Sorting Robotics Launches Stardust: The World’s 1st Automated Kief Coating Robot

Sorting Robotics Stardust

LOS ANGELES — Sorting Robotics, A leading provider of industrial automation solutions for the cannabis industry, is proud to launch Stardust, the world’s first automated kief coating robot. In response to the escalating demand for precision and efficiency in the production of ‘fuzzy’ style joints, blunts, and straight-tube pre-rolls, Stardust is designed and engineered to bring automation and consistency to this specialized segment.

“Stardust is a testament to Sorting Robotics’ commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation, and providing cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of the market,” said Nohtal Partansky, Co-Founder & CEO of Sorting Robotics.


Stardust seamlessly processES up to 960 joints per hour to ensure production aligns with consumer demand. Its single-operator design not only streamlines operations, but also minimizes labor costs, combining cutting-edge technology with skilled human oversight.

Stardust caters to all pre-roll sizes, accommodating cones, straight tubes, and blunts. The robot’s broad formulation compatibility is a testament to its adaptability, handling distillate, fully decarbed concentrates, Cigar Glue, and simple water formulations. Offering diverse coating options such as Dry Sift Kief, Bubble Hash, crushed THCa Diamonds, or powdered cannabis, Stardust provides the flexibility needed to cater to every consumer’s unique preference.

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About Sorting Robotics

Specializing in robotics, computer vision, and AI technologies, Sorting Robotics helps break through the toughest bottlenecks of cannabis brands and processors utilizing a combination of real-time production data analytics and modern IoT hardware. This proprietary technology has been engineered to help manufacturers and processors grow and scale their operations efficiently, effectively, and profitably.

About Nohtal Partansky

Nohtal Partansky is the Founder and CEO of Sorting Robotics. He is a serial entrepreneur and former NASA-JPL engineer. At NASA-JPL, Nohtal was a cognizant engineer on the MOXIE project; an instrument on the surface of Mars producing oxygen from the Martian atmosphere. After leaving NASA-JPL, Nohtal founded Sorting Robotics with his co-founder, Cassio Dos Santos Jr.

Since the company’s inception, Nohtal has led Sorting Robotics in building innovative

equipment for cannabis manufacturers and vertically integrated brands. While building Sorting Robotics, he witnessed firsthand how the lack of automation in the cannabis industry disrupts the value chain and erodes profit margins. Today, Sorting Robotics is working to solve those problems with AI-driven machines deployed across North America.