Extraction

Whether you are processing THC cannabis material or hemp material with high CBD content, this is the most important step in the processing chain.

Extraction

Crude oil is extracted directly from plant material

Winterization

Precipitation of inactive compounds

Filtration & Color Remediation

Removal of unwanted compounds and refinement of cannabis extract

Solvent Recovery

Reclaim solvent to perform further extractions, winterization, or other post-processing techniques

Degas/Decarb

Polish and activate crude oil for further refinement

Distillation

Purification into a highly concentrated and refined cannabinoid oil

Isolation

CBD isolate is used for herbal supplement and end-product applications

Remediation

THC, heavy metal, pesticide, and color remediation

Formulation

Preparation into tinctures, topicals, vaporizer cartridges, water-solubles, and other consumer focused end-products

Cannabis / Hemp Extraction Solutions

PX1 Hydrocarbon Cannabis Extraction Equipment

Our entry-level, closed-loop extractor for butane & propane, trusted and proven.

The small footprint of Precision’s PX1 hydrocarbon extractor is perfect for start-ups proving their concept and scaling up production. We’ve completed hundreds of successful installations of this closed-loop extractor and have had proven results with this affordable system known for it’s fast recovery times and premium concentrates.

  • Extracts

    Isolate/Sauce, Distillate, Vape Pens, Shatter, Wax/Sugar, Tincture and Edibles

  • Capacity

    Up to 40 lb, per 8-hr shift

  • Certifications

    Engineered peer reviewed, PSI Certified – 50 State Compliant

PX5 HYDROCARBON EXTRACTOR

The PX5 hydrocarbon extraction system features an expandable, linear design that has been engineered for simplicity while offering the latest hydrocarbon extraction technology.

Created with the operator in mind, the PX5 offers ultra-low temperature operation with fast recovery times, with or without a compressor. All functions and features are easily assessable in a linear process flow with conveniently located pass-throughs and ergonomics designed for the operator.

  • Certifications

    C1D1 Compliant, PSI Certified, Peer Reviewed

  • Country of Origin

    American Made

  • Recovery Rate

    5 lb. capacity per minute 30-minute cycle time.

ROSIN PRESS (SOLVENTLESS)

Pneumatic rosin presses use heat and pressure to create rosin. This is a solventless form of cannabis or hemp extraction.

The built-in aluminum 3″ plates press and heat materials (placed inside) evenly, up to 300°F.

You can pre-program up to 30 different recipes, so you can save time when frequently switching between pressing different grades of product.

  • Pressure

    Up to 16,000 pounds

  • Independent Thermocouples

    0°F - 300°F

  • Process

    Up to 3.75 lb of flower per day, or 7+ lb of sift / hash per day.

C-40 Centrifugal Extractor

Our centrifugal technology for cannabinoid extraction at scale

The C-40 is a centrifugal extractor designed for mid to large scale volumes. The system is as fast as it is versatile, allowing different specifications for temperature, rotation speed, and retention time creating the optimal combination of control and ease.

  • Capacity

    Up to 40 lb per cycle*

  • Extracts

    Isolate/Sauce, Distillate & Crude

  • Compliance

    PSI certified in all 50 states. Class 1, Division 2 Compliant. UL 508A Panel. The C-40 is approved for sale in all Canadian provinces.

C-15 Centrifuge Extractor

Safe ethanol centrifuges for cannabis extraction

Simplify & Shorten Cycles. The C-15 is a centrifugal ethanol extractor designed for the optimal extraction of cannabinoids at low to mid-scale volumes. The system is as fast as it is versatile, allowing different user specifications for rapid tank switching, rotation speed, and retention time creating the optimal combination of control and ease of use.

  • Capacity

    Up to 15 lb per cycle*

  • Extracts

    Isolate/Sauce, Distillate & Crude

  • Compliance

    PSI Certified in all 50 states. Class 1, Division 2 Compliant. UL 508A Panel.

The Importance of Initial Extraction

Whether you are processing THC cannabis material or hemp material with high CBD content, the most important step in the processing chain is arguably the initial cannabis or hemp extraction.

This is the process by which the desirable compounds are extracted from the cannabis plant material, so they can then be further refined to produce viable end products.

We use the term "crude oil" to describe the oil that has been extracted directly from the plant material. The crude oil will often contain a variety of both wanted and unwanted compounds, such as cannabinoids, fats, waxes, lipids, sugars, terpenes, pesticides, heavy metals, or a range of other compounds found on the plant material itself.

Cannabis & Hemp Extraction Systems

There are quite a few different types of cannabis extraction systems that produce crude oil. Some even produce very high-quality oil, which can be sold as a consumer-facing end product. The main factors that contribute to the initial extraction are desired throughput, extraction temperature, and end-product identification.

Depending on how much cannabis plant material you need to process (and what end products you are trying to create), some initial extraction methods will be more suitable than others. Below we will look at three of the most common types of initial cannabis extraction systems, why you would choose one over the other, and how they fit into the processing chain for producing viable consumer cannabinoid products.

Ethanol Extraction

Ethanol extraction is a very common type of initial cannabis or hemp extraction when dealing with large amounts of plant material. This extraction method is often preferred when trying to process 100lbs or more of cannabis plant material per day. This is most often associated with hemp and CBD production but can also be applied to THC plant material as well.

Ethanol is a very aggressive solvent that can pull many unwanted compounds from the cannabis plant material if the extraction is not performed efficiently. When performing ethanol extraction, the goal is to use the coldest solvent possible so that only desirable compounds are extracted from the cannabis plant material. 

The most common type of extraction equipment used for ethanol extraction is a centrifuge. Centrifuges are a rather simple mechanism and can be scaled quite easily. The centrifuge is loaded with plant material and then the ethanol solvent is introduced into the system. Centrifuges usually have two cycles: The first is a washing and agitation cycle to remove all the cannabinoids from the plant material. The second is a spin-dry cycle, which removes excess solvent from the cannabis plant material before it is removed from the system.

To perform ethanol extraction more efficiently, centrifuges can be paired with a solvent chilling system. These usually use direct refrigeration and a holding tank to rapidly chill the ethanol solvent before it is introduced into the centrifuge.

Ethanol extraction requires further post-processing to create a desirable end product. This method of cannabis or hemp extraction is commonly used for making end products such as distillate or isolate. These end products require further processing steps after the initial extraction, but because of the high throughput of ethanol extraction, they are often easier to produce in bulk when compared to extraction methods with lower throughput.

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