WEATHERSFIELD, VERMONT – June 12, 2019 – PRESS RELEASE – Cannatrol has announced the launch of its patent-pending Cannatrol Dry/Cure System, the first system to bring technology, science and complete control to the cannabis finishing process.
Drying and curing ready-to-market legal cannabis harvests today is plagued by over-drying, inconsistent quality, waste, mold, sub-optimal profitability and overall poor consumer experience. Over-drying results in significant declines in production revenue, while controlled, proper drying can boost margins by as much as 5 percent.
The Cannatrol Dry/Cure system provides a controlled, repeatable, chemical- and heat-free drying and curing solution, resulting in terpene retention, consistent quality and visually appealing cannabis products for all regulated medical and recreational applications.
“Cannatrol’s patent-pending technology takes the guesswork out of cannabis drying and curing to the benefit of growers, processors and end-users,” said David Sandelman, chief engineer at Cannatrol and a serial tech innovator. “Cannatrol eliminates heat, over-drying, the challenges of moist coastal air versus dry mountain environments, poor quality, and low profitability from the cannabis finishing process and replaces it with cool air, proven science, and easy-to-use technology.”
Proven Vaportrol Technology
The technology inside Cannatrol was originally developed to solve a drying and aging problem at one of the top cheese makers in the U.S. Today, the patent-pending technology is being used in hundreds of cheese and cured-meat aging rooms across the country and is the proven standard for high-quality in the food industry. Vaportrol maintains proper vapor pressure throughout the drying and curing process for the food industry and now, through Cannatrol, for the cannabis sector.
How Cannatrol Works
Growing a quality product is a significant financial commitment. Genetics, nutrients, power and labor all get calculated into the cost of the grow cycle. With that much investment in the grow process, it is critical to assure the product is dried and cured in a clean, correct environment. Anything less can result in a total loss of harvest.
The Cannatrol process starts with gentle, controlled water removal. A typical dry cycle might last from three to six days, depending on the cultivar and desired preferences. Users first program the temperature and dew point conditions and the length of time. Second, using the ‘ramp’ function (with up to 5 settings), Cannatrol gently controls the rate of water loss.
Third, glide into the cure mode. Select temperature and dew point and let the system hold the harvest in a perfectly controlled environment. No maintenance is required. When the cure is complete, finished product can be stored in a sealed container or held in the Cannatrol system until it is packaged and distributed.
The Cannatrol Dry/Cure System
The Cannatrol Dry/Cure system is available for large-scale and commercial growers, as well as a smaller Cool Cure system for small, home growers. The Cool Cure system will dry up to 1 kilo of wet flowers and deliver the same consistent results as the commercial system.
Cannatrol commercial boxes dry/cure from 80 kilos and up and are fitted with an integrated scale to monitor real-time water weight loss, and up to five different settings per dry/cure cycle. Other features of the commercial system to give reliable, repeatable results:
- Multi sensor technology
- Easy-to-navigate, 7″ color touch screen
- Remote operating capability via iPhone/Android
- Control heat and moisture without supplementary dehumidification
- Food grade construction materials
- Manual overrides
- Installation and tech support/training
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