As processors how do you feel about the ever-shifting world of new machines for processing? I’ve heard of multiple new machines that are super processors or claim to be. With new tech advances, how do you see our scape changing this coming year or so?
The processing of hemp has so many components depending on the end products desired. Planting, harvesting, drying, testing decordicating, extracting are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
I would love to hear from those of you in the trenches about what you see on the horizon and what areas are being neglected that could you some innovation to help us improve this segment of the hemp supply chain.
There are no “complete systems” in the market. There are a few who come close, like Deutsch, but it’s very expensive. If you understand the process you can engineer a system that does all the same things for about half the price. Not everyone has the expertise to do that, though. We had to design our own system after looking at every manufacturer in the country and China. The machines they are designing are the best I’ve ever seen, but the guys who design extraction equipment don’t, usually, extract hemp. They sit at computers designing amazing machines.
The process is a truck to truck process and if you are just looking at extraction or recovery equipment, you’re going to miss the mark.