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ANKOM XT15 Extractor

Part #

Automated Crude Fat Extraction
Official Crude Fat Extraction Method AOCS Am 5-04

The ANKOM XT15 Extractor provides a solution for efficient and economical solvent extraction in fat/oil analysis. Fat ranges from 0% to 100% have been accurately determined using this procedure. The XT15’s low cost provides an affordable high-volume solution.  

Filter Bag Technology simplifies handling and enables batch processing, allowing for the extraction of up to 15 samples at a time, 150 samples per day. The instrument’s 90°C temperatures accelerate extraction kinetics, reducing most extraction times to under 40 minutes. Automatic solvent recycling and activated charcoal filter eliminates the need for a vent hood and reduces costs.

If using solvents such as diethyl ether, please ask about required component upgrades. 

  • Totally automatic operation
  • Up to 150 extractions per day
  • Closed system, no technician monitoring
  • Solvent recovery at a rate of >97%
  • Solvent usage per sample ~ 0.5 ml
  • No vent hood required
  • Can be used to calibrate NIR and other secondary methods 

Technical Specifications

Sample Size

1-0 – 2.0 g

Fat/Oil Range

0-100 %

Samples per Day

150 crude fat samples

Operating Time

30-60 minutes (excluding drying time, extraction time varies by sample type <30 minutes typical) 

Instrument Dimensions

50.8 cm (20 in) L x 40.6 cm (16 in) W x 78.7 cm (31 in) H 


44 kg (97 lbs)

Power Requirements

100-120V~ 50/60Hz 10A 
220-240V~ 50/60Hz 5A

Water Supply

Chilled or tap water supply not to exceed 23 °C

Ambient Temperature Range

15-35 °C (59-95 °F)

Operating Temperature

90 °C (194 °F)


Drain tube uses gravity to carry waste fluids to lab drain

Consumable Type

Fat Filter Bags (Part #: XT4)