CBD, also known as cannabidiol, has recently exploded in popularity due to becoming nationally legalized. CBD is the non-psychoactive component that can be extracted from the cannabis plant completely separate from THC (psychoactive component) for a wide array of medicinal applications. Because pure CBD oil contains no THC, it will not get you high and will only offer the medical benefits of the cannabis plant. At Linked Equipment, we have engineered and built chromatography extraction labs to allow for specific and controlled cannabidiol extraction in a safe and secure lab environment. Our chromatography extraction labs are specifically built for the cannabis industry from converted shipping containers into what are known as ISBUs (Intermodular Steel Building Units).
Hemp Hacker provides a helpful history of chromatography and how it is used today in the cannabis extraction industry to separate out CBD and THC during the extraction process, “Chromatography, or “color writing” is a reliable purification and analytical technique that has been used for over a century. In 1897, the American chemist David Talbot Day observed that crude oil turned into bands of color as it seeped upwards through clay. In 1900, the Russian-Italian chemist Mikhail Tsvete used chromatography for the separation of plant pigments such as chlorophyll (green), carotenes (orange), and xanthophylls (yellow)…Chromatography is a way of separating and purifying all chemical compounds, not just colors, taking advantage of their differences in properties. More specifically liquid, column, or flash chromatography is a practical and straightforward way to purify a substance from a complex mixture (a natural extract or chemical reaction) by passing it through an inert solid called silica, or silicon dioxide. The different compounds in the mixture will have different degrees of attraction, or stickiness, to the silica, and will pass through it at different rates.”
Chromatography extraction offers some of the most specific extractions possible which is ideal for medicinal and therapeutic use. Our chromatography extraction labs are designed to be compliant in all legalized markets and have been engineered to ensure they are of the highest quality for our customers. Further, because chromatography is primarily used because of it’s controlled specificity, we ensure that the lab environment is completely safe and secure. Our chromatography extraction labs are fully equipped with interlocked electrical and emergency system, ignition source controls, gas detection systems, and ventilation for both dilution and extraction fan systems. And, what our customers love about our labs is that they are highly versatile and customizable. They can be arranged in a number of configurations and easily and efficiently scaled, expediting your time-to-market.
Chromatography often involves using solvents in quantity so depending on the solvent being used our labs can be designed to meet either C1D1 or C1D2 requirements
The turnkey containers eliminate the headache of missing crucial deadlines and going over budget due to months of construction. Our plug and play containers will allow you to start generating revenue immediately and get you to market faster than your competitors.
Our units are fully customizable to your business’ needs across size, quantity, layout, electrical needs, storage, extraction lab capabilities and more. Our units are fully integrated with state-of-the-art automation systems, allowing you to access your extraction lab, grow pod, storage unit or office space from an offsite location.
The beauty of our containers is that they are completely mobile. If you need to relocate for any reason, all you have to do is unbolt the container from the ground and take it with you. Once you are at your new location just set them up, plug them in and you are fully functional once again.
We have put together the finest group of technical experts consisting of engineers, farmers, chefs, and extraction artists to produce the safest, automated turn-key facilities for the Cannabis Industry. Our team has extensive experience dealing with codes and regulations in multiple States. This allows us to provide each of our cannabis facilities with engineered stamped drawings necessary for City, County, and State requirements. All of our systems have been professionally engineered and have undergone a 3rd party engineering review which has been stamped to be accepted by the legal states for mechanical, structural, electrical and fire.
Our containers allow you to take advantage of metric feet, with the ability to stack containers to maximize your real estate. If stacking is not an option, our containers are able to be interconnected and fully integrated with one another. Once the custom blueprint is set for your container needs, our team is able to create multiple versions to expand your business and its space.
At Linked Equipment, we specialize in providing all-in-one solutions to build your external facilities and expand your marijuana business. Our team is ready to help with a full custom design and implementation of your speciﬁc building needs.