CBD Extraction Systems
CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is a compound that has shown tons of promise lately in a variety of medical applications. From pain relief to reducing anxiety, CBD is taking the medical world by storm and business is booming for CBD extraction companies. A major benefit to CBD is that it doesn’t contain THC, which is the inebriating factoring in marijuana. With CBD, you can get the positive effects without getting inebriated. Research is showing that CBD extract has a huge potential in the medical market. The market for CBD is booming and CBD extraction is a growing business model attracting entrepreneurs from around the world.
In order to get CBD, it has to be extracted from the cannabis plant. Companies are working to find the best way to extract CBD and are developing their own extraction systems to expedite the process. Air and electric driven gas extraction pumps and boosters are becoming popular amongst extractors as a tool in the extraction process. These pumps utilize gases and liquids like CO2, Ethyl Alcohol Ethanol, and Propane among others to extract the oil.
To increase the efficiency of their operations, extraction companies are turning to automation. Companies are developing automated extraction systems specifically designed for the extraction of cannabis. Creating systems that automate the CBD extraction process, allows for repeatability and accuracy which gives these companies an advantage.
The Extraction Process
To understand the importance of extraction systems, we must understand the complexity of the extraction process. First, carbon dioxide is sealed in a chamber where the pressure is increased and the temperature is decreased to -70 degrees Fahrenheit. When the CO2 reaches this low temperature, it condenses into a liquid. It is then reheated and pressurized into a supercritical state, where it has properties of both a gas and a liquid. In its supercritical state, carbon dioxide can be used as a solvent.
At this point, a pump forces the CO2 into a second chamber which contains the cannabis material. The CO2 fills the chamber and, in its supercritical state, dissolves the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant matter. The solution is then pumped into a third chamber. Within this chamber, the pressure is lowered, allowing the cannabinoids and the CO2 to separate. The oil is collected and the CO2 is pumped back into the CO2 tank where the process begins again.
Let Us Help You Build Your System
Whether your company is a new startup, an experienced CBD extractor looking to build a more efficient system, or you need parts to repair your current system, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Company can help you. We carry a wide range of high-quality pumps, valves, tubing, and vessels to help you design or repair your CBD extraction system. We also work with top-notch engineers to build complete hydraulic systems. We can work with you to design and build an extraction system perfect for your operation.
Call the pneumatic and hydraulic experts at PHC to learn more about how we can help you build, rebuild, or repair your CBD extraction equipment to keep your operations running smoothly.