Prototyping freeze dryer

Our smallest system, the TSS-0111, or "Big Baby," is a great system for boutique or craft freeze drying, or as a test platform for new products.

11 shelf capacity is just enough for prototyping, testing, or small batches.

The TSS-0111, affectionately known as "Big Baby," represents TechSource Systems' smallest freeze-drying system, catering perfectly to boutique or craft freeze-drying operations and serving as an excellent test platform for new products. With an 11-shelf capacity, it is tailored for prototyping, testing, or small batch production. The mechanical components feature stainless steel rib-reinforced process chambers, a Leybold SP630 vacuum pump, and an engineered low-temperature chiller (-40C to 20C). The PLC controller, powered by Opto22 GROOV technology, ensures safety with user-programmable vacuum cycles and 96 unique recipes. Independently heated shelves, precise heat input, and three heat control zones per rolling rack enhance efficiency in this compact, yet advanced, freeze-drying system.

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TSS-0111 – Prototyping Freeze Dryer Description


  • All stainless steel rib reinforced process chambers
  • Leybold SP630 vacuum pump with WSU 2001 blower pump
  • Engineered to size low temperature chiller -40C to 20C (package system)
  • High vacuum rated valves (roughing, fore line, vent)
  • Stainless steel electrical raceways
  • Stainless steel electrical enclosures
  • Empty chamber maintains under 10 microns pressure

PLC Controller

  • Opto22 GROOV PLC controller
    • Opto22 open source programming
    • Compatible with all major PLC types
    • Full safety interlocks to maintain employee safety
    • user-programmable vacuum cycles
    • 96 user-programmable unique recipes
    • manual operation of all parameters with user input batch ID
    • password-level protection for operator access
    • native VPN client accessible
    • web based GROOV view interface
    • node-red open source programming available for custom programming
    • Trays are standard 18"x26" baking sheets


  • Each shelf is independently heated
  • Heat input is engineered to match sublimation requirements
  • each rolling rack has three heat control zones monitored by dual independent temperature sensors
  • Electrical control panels distribute all power to:
    • Chiller
    • Vacuum system
    • Heaters
    • Auxiliaries

TechSource Systems TSS-0111 Details

Feature ManufacturerValue
Vacuum systemLeyboldVD200
RefrigerationFluid Chiller Inc.12,000 BTU/hr @ -40℃
Condenser Surface Area12 ft2
Condenser Ice Capacity60 lbs
Temperature Control Zones1
Temperature Sensors2 per
Removable Shelves10 per
Heater Power3 phase/60Hz 230v/38a
Vacuum and Mechanical Power3 phase/60Hz 230v/6a
Chiller Power3 phase/60Hz 230v/6a
Chiller FluidDynaLene HC-FG
ControlsOpto-22GROOV-EPIC PLC