Automation is critical to improving business outcomes amidst industry-wide challenges
PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Luna Technologies, a Portland-based manufacturer of extraction equipment for the cannabis industry, surveyed its customer base on the status of the cannabis extraction market in North America. Ninety percent of those surveyed believe automating the extraction process is critical to freeing up labor resources required to conduct higher-level business activities necessary to win in fragmented markets.
The data also shows that automation is helping customers produce better quality products. Of those with previous experience extracting cannabis, nearly three-fourths of those surveyed said that the quality of extracts Luna machines produced was of the highest quality, ranking five out of five on a scale of one (poor) to five (excellent). This highlights how automation can help these producers create consistent, quality products every time.
Furthermore, customers noted in the survey that adjusting the extraction process through the introduction of new equipment and processes does not have to be painful. In fact, the automation built into Luna Tech’s machines helps reduce the time and burden required to train up staff. Nine-of-ten Luna Tech customers surveyed said that the training required to operate Luna’s extractors took less or an equal amount of time compared to other extraction machines the respective organizations use or have used in the past.
Furthermore, the nature of training is shifting. Automation has greatly improved operator safety while reducing the burden of the operator to manually adjust each step of the extraction process; rather, employees can be trained to track data from the extraction process in real-time and in post-production review, creating opportunities for informed, data-based process improvements that will increase efficiency, quality, and consistency. That data is also critical for future-proofing operations for potential regulation tied to cannabis-specific Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP).
To see the entire line of Luna Technologies extraction equipment, and learn about its training and customer service programs, please visit booth #8127 at MJBizCon, November 15-18, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
About Luna Technologies:
Luna Technologies engineers state-of-the-art extraction equipment for cannabis processors. The meticulously designed, automated equipment empowers operators to process fresh-frozen or cured plant biomass with stress-tested hardware and built-in failsafes to foster a superior level of workplace safety while also lowering labor costs. Luna’s Earth-conscious engineering approach helps decrease energy consumption while setting the industry standard for safety, quality, consistency, and customization in support of creating clean, consistent cannabis concentrates with medical and social benefits. Learn more at www.lunatechequipment.com.
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