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Defining Technology: ProJak DX Refrigeration & FastFlow Solvent Cycling

In the highly competitive cannabis and hemp extraction industry, technological advancements are crucial for maintaining a competitive edge. Illuminated Extractors has established itself as a leader by introducing two groundbreaking technologies: ProJak DX Direct Refrigeration and FASTFLOW Solvent Cycling. These innovations not only address common inefficiencies in traditional extraction systems but also significantly enhance productivity, cost-efficiency, and sustainability.

ProJak Refrigeration: A Game Changer in Temperature Control

Traditional hydrocarbon extraction systems rely heavily on ancillary equipment like heaters and chillers, which are energy-intensive and prone to frequent breakdowns. ProJak DX Direct Refrigeration technology by Illuminated Extractors offers a revolutionary solution to these problems. By eliminating the need for heaters, excessive chillers, or CO2, operators are no longer vulnerable to the infrastructure fail points built into every other system.

Efficiency and Cost Savings: ProJak DX drastically reduces energy consumption by eliminating the need for external chillers and heaters. This technology ensures precise temperature control, achieving temperature swings of 100°C in just 8 minutes and 42 seconds and reaching -60°C from room temperature in only 4 minutes and 19 seconds. This rapid temperature control translates to significant energy savings and reduced operational costs, allowing labs to operate more sustainably.

Increased Throughput: ProJak DX increases throughput by 28% by providing on-demand heating and chilling. Traditional systems often create bottlenecks due to the time required to reach optimal temperatures, but ProJak DX’s efficiency allows for continuous operation, maximizing production capacity and minimizing downtime created by ancillary equipment not operating at full capacity. Time spent waiting for ancillary equipment to reach temperature while also maintaining and repairing them when they go down, quickly and significantly drives up COGS (Cost of Goods Sold).

Reliability and User-Friendliness: ProJak DX is designed to be user-serviceable, reducing the dependency on specialized maintenance services. This feature not only lowers maintenance costs but also ensures that labs can quickly address any issues without significant interruptions to their operations. While the rest of the industry has chosen to recover their solvent passively, Illuminated Extractors has taken an ACTIVE APPROACH.

Scalability: Currently, all of the first generation/traditional extraction systems take the approach of “more bio-mass equals more columns with more chillers.” Illuminated Extractors has watched as the manufacturers in our space have practically turned into heater and chiller distributors. With ProJak DX technology, the door to real scalability and modularity has been opened.

Compliance and Safety: All equipment utilizing ProJak DX technology is peer-reviewed and certified by prominent engineering groups, such as Pressure Safety Inspectors. This ensures the systems meet stringent safety and compliance standards, providing operators with peace of mind and smooth regulatory adherence.

FASTFLOW Solvent Cycling Technology: Redefining Solvent Recovery

In the extraction industry, solvent recovery is a critical step that often creates bottlenecks and inefficiencies. Traditional systems passively recover solvent into a storage tank before reinjecting it into their extraction column, which can be time-consuming and inefficient. Illuminated Extractors’ FASTFLOW Solvent Cycling technology offers a groundbreaking alternative. Where the rest of the industry doubled down on the inefficient and unsustainable practice of attaching excessive heaters and chillers to their systems, Illuminated Extractor’s has developed a game-changing technology that ACTIVELY cycles our solvent for direct reinjection into the extraction column.

Continuous Solvent Circulation: FASTFLOW employs a continuous loop of solvent circulation, ensuring fresh solvent is constantly introduced to the plant material. This continuous circulation maintains a high gradient for solute transfer, thereby maximizing the yield of botanical oils. This gives operators full control. The operator ends the run once the desired amount of compounds has been extracted. In comparison, in systems that require traditional “batch” style processing, an often predetermined amount of solvent is injected for extraction. This creates a scenario where too much or too little solvent can interfere with the quality of the extract and can also be a challenge to achieve consistency.

Reduced Downtime: By bypassing the solvent storage tank and reinjecting solvent directly back into the extraction process, FASTFLOW significantly reduces downtime associated with traditional batch processing methods. This streamlined process allows for uninterrupted extraction, enhancing overall efficiency and productivity.

Environmental Benefits: FASTFLOW reduces solvent consumption and minimizes waste generation, making it an a more environmentally friendly option. The GD-1 Solvent Evaporator minimizes solvent loss when compared to every traditional system operating within the confines of traditional batch style processing.

Scalability and Productivity: The ability of FASTFLOW technology to operate continuously without the bottleneck associated with recovery on most traditional/first generation hydrocarbon extraction machines. This translates into higher throughput and productivity. This capability is particularly advantageous for large-scale production environments where non-stop extraction is critical. By integrating this advanced technology, producers can achieve greater scalability and cost-effectiveness while maintaining the integrity and quality of the botanical extracts.

Illuminated Extractors’ ProJak DX Direct Refrigeration and FASTFLOW Solvent Cycling Technology are defining technologies that set new standards in the cannabis and hemp extraction industry. By addressing common inefficiencies in traditional methods and offering significant enhancements in efficiency, cost savings, and sustainability, these innovations position Illuminated Extractors as a leader in the field.

Whether it’s through rapid temperature control with ProJak DX or the continuous solvent circulation of FASTFLOW, these technologies provide a not only a far lower cost of producing goods, but also the versatility to adapt to the changing demands due to market, or source biomass. As the industry continues to grow and progress, Illuminated Extractors remains committed to pioneering advancements that drive efficiency, productivity, and quality in botanical oil extraction.

Illuminated Extractors is committed to providing exceptional customer service and support. With set office hours, our dedicated team ensures that help is always just a call or an email away. Additionally, we offer all the consumable parts and pieces necessary for the smooth operation of your extraction systems, further reducing potential downtime and enhancing laboratory productivity.

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