13).
Observe all information about the device's intended use and safety
precautions (see Chapter 2 and 3, page 8ff).
WARNING
Risk of personal injury from poisoning or explosion and
damage to the rotary evaporator.
Hazardous gases and vapours may be produced during distillation.
Gas drawn out of the rotary evaporator must be safely diverted.
6.1
Shipment
Installation
The rotary evaporator may be carried only by the components
marked grey in Fig. 3. Carrying the rotary evaporator by any point
other than the indicated points may result in damage to the unit.
Fig. 3: Carrying the rotary evaporator
Before setting up the rotary evaporator, allow it to reach ambient
temperature at the location where it will be used.
Installation location
Make sure that the installation location is dry and the rotary evaporator is protected against water in the form of rain, spray, splashes
and drips.
Choose a safe location (flat, stable surface) for the rotary evaporator.
Protect the rotary evaporator from dust.
Protect the rotary evaporator from vibration and impact.
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Connected
components
Installing the heating bath
Installing the chilled condenser
Setup and connection
Attach to the rotary evaporator only components that are designed
for the rotary evaporator's pneumatic data and/or coolant-supply
parameters (see Chapter 4 Technical data).
Place the included heating bath (Fig. 1/14, p. 15) onto the base
connector.
Once in place, the heating bath can be shifted along the axis of
rotation (for maximum pull-out length, see Chapter 4 Technical
data).
NOTE
When installing glass parts, allow sufficient space above the
rotary evaporator because the glass structure may exceed the
dimensions of the rotary evaporator itself.
The chilled condenser (Fig. 1/6, page 15) is delivered uninstalled.
Install as follows:
1. Loosen tension nut (7) for chilled condenser until the chilled
condenser can be inserted.
2. Insert chilled condenser (6).
3. Retighten tension nut (7) for chilled condenser.
NOTE
To finish tightening the tension nut, grasp the chilled condenser
with your other hand and use it as a lever (see Fig. 4).
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- - - - Tighten tension nut
—— Use chilled condenser to
aid in fully tightening the
tension nut
Fig. 4: Fully tightening the tension nut
4. Attach tubing (Fig. 5/2 and 3) or fill the cold trap with dry ice.
WARNING
Extreme cold may cause personal injury
There is a risk of serious local freezing when handling dry ice.
Observe the manufacturer's hazard notices.
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NOTE
When installing the hoses, make sure that they are sufficiently
long for the entire stroke distance.
1
2
3
Vacuum - black
Coolant inlet - blue
Coolant outlet - red
1
2
3
Fig. 5: Attaching lines for coolant and vacuum
The chilled condenser is now fastened to the rotary evaporator.
NOTE
In order to ensure a proper seal, retighten the tension nut once
more while under vacuum.
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Removing the chilled condenser
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Requirements:
Loosen tubing
Remove collection flask (see below)
1. Loosen tension nut (7) until the chilled condenser can be
pulled out.
NOTE
When loosening the tension nut, grasp the chilled condenser with
your other hand and use it as a lever (refer to Fig. 4).
2. Remove chilled condenser (6).
Installing the collection flask
Remove collection flask
and empty if necessary
Install the separate collection flask (Fig. 1/3, page 15) using the
included flask clamp (Fig. 1/4, page 15).
Requirements:
Rotary evaporator must be ventilated
WARNING
Personal injury by poisoning
When opening the process space, such as when removing the
flasks, residual solvent vapours may escape to the surrounding
atmosphere.
Extract any solvent vapours (e.g. under a fume hood)
WARNING
Personal injury by hazardous materials
The distillate in the collection flask may be a hazardous material.
Observe all safety regulations and disposal requirements
for the distillate!
Loosen the flask clip (Fig. 1/4, page 15) and remove the collection
flask (Fig. 1/3, page 15). Empty the collection flask if necessary.
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Installing the evaporation
flask
Setup and connection
Install the included evaporation flask (Fig. 1/13, page 15):
WARNING
Risk of injury from glass splinters, chemical reactions (solvent with heating medium), solvent, and hot liquids.
The evaporation flask may slide down during installation and
become damaged (glass breakage).
When tightening the flask nut, make sure the fastening
clip is not lifted.
1. Loosen flask nut (10) by about 2-3 revolutions.
2. Slide evaporation flask (13) onto the tapered adapter. The flask
nut's (10) fastening clip must audibly engage. If it does not, further loosen the flask nut and slide the evaporation flask back
into place.
NOTE
The wire clip now securely holds the evaporation flask in place.
3. Tighten evaporation flask via vacuum or by lightly tightening
the flask nut (10).
4. Adjust the angle and heating bath position to the size of the
evaporation flask.
5. When working outside the fume hood, use the protective cover
(see Chapter 11, Spare parts and accessories).
The evaporation flask is now installed and secure.
Removing the evaporation
flask
Requirements:
Completely lift out the evaporation flask and allow it to cool
sufficiently.
Stop rotation
Rotary evaporator must be ventilated
WARNING
Personal injury by poisoning
When opening the process space, such as when removing the
flasks, residual solvent vapours may escape to the surrounding
atmosphere.
Extract any vapours
(e.g. under a fume hood).
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WARNING
Personal injury by hazardous materials
The content of the evaporation flask may be a hazardous material.
Additionally, mixing with the heating medium may produce hazardous materials.
Observe all safety regulations and disposal requirements
for the solvent!
1. If present, open or lift off the protective cover (see Chapter 11,
Spare parts and accessories).
NOTE
If the protective cover is opened and the listed requirements are
not fulfilled, an acoustic warning will sound.
2.
If the flask nut (10) is tightened, loosen it.
WARNING
Risk of burns from hot media.
If the flask nut is rotated too far out, there is a risk that the evaporation flask could fall into the heating bath.
Make sure that the flask nut is loosened by no more than
three revolutions.
NOTE
If the evaporation flask is securely in place, the flask nut can be
used to assist in removal.
NOTE
The fastening clip prevents the evaporation flask from sliding out.
3. Grasp the evaporation flask and lift up the fastening clip.
WARNING
Risk of burns from hot surfaces.
Skin contact with the hot evaporation flask may result in burns.
Allow evaporation flask to cool
Grasp evaporation flask at the cooler neck
4. Pull off evaporation flask
Adjust the angle of the evaporator flask
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Set the evaporator flask's angle of inclination via the rotary knobs
(12 and 18).
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Setup and connection
Adjusting the immersion depth
of the evaporator flask
WARNING
Risk of injury from glass splinters, chemical reactions (solvent with heating medium), solvent, and hot liquids.
Evaporation flask and flask nut may collide with the wall or base of
the heating bath during lowering and become damaged (glass
breakage).
Always monitor lowering of the evaporation flask. (If necessary, adjust the heating bath position, inclination, and
immersion depth to the size of the evaporation flask).
Adjust the immersion depth of the evaporation flask using the
terminal (see Chapter 8, Operating the rotary evaporator).
NOTE
In the event of power failure, in the interest of safety, the evaporation flask will automatically lift out of the heating bath to its upper
endpoint.
Installing and using the refilling
valve (accessory)
1
2
3
If needed, install the refilling valve (see Chapter 11, Spare parts
and accessories) (see Fig. 6):
PTFE hose
Refilling valve
Drip washer
Fig. 6: Position of drip washer
1. Slide the PTFE tube (1) onto the refilling valve's (2) corresponding glass fitting.
2. Slide the drip washer (3) onto the PTFE tube (1).
3. Insert the PTFE tube (1) through the chilled condenser and into
the evaporation flask.
Ideally, the drip washer (3) will rest on the insertion tube (see
Fig. 6).
4. Position the refilling valve (2) and securely tighten the union
nut. The refilling valve is now installed.
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Installing protective cover
(accessory)
NOTE
If the rotary evaporator is not operated under a fume hood (heating temperature no more than 90°C), then installation of the
protective cover on the heating bath is mandatory for protection
against implosion (airborne glass splinters and liquid) and hot
spray water!
NOTE
The protective cover may be used only with heating bath temperatures up to 90°C. When temperatures are higher, the evaporator
must be used without the protective cover and under a fume hood!
NOTE
The protective cover is not included in delivery and must be
ordered separately (see Chapter 11, Spare parts and accessories).
NOTE
Do not carry the heating bath by the protective cover!
1. Place the protective cover (Fig. 7/1) on the heating bath (2).
2. Fasten the protective cover (1) to the heating bath:
To do this, tighten the three knurled screws (3).
1
3
2
Fig. 7: Protective cover closed
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The walls of the protective cover are transparent, permitting observation of events inside the evaporator flask. It also has a flap (Fig.
8/1) that permits rapid access to the evaporator flask.
Fig. 8: Protective cover open
The protective cover and flap are monitored electronically. Using
the terminal, you can select how the rotary evaporator will react
when the protective cover is removed or the flap opened during
operation (see Chapter 8.1).
NOTE
When working without the protective cover (under fume hood),
electronic monitoring of the protective cover must be deactivated
at the terminal (see Chapter 8.1.2).
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6.2
Connections
1. Connect the suction side of the vacuum pump to the vacuum
connection (Fig. 5/1, page 21).
NOTE
Use a vacuum hose for this purpose.
NOTE
Safely divert gas emissions (from the pump) so no gases escape
into the ambient air.
2. Attach coolant feed and return lines to the chilled condenser
(Fig. 5/2+3, p. 21, connections exchangeable).
NOTE
If the rotary evaporator is cooled by a cold trap with dry ice, additional coolant is not required.
WARNING
Risk of rupturing from excess pressure
If the discharge line is blocked, the permitted operating pressure
of the chilled condenser may be exceeded.
Block only the inlet of the coolant line
3. If necessary for safety reasons, connect an inert gas feed line
in order to ventilate the glass parts.
4. Insert the power cable plug into a properly installed earthed
socket.
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7 Operation
7.1
Initial start-up
Before switching on the rotary evaporator, check the following
points:
Prerequisites for start-up
All hoses attached properly
Specifications of the power supply correspond with the
data on the rotary evaporator’s type plate
Coolant connection on the chilled condenser is operational
The rotary evaporator is at room temperature
User ensures that the lift drive can move freely and without obstruction
User ensures that the hoses on the condenser are long
enough for the entire stroke
Tab. 1
Operate the rotary evaporator only under the operating parameters
and conditions described in Chapter 4 Technical data (pages 12 +
13).
Make sure the rotary evaporator is used properly (see Chapter 2.1,
page 8).
Make sure that the rotary evaporator cannot be misused (see
Chapter 2.2, page 9).
Observe the safety precautions (see Chapter 3, page 10+11).
WARNING
Inadequate cooling may result in personal injury and damage
to the rotary evaporator.
If cooling is inadequate, there will be a danger of the vacuum
pump system sucking solvent vapours from the chilled condenser.
Make sure that no solvent can enter the ambient atmosphere in the event of a cooling failure.
NOTE
In order for the chilled condenser to recover solvent from the rising
gas, it must be cooled with a coolant.
Inspecting and emptying the
collection flask
Check the fill level of condensate in the collection flask (Fig. 1/3,
page 15) at suitable intervals. Empty the collection flask if necessary.
Shifting heating bath
The position of the heating bath must be adapted to the size and
inclination of the evaporation flask.
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Filling heating bath
WARNING
Risk of burns from hot media.
Hot vapours may be produced when filling the heating bath.
Ensure that the heating bath temperature is always lower
than the boiling temperature of the medium.
Note that if the water level is low, the actual temperature
of the heating coil may be significantly higher than the indicated temperature.
WARNING
Risk of burns from hot media.
When lowering the evaporation flask into the heating bath, the
heating bath may overflow if the fill volume is too high.
When filling the heating bath, consider how the evaporation flask will displace the heating medium in the bath.
WARNING
Risk of burns from hot media.
Hot media may be spilled when sliding or carrying the heating
bath.
Make sure that the heating bath is sufficiently cooled before sliding or carrying.
WARNING
Personal injury by poisoning
Risk of poisoning through inhaling oil vapours.
Use under a suitable fume hood
NOTE
The heating bath contains a scale that indicates the maximum fill
volume based on the size of the selected evaporation flask.
To more accurately estimate the proper filling volume, the evaporation flask may be lowered into the heating bath before filling
(see Chapter 8, Operating the rotary evaporator).
NOTE
Do not use de-ionised or distilled water
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Fill heating bath with heating medium.
WARNING
Risk of burns from hot surfaces.
If the heating bath is not sufficiently filled, the base of the bath in
particular may overheat.
Ensure that the heating bath contains sufficient heating
medium at all times and that it does not run dry through
evaporation during operation.
NOTE
If there is insufficient water in the heating bath (dry start or runs
dry), it switches off automatically and an error message is displayed (see Chapter 10).
The temperature of the heating coil is limited in two ways (electronically and electromechanically).
Refilling evaporation flask
WARNING
Risk of personal injury from poisoning or explosion
Hazardous mixtures may be produced when refilling the evaporation flask.
Ensure that this does not result in a hazardous situation.
Using the refilling valve, the evaporation flask may be refilled under
vacuum during operation, as follows:
1. Connect the refilling valve to the additional medium.
2. Open the refilling valve.
The additional medium will be drawn into the evaporation flask.
Switching on the rotary evaporator
Switch on the rotary evaporator at the power switch (see Fig. 1/1,
page 15).
NOTE
For information about operating the rotary evaporator, refer to
Chapter 8, page 33ff.
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7.2
Shutdown
Stop the current process.
Ventilate rotary evaporator
WARNING
Risk of personal injury from poisoning or explosion and
damage to the rotary evaporator.
Ventilation of the rotary evaporator may result in poisonous or
explosive mixtures.
If necessary, ventilate the rotary evaporator with inert gas.
Switch off rotary evaporator at the power switch (Fig. 1/1,
page 15).
WARNING
Risk of burns from hot media.
Skin contact with hot surfaces and medium may occur when
emptying the heating bath and evaporation flask.
Allow heating bath and evaporation flask to cool completely.
Empty heating bath
WARNING
Personal injury by hazardous materials
The media located in the evaporation and collection flasks may be
hazardous materials.
Observe all safety regulations and disposal requirements
for the media!
WARNING
Personal injury by poisoning
When opening the process space, such as when removing the
flasks, residual solvent vapour may enter the surrounding atmosphere.
Extract any solvent vapours
(e.g. under fume hood).
Empty evaporation and collection flasks.
Stop the feed of coolant, separate any coolant connections.
Separate vacuum connection, if present.
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8 Operating the rotary evaporator
8.1
Terminal
8.1.1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Rotary knob for:
Entering setpoints:
o Heating temperature
o Rotation
o Fine adjustment
of immersion
depth
Button to lower lift
Button to raise lift
Button for rotation on/off
Display
Button for heating bath
selection
Button for exchange flask
function
Button for heating bath
on/off
General functions and displays
4
5
6
7
8
3
2
1
Fig. 9: Terminal
The rotary evaporator is operated via the terminal with the aid of:
the rotary knob (Fig. 9/1) and
the membrane buttons (2+3+4+6+7+8).
The rotary knob has the following functions:
Rotate the knob:
-
Entering setpoints:
Speed of evaporator flask
Fine adjustment of immersion depth
Temperature of heating bath
Content of the display:
Displays setpoint and actual temperature (Fig. 10/2+4,
page 34);
Displays the height of the evaporator flask and the digital
end stop (7+10)
Displays the speed of the evaporator flask (12)
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The membrane keyboard has the following functions:
Operating keys (Fig. 11) with the functions:
Switch heating bath on and off (8)
Heating bath selection (6)
Switch rotation on and off (4)
Lift selection through short press of the buttons (1/2)
Raise lift (3)
Lower lift (4)
Exchange flask function (7)
Displays
1 Heating bath status display
2 Heating bath setpoint
3 Selection icon for heating
bath
4 Actual value of heating bath
5 Unit of temperature
6 Icon for digital end point
7 Set digital end point
8 Selection icon / status
display for speed
9 Selection icon for lift
10 Lift position
11 Unit of speed
12 Speed
2
1
5
3
4
5
11
6
7
8
9
10
12
Fig. 10: Displays on the screen
Menus, fields, and buttons
1 Button to raise lift
2 Button for rotation on/off
3 Button for heating bath
selection
4 Button to lower lift
5 Button for exchange flask
function
6 Button for heating bath
on/off
1
3
2
4
5
6
Fig. 11: Buttons on the membrane keyboard
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8.1.2 Operation
Base settings
When the rotary evaporator is switched on, a start screen is displayed for 2-5 seconds with the logo and version number of the
firmware.
a) Activate/deactivate electronic monitoring of the protective cover
If the rotary evaporator is not operated under a suitable fume hood,
the protective cover (accessory) must be used (see Chapter 6.1)
and electronic monitoring must be switched on.
The various safety settings can be changed by pressing the buttons simultaneously (Fig. 11/2+3).
After 3 seconds, a single sound indicates that the
EMERGENCY STOP function is inactive. When the rotary
evaporator is running with the cover open, a continuous acoustic warning will be heard.
After 6 seconds, you will hear two acoustic signals in quick
succession. They indicate that the EMERGENCY STOP function is active. If the cover is opened during operation, the
evaporator flask is automatically raised from the heating bath
and rotation stops.
After 9 seconds, you will hear three acoustic signals in quick
succession. This deactivates the electronic monitoring of the
protective cover
b) To change the unit of temperature, press button 3 (Fig. 11/3) for
5 seconds. This is confirmed with an acoustic signal.
Switch heating bath and rotation of evaporation flask on and
off.
Use the button (Fig.11/6) to switch the heating bath on and press it
again to switch it off.
Rotation of the evaporator flask is activated and deactivated via the
button (2).
NOTE
When the heating bath or rotation of the evaporation flask is
switched on, the corresponding icon will flash (Fig. 10/1+8).
Entering setpoints
The following setpoints may be selected through the membrane
keyboard:
Input field *
1-4
Tab. 2
Function
Setpoint
range
Immersion depth
0…12.9
2
Speed [rpm]
25…250
3
Heating bath temperature
- [°C]
- [°F]
- [K]
20…180
68…356
293…453
* according to Fig. 11
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Press input field for the desired setpoint.
NOTE
The selected input field will be highlighted on the display with a
black background.
Use the rotary knob to adjust the setpoint.
After 2 seconds, the display returns to the starting state.
NOTE
The speed is selected in the starting state.
Changing the immersion depth
WARNING
Risk of burns from hot media
When the evaporation flask is being immersed in the heating bath,
heating medium may spray out of the bath if the rotation speed is
too fast.
Before immersing the evaporation flask in the heating
bath, reduce the rotation speed.
The immersion depth can be raised via button 1(see Fig. 11/1) or
lowered via button 4 (see Fig. 11/4).
Press button 1 or 4 (see Fig. 11/1+4) and then turn rotary
knob 1 (see Fig. 9/1) to finely adjust the lift.
Hold button 5 (see Fig. 11/5) for 5 seconds to apply the
current position of the evaporation flask. The flask cannot
pass the stored position. Press the button again for 5 seconds to delete the stored position.
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Exchange flask function
WARNING
Risk of injury from glass splinters, chemical reactions (solvent with heating medium), solvent, and hot liquids.
When using the "Exchange flask" button, any changes to the size
or shape of the evaporation flask may cause the flask to collide
with the heating bath tank or other parts.
The heating bath position, angle and immersion depth
must not be changed while the evaporating flask is being
exchanged.
Replace only with a flask with the same size and shape.
When you press the Exchange flask function button (Fig.
11/5) the flask moves to its top position. Rotation is
stopped.
Change the evaporation flask.
When you press the Exchange flask function button (5)
again, the evaporator flask returns to the stored position
and rotation is started again.
8.2
Change the evaporation flask
See Chapter 6.1 for information on installing and removing the
evaporation flask.
NOTE
It may be necessary to coordinate the angle of inclination, heating
bath position, and immersion depth (lower stop position).
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9 Servicing
If you have any questions about servicing, call your KNF technical
adviser (see last page for contact telephone number).
9.1
Servicing schedule
Component
Servicing interval
Rotary evaporator
Inspect regularly for external damage or
leaks
Heating bath medium
Inspect regularly for contamination of the
heating medium
Tab. 3
9.2
Cleaning
NOTE
When cleaning, make sure that no liquids enter the inside of the
housing.
WARNING
Personal injury by hazardous materials
After operation, the components of the rotary evaporator may be
contaminated with aggressive materials.
Always wear protective clothing (protective glasses,
gloves, etc.) as required for workplace safety in a laboratory.
9.2.1
Cleaning the rotary evaporator
Clean the outside of the rotary evaporator only with a moist cloth.
Do not use flammable cleaning agents.
9.2.2
Requirements
Cleaning glass parts
Glass parts adequately cooled
Rotary evaporator must be ventilated
For chilled condenser only:
- Remove any coolant that is present
- Chilled coil/cold trap is at room temperature
Collection flask
1. Remove collection flask (see Ch. 6.1)
2. Dispose of contents in collection flask according to local regulations.
3. Rinse collection flask with suitable cleaning agent.
4. Re-install collection flask (see Ch. 6.1)
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Evaporation flask
1. Remove evaporation flask (see Ch. 6.1).
2. Dispose of contents in evaporation flask according to local
regulations.
3. Rinse evaporation flask with suitable cleaning agent.
4. Re-install evaporation flask (see Ch. 6.1).
Chilled condenser
1. Remove chilled condenser (see Ch. 6.1).
2. Rinse chilled condenser with suitable cleaning agent.
3. Re-install chilled condenser (see Ch. 6.1).
Vapour tube
1. Remove vapour tube (see Ch. 9.3).
2. Rinse vapour tube with suitable cleaning agent.
3. Re-install vapour tube (see Ch. 9.3)
9.2.3 Clean seal
1. Remove seal (see Ch. 9.4.)
2. Clean seal with suitable cleaning agent.
3. If necessary, clean seal receiver with suitable cleaning agent.
4. If necessary, clean vapour tube (see Ch. 9.2.2).
5. Re-install seal (see Ch. 9.4)
9.2.4
Requirements
Clean heating bath
Heater must be shut off
Heating bath adequately cooled
Evaporation flask in upper stop position
Protective cover removed (if present)
1. Remove heating bath
2. Dispose of contents of heating bath according to local regulations.
3. Clean heating bath with suitable cleaning agent.
4. Re-install heating bath
9.2.5
Cleaning protective cover (accessory)
Rinse protective cover with clear water; clean with a soft cloth.
NOTE
Synthetic glass scratches easily and is sensitive to solvents.
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9.3
Requirements
Changing vapour tube
Rotary evaporator disconnected from mains power and deenergised
Heating bath empty
Evaporation flask removed (see Ch. 6.1).
Rotary evaporator free of hazardous materials
Rotary evaporator must be ventilated
Protective cover removed (if present)
WARNING
Dangerous substances in the rotary evaporator can cause a
health hazard
Depending on the distilled solvent, caustic burns or poisoning are
possible.
Wear protective clothing if necessary, e.g. protective
gloves.
CAUTION
Danger of burns from hot parts
Glass parts and the heating bath may be hot even after the rotary
evaporator has been shut off.
Allow the rotary evaporator to cool off after operation.
1. Screw off flask nut (Fig. 12/1).
NOTE
With the other hand, hold the vapour tube's tension nut (3).
2. Loosen the vapour tube's tension nut (3) until the vapour tube
(2) can be pulled out.
NOTE
While doing this, press and hold the block for the rotation drive
(4).
3. Pull out the vapour tube (2).
4. Insert the new vapour tube (2) until it engages.
NOTE
If you have difficulty finding the engagement point, slightly tighten
the tension nut after inserting the vapour tube.
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NOTE
Finding the engagement point may also be easier when the condenser is removed (see Ch. 6.1).
5. Lightly tighten the vapour tube's tension nut (3).
NOTE
While doing this, press and hold the block for the rotation drive
(4).
6. Screw on the flask nut (1).
NOTE
With the other hand, hold the vapour tube's tension nut (3).
1
2
3
4
Flask nut
Vapour tube
Vapour tube's tension nut
Catch for the
rotation drive
3
2
1
4
Fig. 12: Changing vapour tube
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9.4
Changing seal
1. Remove chilled condenser (see Ch. 6.1).
2. Remove vapour tube (see Ch. 9.3).
3. Remove old seal (see Fig. 13).
4. Re-install vapour tube (see Ch. 9.3).
5. Slide the new seal (see Ch. 11.1 "Spare parts") onto the vapour tube.
NOTE
Fig. 13: Aligning the seal
The lip of the seal must be aligned inward (see Fig. 13).
6. Install vapour tube (see Ch. 9.3).
7. Install chilled condenser (see Ch. 6.1).
8. Properly dispose of old seal.
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9.5
Requirements
Changing fuses
Rotary evaporator disconnected from mains power and deenergised
Heating bath empty
Rotary evaporator free of hazardous materials
CAUTION
Danger of burns from hot parts
Glass parts and the heating bath may be hot even after the rotary
evaporator has been shut off.
Allow the rotary evaporator to cool off after operation.
1. Loosen cover (Fig. 14/2) and remove (2).
2. Replace blown fuses (Fuse specification, see Chapter 4, page
12).
3. Replace cover (2).
1
2
Fig. 14: Changing fuses
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10 Troubleshooting
DANGER
Risk of electric shock, danger of death
Separate the rotary evaporator from the power supply before
working on the rotary evaporator.
Make sure that the pump is de-energised.
Rotary evaporator generally: see
Tab. 4.
Terminal generally: see Tab. 4.
Error message in display: see Tab. 6.
Rotary evaporator generally
Error
Possible cause
Remedy
The rotary evaporator is
switched on, but the power
switch does not illuminate.
Power cable not plugged
in.
Plug the rotary evaporator's mains power
cable into a properly installed grounded
socket.
No voltage in the mains.
Check the room's fuses.
Power cable's internal fuse
is burned out.
Use a suitably-sized power cable (see
rotary evaporator's type label for power
consumption).
Replace power cable's fuse if necessary.
Fuses in rotary evaporator
are blown.
4. Identify and eliminate cause of
overload.
5. Change the rotary evaporator's
mains fuses (see Ch. 9.5, page 43).
The desired vacuum is not
reached.
The attached vacuum
device is inadequate.
Attach an adequate vacuum device.
Leaks in the tubing connec- Check tubing and fittings; tighten or
tions at the tower and
replace as necessary.
chilled condenser.
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Sealing caps on chilled
condenser have leaks.
Check the caps' internal seals; retighten
/ replace as necessary.
The refilling valve (accessory) is not fully closed.
Close the refilling valve.
The rotary drive's seal is
worn.
Replace seal (see Ch. 9.4.).
The vapour tube's sealing
surface is damaged.
Replace vapour tube (see Ch. 9.3).
Securely tighten the refilling valve's
through cap. Check the cap's seal if
necessary.
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The rotary drive does not
reach the selected speed
or does not move.
Evaporation flask cannot
be lowered / raised.
Heating bath does not
heat.
Troubleshooting
Flask drive blocked by
foreign parts.
Remove foreign parts.
The wrong speed setpoint
has been selected.
Correct the setpoint
(see Ch. 8.1.2, page 35).
Condensate residue is
adhered to the seal.
Clean seal
(see Ch. 9.2.3, page 38).
Evaporation flask or flask
nut collide with the heating
bath.
Lift evaporation flask (see Ch. 8.1.2,
page 36) or reposition heating bath.
Observe Chapter 6.1 (page 18) when reimmersing evaporation flask.
Foreign parts / objects are
blocking lift drive.
Remove foreign parts / objects.
Setpoint for immersion
depth is reached.
Change the evaporation flask's immersion depth (see Ch. 8.1.2, page 36).
Heating bath is not
switched on (symbol in
display not flashing).
Switch on heating bath
(see Ch. 8.1.2, page 35).
Not enough heating medium in heating bath (error
message, see Table 6).
Replenish heating medium
(see Ch. 7.1, page 30).
Heating bath has no electrical contact.
Make sure heating bath sits properly on
rotary evaporator.
Make sure no foreign parts are underneath heating bath.
Thermal circuit breaker has Reset circuit breaker (see Fig. 15).
triggered.
Condensate in separators / Cooling capacity inadevacuum system's second- quate for the volume of
ary condensers.
vapour (chilled condenser
backs up with liquid).
Inside of chilled condenser
is fogged up to the vacuum
connection.
Ensure that the chilled condenser is
supplied with sufficient cooling medium
(observe volume and temperature, Ch.
2.1).
Adapt vapour volume to available cooling capacity.
Tab. 4: General troubleshooting
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Resetting the heating bath's thermal circuit breaker
If an error occurs and the temperature of the heating bath exceeds
240°C the circuit breaker will automatically switch off the heating
bath. The circuit breaker must then be reset manually, as follows:
1. Allow heating bath to cool
2. Empty heating bath
3. Determine cause of error and remove
NOTE
Fig. 15: Resetting the heating
bath's circuit breaker
If you are unable to determine the cause of the error, call your
KNF technical adviser (see last page for telephone number).
4. Reset circuit breaker
NOTE
Use a pointed object such as a pencil or a pointed tool to press
the button on the underside of the heating bath (see arrow in 15).
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Terminal
Error
Possible cause
Remedy
Temperature display shows Temperature unit was
implausible values.
changed.
Select the desired temperature unit.
Tab. 5: Terminal troubleshooting
Error message in the display with simultaneous acoustic warning
Error message Meaning
E01
Temperature sensor defective or temperature difference between the two temperature sensors too high
E02
Heating bath has run dry
E04
Heating coil defective
E05
Flask mechanism blocked
E08
Display defect (with an intermittent acoustic warning)
E09
Heating bath temperature sensor defective
E10
Flask drive defective
Tab. 6: Error message
Fault persists
If you are still unable to diagnose the problem, please send the
rotary evaporator to KNF customer service (see address on last
page).
1. Clean rotary evaporator, heating bath, and any parts that come
into contact with the medium (see Chapter 9.2, page 38ff).
2. Send the rotary evaporator, together with completed Declaration of No Objection and Decontamination (Chapter 13, page
51), to KNF stating the nature of the distilled medium.
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11 Spare parts and accessories
11.1 Spare parts
Spare part
Order No.
Seal
113046
Mains cable D
026363
Mains cable CH
027523
Mains cable UK
129326
Mains cable USA/JP
127875
®
Norprene hose ID6 (sold by the metre*)
055535
Hose fitting ID6 with cap GL14
301092
Hose clamp ID6
127329
Collection flask 500 ml (coated)
128158
Flask clamp collection flask
025968
Evaporation flask 1000 ml NS29/32
128159
Evaporation flask 1000 ml NS24/40
128893
Vapour tube NS29/32
126059
Vapour tube NS24/40
128762
Flask nut NS29/32
126056
Flask nut NS24/40
128781
Mains fuses
- 240 V, 50/60Hz: T 8 (2x)
- 115 V, 50/60Hz: T 15 (2x)
NOTE: Observe Chapter 9.5 when
changing fuses.
Tab. 7
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136067
136309
* Indicate desired length in whole metres.
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Spare parts and accessories
11.2 Accessories (see also Chapter 6)
Accessories
Order No.
Protective cover for heating bath
NOTE: Always activate the protection
function when using the protective
cover outside of a suitable fume hood
(see Chapter 8.1.2).
127204
Refilling valve
300639
Insulation for cooling hoses
301270
®
Norprene hose ID10 (sold by the
metre*)
028187
Hose fitting ID10 with cap GL14
301198
Tab. 8
* Indicate desired length in whole metres.
11.3 Glass product
Glass product
Collection flask (coated)
Evaporation flask NS29/32
Evaporation flask NS24/40
Powder flask NS29/32
Powder flask NS24/40
Foam brake
Order No.
100 ml
300557
250 ml
300558
500 ml
128158
1000 ml
113939
2000 ml
113938
50 ml
113079
100 ml
113080
250 ml
113081
500 ml
113082
1000 ml
128159
2000 ml
113083
3000 ml
113084
50 ml
300561
100 ml
300562
250 ml
300563
500 ml
300564
1000 ml
128893
2000 ml
300565
3000 ml
300566
500 ml
300588
1000 ml
300589
2000 ml
300590
500 ml
300591
1000 ml
300592
2000 ml
300593
NS29/32
301114
NS24/40
301115
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Returns
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12 Returns
Pumps and systems used in laboratories and process-based
industries are exposed to a wide variety of conditions. This means
that the components contacting transferred media could become
contaminated by toxic, radioactive, or otherwise hazardous substances.
For this reason, customers who send any pumps or systems back
to KNF must submit a Declaration of No Objection and Decontamination in order to avoid a hazardous situation for KNF employees.
This Declaration of No Objection and Decontamination provides
information about, for example:
physiological safety
whether medium-contacting parts have been cleaned
whether decontamination was completed
media that have been transferred or used
and must declare physiological safety. To ensure worker safety,
work may not be started on pumps or systems without a signed
Declaration of No Objection and Decontamination.
For optimal processing of a return, a copy of this declaration
should be sent in advance via e-mail, regular mail, or fax to KNF
Customer Service (refer to final page for address). In order to avoid
endangering employees who open the shipment's packaging,
despite any residual hazards, the original version of the Declaration of No Objection and Decontamination must accompany the
delivery receipt on the outside of the packaging.
The form for the Declaration of No Objection and Decontamination
is included with these operating instructions and may also be
downloaded from the KNF website.
The customer must specify the device type(s) and serial number(s)
in the Declaration of No Objection and Decontamination in order to
provide for the unambiguous assignment of the Declaration to the
device that is sent to KNF.
In addition to the customer's declaration of physiological safety,
information about operating conditions and the customer's application are also of importance to ensure that the return shipment is
handled appropriately. Therefore, the Declaration of No Objection
and Decontamination requests this information as well.
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Netherlands
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Utrechtseweg 4a
NL-3451 GG Vleuten
Tel. 0031 (0)30 677 92 40
Fax 0031 (0)30 677 92 47
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knf-verder.nl
Belgium, Luxembourg
KNF Verder N.V.
Kontichsesteenweg 17
B-2630 Aartselaar
Tel. 0032 (0)3 8719624
Fax 0032 (0)3 8719628
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knf.be
China
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(Shanghai) Co., Ltd
No. 36 Lane 1000
Zhang Heng Road
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Fax 0086 (0)21 339 006 26
E-mail: [email protected]
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Germany
KNF Neuberger GmbH
Alter Weg 3 D-79112 Freiburg
Tel. 0049 (0)7664 5909-0
Fax 0049 (0)7664 5909-99
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knf.de
France, Morocco,
Algeria
KNF Neuberger
4, Bld. d’Alsace Z.I.
F-68128 Village-Neuf
Tel. 0033 (0)389 70 35 00
Fax 0033 (0)389 69 92 52
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knf.fr
United Kingdom
KNF Neuberger U.K. Ltd.
Avenue 2
Station Lane
Industrial Estate
Witney Oxon OX28 4FA
Tel. 0044 (0)1993 77 83 73
Fax 0044 (0)1993 77 51 48
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knf.co.uk
India
KNF Pumps + Systems
(India) Pvt. Ltd.
RAJIV GANDHI INFOTECH PARK
Phase 1
Ganga Estate, Survey No. 152/2/2
Above AXIS BANK
Hinjewadi
Pune 411 057
Tel. 0091 (0)20 640 13 923
0091 (0)20 640 08 923
Fax 0091 (0)20 229 33 923
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knfpumps.in
Italy
KNF ITALIA S.r.l.
Via Flumendosa, 10
I-20132 Milano
Tel. 0039 02 27 20 38 60
Fax 0039 02 27 20 38 48
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knf.it
Japan
KNF Japan Co.Ltd.
Chichibu, Bldg. 7F
1-8-6 Shinkawa, Chuo-ku,
Tokyo, Japan 104-0033
Tel. 0081 (0)3 3551-7931
Fax 0081 (0)3 3551-7932
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knf.co.jp
Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway
KNF Neuberger AB
Mejerivägen 4,
P.O. Box 44060
SE-10073 Stockholm
Tel. 0046 (0) 87445113
Fax 0046 (0) 87445117
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knf.se
Switzerland
Sales
KNF Neuberger AG
Stockenstrasse 6
CH-8362 Bichelsee-Balterswil
Tel. 0041 (0)71 973 993 0
Fax 0041 (0)71 973 993 1
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knf.ch
Taiwan
KNF Neuberger Ltd.
9-2 FL., No., 24, Lane 123, Section 6,
Ming Chuan East Road
Taipei City, Taiwan
Tel. 00886-2-2794-1011
Fax 00886-2-8792-1648
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knftwn.com.tw
USA, Canada, South America
KNF NEUBERGER, INC.
Two Black Forest Road
Trenton, New Jersey
08691-1810
Tel. 001 (609) 890 86 00
Fax 001 (609) 890 83 23
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knf.com/usa.htm
South America
Direct Phone: 001 609 649 1010
E-mail: [email protected]
Korea
KNF Neuberger Ltd.
Woosan Bldg.RM#202,
336-4, Hwikyung-Dong
Dongdaemun-Ku.,
130-090, Seoul
Tel. 0082 (0)2 959-0255/6
Fax 0082 (0)2 959-0254
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knfkorea.com
KNF product centres
Product centre for
gas pumps:
Germany
KNF Neuberger GmbH
Alter Weg 3
D-79112 Freiburg
Tel. 0049(0)7664 5909-0
Fax 0049(0)7664 5909-99
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knf.de
Product centre for
liquid pumps:
Switzerland
KNF FLODOS AG
Wassermatte 2
CH-6210 Sursee
Tel. 0041(0)41 925 00 25
Fax 0041(0)41 925 00 35
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knf-flodos.ch
Product centre for
micro pumps:
Switzerland
KNF Micro AG
Zelglimatte 1b
CH-6260 Reiden
Tel. 0041(0)62 787 88 88
Fax 0041(0)62 787 88 99
E-mail: [email protected]
www.knf-micro.ch
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