New Email Subscribers, Receive 5% Off Your First Order!

Holland Green Science (HGS) Aether Series 16/30 Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump - GrowGreen Machines

Vacuum Pumps

(5 products)

Vacuum Pumps for Cannabis Extraction Processes

In the cannabis extraction industry, a vacuum pump is a crucial piece of equipment that serves various purposes throughout the extraction and processing stages. 

  1. Solvent Evaporation:

    • Purpose: During processes like ethanol or other solvent-based extractions, a vacuum pump is essential for evaporating solvents from the cannabis extract.
    • Benefits: It allows for precise control over temperature and pressure conditions, ensuring efficient solvent removal while preserving the desired cannabinoids and terpenes.
  2. Residual Solvent Purging:

    • Purpose: After extraction, residual solvents need to be removed to meet safety and regulatory standards.
    • Benefits: A vacuum pump aids in the purging process, helping to eliminate remaining solvents from the cannabis concentrate or extract.
  3. Filtration in Winterization:

    • Purpose: Winterization involves filtering out waxes and lipids from the extracted solution.
    • Benefits: A vacuum pump is used to create the necessary vacuum for filtration processes, improving the efficiency of winterization and ensuring a cleaner final product.
  4. Short-Path Distillation:

    • Purpose: Distillation is often used to separate and purify cannabinoids from the extracted material.
    • Benefits: Vacuum pumps play a crucial role in creating the low-pressure environment required for short-path distillation, enabling precise separation of compounds based on their boiling points.
  5. Solid-Phase Extraction:

    • Purpose: Solid-phase extraction is used for further purification of extracts.
    • Benefits: A vacuum pump assists in creating the necessary vacuum conditions for solid-phase extraction, facilitating the separation of target compounds from impurities.
  6. Chromatography Applications:

    • Purpose: Various chromatography techniques are employed for separation and analysis of different compounds.
    • Benefits: Vacuum pumps are used in chromatography applications to control pressure conditions, enabling the separation of components based on their interactions with the chromatography column.
  7. Solvent Recovery:

    • Purpose: Recovering and reusing solvents is both cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
    • Benefits: Vacuum pumps, especially those designed for 100% solvent recovery, contribute to the efficient reuse of solvents, reducing operational costs and environmental impact.
  8. Controlled Atmosphere:

    • Purpose: Some extraction and processing steps require a controlled atmospheric environment.
    • Benefits: Vacuum pumps help create and maintain controlled atmospheres, ensuring consistency and precision in the extraction process.
  9. Environmental and Safety Compliance:

    • Purpose: Compliance with safety and environmental standards is crucial in the cannabis industry.
    • Benefits: Vacuum pumps designed with safety features and materials that meet regulatory standards contribute to a safe and compliant working environment.
  10. Reduced Contamination:

    • Purpose: Contamination of the cannabis product should be minimized during processing.
    • Benefits: Vacuum pumps made with corrosion-resistant and inert materials, such as PTFE, help reduce the risk of contamination, ensuring the purity of the final cannabis product.

Vacuum pumps are indispensable tools in the cannabis extraction industry, contributing to the efficiency, precision, and safety of various extraction processes. They allow for controlled conditions, enhance product quality, and support compliance with industry standards.

View as

Compare /8