DigiVac just received a groundbreaking patent that commercializes the use of proportional control applied to a vacuum bellows valve. The benefits of this approach to vacuum control are immense. Previously, there were valves that you could control big vessels but were not precise. And there were precise proportional valves but were only good for controlling smaller vessels.
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From the newly improved aromatic terpene profile achieved with the digital bleed valve from DigiVac’s StrataVac, The Original Resinator was now able to optimize freeze drying for their botanical products to retain the quality that customers expect, while bringing products to market faster. The research and experiments that went into the parameters for the bleed valve control benefits not only the user, but improves the overall quality of the cannabis.
From our two previous articles “The Original Resinator’s Behind the Process: Crop-to-Cure® ” part 1 & part 2, we found out more about freeze drying and the challenges of dealing with botanical products transitioning through many stages. One of the primary issues we worked to solve was one of time – how long would it take from harvest through curing utilizing the sublimation process? And as it turned out, trying to expedite the process of botanical lyophilization was proving to be more challenging than expected.
As we discussed in our previous article “How Do You Optimize Botanical Freeze Drying?”, there is more to the process of freeze drying than just a simple project fix to vacuum engineering. It is a science. And part of the science is what is known as the “cold chain”. The cold chain is the process of actions and equipment required to maintain a product within a low temperature range from harvest to consumption. This means reducing the total time required from garden to shelf by leveraging the lyophilization process during harvest. That is why creating a cost and time efficient way to cure, sublimate, and freeze dry cannabis is a priority for DigiVac and The Original Resinator. From freezing conditions and environmental exposure to live buds, the research behind the Crop-to-Cure® technology was challenging because
The Original Resinator is trying to cut back the time and effort required to achieve the same or greater results in less time compared to traditional drying methods.
There is a huge demand for medical and high quality cannabis flower, but the production cycle is long and is subject to human error which can lead to a lower quality product. The Original Resinator (TOR) is a leader in research and development for optimizing post-harvest efforts by manufacturing equipment that is specifically designed for the needs of cultivators and extractors.
Many people come to find out that they have problems when it comes to vacuuming powder. Especially drying fine powder that tends to get puffed up and pulled into the vacuum pump flooding it. With the pumps flooded this leads to an unfortunate problem, one you end up losing the powders you’re trying dry and two it isn’t the best for your pump either.
Why do I care about slew rate? In a critical process it may be necessary to slowly bring the vacuum level up or down at a specified rate so as to not disturb process material. This can be referred to as the slew rate, or ramp rate, of the vacuum level. A new feature for the Stratavac Touch is the ability to set a slew rate along with a setpoint for a valve and the controller handles the details. In Vacuum, what we mean by slew rate is a specific or defined change in pressure over a defined timeframe. Some people
Benefits of Throttle and Bleed Vacuum Control The most commonly used vacuum pumps run at one speed. Therefore, the pump is always driving toward the deepest vacuum control level possible where they function optimally. Just because this is the sweet spot for your vacuum pump, doesn’t mean it’s the best vacuum level for your process. Applications of vacuum technology take place over a wide range of vacuum from ultra-high vacuum all the way up to atmosphere. Most often for industrial vacuum processing, users are ideally looking for a vacuum level that differs from the ultimate pressure of a pump; therefore,