YC-030 Concentration Machine

  • Vacuum low temperature concentration, better concentration effect, suitable for heat-sensitive materials
  • The proportion of the concentrated material can reach 1.1-1.38.
  • Suitable for the concentration of liquid materials in pharmaceutical, food, chemical and other industries
  • SUS304 stainless steel is used for the parts contact with the material, which has good corrosion resistance and meets GMP regulations.

Pilotech YC-030 Concentration Machine

Pilotech YC-030 concentration machine, from laboratory specifications to pilot specifications, 5L, 10L, 20L, 50L, 80L, 100L, 150L and 200L, the machine achieves concentration by the method of low-temperature according to reducing air pressure. The minimum concentration temperature is 45 °C, which won’t affect the nature of heat-sensitive materials.

Sr.noParameterPilotech YC-030 Concentration Machine
1Power(electric heat)12000W
3Extraction tank capacity30L/0.03m³
4MaterialSUS 304 Stainless Steel
5Evaporation chamber  vacuum degree0~-0.08MPa
6Precision of temperature±2℃
8Cooling water pressure<0.3pa
9Touch screenoptional
10Stainless steelthree-decker/outer insulation/intermediate heating

















Stainless steel extractor(10L)

Tube array condensator

coiled tube condenser

oil-water separator

pipeline sight glass

Stainless steel water ring pump

Omron temperature controller

Stainless steel extract blue


Sanitary safety valve

control cabinet

connection with pipe Tube Fitting Valve

12Tube array condensator area0.5㎡
13Coiled tube condenser area0.3㎡
14Evaporation capacity5-8kg/h


range of application


Chinese herbal medicine/natural product/ cosmetics/foodstuff

Ultrasonic extraction/Dynamic extraction/Volatile aromatic oil recovery….

17Enrichment ratio1.1-1.38

Concentration Machine: The Complete Buying Guide

Pilotech YC-030 Concentration Machine uses low-temperature vacuum concentration to reduce the concentration temperature and protect the material properties and active ingredients through vacuum extraction.

Pilotech YC-030 vacuum concentration machine can effectively retain the nutrients and aroma of the material. The liquid substance evaporates quickly under boiling conditions and its boiling point changes with pressure. That is, as the pressure increases, the boiling point increases and as pressure decreases, and the boiling point decreases. For example, milk under 101 kPa has a boiling point of 100℃, while at a vacuum degree of 0.0827 to 0.0906 MPa, the boiling point is only 45 to 55℃. Evaporation at a lower temperature will ensure the material is not affected by high temperature, so the distortion or waste of non-thermostable components is avoided, thereby retaining the nutrients and aroma of the material. Some amino acids, flavonoids, phenols, and vitamins, in particular, can be protected from being damaged by heat. And for some viscous materials such as sugar, protein, pectin, and mucilage, it can prevent the coking of materials by evaporation at a low temperature.

Pilotech vacuum Concentration Machine mainly consists of heater, evaporation chamber, condenser, water-ring vacuum pump, foam separator, inlet and outlet valves and various control instruments. The structure is simple and easy to operate. The evaporation chamber adopts jacket heating method, which enjoys high efficiency and fast heating.

The junction between Pilotech Concentration Machine and materials is made of SUS304 stainless steel, which conforms to GMP regulations.

Pilotech YC-030 concentration machine uses our patented water-ring vacuum pump, and it is equipped with new noise reduction technology. So the noise is low and the machine is applicable to laboratories, not to mention workshops.

Pilotech YC-030 Vacuum Concentration Machine uses Omron temperature controller to ensure accurate temperature control.

Our YC-030 concentration machine has been widely used in over 1000 universities and companies. And it is durable. Many users have used it for more than 10 years but still find it is nice to use as a new one.

Choose the right concentration machine for your applications and needs. Get a quote now.

Concentration Machine: The Ultimate FAQs Guide

In this guide, you will find all information you’re looking for about concentration machine.

Whether you want to learn about features, working principle, parts or how to optimize operations – you will find all information right here.

So, keep reading to learn more about concentration machines.

What Is A Concentration Machine?

Concentration machines are special types of equipment that you will use for the evaporation of volatile samples.

It employs a combination of different factors such as heat, centrifugal force, and vacuum to evaporate volatile samples.

Is There Difference Between Vacuum Evaporator And Vacuum Concentrator?

Yes, there is a difference between the vacuum evaporator machine and the vacuum concentrator machine.

Here is a comparison between the vacuum evaporators and the vacuum concentrators.

Vacuum Evaporators

Vacuum evaporators are equipment which transform liquid effluent into two main flows of high-quality water and concentrated waste.

You can use the high-quality water in other things while get rid of the waste materials by drying.

It is a machine that will significantly decrease the cost of waste management while improving the overall waste management techniques.

Vacuum Concentrators

Vacuum concentrators are machines that use centrifugal force, vacuum and heat to evaporate volatile samples.

You can use the vacuum concentrator to dry, evaporate, purify, and more specifically to concentrate different types of samples.

It employs the principle of pressure at few hectopascals subject volatile substances to boil at room temperature without freezing.

Vacuum Concentration Machine

Vacuum Concentration Machine

What Are The Uses Of Concentration Machine?

Just from the name, you can note that the concentrator machines are used for the purpose of concentration. In other words, you will use it to boil volatile substances at few hectopascals pressure without freezing at room temperature.

In addition to that, you can also use the concentration machine for other purposes such as:

Evaporate Volatile Substances

You will use the concentration machines to change liquid volatile substances to the gaseous state.

The machine separates different substances by getting rid of the liquid substance through evaporation and leaves the solid substances behind.

Heat Volatile Substances

You can also use the concentration machines to heat different types of volatile substances to different temperature ranges. It takes advantage of pressure at few hectopascals will lead to heating of volatile substances at room temperatures.

Purify Volatile Substances

You can also use the concentration machines to purify volatile substances by separating the pure liquids from solid impurities.

It employs the same principle of pressure at few hectopascals to heat and evaporate volatile substances thus purifying them.

Can You Process Heat-Sensitive Materials In Vacuum Concentration Machine?

Absolutely, you can process heat-sensitive materials using the vacuum concentration machines. In other words, it is one of the most convenient machines that you can use in processing of heat sensitive materials.

Heat sensitive samples are basically very sensitive to high temperatures. Most of the heat sensitive samples can usually be heated without degrading the substances by maintaining temperatures within specific boundaries.

You will use the vacuum concentration machine to decrease the boiling point of a solvent to initiate liquid vaporization. It is capable of initiating liquid vaporization at very low temperatures that are usually safe for heat sensitive materials.

What Is The Difference Between Freeze Dryer Machine And Vacuum Concentrator Machine?

Vacuum concentrator machines are best used as alternatives to the freeze dryer machines. In other words, you can either use the vacuum concentrator machines to perform some functions of the freeze dryer machines.

Despite that, there are particular differences between the vacuum concentrator machines and the freeze dryer machines.

Here is a comparison between the freeze dryer machines and the vacuum concentrator machines.

Freeze Dryer Machine

Freeze dryer machines employ a system of operation at very low temperatures and higher vacuum less than 0.01 mbar. You can use it to remove liquid substances from products after the product is fully frozen and placed under a vacuum.

It allows the ice to sublime straight from the solid state into the gaseous state without changing to liquid state. You can use it in different applications such as preservation of perishable materials in order to extend its shelf life.

It works under three main phases which include freezing, sublimation or primary drying and adsorption which is basically secondary drying.

Vacuum Concentrator Machine

You will use the vacuum concentration machine in the evaporation of volatile substances. The machine is capable of combining different forces of heat, centrifugal, and vacuum to dry evaporate and purify substances.

At pressures of very few hectopascals, vacuum concentration machines can boil volatile substances at room temperature without freezing.

The centrifugal force produced by the machine helps in changing liquid levels within the machine and also prevents bumping.

This will help in increasing the surface of evaporation thus increasing the efficiency of the vacuum concentration machine.

Concentration Machine

Concentration Machine

Does Concentration Machine Degrade The Materials It Processes?

No, concentration machines do not degrade the materials it processes.

You can use the vacuum concentration machines to effectively retain the aroma and nutrients of the materials.

The speed at which the machine operates will definitely lead to the preservation of the original form of different substances.

An increase in pressure leads to an increase in the boiling point within the vacuum concentration machines.

On the other hand, a decrease in pressure will also lead to a decrease in boiling point within the concentration machines.

Since it can evaporate materials at low temperatures, it ensures that the originality of the materials remain intact.

Generally, it helps in avoiding waste or distortion of non-thermostable components thus retaining aroma and nutrients of different products.  It also protects the damage of some flavonoids, amino acids, vitamins, and phenols from very high temperatures.

In addition to that, it prevents coking of viscous materials such as protein and sugar through evaporation at low temperatures.

What Are The Features Of Concentration Machine?

Whenever you intend to purchase a concentration machine, you have to look at specific features of the machine. In most cases, there are common features that you need to look at when purchasing the concentration machine.

Here are the main features that you have to concentrate on when purchasing the concentration machine.

Capacity Of The Concentration Machine

You have to identify the right capacity of the concentration machines that will work best for your applications.

There are different capacities of concentration machines that you can opt for thus the benefit of knowing your application specifications.

Steam Consumption

There are different steam consumption capacities that you can opt for ranging from less than or equal to 275 to 1650.

You should also know just how much steam that the concentration machine will use to complete your application requirements.

Cool Water Consumption

You should also consider the capacity of cool water consumption that changes depending on the type of machine.

Vacuum Exhaust Volume

In addition to the above features, you must also look at the volume of vacuum exhaust for the concentration machines.

You can have a concentration machine with vacuum exhaust volumes ranging between 150 and 600 depending on the machine.

Heating Area And Condensation Area

These are vital areas or features of the concentration machines that you will determine in cubic meters.

You should note that the heating area is often smaller than the condensation area of the concentration machines.


Another important aspect is the size if the concentration machine which you will determine by looking at the dimensions.

In this case, you will look at the dimensions in terms of length, width, and height of the preferable concentration machines.

Evaporation Temperature

Here, you will look at the evaporation temperature in terms of first evaporation temperature and second evaporation temperature.

The evaporation temperatures have a constant range with the first evaporation temperature being higher than the second evaporation temperature.

Which Are The Main Parts Of Concentration Machine?

Concentration machines have different parts that perform different functions in various processes.

It is important to understand the different parts of the machine in order to operate it at optimum levels.

Here are the main parts of the concentration machine that you should pay close attention to.

Heating Chamber

This is the part of the concentration machine where you will apply heat to the volatile substances.

It is capable of applying very low heat at lower temperatures capable of purifying volatile substances without affecting the composition.


You will use the separator to separate or place volatile substances into distinct or constituent elements. It helps in keeping the constituent parts of volatile substances apart thus leading to purification of substances.


You will use the defoamer during industrial processing to hinder or reduce formation of foam on the concentration machine.

It can reduce the formation of foam or eliminate the foam that might be formed during purification of volatile substances.

Steam Separator

You will use the steam separator to get rid of or separate the water droplets from steam during purification applications.

It will also come in handy in the supply of dry steam during direct steaming processes in the concentration machines.


This is a special type of heat exchanger that you can use to change gaseous substances into liquid substances.

In other words, it helps in cooling of gaseous substances thus changing them from gas state into liquid state.


You will depend on the cooler apparatus to reduce the temperatures of volatile substances within the concentration machines.

It has different cooling ranges which can reduce the overall cooling temperatures even to the freeing point.

Liquid Storage Barrel

You will use the liquid storage barrel to collect and store the liquid collected during the purification of volatile substances.

Circulating Pipe

You will depend on the circulating pipe as part of the transport system of the concentration machines.

It helps in circulating water throughout the entire system from the source, through the system and back to the source.

How Does Concentration Machine Work?

There are quite a number of different types of concentration machines that you can use for different purposes.

It works by drying samples through the process of converting different types of liquid to vapor.

It takes samples to 99% dryness in very short periods thus accommodating most samples regardless of boiling or freezing points.

Small Concentration Machine

Small Concentration Machine

Let us have a look at the step-by-step process of how the concentration machine works.

Step One: Sample Preparation

Ideally, you will use the concentration machine to prepare samples of different volatile substances.

You will calibrate the machine from the control panel by checking the centrifugal force, heat, and vacuum.

Implying that, it uses centrifugal force, vacuum and heat to remove moisture from the volatile samples.

At this point, you will prepare the samples by holding them in a rotor that spins at 1700 RPM.

This will lead to the creation of centrifugal force which is vital in the operation of the machine.

The centrifugal force will help in preventing the liquid from bumping out when vacuum is created.

Step Two: Removal of Moisture

Here, you will proceed with the process by applying the vacuum first.

After that, you will apply heat indirectly through the vacuum chamber walls.

At this point, all the important factors are in play thus leading to the removal of moisture from the volatile samples.

In the end, it will eliminate the moisture from the sample thus purifying it to the levels that are required.

All these operations take place without affecting the nutrient content or aroma of the volatile substances.

What Are The Major Factors That Affect Performance Of Concentration Machine?

There are three major factors that you have to pay close attention to as it affects the performance of concentration machines.

Here are the three main factors that affect the operations and performance of the concentration machines.


The concentration machines use solvent removal systems which apply heat energy that induces solvent vaporization.

There are quite a number of heat sensitive materials that you can purify with the help of the concentration machines.

In other words, you can control the levels of heat within the machine depending on the type of products.


One of the most important factors that you should also concentrate on is the pressure within the machine.

Vacuum concentration machines take advantage of pressure at different hectopascals to boil different substances at room temperature without specimen freezing.

Apart from that, temperature is also related to pressure where increase in temperature leads to increase in pressure and vice-versa.


Temperature measures the level of heat energy that you will use in the concentration machines.

It determines the level of coldness or hotness of the substances that you will use in the concentration machine.

In other words, it creates a connection between pressure, and heat thus affecting the mode of operation on the machine.

Why Is Application Of Vacuum Necessary In Vacuum Concentrator Machine?

It is very important to apply vacuum in the system of the vacuum concentration machines. You should apply the vacuum in this system because it helps in decreasing the boiling point of the solvent.

It will help in initiating the process of liquid vaporization at lower temperatures.

For instance, it will change the boiling point of water to –7.5 °C at 10 mbar pressure.

What Is The Maximum Vacuum Level Of Concentration Machine?

The maximum vacuum level that you can achieve within a concentration machine can be expressed as intermittent or continuous duty circles.

You can obtain the maximum vacuum level within the concentration machine from the machine manufacturers.

Maximum vacuum level within concentration machine is compared to the maximum theoretical vacuum level at sea level which is 29.92 in.-Hg.

The actual capabilities of the concentration machine pumps compared to and based on these theoretical values.

Depending on the design of the pump within the concentration machine, the vacuum limit ranges from 28 to 29.5 in.-Hg.

This is about 93 % to about 98 % of the maximum theoretical values.

In some concentration machines, you will have the maximum vacuum levels on the practical upper limits.

How Does A Vortex Concentrators And Centrifugal Concentrators Compare?

There are two types of vacuum concentrators that you can opt for including the vortex concentrator and the centrifugal concentrator.

Here is a comparison between the two types of vacuum concentrator machines.

Vortex Concentrator

Vortex concentrators boil different batches of samples under the vacuum thus keeping the samples cold all through the vaporization process.

As that happens, it swirls the samples within the tubes thus creating a vortex.

It is a machine that initiates a process that is prone to cross contamination and sample losses.

You can also accelerate evaporation further by using heats that are directed into the main samples.

It is, however, risky to proceed with such heating systems as they may overheat as it dries the samples.

Centrifugal Concentrator

Centrifugal concentrators induce the process of solvent boiling and vacuum conditions thus leaving cold samples. It has cold traps which help in recovery of the vaporized solvents from the volatile samples.

The process of centrifugation usually ensures that the solvent will boil straight from the solvent sample downwards. It will help in minimizing solvent bumping and boiling over and prevents cross contamination and loss of samples.

It can also accommodate a wide range of concentrates and solvents and solvents, freeze dry samples and dry films.

What Are The Available Heating Mechanisms Of Concentration Machine?

One of the most important features of the concentration machine is the heating mechanism.

You will need a heating mechanism to help the solvent removal system to induce vaporization of solvents.

 Vacuum Concentrator

Vacuum Concentrator

To have the best heating experience, the concentration machine employs different heating mechanisms such as:

Low-Temperature Steam Heating

Depending on the type of machine, you can have a concentration machine that has the low-temperature steam heating system.

It is best for applications that require heat that is below 100 degrees centigrade just like the concentration machine.


You can also opt for lamps to induce the heating system of the concentration machines. This is an electric heating system that helps in heating the concentration machine to help in purifying the volatile samples.

Electrical Heating

You can use the electrical heating blocks to help in providing enough heat that can help the heating the solvent removal system.

In this case, the electric heating system heats the system by converting electric energy to heat energy.

You can opt for any of the above heating systems depending on the type of concentration machines.

How Do You Prevent Cross Contamination And/Or Sample Loss In Concentration Machine?

Concentration machines have special features which help in the prevention of cross contamination.

It uses the principle of centrifugal force or centrifugation to ensure that the solvents boil from the sample surface.

The sample surface will boil from surface downwards thus minimizing solvent bumping and boiling over.

As this happens, it also prevents solvent bumping thus preventing sample losses and cross contamination.

At the surface of the liquid, the temperature remains the same as that of the equipment. Just below the surface the pressure increases as you go deeper into the fluid due to fluid weight.

As the centrifugal speed increases to 500g and above, solvent bumping reduces thus preventing sample losses and cross contamination.

What Are The Advantages Of Concentration Machine?

You should consider using the concentration machines in different applications because of the numerous advantages.

Here are some of the benefits that you will enjoy just by using the concentration machine.

Saves Time

You can use the vacuum concentration machine to cook, concentrate and deareate products at lower temperatures within a short period.

In other words, you will spend less time ensuring the that volatile samples are purified fully.

Maintains Product Integrity

You will also maintain the integrity of the products as the process does not denature the nutrient content and aroma. It is capable of performing the necessary purification process of volatile substances without affecting the product stability.

Durable In Nature

You will use the concentration machines for a very long time since they are highly durable. The main materials for manufacturing concentration machines are stainless steel that are clean, and strong with great anti-corrosive features.

Conforms To Set Quality Standards

You should also rest easy knowing that the concentration machines are compliant to the set international quality standards.

Some of the quality standards that the concentration machines adhere to is the GMP medicine standards and the FDA standards.

Good Heat Transfer Performance

You will also enjoy using the concentration machines since they have very good heat transfer performances. In other words, it has great capability of heat transfers thus assisting is the purification of volatile samples.

High Evaporation Efficiency

Concentration machines also have very high evaporation efficiency levels that allows it to take as much moisture as possible. You should not worry about damaging the volatile samples because the machine will maintain the original integrity.

Easy To Clean And Maintain

You will also have an easy time cleaning and maintaining the concentration machines especially after every use. The parts are easy to remove and easy to replace for the sole purpose of proper cleaning and maintenance.

Reduces Environmental Pollution

You can also use the concentration machines without worry that it might affect or pollute the environment.

In other words, the concentration machines are environmentally friendly and do not produce dangerous fumes that pollute the environment.

Small Significant Investment

You will spend less in the initial purchase of the concentration machines but that investment will be very important. The initial cost of purchasing the concentration machine will be very low even though it will help for a life time.

Do All Concentration Machines Have Standard Concentration Ratio?

No, all the concentration machines do not have standard concentration ratios.

Implying that, the standard concentration ratios of the concentration machines will vary considerably depending on the type of machine.

In most of the concentration machines, you will have very large concentration ratios wit forced circulation types.

This is capable of making the volatile samples to have higher viscosity levels prompting easy flow and evaporation.

In turn, the machines are capable of shortening the overall concentration time due to the large concentration ratios.

What Are The Factors Affecting Evaporation Speed In Concentration Machine?

There are quite a number of factors that affect the speed of evaporation within the concentration machines.

Here are the main factors that will affect the speed of evaporation within the concentration machines.

Heat Energy Supply

An increase in the level of heat supply will definitely lea to an increase in the speed of evaporation.

Within the evaporative systems, more heat will definitely mean and increase in the rate of evaporation within the concentration machines.

Vapor Removal

In addition to the above factors, the higher the rate of vapor removal, the faster the solvent boiling rate.

If the boiling samples are already wet and at solvent boiling temperatures, the speed of evaporation will definitely increase.

Solvent Surface Area

Here, the greater the surface area above the solvent, the higher the rate and speed of evaporation from volatile samples.

Implying that, the wide surface area will expose more parts of the volatile samples to heat thus leading to faster evaporation.

Which Industries Can Use Concentrator Machine?

You can use the concentration machine in quite a number of industries that require faster rates of operation.

Pharmaceutical Concentration Machine

Pharmaceutical Concentration Machine

Here are some of the industries that use the concentration machines for different purposes.

  • Pharmaceutical Industry to make different types of drugs and pharmaceutical products
  • Food Production Industry such as the fruit production lines and milk production lines
  • Chemical Processing Industry to manufacture different types of chemical concentrates
  • Light Production Industry

What Is Considered A GMP-Compliant Concentration Machine Design?

First, there is no regulatory document or GMP certification that will indicate GMP compliance. This is because most of the pharmaceutical manufacturing processes are usually very different.

Despite the diversity that exists within the functions of different equipment, the design is of great significance.

Here are the main specifications that will apply to the GMP compliant equipment.

  • System within the machine may not have negative influence on the products
  • Machine such as the concentration machine must be very easy to clean
  • The system should or must also be compliant to the applicable technical rules
  • The system must also be the most suitable system for the main or intended purpose.

Which Are The Specifications Of Your Concentration Machine?

Whenever you intend to purchase the concentration machines, you must look at the machine specifications.

Here are the main specifications you should look at when purchasing the concentration machines.

Model Of The Concentration Machine

There are quite a number of different models of the concentration machines that you can choose from.

Some of the models that you should consider using are 300L, 500L, 1000L, 1500L and 2000L among others.

Evaporative Capacity Of The Concentration Machine

You should also pay attention to the evaporative capacity of the concentration machine in kg/h.

The evaporative capacity will vary depending on the model and type of concentration machines ranging from 60kg/h to 400kg/h.

Heating Area Of The Concentration Machines

You must also pay close attention to the heating area of the concentration machine determined in square meters.

The heating area will also vary according to the model of concentration machine ranging between 1 to 4 square meters.

Condensation Area Of The Concentration Machine

The concentration machine can also be chosen based on the condensation area in square meters.

You can opt for different condensation areas ranging between 2.2 to 10 square meters depending on the machine specifications.

Steam Consumption Of The Concentration Machine

Here, you will look at the quantity or rate of steam consumption within the concentration machines.

The rate of steam consumption also varies considerably between 72 to 480 kilograms per hour.

Cooling Water Consumption

You should also look at the rate at which the concentration machine consumes or uses cooling water.

Obviously, the greater the machine in terms of model, the higher the rate of cooling water consumption in t/h.


It is also very important to look at the size details or dimensions of the concentration machine in meters.

Here, you will look at the length, width as well as height of the concentration machine you need.

How Much Is Concentration Machine Price?

The price of the concentration machine will vary significantly depending on the specifications.

Implying that, better machine specifications will definitely attract higher prices.

For instance, the model of concentration machine with high dimensions, bigger heating area and steam consumption will cost more.

You can get the concentration machines from as low as 2000 US dollar to as high as 20,000 US dollars.

Industrial Concentration Machine

Industrial Concentration Machine

What Is The Extraction Tank Capacity Of Concentration Machine?

The extraction tank capacity of the concentration machines varies considerably depending on the model.

The greater the dimensions of the concentration machines, the greater the capacity of the extraction tank.

On the other hand, the lower the dimensions of the concentration machines, the lower the capacity of extraction tanks.

Do You Supply Concentration Machine Spare Parts?

Absolutely, we do supply concentration machine spare parts. Just like any type of machine, we understand that the concentration machine faces wear and tear.

In that case, we usually ensure that we make spare parts for the parts of the machine that might break.

Apart from that, the spare parts will also come in handy when doing part replacements on worn out areas.

What Is Your Concentration Machine Warranty Policy?

The concentration machine warranty policy will vary from one manufacturer to another.

In most case you will find concentration machine manufacturers with the following warranty policies.

  • You will have a 1-year warranty period from the date you accept the concentration machines
  • You can also enjoy life long consultancy and free technical support from the day of acceptance.
  • During the warranty period, you will enjoy equipment replacement, maintenance and return.
  • At the expiry of the warranty period, you will have to pay for the maintenance services on the machine.

Are There Lab-Scale Concentration Machines?

Yes, there are lab-scale concentration machines that you can decide to purchase.

These are small and portable types of concentration machines that you can use in small-scale industries such as the laboratory.

At Pilotech, we offer a range of material processing machines and equipment.

Contact us today for all your concentration machine needs.

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