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I understand that fully automated machine sensors can get gummed up with oil, causing machines to fail or for readings to be inaccurate. Wouldn’t a manual system be a better option, if this is the case?

September 22, 2017

Great question!  There is a lot of misinformation being spread around these days so I appreciate the opportunity to clear this one up! These kinds of issues are indeed possible due to the high viscosity of cannabis oils and highlight the reason to seek out an automation platform that has a track record of success.   Manufacturers…

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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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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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