How to Maximize Cultivation Space
One issue with current cultivators is that they may be growing too big too fast and their current setups are ineffective. Perhaps the cultivation was built quickly to ensure product could get started as soon as possible, perhaps the cultivation was inherited from a past producer- whatever the case, there are always ways to ensure the production cycle is as optimized as possible. Even if the facility flow is in a good place, there are always going to be inefficiencies that could be optimized such as energy efficiency or utilizing machinery that speeds up the process or utilizes less human labor (or best of all- ticks all these boxes).
In response to seeing so many areas of opportunity in the cannabis industry, Cann has developed a line of space saving climate control drying and curing chambers that use space effectively and run efficiently. Our chambers utilize heat pump technology which is a proven energy-efficient way to precisely manage both temperature and humidity within the sealed space. Heat pumps have been used since the 1940’s and are consistently an optimum option to manage temperature and humidity in spaces such as homes or other dehumidification systems.
Our drying chambers are also space efficient and can be built into existing facilities or as a new build. If you have an existing dry box or dry room and want to upgrade that same space by maximizing the square footage with Cann, we can absolutely manage equipment for existing drying rooms. We can take a space that you currently use and ensure it can keep up with your growth and support your busy production schedules.
With a focus on compatibility paired with a focus on efficiency, our chambers are soon to be your favorite resource in the facility. Our chambers may reduce drying dwell time by up to 50% when compared to other drying methods and reduce the margin of error inclusive of crop contamination or bacteria with an effective laminar airflow system and optional UV light microbial mitigation system. Not only will our chambers fit your facility, reduce your dry time, but they will also help prevent crop loss and overall boost your bottom line.
Overall our chambers fit your facility flow while being one of the strongest investments in your entire cultivation campus. Maximize your space so you can worry less and grow more. We’re ready to grow with you.
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Space-saving drying systems from Cann can reduce drying footprint needs and free up space to grow more plants. Inefficient dry rooms can be a space hog, especially those hanging whole plants. One easy way to maximize drying space at a cultivation facility is by creating as precise of a enviroTwo easy ways to gain space at a cultivation facility are to (1) use a system with precise controls like Cann that are more efficient and need less space, to begin with; and (2) to convert from hanging plants to a rack and tray system. If you’ve been searching for ways to optimize your cultivation facility or how to maximize a small cultivation, we have incredible solutions for you.
Cann Systems started from the desire to create high-quality, energy-efficient drying equipment for the cannabis market. Our touch screen with remote access provides real-time control over the room’s temperature, relative humidity, and airspeed. Determining and tightly controlling the correct air volume for the amount of material to be dried is crucial for drying performance and space efficiency. Precision control over a chamber, specifically one engineered by the drying experts at Cann, ensures no wasted space. The controls also allow customers to create and store their exact drying recipes for each strain allowing for repeatable results each drying cycle. Strain-specific drying settings are now a breeze for perfecting your cannabis products.
Simply put, a rack and tray system is designed to be compact and efficient. We typically recommend a standard bakery rack that holds twenty 18” x 26” perforated trays. Our research has observed that in most scenarios placing the product on trays yields a max capacity of approximately 66% more product vs. hanging the plant. Of course, this depends on the space efficiency of the hanging system and the operator’s quality targets. We offer several different rack/tray options for our systems, including trays designed to reduce the flattening of the flower.
With a rack and tray system, the flower is “de-boned” from the stalks and stems and placed on perforated trays allowing for the most efficient use of tray space.
With the flower being spread evenly throughout the tray’s surface, it maximizes every centimeter of space. It’s essential to create a monolayer and not pile the flower on the trays to maintain good airflow.
A change from hanging plants to a rack and tray system will require alterations to the overall post-harvest workflow, but it is worth the effort, especially if space savings is a priority. The most significant difference is that the labor for bucking off the stem is now on the front end of the post-harvest workflow, before drying instead of later when the dry hanging plants would come down before curing.
Companies designing a facility from scratch are always looking to gain square footage. With their small footprint, our systems allow the customer to regain some crucial floor space compared to traditional hang-drying rooms. Contact a Cann Systems representative today for a free consultation and learn how Cann Systems can help you save valuable production space at your facility. Worry less. Grow more!