New hemp technologies are required for the industrial hemp sector. We are bringing modern tech - updated Decorticators to the North American market.
Update January 2018:
Machine designs that are on the market or coming soon:
D-8 Decorticator from TCI technologies
R-2 Decorticator system from CannaSystems
M-6 Ribbon Decorticator from CanFiber
P-Z Decorticator from PowerZone Agricultural
Weida Zehang decorticator
New Industrial Hemp Decorticator Systems are requied to process green, partially dried, dried & baled or retted raw hemp stalk material.
The throughput will average from one ton up to five tons per hour with additional automation to further increase the production volume. Material handling on the farm will also determine processing of source materials. Hemp decorticator designs developed by CannaSystems, PowerZone, CanFiber, BastCore, Weida and Textile Composite Industries & Austeng Engineering in Australia are producing truly world-class solutions compared to over-priced previous hammer mill technologies.
Dry baled stalk decortication does require more power than green stalk decortication and affects the output accordingly.
Optional baling equipment or Optional bale rippers can assist with material handling and throughput. Adding baling systems to the fiber & core output automates the process further. High volume operations will consider pneumatic handling of core hurd material. (see below).
The modern systems, including the D-8+, enable scaling of processing technology to meet increasing demand.
D-8+ system is designed to put materials straight into the feed conveyor. This provides for a range of options: fresh stalks, round bales or square bales opened & fed to the machine. Return on capital investment is approximately two years with sufficient crop production.
Main decorticator unit takes lengthwise stalks and separates the fibre which is sent to the fibre output chute on the left. Core hurd is conveyed out the back of the machine. Access to the main D-8 unit for service is from the back of the system. Unit breaks down for shipping by removing the front & rear conveyors.
The D-8+ system is shipped complete with PTO input and hydraulic motors on the Input Feed Conveyor and Core Hurd Conveyor.
Materials are collected at two points: fiber output chute on the left and core conveyor at back of the machine.
Modern machine technology for processing hemp fiber on-site: green or dried stalk material is separated into fiber and core (hurd) in one pass. Powered by PTO and hydraulic motors, the unit can be operated at any location. Electric motors or diesel power units can replace tractor as power source for stationary or factory installations.
The new D-8plus model is based upon work done over the past nine years. Since the original patent in 2006, installations in Australia, New Zealand, China and England have been accomplished.
Demonstrating the unique 'magic' of GREEN processing, the D-8 technology is forging a new equation in the industrial hemp sector. Baled stalk can be processed with similar results: superior fibre, increased yield, efficient & core hurd processing.
Our work solves the logistical problem of hauling raw materials to a central location. Valuable fibre and core materials are processed on-site, increasing the value and return from farm production.
You can get the most current brochure here:
Evolution of a Technology
Development of an industry. Changing the cycle in this sector involves having both steady agricultural production and processing of industrial cannabis (hemp) in place and operational. Third critical phase is manufacturing and industrial consumers who use millions of tons of fibre and core hurd materials annually. Three areas must work together. Time to the Change the Cycle.
Modern technology is the key. Processing of field crops ~ both green and baled creates the product streams that modern manufacturing can use as bio-fibers and bio-materials. The new D-8 Plus design incorporates feed conveyors with fibre and core handling systems in one integrated unit. This enables a stationary unit which will process up to 5 tons per hour.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS: 60 HP - PTO unit
Processes 2 tons per hour
Two year warranty
Meets CSA farm equipment standards
Two person operation (minimum)
Operating costs: Power consumption $25/hr.
Maintenance: @ 20 hours lubrication $60 cost.
40’x30’ installation area (plus tractor @ PTO)
15’ width x 23’ length w/ conveyors & fibre output chute. (4650mm x 7050mm)
2.5 tons w/ conveyors.
Loads into 20’ sea shipping container.
Installed in a factory or farm location.
Tow bar at PTO unit for moving on-site.
Fibre captured is up to 95% of the raw material w/ <5% hurd content.
Core is chipped w/ <2% fibre content.
Fibre = 30% • Core = 70% (dry stalk)
Waste = 5% of total tonnage • leaf
Dust collection is minimal depending on moisture of raw material.
The new D-8 Plus system does not require retting. D-8 fibre production increases yields & creates long, high quality strands. Core hurd material can be use in hempcrete & cellulose processing.
Manufacturing companies who would like information on materials, specifications & supply chain are invited to contact us.