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I watched a video you posted on YouTube and one thing jumped out at me – you said that your vessels are food safe because of the welding technique. Can you elaborate on this?

September 7, 2017

Andy is on a panel of experts, answering questions from the community. Question: I watched a video you posted on YouTube and one thing jumped out at me – you said that your vessels are food safe because of the welding technique. Can you elaborate on this? Answer: Thanks for the question! I believe the…

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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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CO2 Plant Extracts 101

August 8, 2017

–by Scott Sondles, west coast sales person at Apeks Supercritical 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…

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Investing in CO2 Extraction Systems

August 8, 2017

–by Scott Sondles, west coast sales person at Apeks Supercritical 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 a part of the equation. If…

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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, west coast sales person at Apeks Supercritical 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…

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What Else Can I Process with my Apeks system?

July 18, 2017

Our R&D department is constantly testing on new substances to see if we can extract something. Here’s what we’ve tried so far: Pepper seeds Vanilla Algae Kava Kava Lavender Turmeric Cacao Mangosteen (an Asian fruit) Hops Coffee Seaweed Coconut Mint Bee Pollen Our customers tell us that in addition to the obvious, they’ve extracted: Hemp…

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