Custom Buchi Enclosure with sliding doors

Solotec Scientific was approached by a large International Pharmaceutical supplier specialising in the discovery, development, and commercialisation of innovative medicines.

The client is a fully integrated pharmaceutical R&D service platform, supporting the life science industry.

As a result of their work, many explorative experiments need to be performed using a Buchi Rotary Evaporator (This is a device used in chemical laboratories for the efficient and gentle removal of solvents from samples by evaporation).

The Challenge

The clients existing enclosures were too large and bulky for such a small unit, making these unsuitable.  Depending on the materials being used, the processes can emit undesirable fumes, and it was therefore crucial that a new custom enclosure was developed to ensure the safety of their operators.

The Solution

Solotec Scientific designed a bespoke compact bench/desktop unit with Carbon filtration and incorporated front sliding doors for easy access to the interior.

The enclosure was built with the following special features:

  • In built low flow alarm
  • Carbon filtration to extract a wide range of VOC’s and fumes.
  • Special 3 section sliding front.
  • Custom finished frame in epoxy powder coat, white.
  • Easy access top section for filter changing.
  • Lift up lid with gas supported struts.
  • Internal LED illumination.


The cabinet was delivered using our dedicated UK road transport to ensure safe delivery of the unit. It was designed and completed on schedule and delivered complete with conformance certificates.


Pre-Manufacture Drawing for Customer Approval

The finished Enclosure








About Solotec Scientific

The Waysafe range of safety enclosures is manufactured by Solotec Scientific, delivering high-quality laboratory safety equipment to customers both within the UK and internationally. Solotec Scientific has been designing and manufacturing bench top safety enclosures since 1991, offering a wide range of products from its facilities in Greater Manchester.

Waysafe products are made to order in the UK by a team of skilled and experienced engineers, helping to deliver bespoke enclosures to meet your unique specifications at highly competitive prices.

Waysafe safety enclosures are used in a variety of research and hospital applications within a number of industries including the food, asbestos, chemical, life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. Waysafe also has a wide stock of replacement filters, motors, and accessories for a range of models, all ready for immediate dispatch, which can be ordered from our online store.

The team at Waysafe is always available to discuss your specific requirements and is committed to providing the best in bench-top safety enclosures.

If you would like to find out more about our range of safety enclosures, contact a member of the team on 0161 339 6187.