MAXTRAP Vacuum Cold Trap



MAXTRAP Vacuum Cold Trap

Cascade Sciences MAXTRAP Vacuum Cold Traps are a revolutionary lab-grade cold trap that goes beyond the ordinary.

Built upon our extensive expertise in vacuum best practices, this exceptional tool is specifically designed for customers seeking efficient solutions for time-sensitive, high-throughput, production-focused vacuum purging or drying applications.

With MAXTRAP, you can preserve and extend the life of your vacuum pump, ensuring minimal maintenance intervals. Experience the next level of cold trapping technology with Cascade’s MAXTRAP Cold Trap Vacuum!

The MAXTRAP Difference.

The key to quality cold trap performance is time, surface area, and temperature.

Time:  Most cold traps have very narrow inlets and outlets, slowing down your process. Not Cascade’s MAXTRAP! Full KF25 inlet and outlet connections never reduce flow.

Surface Area:  Most cold traps have glass or a smaller surface area to collect the matter your vacuum pump would otherwise ingest. Cascade’s MAXTRAP surface area is a patent pending series of filter baffles inside the COLDWELL stainless trap.

Temperature:  Cascade’s MAXTRAP features the mechanically refrigerated system built in the USA by Thermo Scientific – a leader in laboratory equipment.

MAXTRAP Specification
DIMENSIONS 13.5″ W x 23.5″ D x 12.0″ H
COLDWELL Stainless Trap 14lbs
Thermo Mechanical Base: 60 lbs
Shipping Weight: 95 lbs
DIMENSIONS 24.1″ W x 23.9″ D x 12.6″ H
COLDWELL Stainless Trap 14lbs
Thermo Mechanical Base: 139lbs
Shipping Weight: 190lbs
– KF25 Inlet & Outlet
– 3 Quart Capacity (2839 mliters)
– Viton Gasket
– Neoprene Insulator Cap
– 115V / 1ph / 3 AMP (60Hz)
– Cord Included
– CFC / HCFC Free Refrigerants
– 1 each 4′ KF-25 flanged vacuum rated line
– 1 each KF-25 Centering Ring
– 1 each KF-25 Clamp

Systems Include:

  • COLDWELL 304 Stainless Steel Trap – patent pending baffle system.
  • 3 Quart Capacity (2839 mliters)
  • Viton Gasket
  • Labconco -50°C / -105°CRefrigerated Base
  • Green CFC / HFC Free Refrigerants
  • KF-25 Inlet/Outlet, 1 each 4′ Connection Line with KF-25 flanges, clamps, centering ring
  • Power Cord
  • 3mm Neoprene Insulator Cap
  • 1 Year Warranty

*Requires 800ml (~ 3.5 cups) of a transfer fluid such as ethanol. Not Included. recommends: ethanol, glycol, cryo-cool fluids


At very cold temperatures, solvents and even oxygen can re-condense back into liquid. This is potentially explosive. Liquid oxygen is a light blue color and can condense into a cold trap if a pump has sucked air through the trap when the trap is very cold. Always follow your standard operating procedures and safety guidelines.

Don’t Stop: Keep Processing while trap is being reclaimed, cleaned, refreshed
Cold traps can become full or the captured material freezes and blocks flow. For high moisture, outgassing, 24 hour processing/vacuum purging consider adding a second, spare COLDWELL trap.

The secondary COLDWELL can be dropped into place so processing continues while the full trap is cleaned, defrosted.


Quick Start Up Tips:

  • Remove shipping foam from reservoir bottom prior to use
  • Fill reservoir with 800ml (+/-3.5 cups) ethanol to marked line
  • Monitor ethanol levels inside reservoir
  • Allow at least 30 mins for trap to cool
  • Keep side vents clear. Allow at least 4″ for airflow
  • Monitor interior of stainless trap for clogging
  • Short tube – attach to vacuum pump
  • Tall tube – attach to vacuum oven

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