Claims by manufacturers

September 7, 2017

Andy is on a panel of experts, answering questions from the community. Question: Every day I get emails from companies making extraordinary claims (huge yields, short runs, amazing results, best in the business). There’s no Better Business Bureau in this industry to fact check these claims, and weed out the fraudsters. How do you suggest…

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Full automation vs. manual systems: which is better?

September 7, 2017

Andy is on a panel of experts, answering questions from the community. Question: In another post on this forum, there was a response that said all automated systems malfunction eventually, causing thousands of lost revenue while the problem gets fixed. If that’s the case, what is the advantage of a fully automated system over a…

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Customer Profile: Katie Stem and Peak Extracts

August 11, 2017

Katie Stem and Kate Black own Peak Extracts in Oregon. They sell cannabis infused chocolate, as well as an anti-inflammatory salve. We caught up with them recently to ask a few questions. What kind of Apeks system do you have? ​2000 5L ​ When did you buy it? ​We started with the 1500 1L in…

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Can they do that?

August 10, 2017

Our competitors make some grand claims. If you asked, they’d say their system could do a backflip off a rock into a beautiful waterfall if you wanted it to! Don’t take their word for it. Ask them if their systems can do everything on this list. Apeks systems can and do! Patented Valveless Expansion Technology…

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Sourcing Cannabis Material

August 8, 2017

–by Scott Sondles Connect with Scott on LinkedIn! At Apeks Supercritical, our owner, Andy Joseph first started building CO2 extraction systems to meet the growing demand from the essential oil market. Think lavender, frankincense and rosemary extracts. However, as soon as they legalized medical cannabis out west cannabis, entrepreneurs replaced rosemary with mary jane and…

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CO2 Plant Extracts 101

August 8, 2017

–by Scott Sondles Connect with Scott on LinkedIn! Carbon is the center of life, the #1 element in the universe, and the top choice for cannabis and botanical extraction. From Rosemary to Mary Jane, CO2 extractions are replacing conventional plant extracts and changing the way cannabis is being consumed. CO2 extracts are the highest quality…

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Investing in CO2 Extraction Systems

August 8, 2017

–by Scott Sondles Connect with Scott on LinkedIn! It’s all about the yield… or is it? When doing research on plant extraction machines business owners and investors simply want to understand the ROI. The problem is that yield is not the only part of the equation. If your goal is to extract medicinal compounds and…

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Fully Automated vs. Manual

August 8, 2017

There are claims that full automation is bad because it limits capability and isn’t flexible. However, this lacks context. Automation only limits the equipment if it’s poorly implemented. Properly automated systems are as flexible as manual systems and offer additional safety protection that manual systems can’t. Automation More expensive: higher capital outlay, but the cost of…

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Butane Extractions

August 7, 2017

–by Scott Sondles Connect with Scott on LinkedIn! Butane cannabis extracts are loved in many circles and are vilified in others. On the one hand butane was the go-to extraction method of black market entrepreneurs and provided more potent medicine to patients. On the other, this extraction technique can turn into a ball of flames…

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