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Why The Iron Fist

The Iron Fist is the most innovative and revolutionary method to one of the most important phases of processing- column packing and unpacking. Current industry standard is to pack by hand or to use socks and shove material into the column which is time intensive, labor intensive, inefficient and messy. The Iron Fist solves these issues AND increases the total amount of material per column by between 50% to 100%.  With tighter, more uniform packing the result is less channeling and percent yields increase by 1-3%.  This can potentially double your operation while simultaneously producing a better product.  


The iron fist works best using hydrocarbon extraction. It can be adapted to CO2 extraction methods as well, but we have focused on hydrocarbon extraction because we feel it creates the most quality product and maintains the highest levels of cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. 

Iron Fist

What’s included

Included with the Iron Fist is the hydraulic pump which can run up to 4000 psi.  With most packing you will generally only need 1000 to 1200 psi.  If desired additional 18” hopper columns can be added to make packing much easier.

Application and use

Simply load your columns with as much material as desired.  When finished loading, run the Iron Fist device to compact material, and repeat this process until your column is completely full.  Post extraction, connect the Iron Fist to your column and with the ease of a button, push out the material.


Depending on your lab’s set up, the Iron Fist can be integrated in a variety of methods:

  1. If your columns have the capacity to detach from your extraction system, the Iron Fist can be moved and placed anywhere in your lab depending on where and how you load your columns. 
  2. If your columns are connected to your extraction system and cannot be detached the Iron Fist can be placed on top of the column and removed or can be hung from the ceiling. 

The Iron Fist is designed to comply with two sizes of column- 48” and 36” but can be custom built to fit any desired proportion

Product Features

  • Effortlessly pack columns with 0-100% more material. User controls how much material to pack by adjusting hopper column (not included) length and packing force applied.

  • Evenly distributes packing pressure for uniform solvent distribution, reducing solvent channeling.

  • Biomass remains compacted after it is unpacked minimizing biomass waste volume. Latent solvent remains trapped in material, reducing fire danger.

  • Encases column when in use, reducing airborne particles in accordance with occupational safety and health standards.

  • Removes wax, lipids, oils, etc. from column walls with each use. The biomass scrubs the column walls clean as it’s pushed out through the extraction column.

  • Double acting cylinder extends and retracts.

  • Hand held remote for easy operation.

  • Can be used in any orientation.

  • Easily adaptable to different column diameters with additional Plunger and Flange set. (sold separately)

  • Hydraulic oil is USP Grade NSF 3H, H1 registered and complies with FDA CFR 172.878 3H.

  • Food grade stainless steel construction, user manual1 year warranty, and made in the USA.


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