Futurola Trimmers separate unwanted leaves, at a moderate 16 rotations per minute, without disrupting the delicate structures of the plant.
Cannabis trimmers are proving to be quite a critical link in the production chain for the cannabis industry. It’s not just the pre-roll producers that are relying on trimming machines. This is one of the essential tools that a grower has too.
Bud trimming machines essentially remove the leaves and the stalk from the buds and make it easier for use in the later parts of the process. It is a great tool that reduces the time it takes to process the cannabis flowers and can get your product to the market quicker.
Cannabis cultivation is on the rise owing to the increased demand for high-quality products in many forms. In an industry where scaling up is everything, marijuana trimmers, shredders, pre-roll machines, and other such equipment play a vital role. These help dispensaries increase production while keeping costs under control and helps in delivering a consistently great smoking experience for the customers.
This blog will look at the role of cannabis trimming machines and how Futurola trimmer machines help you trim and process several pounds in a matter of minutes. Read on!
Why Use a Trimming Machine?
Well, a gander at job boards, and you’ll see a whole lot of postings for the position of cannabis trimmer jobs. Hand trimming is a fairly common practice that cannabis growers rely on post-harvest. Once the harvesting process is done and the matured plants are harvested, the next step is really to separate the leaves and the stem that gives harsh smoke. The buds need to be carefully separated. Hand trimming gives the best results but if you are talking about large-scale production, machine trimming is usually the preferred method.
Hand trimming has some advantages such as lower initial investments and a higher quality bud as the trimming process is quite softer than any machine trimming process. But factoring in the labor costs and the time it takes to hand trim makes this less economically viable.
Trimming machines of today are fairly advanced and can do a great job of trimming the buds from the plant leaves and destem them as well in the process. Trimming is also essentially of two kinds. There’s wet trimming and there’s dry trimming.
Wet trimming is when the trimming is carried out before the plant has been dried. This means there will be more moisture content in the plant. Wet trimming can happen right after the harvest meaning that the growers can handle this themselves. Fan leaves and sugar leaves can be removed more easily using the wet trimming method. It can also help preserve the trichomes in the plant better. However, wet trimming can lead to a loss of terpenes in the plant which can affect the final quality of the product. There are also concerns that wet trimming can lead to mold development.
Dry trimming takes place after the plant has been dried sufficiently. Dry trimming can preserve the quality of the buds better than wet trimming. They can also create a hand-trimmed look to the buds too. Dry trimming also has the advantage that the growers have more control over the overall drying process of the cannabis buds.
Dry trimming has some disadvantages too. It is harder to deal with the dry plant and remove the fan and sugar leaves. It can also take much longer to trim these leaves. Dry trimming is also more difficult in coastal regions where the humidity levels are higher.
Machines that are available in the market today can take care of both wet and dry trimming with ease and can deliver a high-quality product. The ultimate choice depends on the business. Factors such as the use of the product and the time you have also play a role in this choice.
Why Futurola Trimmers are the Best Choice?
Futurola’s cannabis trimmers are top-of-the-line products that make the process of trimming easy and effortless. These bud trimmers are dry trimmers designed to shred the dry buds without destroying the constitution of the buds. Futurola trimmers also eliminate the need for bucking the plant using another machine as the design allows for the stem to be removed from the plant gently as how a bucker would do.
The Futurola trimmers are motorized bowl trimmers made using food-grade stainless steel. These are designed to rotate at 16 rotations per minute which allows for trimming to take place without disturbing the integrity of the plant material.
The unique tensioning mechanism specially designed makes the process of removing the leaves from the stem and manicuring the stalks easy and effective. This helps with getting a consistent trim every time and can help process the buds easier for the next steps.
You can also set cycle times for these trimmers varying from 1 minute to 15 minutes. On average, a cycle time of about 7 minutes is preferred for the best results. In general, Futurola’s trimmers make the process easy and efficient. These trimmers can deliver trimmed buds almost as consistent as what manual trimming would give you with about a 2% difference.
Futurola trimmers are also easy to clean and maintain. You can dust the bowl regularly without disassembly. It is recommended that the trimmers be thoroughly cleaned every 300 pounds and trimmed as kief and stems can remain lodged in the bowl. A single bolt mechanism makes disassembly easy. All Futurola trimmers are made in the US and come with a one-year warranty.
The Futurola Leaf Trimmers Come in Different Varieties as Given Below
The Futurola Mini trimmers can trim about 2 pounds of the cannabis plant in 7 minutes, considering an average trimming cycle. This is the smallest variety of trimmers available in the range and weighs about 38 pounds. The mini trimmers are perfect for use in small-scale production where you do not have to trim large amounts of plants in one go.
The Futurola OG trimmers are a larger variant of the mini trimmers. These trimmers can trim about 4 pounds of plant material in one go in about 7 minutes. The OG trimmers weigh about 115 pounds and are a great fit for medium-scale production units that do not have a large-scale production requirement but still need automated trimming.
The Mega Trimmer
The Futurola Mega trimmers are large-scale trimmers that can trim up to 15 pounds in a 7-minute cycle. These trimmers are ideal for larger-scale production where you need to trim larger quantities of plant materials into high-quality buds. The mega-sized trimmers weigh 180 pounds.
What to Keep in Mind While Choosing Your Trimmer?
Much like any equipment, you need to do your research before you get to buying a trimmer for your commercial use. The first thing to consider is of course the type of trimmer you want. You can go for hand trimming of course if that fits your need and if you are dealing with premium products and you aren’t dealing with large-scale production. There are other forms of trimmers like tabletop or worktable trimmers, Tumbler trimmers, bowl trimmers, and such. There are also variations based on whether you are using wet trimming or dry trimming.
Once this is decided, the next thing to consider would be the size of the machine. Trimmers are available in various sizes as discussed above with Futurola trimmers. Depending on your production capacities and your needs, choose the right size of trimmers.
Finally, do also consider aspects such as warranty, maintenance, and cost. These will further help you narrow down your choices and decide which automatic trimmer you would want to use.
Automatic trimming is on the rise and given the growth of the industry, this is likely to be the way forward for most production units. With unique machines designed to deliver the best results, automatic trimming gives a consistent output that is not very different from hand trimming.
From small trimmers designed to trim 1-2 pounds at a time to industrial trimmers capable of trimming 15-20 pounds in one go are available today. Futurola trimmers come in various sizes and deliver a consistently clean output that gives your customer a great smoking experience.
Futurola’s range of products including trimmers, shredders, and Knockbox helps you process several pounds of cannabis in one go and make hundreds of pre-rolls in a matter of minutes. Our range of products is a result of an innovative design approach that takes great care in handling the delicate buds throughout without compromising on the smoking experience. Take a look at our products today!