The Apex 7 Radio Frequency Treatment Machine by Ziel works by creating an oscillating electromagnetic field between two electrodes in the APEX cavity. Operating at a 27.12 MHz frequency level, polar water molecules contained in the natural moisture of the cannabis rotate 27 million times per second, generating friction and thus the heat necessary to kill microbial pathogens. The long radio wave profile penetrates uniformly throughout the flower, creating ‘volumetric heat,’ as opposed to traditional thermal heating. Ziel’s proprietary process settings, administered by a Siemens PLC/HMI system, precisely control heat in real time via temperature probes, reducing targeted microbials to safe levels, without compromising the flower’s potency, terpene profile, or sensory qualities.
APEX’s HMI user interface consists of easy-to-use menus of preprogrammed processing formulas, developed by Ziel staff on-site with your team. The system monitors the progress and temperature of each treatment to provide real-time user feedback. Data logs are generated automatically to assist in quality control monitoring and reporting. Optional remote monitoring and software upgrades are available via a standard internet connection.
Since APEX requires no additional supplies other than electricity, there are no chemicals or waste products for disposal. The system has a low operating cost, consumes energy efficiently, is safe to operate, and environmentally friendly.