VANCOUVER, Wash. — RollPros, a cannabis-processing equipment company, has released their new Blackbird, a fully-automated system for cannabis dispensaries and brands, that is designed specifically to tackle the quality and consistency issues inherent with pre-rolls. A first of its kind, the patent-pending Blackbird uses TruRoll™ technology and is the only production-ready machine on the market that does not require pre-made cones.
“As a consumer, once cannabis was legalized, I was so excited to get a joint from a store. But it was awful. The joints were harsh; they canoed or clogged. It was just a terrible experience. Then I looked into it and found they were just filling it from the top, and that’s not how you create a good joint,” says Kyle Loucks, Founder and CEO of RollPros.
The traditional “cone-stuffing” method uses a combination of machines and employees to fill pre-made cones. This imprecise method usually incurs an average of 20% flower waste and doesn’t offer a premium user experience.
Loucks explains, “I started with trying to design a more efficient way to fill the cones. But I realized there was a fundamental problem; we were fighting physics. That’s when I decided to approach it differently and create a method that would roll like we would by hand.”
This realization led to the Blackbird, a low-impact, tabletop machine that can be operated by one person and will produce 750+ Premium PreRolls™ (0.35 – 1 gram) per hour, roughly 5,000 per 8-hour shift compared to the industry average of 4-6 people on a line that produces 1,500-2,200 pre-rolls.
The Blackbird is incredibly simple to use:
Step 1. Pour in the flower.
Step 2. Pour in the crutches.
Step 3. Load the paper.
Step 4. Press go.
Step 5. Watch as carbon-copy, perfect pre-rolls are made.
“The Blackbird has been an incredible addition to our pre-roll business. Our dispensary customers appreciate the diversity of product we can offer and patients love the old school look and feel.” explained Jordane Fairchild, Post Harvest Manager of Sunmed Growers, a Maryland-based vertically integrated operator. “As a company, we also appreciate the amazingly responsive customer service and technical assistance team Blackbird has standing by to ensure production never pauses.”
The Blackbird can be customized to your desired tension. And unlike the competition, it will allow you to explore larger grind sizes and doesn’t require over-dried flower to run.
Engineered to scale up with your business, the unit is completely modular so you can continue to add components as your needs change. The future RollPros’ product line will include more opportunities to customize and further automate your pre-roll to consumer process.
To learn more about RollPros or to schedule a demonstration, please reach out to:
Tyler Vaughan | [email protected] | (844) 759-1106
Rollpros makes creating high-quality pre-rolls at scale easy through elegantly designed technology.
About Kyle Loucks
Kyle Loucks has built a career out of engineering elegant solutions to complex problems. Highlights include creating a collapsible and conformable bone fixation implant to give surgeons the flexibility they needed during surgery while at Acute Innovations and working with Oculus AR/VR labs to create innovative solutions for their future consumer electronics. Now Kyle has set his sights on innovations within the cannabis industry, starting with the patent-pending Blackbird that uses TruRoll™ technology.