Industry-leading plant extraction and post-processing company PURE5 bring you their new machine for raw cannabis oil extraction, and flower remediation called the MAX.
The new 20L MAX is twice as fast as the standard 20L unit that has been on the market for over seven years. The MAX delivers room temperature extracted live resin and post-winterised terpene-rich cannabis oil in one pass without exposure to harmful or controlled chemicals, including ethanol, with the cannabis oil being ready to formulate in products.
Doubling the production output, lowering the time by half, and being on the market with the safest technology in the same day is an inspiring proposition that can be achieved with PURE5 technology, and we double it with the MAX, creating a pure live resin ready to pump in dab darts and vape pens without any degradation of terpenes, cannabinoids and colour.
Top five cannabis oil extraction technologies
The utilisation of alcohol, butane, water, and ethanol is some of the standard methods of cannabis oil extraction that solve one but create another issue in the process. These processes are used to separate cannabinoids from the cannabis plant, and the products extracted are substantially different. Each extraction method carries its pros and cons, which we will now delve into.
It is one of the most popular extraction methods, not because it is easy to perform but because it is affordable to get. The process of extraction is quick and efficient. Cannabis oil extraction has become more affordable with ethanol extraction. The cannabis plant is soaked in ethanol to extract the THC and CBD to execute a better ethanol extraction process. Once it is extracted, the extraction is put through a lengthy refining procedure that improves product purity. In order to remove the solvent during the process, the temperature often exceeds 100°C, which creates a negative effect on the extract that is losing the most volatiles called terpenes.
CO2 extraction equipment is very popular for dry plant extraction. It is a non-toxic and environment-friendly process that helps in separating cannabis oil from cannabis. The highly sophisticated extraction process doesn’t leave any traces of toxins in the extract, and the method is used in different industries like beer, tea, and coffee.
The process involves heating the CO2 to around 100°C and pressurising it to around 600 atmospheres, and then it passes through the flower. Then the liquid extracted from the process passes through a separator that removes the traces of CO2 from trichomes. It is an eco-friendly process that has become very popular nowadays.
Butane honey oil extraction
Butane honey oil (BHO) extraction is an advanced extraction method and can also be used in different industries. The equipment is placed in a safety cage (C1D1 room) prior to the process of extraction. Then, another container is used to collect the cannabinoids and butane. Later, the mixture is left to be evaporated, and a vacuum is utilised to remove all the butane from the mixture. Take note that BHO extraction can be hazardous due to the high flammability.
PURE5 is the most advanced cannabis oil extraction method that uses a modified non-flammable hydrocarbon with a very low boiling point and small molecule size that bares all the benefits of BHO and behaves as CO2 whilst simultaneously acting as cold ethanol without the need to winterise
Ice water extraction
Water extraction uses the solvent-free method, which ultimately submerges the cannabis in cold water. The plant gets stirred in the freezing water, leading to the trichomes separating from the plant. This is a very clean method but can be applied to flowers only, and the efficiency is very low.
Top purchasing tips
When purchasing THC extraction and remediation equipment, you must be very careful, keeping the following points in mind.
When you purchase cannabis oil extraction equipment, you have to consider which extraction process is used as they all produce different results and require a different approach. Different types of extraction processes are available, such as carbon-dioxide extraction, ethanol extraction, hydrocarbon extraction, and many more. Understanding which type of extraction process is particularly used by the equipment is essential.
Make sure to check the output efficiency of the machine. Output efficiency means how fast the machine can execute the process of CBD extraction and the particular quantity it can execute.
Pricing is one of the major factors in purchasing equipment, but at the same time, you have to understand the process and how much it will cost you to make the product. Very often, a low-cost machine will require more post-processing work that will make the cost savings of the equipment irrelevant due to labour and consumable charges. Such is the case with ethanol equipment, which usually has half the cost of the other systems but with very intense post-processing and loss of solvent.
Additionally, you have to check the quality of the machines and the documentation it comes with. There are companies that can provide you with the entire process so you can have a quality product immediately after the installation. That process includes the machines and the procedures for making the products. Talk to your vendor and understand their process and support.
Certification ensures the reliability and safety of the equipment. Each extraction technology requires different credentials. If the machines you are going to buy are not certified, there may be safety and reliability issues. However, if you want to purchase a machine that involves higher efficiency, in this case, you need to make sure that the machine is certified.
While purchasing a machine, make sure that the company involves proper customer care support. Every known brand with a history in the field maintains tech support people and ensures the operation of the machines.
PURE5 offers a cutting-edge technology that you can get a post winterised terpene-rich cannabis oil in one pass. The cannabis oil is ready to formulate in products right off the extraction. There are various sizes of machines for processing that fit different daily throughputs ranging from 20L to 1000L per hour.
PURE5 also offers a cutting-edge THC remediation technology for producing compliant oils. There are various sizes of THC remediation systems ranging from 5L to 500L daily processing volume.
PURE5 also offers a complete vertically integrated lab design and provides the complete SOP package necessary to sell a top-of-the-line product under its PBX standard program. We offer vacuum and convection ovens, distillation machines, and teaching on how to make products in days.