SWING SPEEDEXTRACT: Automated Parallel Pressure Extraction

The SWING SPEEDEXTRACT uses a combination of elevated temperature and pressure to increase the efficiency of the extraction process, resulting in dramatically faster extraction times and better quality.

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Speed up your extraction process and do it in minutes instead of hours!

Key Advantages:

  • Decrease in cost per sample up to 90+ %.
  • Increase in productivity by a factor of 10+.
  • Parallel common extraction under elevated pressure, i.e. using superheated extraction conditions.
  • Higher analyze solubility.
  • Faster analyte diffusion from matrix into solvent.
  • Decreased solvent viscosity for increased solvent penetration into the matrix.
  • Gravimetric dispensing (liquids, solids, powders, low-viscous to highly-viscous materials, waxes, etc.) into the rack / extractor format of your choice.
  • Powder dispensing / dosing robotic tool can be combined with other tools to accommodate multiple workflows.
  • 4-Needle Head for volumetric liquid handling and sampling.
  • Dispensed amount, mixing speed, temperature, pressure, time…, and other data are stored in a read only log file.
  • Easy access to data with a convenient interface to pull results into Excel or virtually any other software.
  • Interface to DOE.

Speed up your extraction process and do it in minutes instead of hours!

As the extraction rate roughly doubles if the temperature is increased by 10 °C, extractions that normally take hours can be done in minutes using SWING SPEEDEXTRACT.

Fields of application:

  • Extraction of active ingredients from plants for pharmaceutical and nutritional health science.
  • Extraction of pesticides from food samples (e.g. QuEChERS).
  • Determination of fat and fatty acids in diary products.
  • Acid digestion for characterization of sediment, sludge and soil.
  • Enforced degradation for analysis of polymer biodegradation or plasma analysis.
  • … and more.

Fully automated well-plate (pressure) screening block

Pick-up metallic MTP with e.g. 96 glass vials

Pick-up metallic MTP with e.g. 96 glass vials

Transfer plate

Transfer plate

Load plate into pressure block

Load plate into pressure block

MTP (well-plate) pressure block with screwless, self-sealing automated opening / closing

MTP (well-plate) pressure block with screwless, self-sealing automated opening / closing

Technical Details

Chemspeed’s SWING SPEEDEXTRACT deck modularity allows the user to execute and perform a variety of reaction preparation workflows in a fully automated fashion.

The speedextract Extraction block
The SPEEDEXTRACT Extraction block

SPEEDEXTRACT block for 12, 24, 48 or 96 vial plates (or customized formats) key features:

  • Up to 100 bar operating pressure at up to 250 oC.
  • Heating / cooling and shaking.
  • Automated closing / opening combined with transfer tool for e.g. transport of vials and extraction plates.
  • Extraction time reduced from hours down to minutes.
  • Safer and cleaner than using microwave.
  • Higher pressure compared to microwave ovens (reactors) results in significant extraction rate acceleration in parallel and disposable formats.
The Gravimetric Dispensing Unit for solids and powders
The Gravimetric Dispensing Unit for solids and powders

The Gravimetric Dispensing Unit for Powders (GDU-P) is used to perform automated, gravimetrically controlled dispenses of a wide range of solids in the milligram to multigram scale. The modules pick the appropriate container, dispense the solids and powders, and then place the container back to its station before picking the next one. The dispensing unit includes an overhead balance with a resolution of down to 0.1 mg, and allow dispensing and simultaneous weighing of solids and powders into various vials, reactors, wellplates, even while shaking or heating the samples.


Multiple dispensing configurations: one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one, many-to-many

The 4-Needle Head for liquids
The 4-Needle Head for liquids

Volumetric dispensing and aspiration of liquids is done with a Multi-Channel Liquid Handling Tool (4-Needle Head), with four independent needles. The four needles can be operated simultaneously or individually. If required the tool can be equipped with needles of different inner diameters. Larger diameter needles for the handling of suspensions or liquids with higher viscosities, smaller diameter needles for handling of small volumes. Gravimetric liquid dispensing tools are as well available.


The Filtration and SPE rack

The Filtration and SPE rack

Various work-ups available as:
  • TLC.
  • Solvent evaporation.
  • Liquid / liquid extraction.
  • Solid-phase extraction SPE.
  • Filtration.


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