Ultrasonic Cleaner for Cannabis Production Equipment – What Cannabis Facility Owners and Operators Need to Know
Cannabis production – whether undertaken using hydroponic equipment or other means – is big business these days. With profits on the rise, it’s essential that your cannabis equipment and tools operate cleanly and efficiently. Yet, the production of cannabis products in all their various forms creates algae, resins and other contaminants that coat tubes, hydro flasks, distillation equipment and other component tools.
To achieve optimal cannabis production that maximizes efficiency and profits, you need clean equipment. Until now, removing algae, resin and other contaminants from tubes, hydro flasks and other cannabis production tools meant hand washing that was strenuous, time-consuming and only partially effective.
Thankfully, for cannabis producers, there is a better way—ultrasonic cleaning for cannabis production.
What Is Ultrasonic Cleaning?
A basic ultrasonic cleaner is a cleaning device that uses ultrasound (usually from 20-400 KHZ) and an appropriate cleaning solution to clean items. The ultrasound can be used with just water, but use of an ultrasonic soap appropriate for the item to be cleaned and the soiling enhances the effect. Cleaning normally lasts between three and six minutes.
Ultrasonic cleaners can be used for a wide variety of applications, including plastic parts, bearings, bolts, rubber parts, internal parts, plastic injection molds, transmission parts and final cleaning of all engine parts prior to assembly.
Ultrasonic cleaning can clean contaminants that include dust, dirt, oil, pigments, rust, grease, algae, fungus, bacteria, lime scale, polishing compounds, flux agents, fingerprints, soot wax and mold release agents and biological soil.
How Ultrasonic Cleaning Works
Within an ultrasonic cleaning tank, ultrasonic cleaning uses cavitation bubbles induced by high-frequency pressure (sound) waves to agitate a liquid. The agitation produces high forces on contaminants adhering to substrates like metals, plastics, glass, rubber and ceramics. This action also penetrates blind holes, cracks and recesses. The intention is to thoroughly remove all traces of contamination tightly adhering or embedded onto solid surfaces. Water or solvents can be used, depending on the type of contamination and the part.
The versatility of ultrasonic cleaning machines makes them an ideal choice for cannabis equipment—particularly tubes, hydro flasks, distillation equipment, cannabis extraction equipment and associate component tools.
Why Ultrasonic Cleaning for Cannabis Production Equipment Over Hand Washing?
When it comes to hand washing, the name says it all—and the costs are substantial on several fronts:
- Hand washing is labor-intensive; it physically taxes cannabis production employees who are charged with manually cleaning tools and equipment.
- It is time-intensive; it takes time that could be spent on numerous other activities.
- It is expensive; equipment costs may be minimal, but labor costs associated with manual cleaning add up quickly.
- It’s not a consistent solution; some tools may end up very clean, while other tools may be extremely dirty, and hand washing alone simply isn’t enough to adequately clean them.
Ultrasonic Cleaners for Cannabis Production Facilities from UltraSonic LLC
Ultrasonic cleaning machines from UltraSonic LLC are robust and dependable machines that clean cannabis tubes, hydro flasks, equipment and tools at a fraction of the time and cost of hand washing. UltraSonic LLC cleaning machines are ideal for cannabis production operations of all sizes, as well as mobile pipe cleaning services and smaller related uses. Moreover, our specially formulated ultrasonic cannabis cleaning solution helps ensure thorough cleaning every time.
Whether you prefer digital and manual tabletop machines for smaller uses or mobile and lift table machines for larger tubes, equipment and tools (and large-scale production), cleaning machines from UltraSonic LLC will save you time and money, deliver significant ROI and help ensure efficient and profitable operations for years to come.
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Used-Ultrasonic Ethanol Extractor, 20lb high purity ultrasonic extraction system previously used in CBD extraction from hemp. System operates on vacuum only for fluid transfer and consists of two 10lb columns run in series. Each column has 500 watt transducers mounted vertically down the length of the column. Transducers are assembled and isolated in a fully welded enclosure manufactured by ultrasonic power corporation. Each column has a tri-clamp top cap and hinged bottom cap for easy load and unload. Built in flow control allows the columns to completely fill and remain full while simultaneously flowing for a continuous full saturation and rinse process. Columns are mounted on an aluminum cart for mobility. Cart can be lifted by pneumatic lift for unloading. Pneumatic lift operates by a small, low maintenance 0.5 hp oilless Senco air compressor which can be placed outside the hazardous area. Purification system consists of a 6 stage filter system utilizing (5) 20" BB filter cartridges mounted on a rolling stand and (1) 20" standard cartridge for polishing mounted on the vacuum tank. Color and chlorophyll removal was previously done using (3) of the five stages with Pentair carbon fibredyne 0.5 micron cartridges model 455906-43. Polishing filter can go down to 0.2 micron without diminishing flow. Vacuum tank is 10 gauge 304 stainless steel with electro polished interior and exterior. It has a removable hinged lid for easy access and cleaning. Narrow design with handle and wheels allows for mobility by a single operator. It has a working capacity of 80 gallons with an overall capacity of 100 gallons. Includes internal ball float to control overflow. It has an external ball float for additional protection and visual inspection. Vacuum is generated by a Becker model KVT-3.80, 46 cfm, oilless rotary vane pump which can be placed outside the hazardous area. Pump comes mounted on rolling cart for mobility and includes ball float, check valve and camlock exhaust connection. Typical run times were reported by the previous operator at 20 minutes for 30 gallons. Primary components included: (2) 10lb Ultrasonic material columns with cart; Pneumatic lift with Senco air compressor; Purification cart with (5) 20" BB Pentair filter housings; Stainless Steel vacuum tank with (1) 20" standard Pentair filter housing; Becker KVT-3.80 vacuum pump with stand and power control. Overall features: Full saturation with continuous flow/rinse; Ultrasonic extraction technology; All food grade and ethanol compatible construction; 20lb capacity; Vacuum only operation; Small foot print; Mobile friendly design. Electrical requirements: Air compressor 120v, 4amp; Vacuum pump 3 phase, 240v, 2.2kw. . Requirements to operate / assembly: All hose connections are by quick connect; Ultrasonic generator NOT INCLUDED. Transducers require 1,000 watt (dual 500) generator to operate which can be purchased at Ultrasonic Power Corporation. Recommended model 5300.
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Ultrasonic cbd oil extraction equipment for sale
Posted by Sonics January 24, 2017
The market for cannabis extracts has expanded exponentially as the cannabis industry has experienced huge growth lately largely due to fast-moving legislative changes. Likewise, ultrasonic cannabis extraction is growing rapidly in popularity as the preferred extraction method for many processors and converters.
Ultrasonic processing is ideally suited for producing beneficial cannabinoid extracts due to its unique ability to focus energy directly where required to release desired compounds.
Technically speaking, the ultrasonic extraction process works as follows:
A vibrating ultrasonic probe immersed in a liquid will transmit alternating high and low pressure waves. The pressure fluctuations cause the liquid molecular cohesive forces to break down, pulling apart the liquid and creating millions of microbubbles (cavities), which expand during the low pressure phases, and implode violently during the high pressure phases. As the bubbles collapse, millions of microscopic shock waves, micro jet streams, eddies and extremes in pressures and temperatures are generated at the implosion sites and propagated to the surrounding medium. Although this phenomenon, known as cavitation, lasts but a few microseconds, and the amount of energy released by each individual bubble is minimal, the cumulative amount of energy generated by the imploding cavities is extremely high.
Because focused ultrasound extraction provides as much as 100 times the radiated energy of ultrasonic baths and delivers higher reproducibility, it is ideally suited for the extraction of beneficial cannabinoid. More surface area is exposed by reducing particle size of the material being processed, and disrupting the cell walls releases the desired compounds. When extracted properly, the concentrate is reminiscent of the cannabis strain it was extracted from – the taste, smell and effects are simply amplified due to a larger concentration by weight.
A variety of liquids can be used for ultrasonic extraction but the most common ones are often oil (coconut oil in particular) and Everclear.
The volume of material that can be processed effectively with an ultrasonic processor is dependent on the power rating of the ultrasonic generator (power supply) and the diameter of the probe used with that power supply: the higher the rating of the power supply and the larger the diameter of the probe, the larger the volume that can be processed. A high volume flow cell and/or a high capacity recirculating chiller can add even more efficiency and speed to the process.