Great question! This concept is actually patent pending for its incredible results. A rounded square disrupts the horizontal vortex, and makes a constant vertical vortex. When you see circular devices mix, the material, ice, and water all mix as a single cohesive unit.The only time you see a true agitation is when the motor spins the opposite direction.The Osprey is different since it’s always mixing bottom over top due to the rounded square shape.
What power does it use?
Through our low drag coefficient, no shear impeller, we’re able to utilize single phase 110v power! With a peak 16a draw, and a 5a continuous draw, a dedicated 20a circuit is required (our recycle pump can also be run on the same circuit as the Osprey). No GFCI's are allowed due to the power draw cycle of the VFD.
Is it UL listed?
The Osprey utilizes a UL 508a panel with full wash-down capabilities. A minimum of IP 55 (see below exactly what that means) at the motor. Compliant in Canada, The Osprey comes equipped with an E-Stop button and status light indicators, fulfilling any safety department we’ve brought it to, even the most strict jurisdictions.
What are it’s processing capabilities?
The Osprey is capable of up to 21,000 fresh frozen grams or 4,200 dry grams per wash. Giving the operator(s) 2 hours to complete a single wash, you can process up to 84,000 fresh frozen or 16,800 dry grams within an 8 hr period.
Will it fit!?
First off, that’s what she said.
Second, most likely. The Osprey was designed with portability in mind. Moving on super heavy duty 360 locking casters, with a 33” width, it goes almost anywhere with ease. Believe us- we’ve taken them into facilities first hand all over the US. We’ve even fit it inside a 8’x10’ walk in cooler with a 55 gallon RO tank and 4 operators filming, collecting, and watching.
Will it increase my yields?
Due to our patented vertical and horizontal agitation methods, we leave no dead spots. Which means, you get a more thorough mixing versus hand washing or circular machines. This means each individual bud receives the same amount of agitation throughout the wash, leaving you with a more effective, efficient, and consistent wash. This can translate itself to higher yields than other forms of ice water extraction. Keep in mind you can always do a heavy “final pull” for those food grade yields.
Can I pay with cash?
Absolutely! However, we have to fill out form 8300 for any cash transaction over $10,000. This includes money orders, etc. Splitting it into multiple transactions DOES NOT allow us to bypass this form. A workaround for the form with a “cash” like currency is Crypto Currencies. Bitcoin, Eth, etc all work as a non cash (in the eyes of the form) “currency” to avoid the form! We completely understand the hurdles inside this industry in relation to banking, however we have laws we have to abide by in order to keep our company safe.
How do you clean it out if you wash naked?
It takes about 5 minutes with a plastic ice scooper and a work platform at the side of The Osprey to remove all of the material from a completely full Osprey! You may view our full Cleaning SOP HERE!
Can we use work bags inside The Osprey?
Yup! The only caveat is: NO METAL! Metal zippers can scratch your Osprey, and severely damage your impeller, which is not covered by your warranty. Lowtemp has developed and carries 100% Nylon Food Grade Work bags that are compatible with The Osprey. It’s also worth noting that square is the optimal shape, preferably 12”x12”x12”, as triangular and pyramid shapes hug/conform to each other, and do not tumble optimally. Up to 4 bags, 2,500 grams in each bag.
Do I have to use the false bottom?
Nope! It comes standard with any Osprey, and is only used if you’re washing naked. Even when washing naked, it’s entirely optional. The concept is to keep a large majority of the plant material above the floor of the vessel, allowing trichomes to float freely along the floor.