Based on our 5-star rated Pikes Peak, the Longs Peak rosin press offers 60% more available force for true commercial production capabilities.
Top Longs Peak Rosin Press Features
- Features our Pressware™ technology, which offers a full color LCD touch screen with custom software for even more control
- Save up to 30 pre-set recipes so once you dial in your settings you can repeat your results
- 8 tons of pressure (15,300 lbf @ 140 psi compressed air) output from our custom fabricated, oil-less, maintenance-free pneumatic cylinder
- Even heat distribution from 0°F - 300°F from our in-house machined aluminum plates, each with its own thermocoupler for perfect accuracy
- Each Longs Peak rosin press includes two sets of orientation legs, so you can operate the press vertically or horizontally
- Ultra durable, powder-coated construction that comes with a full 1 year manufacturer's warranty
- Each press is proudly made by hand in Denver, Colorado with top quality components at our factory
- Press up to 35 grams of flower or 70 grams of kief or hash at a time with ease
- Patent pending
Note: Air compressor not included, learn more about what we recommend below.
About Air Compressors: an air compressor is required to operate the Pikes Peak rosin press and is not included. The basic requirements are that it can reach 145 PSI, has a tank size of 30 gallons or more, and has a CFM rating of 1.7 or great. Here's the full breakdown...
We recommend an air compressor that reaches at least 120 psi but ideally 140 psi for full utilization of the Pikes Peak rosin press that has a tank size of 20 gallons, at a minimum.
There are air compressors that range from $150 - $6,000, or much more. To make selection easier, consider the following variables:
- What is your budget?
- What kind of tolerance do you have for noise in the working environment?
- Where will the air compressor be located in relationship to the rosin press?
Typically, cheaper, smaller air compressors will work perfectly fine to run your Pikes Peak rosin press, but will be much louder and cycle more frequently to keep up. They also tend not to last as long because of the quality of the seals they are made with, but are a great cost saver to get going.
More expensive air compressors, such as rotary screw models, offer near silent operation and have a large enough tank so that they rarely have to cycle. Quincy air compressors are a nice middle of the road option between premium and entry level. Ultimately, it depends on what kind of investment you are willing to make, how many machines will be used off of it, and where it can be located in your building.
Sizing an air compressor:
There are 2 major considerations when sizing an air compressor for your application.
1) CFM or SCFM (cubic feet per minute): This number represents how much air you continually consume. The Pikes Peak Press consumes roughly 1.7 CFM at 120 psi. Each tool or piece of equipment will have a CFM rating associated with it. You should add up the CFM for each tool that you plan to use at the same time and find your worst case scenario for total CFM. Once you have that number, multiply it by 1.3 to give you a bit of leeway. If you are in a high altitude environment, multiply by an additional 1.2 to compensate appropriately. You should now have a total CFM with wiggle room and altitude compensation. Make sure that the compressor you choose is rated at this CFM or higher. Compressors are usually rated with a CFM at a certain pressure (e.g. 5.1 CFM @ 90 psi). The pressure represents what you want your air line pressure to be. For the Pikes Peak Press we recommend a line pressure of 120 psi which in our example would result in a lower CFM than 5.1. This is important to consider during your selection. It is best to find the CFM rating you need at the line pressure you need.
2) Tank Size: The tank size of a compressor will determine how frequently your compressor is going to turn on/off. Very frequent on/off cycles dramatically reduces the life of an air compressor. Larger tanks will be able to handle spikes in air consumption so your line pressure does not drop below your setting. Always pick your air compressor by starting with the CFM requirements and then look at tank size. Typically the tank size will increase proportionately with CFM and you will not need to consider this at all. When purchasing very small, low power compressors you may find many options that have the same CFM rating with a variety of tank sizes. If you are only running 1 Pikes Peak Press we recommend a minimum tank size of 20 gallons however 30 to 60 gallons is ideal.
"I need an air compressor and I want to run 1 Pikes Peak Press as well as a pneumatic air tool that requires 11 CFM at 120 psi. I am located in Denver, CO. Which air compressor should I buy?"
1) Add up the CFM ratings: 1.7 (Pikes Peak Press) + 11 (Miscellaneous Air Tool) = 12.7 CFM
2) Multiply by 1.3 for wiggle room: 12.7 x 1.3 = 16.5 CFM
3) Multiply by 1.2 for Denver's altitude: 16.5 x 1.2 = 19.8 CFM
4) Your air requirement is roughly 20 CFM, a 7.5 HP Chicago Pneumatic compressor is rated at 21.2 CFM at 150 psi. It has a 60 gallon tank which would allow you to press at least 6 times before the compressor will turn back on. It is an excellent choice for your application!
|Dimensional/Billable Weight (lbs)||130|
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|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$7,200.00|