Bladeless Cannabis Mixing

Cannabis Processing Challenges

Working with and processing cannabis is time consuming, it’s viscous and sticky, difficult to clean, subject to regulation and quality control, and it’s common to leave expensive unusable waste behind. You can solve these problems and more when using a SpeedMixer! Learn how bladeless mixing can solve your cannabis processing challenges today by requesting a free onsite demonstration.

Homogenizing Distillate

Problem: Homogenizing distillate can be time consuming, difficult to repeat and with the potential of long exposures to heat, one can risk degrading and possibly ruining the desired end product.

Solution: Distillate is sticky, thick and messy. It’s extremely viscous and usually requires excessive heat to drop the distillates viscosity and consistency to a workable level.

Outside of using a SpeedMixer, mixing distillate with terpenes and/or other oils or flavors is a standard and common industry need which typically requires a heated stir plate and/or oven which resulting process can take hours to mix while potentially oxidising distillate, degrading the final product. One example of this end product is where the final mixture will be transferred into vape cartridges.

Unlike the various issues brought to light above, the SpeedMixer is able to completely homogenize separated cannabinoid fractions within seconds to minutes, no cleanup, no cross-contamination risks, no waiting and a completely repeatable process every time. This SpeedMixer process saves valuable labor hours normally spent on processing, clean up, testing and transferring. We also offer the ability to integrate our containers directly into leading filling equipment for vape cartridge production- virtually eliminating any transfer losses.

Purge Hydrocarbon Solvents

Problem: The process of purging hydrocarbons solvents (E.g. Butane, Propane, etc) to levels below state compliance standards is typically a long, arduous and potentially a product damaging process.

Solution: Outside of using a SpeedMixer, the traditional and antiquated process for purging hydrocarbons consists of using a vacuum oven, physical agitation and resting product, on the order of hours to days to complete and even after this long processing time, one is still not guaranteed to achieve required purge levels of residual solvents.

The SpeedMixer is able to purge hydrocarbons to required standards, in some cases down to 0 ppm (undetectable) in minutes using lighter than normal vacuum levels and minimum temperature exposure. The mixing vortex created in the SpeedMixer cup creates a thin film focal point for cannabinoid exposure to vacuum, allowing rapid solvent purging without concerns of degrading cannabinoids and removing volatile terpenes. For example, compare how quickly a bottle of coke will go flat if it is shaken vs. if it is left open without agitation. The SpeedMixer hydrocarbon purging process results in faster, more reproducible, higher quality products than traditional achievable.

Infusions

Problem: Infusions of products to pharmaceutically elegant standards is difficult. For example achieving high quality and homogeneous powders, liquids, semi-solids, emulsions, and topicals.

Solution: The standard process for infusing ‘powder products’ like sugar, salt, “kaviar”, maltodextrin, etc, requires solvent like ethanol, physical agitation, and then purging the solvent/drying. It takes a lot of time and equipment.

The SpeedMixer evenly homogenizes the powders to pharmaceutical standards in ~45 seconds. Without the need for solvent or purging/rotovap.

Perfect for R&D or production.

• Liquids such as oil and honey
• Powders – Sugar, Salt, Dextrins, Gums
• Capsule/Tablet base powders, troches, permeation-enhancing creams and gels, suppositories, and more.

Grinding/Homogenizing

Problem: Grinding/Homogenizing for analytical samples.

Solution: SpeedMixer can grind or homogenize flower, gummie, or other cannabis infused samples in seconds. With multi-sample capability [100’s of samples a day for HPLC prep, etc].

General Cannabis Uses and Other Applications

In summary, our range of SpeedMixers is capable of processing up to 10-20kg of material at a time and in a matter of minutes without cleanup, contamination and material loss. The SpeedMixer also streamlines the production of final products including batter, shatter, topicals, infusions and more. The SpeedMixer not only increases throughput but also frees up lab space and capital purchases by replacing vacuum ovens, overhead mixers and heated stir plates with a single or multiple compact units.

Major advantages

• Fast purge times – minutes rather than days
• Space savings – eliminates the need for an “oven room”
• Higher quality product – Higher terpene retention due to lower purge temperatures
• Decarbing
• Rapid Winterizing
• Whipping for budders, badders, waxes.
• Liquid Extractions
• Transdermals and Topicals
• Labor savings
• Equipment and space savings

 




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