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Can Vacuum Drying Expedite Drying Processes?

Vacuum Drying | Can it Expedite Drying Processes? Recently, DigiVac got speaking with some clients about whether the introduction of vacuum could potentially expedite, or speed up, drying processes. Just looking at the method, the answer would seem obvious – especially when put in comparison to simply air drying. However, we wanted to be sure and thus – this experiment was created. Before we begin discussing the experiment, however, some vacuum drying basics should be discussed beforehand. What is Vacuum Drying? Vacuum drying is the “science of removing moisture present in an item or substance through the use of vacuum.”

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Recap: DigiVac at ACS Spring 2024 – New Orleans, LA

DigiVac @ ACS Spring 2024: New Orleans, LA! The week following St. Patrick’s Day, DigiVac found ourselves at ACS Spring 2024 in New Orleans, LA – which couldn’t be more ideal for the theme of the meeting.  The theme was the Many Flavors of Chemistry, with a variety of topics that explored food and flavors, health and wellness, and diversity in materials. Two of our team members attended it, exhibiting at Booth 2522 where we had a handful of our newest, as well as our most popular, products on display.   Product Recap In addition to the Fyra Vacuum and Temperature

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Recap: DigiVac at PittCon 2024 – San Diego, CA

DigiVac @ PittCon 2024: San Diego, CA! A couple of weeks ago, a few team members got to kick it in sunny, coastal San Diego, CA as DigiVac at PittCon 2024, which was the conference’s 75th conference and exhibition.  While there, we got to exhibit at Booth 1813 where we had some of our products on display.  We brought along some of our newest innovations, alongside a few products from our friends and crowd favorites. Product Recap A general crowd pleaser and favorite, we had our Bullseye Precision Gauges, as well as the Calibration and Catalyst Kits which our Bullseye

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A PID Control Guide: How to Tune Your PID Controller

How to Tune the PID Controller? Tuning for PID control can be a bit complicated, since it’s all about balance and striking the perfect harmony among three different variables.  Finding this balance, however, is how your automated processes will continue running smoothly.  If a system is poorly tuned, several mishaps can happen, such as: Therefore, productivity can be impacted as it can make operators wait, reduce yield, or increase premature failures. For such instances, we have a white paper on our website that goes in depth about PID control in vacuum systems.  Said paper also has a brief explanation on

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How Durable Are The Corrosion Resistant Pirani Sensors?

CORROSION RESISTANT SENSORS | How Durable are They? Back in May, an article was released about the new corrosion resistant pirani vacuum sensors.  Previously, sensors were limited due to the exposed materials that were subject to corrosive gasses and aggressive etch processes, which we at DigiVac and our customers have observed as well.   Thus, with the introduction of the corrosion resistant pirani sensors, there exists an option for a more durable vacuum sensor.  These come with a protective coating, acting as a barrier against any aggressive gasses.  It either comes in a ceramic or Parylene coating. CERAMIC VS. PARYLENE Ceramic is advantageous in that it is highly corrosion resistant,

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How to Set a Recipe on the SNAP

How to Set a Recipe on the SNAP How does the SNAP make Vacuum Science Simple? A little while ago, we released a short and simple video about setting a recipe for a SNAP Vacuum Controller, and in today’s blog, we’ll be highlighting in detail how to set a recipe for those who prefer reading instructions.  Now, if you’re new here, you might be wondering: What is a SNAP? SNAP stands for Simple, Nimble, Automatic Process and is a vacuum controller that essentially automates your processes.  It provides precise measurement, control, and venting all in one neat little box that

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The Original Resinator’s Behind the Process: Crop-to-Cure® Part 4

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.

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The Original Resinator’s Behind the Process: Crop-to-Cure® Part 3

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.

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The Original Resinator’s Behind the Process: Crop-to-Cure® Part 2

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.

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