Orb Pilot

Orb Pilot is a pilot-scale modular jacketed reactor for scaling up of batch processes and offers multiple setups in one footprint.

Designed for you

Orb Pilot is the most flexible and versatile floor standing jacketed reactor system for scaling up of batch processes. Designed from the ground up with the help of scale-up chemists and chemical engineers, Orb Pilot boasts a wealth of user-friendly features such as quick vessel changes, easy height adjustments, and a self-adjusting spring-loaded base frame.

Gone are the days of expensive equipment glassware replacements; Orb Pilot’s force-limited clamp means no damage to your vessels or lids. Any user can tighten Orb Pilot’s clamp in minutes without any risk to the glassware. This feature also enables rapid stirrer or vessel changes.

  • Multiple setups, one footprint

    Jacketed or vacuum jacketed vessels from10 or 50 L can all be used on the same frame

  • Vessel change in under an hour

    Tool-free clamp, spring-loaded base, and quickly removable motor enable fast vessel changes

  • Superior mixing

    Extensive range of stirrer options and easily removable baffles for improved mixing

Multiple setups, one footprint

Whether you require a 10 or 50 L vessel, jacketed or vacuum jacketed, all can be used on the same frame with Orb Pilot. An additional accessories spine can be placed alongside for supporting  pumps, collection vessels or reflux assemblies as well as many other configurations.

Syrris Orb Pilot, Pilot-scale Reactor
Syrris Syringe Pump attached to Orb Pilot
Syrris Reactor Master attached to Orb Pilot frame

Vessel change in under an hour

In other reactor systems, changing  vessels can take days. Time can be expensive, so Orb Pilot was designed to ensure you have more time to focus on chemistry rather than setting up your system. Along with a tool-free clamp, Orb Pilot has a spring-loaded base and quickly removable motor to enable vessel changes in under an hour.

Syrris Orb Pilot, Pilot-scale reactor, loading a vessel
Syrris Orb Pilot Clamp being tightened
Syrris Orb Pilot lower oil connection

Superior mixing

Along with an extensive range of stirrer options (including  PBT, hydrofoil and anchor), Orb Pilot has easily removable baffles. Not only do these improve mixing, but they can also be quickly removed and cleaned via the lid ports. These are available in both high and low shear mixing profiles.

Syrris Orb Pilot mixing
Syrris Orb Pilot baffles being lifted
Syrris Orb Pilot, Pilot-scale reactor, mixing

Efficient and powerful stirring

Orb Pilot is compatible with all major stirrer manufactures’ products without the need to change mounting hardware. Choose from a selection of stirrer motors offering up to 500 rpm and 400 Ncm continuous torque.

Syrris Syringe Pump attached to Orb Pilot on additional frame

What we say

Orb Pilot has all the features chemical engineers told us they wanted in a larger scale reactor system.

Stuart Simcock, Product Manager
Stuart Simcock, Chief of Staff at Syrris and Asahi Glassplant UK Ltd


Vessel Volume Range 10 L, 20 L, 30 L, & 50 L Single Jacketed Vessels (Flange sizes: DN235 and DN300), 10 L, 20 L, & 30 L Vacuum Jacketed Vessels (Flange sizes: DN235 and DN300)
Vessel Shapes Torispherical with detachable Bottom Outlet Valve (BOV) for easy cleaning and maintenance
Vessel Profiles Jacketed, Vacuum Jacketed
Accessory range Condensers, stirrers, probes, baffles, powder or pressure equalizing liquid funnels, port adapters, stoppers, etc. are all available on the Orb Pilot platform
Temperature Range  -40°C to + 235°C
Automation Automation upgrades available
Modes of Operation Manual operation, automation using Reactor Master
Pressure Range Vacuum (50 mbara) to 0.25 barg
Reagent Addition and Sampling Manual dosing, automated dosing (Volumetric)
Stirring Options Multiple options available up to 500rpm and 400N/cm Continuous Mode
Other Specifications Accessory Tower available which couples directly to Orb Pilot frame and accepts distillation collection vessel, liquid feed vessel, pump or equipment shelf
Orb Pilot Scale-up Reactor
A scale-up chemical reactor offering multiple setups in one footprint.