Here’s a transcript of my interview with a consultant that specializes in a budding, marijuana trimming industry..
“Yeah, so the tunnel style trimmer, the reason why we don’t do a tunnel style bud trimmer like many marijuana companies in the United states is because really there are two things. One it only trims when the blade makes contact with the tunnel I guess is a likely word. Down one line of the whole thing which is a result causes them to spin their blade really, really, really, really fast to be able to get the job done. And then also as a result of that the bud has to be in the machine for quite a bit longer than our machine to make sure that you get a decent trim. I know that Twister recommends that you purchase two of their machines and you run them in tandem. To get the thing trimmed all the way through, which will result in kind of a 3 to 4 minute cycle for the one bud to enter the machine and then get shred and exit the machine.
We take kind of a different approach on that. We want the shortest cycle time possible. So with the satellite with all the features that it has which I’ll get into here little bit. Our cycle times can be as low as 30 seconds. So logical would tell you less time in the machine equals less damage. The other reason why we don’t do a tunnel style trimmer is because they require you to have a large high-power vacuum dust collection system. And what that does is because you have to spend that blade really fast to get it trimmed, you end of cutting your trimmed leaf a lot more times than is necessary. So a lot of times the trimmed leaf tread out similar you know similar to sawdust, it releases too much chlorophyll and then go into it a process on the back end, wax or whatever you’re trying to do and changes the color and quality of your byproduct. Which as you know I’m sure it’s big up in DC but here in Denver, USA 50% of all Cannabis sales are extracts. Meaning edible, waxed, shattered all that stuff. You know day tanned all those things are really gaining popularity and all those products more often are not made from trims. So the dust collection system in combination with the blade cutting and the leaf trimming time just damages the byproduct too much. The way the dust collection damages it as it push through the dust collection system. It kind of gets caked in the bottom of the machine and is kind of like a brick and it does not breathe very well in here and there is mold and what not. So I’m told I personally haven’t used that machine.
to be continued..