Rosin extraction requires two components: heat and pressure. The simplicity of the process and the fact that the method does not require solvents to produce makes rosin an incredibly popular extract. Whether an at-home processor or commercial manufacturer there are a wide array of rosin presses to choose from, which can make choosing the right one for your operation a daunting task.
Manual Rosin Presses
Manual presses have been around for a long time. Fairly simple to use and modeled after the tried-and-true heat and pressure system, these presses are a perfect choice for the small scale or personal-use producer.
Pro: Because manual presses have been around for quite some time, there is a wide array to choose from. Many are accessible to even the at-home manufacturer.
Con: If power and efficiency are what you are looking for, you may want to skip manual rosin presses. They are typically slower and less powerful than other types of presses and better suited to processing smaller batches of material.
Hydraulic Rosin Presses
When you want to step up your rosin press game, but are not ready to go full-scale commercial, hydraulic presses are the right choice. Like manual presses, hydraulic presses still rely on a hand or foot pump to generate pressure, but hydraulic cylinders are doing most of the heavy pressing.
Pros: The heavier pressure from the hydraulic cylinders allows manufacturers to get to the pressure-to-yield sweet spot, for higher yields and superior quality output. With add-on pumps and air compressors, hydraulic presses can be scaled up for smaller commercial operations.
Cons: Because hydraulic presses still require manual pumping, they are better suited for small scale producers. Many hydraulic presses do not include pumps in the kit set-up, which means manufacturers may need to buy additional parts.
Pneumatic Rosin Presses
For commercial producers, pneumatic presses are the way to go. With the press of a button, the pneumatic press can process large batches of material efficiently. Pneumatic presses can be fully automated, too, which gives manufacturers greater flexibility and increased productivity – all without sacrificing quality and yield.
Pros: When you need to process high volumes of material efficiently, this is the press for you. With automation software, you can also get precision control over control and pressure for the optimal quality yield.
Cons: Because pneumatic presses require an air compressor to operate, the financial commitment is out of reach for most home producers. The compressor is also quite noisy, making it more appropriate for a commercial environment.
If you are still not sure which rosin press is right for you, we are here to help. Hippie Grow Shop offers an unbeatable selection of presses for every size operation and budget. For more information about our presses, and to answer your questions, contact us at 905-435-5845 today!