Make Microbial Failure a Non-Issue
Right now, cannabis mold, yeast and other microbial pathogens are hurting your bottom line. Ziel can fix that.
Using non-hazardous radio frequency (RF), the same technique used in agriculture for decades to pasteurize nuts, seeds and other foods, we can eliminate harmful cannabis mold and microbials and ensure your crops pass regulatory compliance 99.9% of the time. No chemicals. No Ozone. No ionizing radiation.
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A chemical-free kill step suitable for organic and GMP-certified operations
Non-ionizing radiation and chemical-free
Treats trimmed and milled flower
15-Min Average Cycle Time
Requires no facility modifications
Treats 0.5 - 2.7 kg/batch (1-6 lb/batch)
Turn-key installation, commissioning and training
Retain plant's natural enzymatic properties
Suitable for organic operations
Nominal loss of terpenes and moisture
Up to 3 log microbial pathogen reduction
Maximize Your Harvest To Boost Your Profit
“We were failing 40% of our microbial testing. Introducing APEX into our operations in 2018, and partnering with Ziel, has been a game changer. We run 100% of our premium flower through the APEX, pass our testing with confidence, and retain quality to the highest level. APEX remediation enabled us to change our entire business, increasing market share, revenue and profitability.”
Co-Founder, Tahoe Hydro
The Power of Radio Frequency
RF is non-ionizing, meaning it won’t change the molecular structure of your cannabis flower. Instead, it uses long radio wavelengths to create an oscillating electromagnetic field around and within the flower, reaching the core of the bud. The flower’s moisture molecules sync with this vibration and start to rotate in unison with it, turning 27 million times per second. This generates friction, ultimately creating enough heat to kill microbial pathogens, but never enough heat to degrade or decarb THC.
Ziel’s proprietary process settings in the APEX 7, administered by a Siemens PLC/HMI system, precisely control the heat in real time via temperature probes, reducing targeted microbials to safe levels without compromising the flower’s potency, terpene profile or sensory qualities.
Average Results With the APEX 7:
in recovered annual revenue
compliance pass rate for microbial testing
of flower processed daily
Pass Lab Testing with Confidence
Implementing a cannabis kill-step before sending your harvest to the lab ensures a 99.9% pass rate. Prevent the need for expensive retesting, delayed product to market, or negative impacts from product failures.
Partnering With Ziel
Begin commercial operations with your APEX 7 within one week of installation
When you incorporate the APEX 7 into your SOPs, you also get Ziel’s team of scientists and experts at your disposal. We ensure your installation, commissioning and training are complete in just 4 days. We then monitor each batch you run for the first year to help you identify patterns, troubleshoot issues and fine-tune your cannabis treatment recipes.
A Data-Driven Approach
The APEX 7 does more than cannabis remediation and decontamination. It collects data from every batch you run, giving you a deeper understanding of your operation. With the APEX 7, you’ll learn:
- Which of your strains is more prone to cannabis mold and pathogens (Yes, the strain makes a difference!)
- Which microbes and pathogens are most prevalent in your operation so you can address them at the source
- The density of each strain’s moisture content
- The exact cannabis treatment recipes your operation needs (An average operation only needs 1-2 recipes.)
APEX 7 Technical Requirements
|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 lb|
|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||3 years OEM limited parts & labor|
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