Expertly engineered and built, Apeks Supercritical CO2 cannabis oil extractor systems are high-performance machines. Apeks Supercritical manufacturers efficient CO2 botanical oil extraction systems & machines for natural flavorings, fragrance, cannabis, hemp and more. Cannabis concentrated oils produced from Apeks CO2 extraction systems are used for a variety of products, such as tinctures, edibles, and topicals, as well as.
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We take every precaution to avoid this, which is why our systems are water jacketed. Apeks systems are designed to extract cannabis oil concentrate. The quality of the cannabis oil depends on what you put in. Apeks thermally-sensitive systems allow processors greater control over the decarboxylation of their extractions because cold separation does not decarboxylate or very minimally the extracted oils in the separator as most competitor systems do.
Some prefer non-psychotropic cannabis concentrates to put in medical cannabis products aimed at children, or for patients who want the medicinal benefits, not the intoxicating effects. Apeks systems have rightfully gained the reputation among processors and extraction experts as being solid performers, built to last. Apeks systems use carbon dioxide as a solvent, which is safer, purer, and cleaner than alternative extraction methods.
Using high pressure, the gaseous CO 2 is pumped through the extraction vessel where it becomes liquid and extracts the oil. Then the liquid CO 2 and oil flow to the separator vessel during which the CO 2 is decompressed, converting back to gas. In the separator vessel the CO 2 separates from the denser, heavier oil which drops down into a collection cup.
The CO 2 then continues its loop and is recovered in the gas cannisters. The systems work best with ground up, dried cannabis or other plant material. The plant material should be dried thoroughly. Customers in humid climates sometimes use freeze dryers to remove water from the plant. Once dried, the material should be ground to coffee-ground consistency before loading into the extraction vessel. CO 2 is pumped through it, extracting the oil.
The CO 2 and oil move to the separator vessel where the denser, heavier oil drops down into a collection cup. The CO 2 then continues its loop and is recovered in the gas canisters. Once the system is installed, customers will complete a ticket and training will be scheduled with one of our service engineers.
They will come to your facility and train you on site. They will explain and show you how the machine works, and how to set up parameters for a variety of extractions. At the end of the half-day training, your operators should be comfortable running terpene runs, subcritical runs, and supercritical runs. We also offer service plans so your system will continue extracting, year-round!
In addition to onsite training from one of our service engineers, we also offer quarterly winterization classes at our Johnstown, OH facility.
Winterization is the process to remove fats, waxes and lipids from the extract. Customers who purchase from us within six months will get a full refund. The four-hour block of training includes an overview of short path distillation equipment, which is a more intensive distillation process after winterization. We have a full complement of instructional videos on our YouTube channel , so you can figure out the best technique to extract your cannabis or hemp!
Scroll down to find the sales representative for your area, or complete a form to download a price list! Apeks systems process either under subcritical parameters or supercritical parameters. Many Apeks customers do a short terpene, subcritical run first, then finish the subcritical run before doing a supercritical run to get the most out of the plant matter as possible. Another way to extract oil concentrates for shatter with an Apeks system is to set the parameters so that the extract remains cold.
The system runs through the plant material as outlined above but at lower temperatures. Put the extraction in a vacuum oven for 15 to 20 minutes at about F to warm slightly. Then place it on an oil-slick surface like a silicone pad. As it cools, the extract flattens into a large pool and is then folded several times to flatten it out further.
Left to cool, it becomes a sheet of thin, brittle substance known as shatter. CO 2 shatter has become increasingly popular and commands a high price because it is safer and purer with no traces of harmful contaminants. Butane or alcohol extractions will always leave a trace of the solvent, even if only a few particles, whereas CO 2 simply evaporates during the extraction process.
Supply of shatter is more limited than other cannabis concentrates because it requires time and skill to produce it correctly. Highly concentrated shatter is not for a novice cannabis consumer: While providing greater potency, shatter has far fewer of the aromatic terpenes.
Shatter is similar to live resin. The difference being live resin is created from fresh, wet plant material, while shatter from fresh, dried plant material. Depending on the end product, the cannabis plant material is heated either before, during or after the extraction process or not at all to activate the cannabinoid THC.
This is preferred by many who need medicinal cannabis without psychoactive effects. It goes without saying, medical cannabis for children has not been activated and only contains THCa.
Apeks systems give processors greater control over the decarb of their extractions by utilizing cold separation processing which does not decarboxylate or very minimally the extracted oils in the separator vessel.
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