APEX Operator Training

Training Course Overview

Duration 2:57

The ideal growing environment for cannabis is also the ideal growing environment for yeast and mold. Even the most carefully curated cannabis flower will have some level of microbial pathogens.  High yeast and mold counts are a primary reason for regulatory microbial compliance failure in cannabis.  Cannabis flower that fails regulatory testing costs your company money in lost revenues, and higher operational costs.  This training course provides a foundational understanding of radio frequency, microbiology, and operating the APEX.

Understanding Radio Frequency

Duration 2:57

This Chapter covers Radio Frequency and safety, the application of Radio Frequency in the food industry, how Radio Frequency works, and why Radio Frequency is an excellent solution for removing microbial pathogens in cannabis and hemp.

Basic Microbiology

Duration 8:49

In this section we are going to discuss basic microbiology and testing.  The purpose of this chapter is to provide you a basic understanding of yeast, mold, spores, and bacteria.  We'll discuss Total Yeast and Mold Counts, and the different methods how microbial pathogens are tested and counted.

Getting to Know Your APEX

Duration 9:04

We'll take a tour of the APEX’s exterior and interior and prepare you for turning on the unit. We'll introduce you to safety features, and how to navigate the APEX through the HMI.  Basic maintenance, troubleshooting and service intervals are also covered.

Preparing the Workspace

Duration 3:54

In this section we're going to discuss how to prepare your product for treatment. Preparing your workspace properly will lead to greater efficiency and higher throughput.  A clean, well-organized workspace also helps avoid cross contamination after your product has been treated in the APEX system.

Operating the APEX

Duration 7:04

In this section we'll go over how to use the machine in detail. We'll start by logging in to the machine, then selecting a recipe, go over loading of the product, probe placement, running a treatment, and post-process equalization.

In this section we'll go over how to use the APEX step by step.  We'll start by logging in to the APEX, selecting a recipe, reviewing proper product loading, probe placement, running a treatment, and post-treatment equalization.


Duration 1:18

The final few steps are as critical as each previous step.  In this last Chapter we will cover handling the product once treatment in the APEX is completed, preparing the product for lab sampling and final packaging.