Ensuring cultivators pass regulatory compliance with confidence
APEX technology is chemical-free and suitable for organic operations.
The solution is APEX 7
Every company needs a remediation strategy - and a solution that meets the needs of all internal stakeholders.
RF works by creating an oscillating electromagnetic field between two electrodes in the APEX cavity. Operating at a 27.12 MHz frequency level, polar water molecules contained in the natural moisture of the cannabis rotate 27 million times per second, generating friction and thus the heat necessary to kill microbial pathogens. The long radio wave profile penetrates uniformly throughout the flower, creating ‘volumetric heat,’ as opposed to traditional thermal heating. Ziel’s proprietary process settings, administered by a Siemens PLC/HMI system, precisely control heat in real time via temperature probes, reducing targeted microbials to safe levels, without compromising the flower’s potency, terpene profile, or sensory qualities.
Yeast & Mold
The ideal growing environment for cannabis and hemp is also the ideal environment for yeast and mold to flourish. High yeast and mold counts are a primary reason for regulatory microbial compliance failure in cannabis and hemp flower. Products that fail regulatory testing impair top-line revenue, increase risk of product recalls, and can jeopardize a cultivator’s license.
Easy to Operate
APEX’s HMI user interface consists of easy-to-use menus of preprogrammed processing formulas, developed by Ziel staff on-site with your team. The system monitors the progress and temperature of each treatment to provide real-time user feedback. Data logs are generated automatically to assist in quality control monitoring and reporting. Optional remote monitoring and software upgrades are available via a standard internet connection.
Since APEX requires no additional supplies other than electricity, there are no chemicals or waste products for disposal. The system has a low operating cost, consumes energy efficiently, is safe to operate, and environmentally friendly.
|Product Applications||Cannabis and Hemp flower|
|Throughput||Treats up to 6 kg / 15 lb per hour|
|Processing Time||Treatment time per batch: 20 to 30 minutes|
|RF Power||7 kW|
|Electrical Requirements||400/480 VAC +/-5%, 3-Phase + ground, 50/60 Hz, 32/38 A connected load|
|Codes & Standards||CE mark; UL and CSA compliant FCC compliant|
|System Dimensions||2800 mm (L) x 1520 mm (W) x 3110 mm (H) 9’-3” (L) x 5’-0” (W) x 10’-3” (H)|
|Gross Weight||821 kg / 1,810 lbs|
|Material Construction||Food grade stainless steel construction|
|Operating Environment||Indoor location, well ventilated room 15° C to 40° C (59° F to 104° F) Relative humidity 10% to 90% non-condensing environment|
|Life Expectancy||20+ year major structural equipment|
|Warranty||1 year OEM limited parts & labor|
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