Soxtec™ 8000

The Soxtec™ 8000 extraction unit is a fully automated system for fast and safe extraction of soluble matter from a wide range of matrices. It performs the four extraction steps boiling, rinsing, solvent recovery and auto-shut down, fully unattended. Just load, start and walk away.

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First fully automated Soxhlet system. Improving throughput at a lower cost. Reducing risk in fat analysis. Batch handling tools for easy operation.
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Sample type

Feed, feed ingredients, forage, pet food, food, food ingredients, grain, cereal, oil seeds, DDGS, meat, meat products, fish, fish products, dairy products, environmental products, (e.g. soil, sludge, waste water) and other industry products (paper pulp, textiles, rubber, tobacco, fertilizer, detergents, plastic and more).
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Crude fat, total fat and extractable matter.

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  • Flexible operation

    The Soxtec™ 8000 total fat solution helps you respond to the demands of your customers, for example, you can do total or crude fat analysis or both. It’s easy to increase capacity according to customer requirements with up to 12 position hydrolysis and six position extraction that is expandable to 12, all with individual hotplate control.
  • Simplified process

    This unique patented Hydrocap™ filter contains the sample from the initial weighing, through hydrolysis to final extraction; avoiding sample transfer errors. It is a fully automated system that performs automated acid hydrolysis and Randall improved Soxhlet extraction in one integrated process.
  • Secure solvent dispensing & recovery

  • Accessories

    Soxtec™ systems has an extensive range of accessories with glass and aluminium cups and thimbles in different sizes to fit individual laboratory needs and applications.

A Soxtec™ to suit every need

The Soxtec™ series consist of various levels of automation from manual to fully automated solutions:

Soxtec™ 8000
ST 255 Soxtec™ ST 243 Soxtec™
Levels of automation Fully automated Semi automated Manual
Positions 6 - 12 6 6
Capacity/day 42/86 samples 30 - 36 samples 30 - 36 samples
Solvent volume 40 - 110 ml

70 - 90 ml

40 - 50 ml
Thimble diameter 26, 33 mm 26, 33 mm 26 mm
Compatible with hydrolysis unit Hydrotec™ 8000  Hydrotec™ 8000   
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Soxtec™ 8000 integrated total fat analysis

The total fat solution allows you to perform total fat analysis with one integrated process. 

There are three main elements to the solution: the Hydrotec™ 8000 hydrolysis unit, the Soxtec™ 8000 extraction unit and the Hydrocap™ that works in both. The extraction unit has an external controller and a broad range of accessories.

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