Apollo 500 Extraction System
Dimensions: 3" x 24"
Blast Tube Capacity: 424-729g
Please note, capacities are an estimate based on ideal material condition. You should allow for a 20% tolerance either way, depending on your biomass preparation.
This product comes with an ice jacket which enables you to use either dry ice (orderable online) or crushed ice.
BHO Hardware’s exclusive range of stainless steel extractor systems are manufactured from 304 grade stainless steel and are ideal for extracting essential health oils such as lavender and rose. The system enables the user to develop solvent pressure by closing the valve at the base and packing the extractor, before soaking the material and releasing the solvent and the essential oil via the bottom valve.
What makes our products stand out:
- All BHO Hardware units are 304 grade stainless steel.
- The only UK supplier to offer tubes with ice jackets (available only on 18" and 24" units).
- MB valves on all lids as standard (controlled and safe flow of gas).
- 4 prong stand / quadpod as standard to provide more stability.
- 2 tri clamps provided with each unit.
- 2 year warranty with BHO Hardware – excludes gaskets and screens.
- Assembled in the UK on a BHO Hardware site.
At the top of the system, there's a 1/4'' ball valve with a hex nut gas inlet which has a 3mm hole perfect for fitting any type of canned solvent. The benefits of this are twofold, it enables you to vacuum the BHO tube out with a vacuum pump leaving no moisture or oxygen in the tube itself. When you administer the butane the solvent will pass into the tube much quicker and it is also safer as there is no oxygen to react with the butane.
You can also let your products saturate in the cold solvent held in the tube as you can close the ball valve at the bottom allowing the gas to soak your product. The solvent inlet allows the extractor to control the inlet and outlet of solvent go makes it a safer process. We have developed this method and found we often achieve greater yields and a higher quality end product. As we provide the 4 stabilising legs the unit can stand up by itself so you don’t have to physically touch the freezing tube during the process of administering the gas. This makes the whole operation more comfortable and user friendly.
We also manufacture a range of custom closed column blast tubes and closed loop extractors. Please contact us for more information.
Our extraction systems can be customised to suit your needs. If you would like to customise a system please call our office on 0114 229 1807.
- Jacketed material column (500g - please note, capacities are an estimate based on ideal material condition. You should allow for a 20% tolerance either way, depending on your biomass preparation.)
- Welded gas inlet ball valve
- 4 Prong Quad Pod Stabilising Legs with Rubber Feet
- 2 x 3” High Pressure Clamps
- 2 x 3” Viton gaskets
- 30 micron stainless steel filter as standard
- Free bottle of Premium Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) 99.9% for cleaning the components
- Free 420ml of Whip-It! Premium, zero impurity butane (UK dispatch only)
- Free roll of blast paper to extract directly onto
- Never put butane filled tubes in the freezer.
- Always use in extremely well ventilated OUTDOOR areas.
- Using dry ice instead of crushed will get the product much colder.
- When packing the tube try to compress the product, this will help saturate all the product when you come to administer the butane.
- Vacuuming the tube after you’ve packed the product helps remove any unwanted moisture and oxygen. The vacuum will enable faster filling of butane.
- Freezing the vacuumed tube for a minimum of 2 hours before administering the butane will mean you don’t pull as much colour out of the product so it will improve clarity and increase yield.