Best-in-class Hydrocarbon Extractors

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Our NEW PX30 Hydrocarbon Extraction System

“This system is truly built by extractors for extractors.”

– Bo Johnson, Director of Business Development 

Extraction operations vary in many ways, from location to preferred extraction method. But even within one type of extraction, there are many variables. From operation scale and batch size to available footprint for equipment, one size does not fit all.  

With the PX Series of Hydrocarbon Cannabis Extractors, Precision Extraction set out to design an extractor for every scale of operation while holding each to the same high standards. With a team of six, including engineers who are also extractors, Precision Extraction utilized feedback from operators and real-world data to create the PXs.   

Detail-Focused Design

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The PX5, PX10, and PX30 are all designed with safety, aesthetics, cost, and ease of use in mind. They’re passive by design due to heat exchangers paired with an external chiller. This shortens processing and recovery times by utilizing temperature differences to move solvent rapidly through the closed-loop system, eliminating the need for a C1D1 rated compressor, ultimately saving time and money. 

Inline Color Remediation Columns (CRC) remove color contaminates from the end product, saving users from purchasing what is traditionally a separate piece of equipment. Additionally, “a fully customizable CRC with a built-in stack of sintered disks, allow[s] you to try different blends of medias [to] work on different problems, whether it be color remediation, pesticides, metals…” explains Bo Johnson, Director of Business Development.  

From dual-collection sight glasses for optimal process monitoring to easy-to-use, two-bolt compliant tri-clamp service connections, each component is carefully considered. Moreover, the linear design makes the PX easy to operate and clean.  

Operator Ergonomics in Mind  

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As cannabis extractors themselves, the Precision team always had operator ease in mind. “This system is built by extractors for extractors trying to develop the most ergonomic and simple process on the market,” said Bo Johnson. The entire PX Series is designed to be operated by one person for efficiency. Dual-collection sight glasses allow for optimal process monitoring. The movement of tasks for the operators was a key consideration for the design, ensuring that operators could easily run batches back-to-back for maximum efficiency.  

Creating the PX30  

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After the success of PX5 & PX10, Precision Engineers wanted to utilize “knowledge of success and failures past while using as many already existing components as possible” to build an extractor with more solvent capacity, reports Chris Rodgers, Lead Mechanical Designer at Precision Extraction. Fueled by copious amounts of Mountain Dew and Funions, they worked to expand the PX. As Chris says, “safety, aesthetics, cost, and ease of use” were top of mind when designing.   

The biggest design challenges for the PX30 were space and solvent capacity. To create a fully expanded, truly commercial PX, the team wanted a 30 lb capacity with a batch time of 60 minutes. For comparison, the PX5 can process up to 5 lb in 30 minutes and the PX10 10 lb per hour. Ultimately, the team succeeded; the PX30 can process up to 30 lb in one hour. Plus, with massive solvent volume, the PX30 needs to be refilled less often, saving time without compromising throughput capacity. 

Testing & Certifications

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 “Each version of the PX Series undergoes rigorous torture testing utilizing temperatures and press