SFT-SP1100 is a powerful extraction system at an economical price. The system is suited for companies entering the extraction segment, or for those wanting to supply company owned dispensaries with Hemp or Cannabis oils. Flexibility includes both subcritical and supercritical CO2 extractions.
- Flow Rates up to 200mls/min (176g/min) of Liquid CO2
- 10,000 psi (689 bar, 69 MPa)
- Ambient to 120°C
- Upgrade to 3 x 1 Liter at any time with add-on modules
- ASME Code Compliant Vessels and Components, ISO Certified, CRN Stamp, GMP Compliant
- CO2 Recycle, Raw Material Bags, Sample Baskets, Sample Loading Fixture, Additional Separators, Robot-Coupe Blixer Grinders for Sample Preparation, Co-Solvent Capability are Opti$
Full CO2 RECYCLE FOR SFT-SP1100 and SFT-SP3100
Unit allows the recycling of 200 grams per minute (230mls/min.) of process stream CO2. Utility required is a standard 115V single phase wall outlet. 1.5liter separator vessel with short filter element to allow for 500ml of resin/oil collection in bottom. Filter bowl has bottom drain allowing for draining during run if material is flowable. Accumulator Volume 2,250ml with Site Glass to observe liquid CO2 level. Thermoelectric Peltier Cooling Assembly provides final cooling of condensing CO2 and heat material entering separator.
Supercritical Fluid Technologies introduces new COLOR REMEDIATION MODULE
Our proprietary color remediation module (CRM) removes up to 99.5% of chlorophyll from the crude oil while the extraction is taking place, not as a post-processing step. CO2 extraction of cannabis and hemp at high pressures (>5000 psi) offers the dual advantage of high yields and short run times. In the past, the drawback to high pressure extraction has been the presence of chlorophyll in the extract. Chlorophyll makes the oil dark and may impart an undesirable taste. While post processing utilizing short path distillation or flash chromatography can remove chlorophyll, there are significant costs associated with doing so. Those methods require additional capital to purchase that equipment, increased operation costs (labor, utilities, solvents) and demands more operator training and increased processing time.
If the goal is to obtain an isolate (THC or CBD), these methods are appropriate and required, but today there is an increasing awareness and desire among more sophisticated consumers for the benefits that the full entourage effect provides. It comes from the various cannabinoids and their interactions. The combination of these naturally occurring compounds found in the plant imparts much of the desired therapeutic effect. Additionally, the presence of these compounds can minimize undesirable side effects such as drowsiness or anxiety.
The SFT Color Remediation Module (CRM) removes 99.5% of the chlorophyll from the oil in a single step while the extraction is taking place. While in the supercritical state, the CO2 along with the extract flows through a module containing a proprietary, silica-like material that has a high affinity for chlorophyll. Under normal operating conditions extractors can process 60 kg (132 lbs) of feedstock with each 250 gram load of this absorbent.
The product is a light-colored, full spectrum oil, with almost no loss of cannabinoids. The extract will have a concentration of 60-70% THC/THCA for Cannabis or 60-70% CBD/CBDA for Hemp. Maintaining the natural balance between the decarboxylated vs acid form of THC and CBD is important because the acid form imparts the therapeutic benefits in the final product. Retaining the full range of cannabinoids present in the plant while removing only the chlorophyll allows the natural carotenoids and flavors/terpenoids to shine through.
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