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Automated process R&D and preparative synthesis

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Chemspeed's solution

The Chemspeed FLEX AUTOPLANT workstations have been designed for high output experimentation in the development and optimization of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, polymers, specialty chemicals, catalysts, cathode materials, photovoltaics materials, storage materials and many more.

  • End-to-end process R&D / chemical development / scale-up
  • Organic and inorganic synthesis, reactions under pressure
  • Preparative synthesis
  • Crystallization

The cutting edge process development workstation technology allows scientists to execute and perform a variety of workflows in a fully automated fashion and truly mimic the final industrial production process. It provides all the flexibility to optimize integrated reaction sequences, even if a complex configuration of reactors and feed vessels is required.

Each reactor with its own set of conditions - individually controlled tank reactors (reactor volumes 100, 240, 1’000 mL total volume) with precise, continuous feeds.


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Powerful advantages

  • Easily exchangeable stirrer designs (anchor, twisted blade, gas entrainment stirrers…). Powerful mixing for viscosities up to 80 Pa.s at 300 rpm and 30 Pa.s at 900 rpm with an anchor stirrer.
  • Up to 8 continuous liquid, liquefied gas and / or gas feeds per reactor and additional unlimited overhead access.
  • Flexible and precise continuous feeds, down to 10 μL / min. 
  • Pressure up to 100 bar over the entire temperature range up to 250 °C with corresponding safety installations.
  • Temperature control, 0.1 °C.
  • Parallel high-performance calorimetry data.
  • Viscosity data.
  • Dean Stark water trap.
  • Distillation bridge.
  • Vacuum for different purposes: inertization, crystallization, ...
  • PAT interfaces to various in-situ probes, for example: pH, UV-VIS, IR, Raman, PSD, calorimetry.
  • Measurement of gas consumption.
  • Extraction, filtration, evaporation, crystallization, distillation.
  • Reflux.
  • Proprietary robotic tool exchange interface.
  • Ventilated hood for safety and trolley.
  • Optimized footprint (3x3 ft, 90x90 cm) versus capacity - all while reducing costs and maximizing return on investment.
  • AUTOSUITE software - drag & drop experimentation with easy interface to data analysis.
  • Interface for e.g. DOE, ML, AI, LIMS, ELN, ERP integration.
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