How long are you planning to have and operate this equipment?
Your 4 china, or two across rotos is a nice option because it allows you to not completely halt production when one of those eventually breaks. You’ll find yourself spending a lot of time ordering parts and fixing AI / China options. For some, it is not a bad path to go down and I am often sending folks that way. Fair disclosure, I sell Heidolph, and haven’t found a bad thing to say about them. They have a solid 10-14 year life before things start deteriorating vs 1-3 years from China, if you’re lucky. Support and ordering parts is also often a nightmare. This is based on customer feedback who are replacing those units with ours.
Specifically Heidolph vs Buchi - Heidolph pairs a more effective chiller, on-board flask management so it’s harder to break glass, 20L in stock right now, 3 year warranty vs 1, on-site installation and training included, and the ability to pair it with a Distimatic Automatic Module(20L) (Automatic Evaporation Flask Filling, Evaporation Flask Emptying, Condensation Flask Emptying) that increases the throughput to that of a 50L + 24/7 unattended operation. Heidolph will also come out annually for site visits during term of ownership. We stock all the parts here in the USA and don’t hesitate to send a tech if something goes wrong. The level of service is phenomenal.
Heidolph is normally 80k on sale for $77,500, 112k with the automated module. Buchi I think is closer to 100k, they don’t share on their site. The difference is the Buchi can auto fill the evaporation flask and cannot empty it. With the automatic module you can fill and empty the evap flask, and empty the condensation flask automatically.
Both are great units, but the Heidolph has Buchi beat on service and pricing vs features. They are both pharma grade equipment made for precision control.
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