Orbis Pamv2 Plus

No more fragile dry point probes. 
Welcome to PAMv2 Plus Optical Dry Point Detection

About Optical Dry Point Detection

PAMv2 Plus Optical Dry Point Detection is the result of extensive research and development by Orbis BV specialists. Higher accuracy and better repeatability are obtained because of the sensor’s sensitivity and fixed position below the flask. As with existing dry point probes used in automatic distillation units, the optical dp sensor measures the temperature of the flask and detects a quick increase of heat when all liquid is evaporated. The sudden increase of heat indicates the occurrence of dry point, at which point the corresponding vapor temperature is reported. 

Problems with conventional dry point probes:

  • Difficult to ensure probe positioning at the exact bottom-center of the flask
  • Probes are fragile and prone to breaking
  • Inaccurate detection and bad repeatability due to wrong probe positioning or probe insensitivity
  • Inaccurate detection and bad repeatability due to wrong probe positioning or probe insensitivity

Methods: ASTM D86, D1078, D850, E123, IP195, DIN51751, ISO 3405, GOST 2177 

PAMv2 Plus Optical Dry Point Detection: 

  • User friendly
  • Maintenance free
  • Accurate and precise
  • Method conforming
  • FREE OF CHARGE (Standard included in PAMv2 Plus, which list price is equal to that of PAMv2)
  • Additionally:Plus upgrade kit available for existing PAMv2 units


Performance: Accurate & repeatable IBP/FBP/DP detection. Fast, on-the-fly heater control to maintain 4-5ml/ m rate even with difficult samples.


No fluids and almost no moving parts are used in PAMv2. This ensures reliablity and low maintenance on the entire instrument and the condenser unit in particular.


Depending on access rights, users either get basic functions (“choose program/press start”) or access to all customization options. Test data are available in PDF & XML. Windows/LIMS connection is possible.


Flame detector, fire extinghuisher and auto-shutdown in case of fire.


ASTM D86, D1078, D850, E123, IP195, DIN51751, ISO 3405, GOST 2177.

User interface

iPad with DistPad app software.

Heating system

Low mass/low voltage heater. Fast cooling when test is finished. Automatic shut-off in case of fire.

Initial heat

Auto-InHeat for first time/unknown samples. Smart program optimization for second time/future tests.

Final heat

Automatic & customizable.

Condenser system

Peltier cooled: no fluids, valves or moving parts involved. Fast cooling interactions.Temp. range 0 – 65 °C. Resolution 0.1°C.

Volume detection

Smart CCD camera for accurate volume measurement detects actual bottom of meniscus.

Resolution: 0.01 ml, accuracy: 0.01 ml, charge volume: 0- 103%. Automatic calibration on calibrated ring marks on receiver glass.

Receiving chamber

Peltier cooled: no fluids, valves or moving parts involved. Temp. range: 0 – 45 °C. Resolution 0.1°C.


Automatic or manual measurement.

Vapor temperature measurement

0 – 450 °C ASTM, 0 – 500 °C Absolute. PT-100 class A probe, automatic probe ID detection, calibration certificate standard supplied. True dynamic simulation of Mercury in-glass thermometer behavior (lag and stem correction).

Dry point measurement

Optical Dry Point detection. Conventional dry point sensor probe available if desired.


Automatic atmospheric pressure correction of test results.

System calibration against built-in pressure sensor. Range: 70 to 110 kPa, resolution 0,1 kPa.


UV sensor for fire detection. Built-in fire extinguisher requires nitrogen or CO2 supply from lab (connection hose is supplied).

System health

Automatic and fast system health check before every distillation run to ensure all components are in excellent state.


1 x ethernet for connection to LIMS, Windows PC, FTP server, Kiosk printer and/or connection between multiple PAMV2 units.


Dimensions: 40cm x 40cm x 65cm (WxDxH), weight: 40 kg


Zebra printer


100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz


1200 W

Operating requirements

Environment temperature 10 °C – 35 °C. Environment humidity up to 80 % at 35 °C.

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