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CUP Series

Centrifuge Utility Platform Ethanol Extraction System

The CUP 15 SERIES ETHANOL EXTRACTION SYSTEM provides the ability to extract and target botanical compounds from diverse plant species. This unique extraction technology can isolate specific botanical compounds through programmable sequences, effectively targeting the desired separation. The system combines closed-loop, cold ethanol extraction with mechanical centrifugation which ensures high-purity extractions.

The Centrifuge Utility Platform provides accurate control over important extraction variables:

  • Ethanol Residence Time
  • Basket RPM
  • Spray Wash Stripping
  • Cycle Agitation Strength
  • Plant Material Drying
  • Temperatures
  • Data Logging
  • Automatic Cycle Programing
  • Manual Cycle Programing
  • Min/Max Parameters
  • Ethernet Connection
  • System Troubleshooting
  • Cycle Tracking
  • Administrative Functions

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Standard Features

  • Closed-Loop System (As Defined By the State of California)
  • UL listed Electronics C1D2 for Hazardous Locations
  • 3rd Party Engineer Review
  • 304 and 316L Sanitary Stainless Steel Construction
  • Rated Low Temp Conditions (Recommended minimum -60C)
  • Tempered and Reinforced Sight Glass
  • Vacuum Jacket Insulation
  • Spray Wash
  • Bi-Directional Agitation
  • Auto/Manual Controls
  • Digital HMI Interface
  • Fractional and/or Full Spectrum Extracts
  • Variable Speed Control
  • Easy Material Loading/Unloading
  • Heavy-Duty Spin Drying
  • 97% Removal of Ethanol From Botanical material
  • 6 Month Parts/Labor Warranty
  • Technical Support
  • Made in USA

Production Capacity

  • 6-10 lbs of Plant Material Per Batch (depending on mill size)
  • Avg. Run Time: 10 - 20 Min
  • Approx: 140 lbs Processing Per 8 hr Shift
  • Ethanol Requirement: 12 Gallons per run (Wash Mixture Can Be Used Twice)

Vessel

  • (1) Ethanol Feed Port With 1/2” Quick Disconnect, 1.5” Tri-clamp Fittings
  • (1) 1.5” Tri-clamp; Remote Discharge Vent and Pressure Relief Port
  • (1) 4" Tri-clamp to 1/2 NPT Spray/Wash Paddle Port
  • All Wetted Parts are 304 and 316L Stainless Steel Construction 2” Tri-Clamp Angled Drain
  • Vapor Tight (No Pressure) Vessel with EPDM Lid Seal
  • Vacuum Jacket Insulation
  • Low Temperature Compatibility -60C

Controls

  • (1) Ethanol Feed Port With 1/2” Quick Disconnect, 1.5” Tri-clamp Fittings
  • (1) 1.5” Tri-clamp; Remote Discharge Vent and Pressure Relief Port
  • (1) 4" Tri-clamp to 1/2 NPT Spray/Wash Paddle Port
  • All Wetted Parts are 304 and 316L Stainless Steel Construction 2” Tri-Clamp Angled Drain
  • Vapor Tight (No Pressure) Vessel with EPDM Lid Seal
  • Vacuum Jacket Insulation
  • Low Temperature Compatibility -60C

Electrical

All system electronics are UL listed and certified for use in Hazardous Location Class 1 Division 2

  • CUP 15- 230v- 30 amp- Single Phase
  • UL Certified Class 1 Div 2 2HP Motor
  • UL-NEMA L6- R30 Plug
  • UL- L6 - 30 (30A-250V)

Footprint

  • System Control Panel Not Shown: (10”L x 8”H x 6”D
  • Drive Panel Not Shown: 20”L x 24”H x 6”D
CUP ethanol extraction machine
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Process Overview

Operator fills filter bag with milled plant material and places it in the system where it is spun at varying speeds while injecting ethanol at controlled rates. The system can also be flooded, and bi-directionally agitated for full target compound removal. After the wash, the plant material undergoes a medium duty spin dry, leaving the the spent plant material 97% free of ethanol with up to 98% target compound removal. The ethanol wash is then used for another 1 to 2 runs of material or diverted to a mixing tank for further processing.

CUP 15 Extraction Cycle

The CUP 15 offers 3 Program cycles: Spray Wash, Agitation Wash, and Spin Dry cycles. Each “program cycle” has (2) programmable Auto recipes and (1) programmable Manual recipe.

  1. System loading: A preloaded filter bag is placed into the basket and system is sealed.
  2. Program Menu: The “Spray Wash” or “Agitation Wash” program is selected on the HMI where the RPM and cycle times are set to the operator’s specifications.
  3. Ethanol Fill: Chilled alcohol is pneumatically pumped from source tank into the CUP system via inlet valve or spray nozzle.
  4. The Wash cycle: The plant material undergoes either a spray wash or an Agitated wash with a set number of bi-directional agitations aimed at extracting 98% of plant desirables.
  5. System Draining: When the wash cycle is complete, the outlet valve is opened and the system drained. The ethanol wash is pumped to a properly rated storage reservoir for further processing.
  6. Spin Dry Cycle: The “Spin Dry” menu is selected on the HMI and the drying cycle is started. The wet plant solids are spun dry of the remaining ethanol mixture within.
  7. System Unloading: Upon completion of the “Dry cycle The system is unloaded by retrieving the filter bag from the basket.

CUP 15 Advantages

  • Safe operating conditions
  • Closed loop system design
  • UL Certified Electronics for use in Class 1 Div 2 Hazardous Environment
  • 97% Ethanol removal from spent plant material
  • Full user control over process variables
  • Significantly reduce processing time
  • Designed for single operator batch processing 10- 20 min per run (Depending on Cycle Times)
  • Auto/Manual controls
  • Digital interface
  • Full spectrum yields
  • 98 % Cannabinoid removal from plant material Maximizes workload efficiency
  • User controlled residence time
  • Easy loading/unloading
  • Minimizes material waste stream containment

Made in the USA

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Our production schedule is tight now, but we’re improving our capacity and aim for in-time inventory by Q3 and Q4 2018. Right now, as we ramp up to meet outsized demand, we work with customers to meet their production schedules and other needs. Please contact us to get the process started.

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