RollPros has released their new Blackbird, a fully-automated system for cannabis dispensaries. The company designed this machine specifically to tackle the quality and consistency issues inherent with pre-rolls. RollPros is a cannabis-processing equipment company.
The New Blackbird
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.”
How to Use The New Blackbird
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 perfect carbon-copy 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.”
Customers can customize The Blackbird to their desired tension. And unlike the competition, it will allow you to explore larger grind sizes and doesn’t require over-dried flowers 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.