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Vape-Jet Compatibility Testing and NEW Hardware Compatibility Resource

This month, we’re talking about an important and necessary process at Vape-Jet, vape cartridge and all-in-one device compatibility testing. Whether you’re a prospective customer or already operate a Vape-Jet machine, testing is beneficial. Compatibility testing confirms whether you can start filling your hardware straight out the box, or if additional Vape-Jet product support is needed. We’ll show you what this process looks like, step-by-step, so you can stay informed and prepared.  

We’re also announcing the official launch of a Vape-Jet resource, the Vape Hardware Compatibility List. This resource page is a free tool to see if your vape cartridge or all-in-one device has been previously tested. If your hardware is listed as fully compatible on the resource page, then you are ready to start filling as soon as it lands. Our crew built this tool so you can avoid delays, launch new products ahead of the competition, and reach your production goals ahead of schedule. 

What is Vape-Jet Compatibility Testing and Why is it Necessary?

Compatibility testing is the process in which the Vape-Jet support team calibrates and dry runs a sample set of hardware through the Vape-Jet fully automatic filling machine and Jet Fueler semi-automatic filling machine. We use this process to determine whether the hardware is out-of-the-box compatible with our products, and to identify any accommodations needed to make the filling process as efficient as possible. We also run capping tests for the Squish-o-Matic if requested on the initial compatibility request ticket. (Note: Once we run a Squish test, your sample hardware will be fully capped and we are unable to return it.)

If the hardware is natively incompatible with our machine vision system, our support team will work with you to custom engineer an occlusion jig to make the filling process run smoothly. This ensures your operators get the most out of your Vape-Jet filling machine and is the first step on your journey to fully automated production. (Note: If your hardware requires a jig for the Vape-Jet, we cannot test for Squish-o-Matic compatibility until that process is complete.

How Does the Compatibility Testing Process Work?

The testing process starts at the Vape-Jet Help Desk where you will open a ticket to initiate a compatibility request. Under the “what can we help you with?” dropdown menu, select ‘Compatibility Request.’ Fill out the provided fields and include photos. (This ensures accurate identification of your hardware once it lands at our facility.)  

After you hit submit, you will receive a ticket number in the form of ‘VJSD-####.’ Your support ticket gives you direct access to a messaging portal with the Vape-Jet product support and engineering team.  

Once you receive your VJSD number, prep your hardware for shipping to our facility. Make sure to write your VJSD number on the box and include it on your shipping label. After shipping, share your tracking number in the Help Desk messaging thread. 

Once the package lands at our facility, the testing process begins. Keep in mind, the Vape-Jet facility does not have a cleanroom. For sanitary reasons, sample hardware used for testing is not returned to the customer.  

If the support team determines your hardware is out-of-the-box compatible, you’ll receive a message in the VJSD portal giving you the green light. If your hardware requires accommodations to make it compatible, the Vape-Jet team will custom design, manufacture, and deliver the necessary jig to ensure it works seamlessly with our machines. (The cost of engineering the jig specific to your hardware depends on the type of jig needed.) 

The most common jigs we provide are: 

  • Occlusion Jig—sits on top of your hardware to streamline the Vape-Jet machine vision system by simplifying needle placement. (This is most often used to accommodate hardware with same sized vapor posts and oil tank openings.) 
  • Stabilization—securely reinforces the spacing and alignment of your hardware to prevent unnecessary movement while filling, particularly if the manufacturers foam is loose or inconsistent between trays. 
  • Loading Jig—a grid bottom plate to vertically align hardware that comes individually or flat packed from the manufacturer. 
  • 510 Booster—our standard 5×10 occlusion jig precision machined from Delrin and designed to super charge the Vape-Jet machine vision system for lightning speed calibration and filling of standard 510 style cartridges.  

And while the thought of engineering a jig sounds daunting, the Vape-Jet support team walks you through every step needed to get you closer to filling. The brand Sessions had a positive experience after they worked with the support team to engineer a jig for their hardware. 

“Your team got that new jig out to us within 24 hours,” Dario remembers. “He came and dropped it off first thing in the morning, and we tested it right there to make sure it worked one hundred percent. We had one of the fastest runs that I’ve ever seen. Like just over two minutes to fill fifty carts.”   

Jump the Queue!

It can take up to three weeks to run a full test and provide compatibility results in your VJSD ticket. But there are a few ways you can move the process along and expedite your results.  

First, ensure you have properly submitted the ticket. If you are submitting multiple hardware types and sizes for testing, you must submit separate requests for each one. That means a 1mL disposable would have a different VJSD ticket number than the 0.5mL 510 cartridge because they are tested separately.  

Another way you can expedite your compatibility results is by ensuring the proper samples are shipped. That means sending a full tray of cartridges or all-in-one devices in the foam exactly as it comes from the hardware manufacturer. Our machines and testing procedures are not designed to test individual hardware, unless you are looking for Jet Fueler results only. 

Lastly, check the Vape Hardware Compatibility List before you submit a compatibility request. We add new results regularly and if your hardware is listed as compatible, then you are ready to roll. (Note: Be sure to compare the hardware samples you have with the photos included with the results. Manufacturers change foam packaging and update hardware designs periodically, which may impact compatibility. If you are unsure, open a ticket with the HelpDesk.) 

Now Live: The Vape Hardware Compatibility List

We understand how important it is to prevent interruptions in the packaging process. The Vape Hardware Compatibility List is a living resource, complete with photos and video. Refer to it first and keep it on hand for when your product line evolves. Check this list for pre-tested hardware, before submitting a new compatibility request. 

What are the benefits of pre-tested hardware? For starters, it is a guarantee that the hardware you are purchasing will pair well with the Vape-Jet fully automatic filling machine. This ensures you don’t end up with a backstock of hardware that can’t be filled with the equipment you have invested in. You also have greater insight into the filling workflow and can proactively prepare for and minimize the effects of common challenges, potentially saving a ton of time and labor cost. Pre-tested hardware also allows for a smoother calibration process with the support team. If a jig is needed, you won’t be sitting on your new hardware before you can start filling.  

Streamline Your Filling Workflow with Vape-Jet

We’ve partnered with several industry trusted hardware manufacturers, including a thorough vetting of the most popular styles from Active (AVD), BOLD, Cilicon, Greentank, and iKrusher. By partnering with these companies, we can work together to ensure success for our customers. Here’s what they had to say:  

CILICON and Vape-Jet have both supported Fernway with excellent customer service by being responsive to issues and proactively working with us to improve our product and processes.” 

— Fernway   

“Every [iKrusher] product is packaged precisely making it easy to replicate and allows the Vape-Jet to quickly move from cart to cart. Vape-Jet support has been fantastic in dialing in so many different hardware types and an ever-changing product list with different concentrate types. Truly an amazing product is going into an amazing machine.”   

— Waypoint Processing 

“[Combining AVD and Vape-Jet products] allow us to fill with precision and provide our customers with an end product that expresses all the qualities we are trying to preserve. I recommend Vape-Jet and AVD hardware for anyone serious about keeping the quality of their product intact, volume filling, and having the best support in the market.”   

— Punch Edibles 

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For a full list of our hardware partners, check out our partner directory.  

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Vape-Jet Hardware Partner: BOLD Carts

Introducing BOLD Carts   

The Vape-Jet Crew is elevating innovation with BOLD Carts, our first brand partner of 2024. With a shared commitment to quality, design and functionality, teaming up with a revolutionary company like BOLD translates to an efficient and even more reliable experience for our shared customers.  

At Vape-Jet, vision paired with well-timed execution is one of the formulas that propel us to reach our goals. BOLD does just that by dreaming big and prioritizing innovation, sustainability, and dependability. That’s why they’re the perfect addition to our partner program. Aiming to nurture the industry, their team has always been involved in cultivation projects, focused on customer-centric products and services, and driven by technology.  

By leveraging their collective industry expertise, visionary attunement, and scaling capabilities, BOLD sets themselves apart with cutting-edge hardware. Their ability to be nimble amid stark market shifts empowers customers by providing them with the tools they need for a seamless experience. All of this, while staying true to their values—conscious, responsible and ethical advancement of the cannabis industry. BOLD Carts set out to do it all with a revolutionized industry in mind.  

Vape-Jet Fully Automatic Filling Machine Filling BOLD Drift All-in-One Devices

Vape-Jet x BOLD Benefits 

Verified Compatibility

The R&D is already done! Enjoy a smooth integration of pre-tested BOLD hardware with our fully-automatic and semi-automatic filling and capping solutions. Dedicate more time and resources to filling when you don’t have to worry about testing hardware compatibility.  

Preconfigured Hardware Profiles

We’ve preconfigured BOLD’s compatible hardware profiles, so you don’t have to start from scratch. After installation, the support team can calibrate your hardware and get you filling right away. 

Better Together

As brand partners, we share many of the same goals, including customer success. We believe in teams who inspire and collaborate with one another. Working alongside, instead of in competition with, each other gives everyone a leg up to go further.  

Vape-Jet Fully Automatic Filling Machine Filling BOLD Zirconia 510 Cartridges

The Power to Personalize 

BOLD can streamline your packaging process, providing a one-stop-shop experience. Customize your hardware with vibrant branded colors and tailor each product to exact specifications based on your unique branding needs.  

With BOLD’s premium packing solutions, you can elevate your jars, tins, pre-rolls, vape products and more. Choose from compliant packaging and non-child resistant packaging depending on your needs.

Vape-Jet Fully Automatic Filling Machine Filling BOLD Drift All-in-One Devices

Compatible Hardware 

What’s New? Zirconia!

At Vape-Jet, we understand the importance of quality materials for the best vaping experience. Prepare to be blown away by BOLD’s newest line of cartridges and all-in-ones made with Zirconia. With Zirconia at the core, you get tougher hardware, greater flavor, and residue-free use. BOLD Carts enhance the vape experience by setting their sights on a commitment to purity, consistency, and enjoyment through high-quality cannabis technology.  

Durability & Strength 

Zirconia is strong and lasts longer than regular ceramic and medical-grade steel. Paying premium for a longer-lasting product is an investment in the vaping experience for you and your customers. 

Heat Management 

The surface of Zirconia can withstand rapid temperature shifts. This ensures even heat distribution for a consistent draw. No more overheating and burning up precious terpenes, which is a common problem associated with other materials. With a durable and evenly heated core, you retain more cannabinoids and get to experience the truest representation of the plant. 

Flavor Preservation 

The smooth surface prevents residue buildup, for a fresher and more flavorful inhale without the gunk.  

Vape-Jet Fully Automatic Filling Machine Filling BOLD Zirconia 510 Cartridges

BOLD’s Product Catalog 

BOLD’s hardware is crafted with the highest standards in construction, design and tech innovation. Each cart is carefully constructed for a smoother, fuller draw each and every time.  

Vape-Jet compatible 510 cartridges include the Easy Press Glass, Polycarbonate, and Zirconia. The carts are available in silver, gold, rose gold with custom color ceramic tips. 

For those who seek a more customizable experience, BOLD’s all-in-one devices offer a variety of tank sizes (from 0.3mL to 2mL) for resin and solventless oils. The Trip, Journey and Trek are all Vape-Jet compatible. The Drift, Cruise, and Odyssey are both Vape-Jet and Squish-o-Matic compatible, providing maximum efficiency for your filling and capping workflow. 

Well-engineered batteries are just as critical to the user experience as the oil that goes in each cartridge. BOLD’s 510 compatible batteries are designed for looks, durability, and user comfort.  

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What’s Next? 

Quality hardware and precision filling solutions make way for a premium user experience pull after pull. If you are interested in taking your production to the next level, while providing a consistent and reliable product for your customers, reach out to our crew to find out how BOLD and Vape-Jet together can provide a seamless solution for your production needs.   

Vape-Jet Fully Automatic Filling Machine Filling BOLD Drift Disposable Devices

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101: What Can You Fill with a Vape-Jet?

Discover the Versatility of the Vape-Jet Filling Machine

Whether you are new to our products, or you have been a loyal follower of our brand since day one, you may find yourself surprised by the versatility of our filling machines. We’ve put countless hours into research and development to design a machine that can handle a wide range of oils and hardware styles. But our dedication doesn’t stop there. Our team continuously strives to improve our products and adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of the industry. 

In this article, we’ll dive deeper into the unique functionalities and capabilities of our fully automatic filling machine. We’ll cover everything from the various oil types it can handle to the myriad of hardware styles it can accommodate. We hope to provide a comprehensive understanding of the machine’s workings and capabilities, making it easier for you to decide if our solution is the right fit for you. 

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Precision filled 510 vape cartridges.

Explore Vape-Jet’s Oil Handling Capabilities 

The Vape-Jet’s pharmaceutical-grade syringe pump is designed to handle an extensive range of oil viscosities and formulations. How do we achieve this? With the help of closed-loop feedback motors for the syringe pump, our software has the ability to detect any stalling caused by particularly thick fluids. Instead of halting, the system internally slows down, applies more torque, and finishes the dispense accurately each time. 

Our system integrates nitrogen assistance to push the oil through the fluid path, eliminating the need for it to be pulled through by the pump. This function allows the machine to operate at the lowest possible temperatures across the three independent heating zones located at the reservoir, pump chamber, and needle. 

By keeping heat to a minimum during the filling process, your oil is shielded from oxidation, degradation, and contamination. The outcome? A more authentic, flavorful vaping experience that remains true to the original oil formulation. 

The types of oil that our Vape-Jet fully automatic filling machine can handle include, but are not limited to: 

  • Delta 9 THC Distillate (Botanical terpenes, Cannabis-derived terpenes, or Sauce) 
  • Live Resin (Liquid Diamonds and Sauce, BHO, Liquid Shatter) 
  • Rosin (Solventless Hash Oil) 
  • CO2 Extract 
  • Delta 8 THC Distillate (Botanical or Hemp-derived terpenes) 
  • CRD (Crystal Resistant Distillate) 
  • Minor Cannabinoids (HHC, THCv, THC-O, CBN) 
  • Full-Extract Cannabis Oil (RSO) 
  • Tincture 

We have developed a detailed recommended settings guide to help Vape-Jet operators identify the optimal parameters for filling different oil viscosities. If you ever find yourself in need of assistance, our support team is always standing by to guide you through the process of configuring your machine for a new type of oil. 

Vape-Jet fully automatic oil filling machine filling AVD Eazy-Press cartridges.

Redefine Adaptability with Vape-Jet’s Hardware Solutions 

Our Vape-Jet fully automatic filling machine features an automated machine vision system. This advanced technology analyzes the hardware, aligns the needle over the ideal filling position, and fills each piece of hardware with unparalleled accuracy and repeatability, to within ±0.25%. 

This system relies on a software-based machine vision algorithm that uses the shape of the hardware and operator-provided information to accurately insert the needle into the specified opening. (Ex. The widest point between the center post and the outer wall of a circular cartridge, inside one or both of the oil tank openings of a double-sided pod, the center of a bottle or capsule) Thanks to the machine vision system and adjustable camera and needle heights, the Vape-Jet can be configured to fill a wide array of products of varying sizes and shapes without the need for physical retooling or additional alignment jigs. 

Types of hardware that our Vape-Jet fully automatic filling machine can accommodate include:  

  • Vape Cartridges  
  • Vape All-in-One Devices (Disposables) 
  • Vape Pod Systems 
  • Syringes 
  • Dablicator Oil Applicators* 
  • Capsules 
  • Sauce Jars 
  • Tincture Bottles 
  • COMING SOON Pre-Roll Infusion (details below) 

With our third-party calibrated and certified pumping mechanism, we can swiftly and accurately fill any volume from 0.001ml to 5.0ml into your chosen hardware. Most cartridges and all-in-one devices come in trays of 50-100 from the manufacturer that can be placed directly onto the filling platform, eliminating the need for manual transfer and saving hundreds of touch points per tray. 

Vape-Jet fully automatic filling machine filling iKrusher all-in-one hardware.
Filled Dablicator oil applicator pens.
Filled Greentank 510 cartridges.

Coming Soon: The Fuel Injector, Vape Jet’s Joint Infusion Solution 

Exciting developments are underway at Vape-Jet. Get ready for the Fuel Injector, our pre-roll alignment device. This innovative solution utilizes custom 3D printed components and a food-grade silicone jig to secure 24 pre-packed and twisted cones in place. The standard Vape-Jet needle is swapped out for a sharp stainless-steel needle which pierces and injects oil into each joint using the same machine vision technology deployed during cartridge filling. During the dispense, the needle retracts to evenly distribute oil throughout, leaving a precise line of oil down the center. The newest addition to our line of Vape-Jet accessories delivers on our goal to offer the most adaptable and robust filling solution available. 

As the Fuel Injector is nearing the end of the research and development stage, we will be sharing more details and specifications in the coming weeks. Be sure to stay tuned to our blog and sign up for our monthly Re:Fill newsletter to be the first to know when new products drop. 

The Fuel Injector in a Vape-Jet filling machine.
Vape-Jet injecting oil into a pre-roll.

Confirm Your Hardware Compatibility 

Want to know if your hardware is compatible with ours? Our support team offers complimentary testing to ensure our machines can accommodate your products. Simply open a ticket at the Vape-Jet HelpDesk, send a full tray to the specified address, and we’ll send back a detailed report. If an occlusion jig is needed, our engineers can design, fabricate and validate one in house for your specific hardware. 

*Requires Dablicator alignment jig for filling, available to purchase directly from Vape-Jet (Current Vape-Jet customers save $90) 

Embrace the Future of Vape Cartridge Production 

As the industry continues to evolve, consumer habits change, and new vape products are developed, we assure you that our team will keep pace with these changes. Our software-based platform and unique ability to actively deploy updates to our machines in the field ensure our fully automatic fleet will continue to adapt and innovate. 

If your operation isn’t quite ready to invest in a fully automated system, we provide an upgrade path from our semi-automatic filling machine. By purchasing a Jet Fueler now, we offer a discount on a Vape-Jet machine when your business is ready to scale. The best part is that you get to keep your Jet Fueler unit and expand your fleet for ultimate filling flexibility. 

Have Questions? We’ve Got the Answers 

Curious to find out if your hardware is compatible with ours? Submit a ticket to our HelpDesk for complimentary testing. 

Interested in hearing from customers who are actively using our machines? Browse our blog. 

Want to learn more about our filling solutions and their features and benefits? Reach out to our sales team. 

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Think Automation is a Thing of the Future? 

This article was developed by an AI copywriter. The future is now, so join the revolution or risk getting stuck in the past. If you’re ready to integrate automation into your workflow reach out to our crew with your questions to see what Vape-Jet automation solutions can do for you.

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Vape-Jet Hardware Partner: Greentank

The Vape-Jet crew is thrilled to announce our newest hardware partnership with Greentank, a leading vape hardware manufacturer in the cannabis industry. Recognized as an industry powerhouse with a proven track record of 200+ successful vape brand launches across the US and Canada, Greentank won a Red Dot Design award and Cannabis Independent’s Vape Tank and Single-Use Vaporizer of the Year distinctions. Now trusted by millions, Greentank is at the forefront of vaping innovation and customization. 

See how you can benefit from the Vape-Jet x Greentank partnership: 

  • Greentank at a Glance 
  • Vape-Jet x Greentank: Partnership Benefits 
  • Compatible Hardware

Greentank at a Glance

Greentank was built to revolutionize the cannabis vape market by providing high quality, reliable vaporizers that surpassed anything available. Today, Greentank collaborates with prominent cannabis brands worldwide, offering innovative and reliable vape hardware

Hardware Expertise and New Cannabis Markets 

Greentank’s team boasts over 100 experts—engineers, designers, material scientists, and product development specialists—all working together to create the most reliable high-performance vape hardware. With the help of market specialists who identify selling trends, Greentank works with brands to select fitting hardware best positioned for success.  

By working with Greentank, Vape-Jet customers unlock a vault of vape market knowledge that can accelerate their growth. With huge investments in R&D and manufacturing capabilities, Greentank has the hardware, people, and strategy to succeed in new cannabis markets and find opportunities in more developed markets.

Vape-Jet x Greentank: Partnership Benefits

Together, Vape-Jet and Greentank provide: 

  1. Comprehensive Hardware Solutions — One-stop shop for cutting-edge hardware, filling, and retail-compliant cannabis packaging solutions.  
  1. Extensive Customization Options — From surface finishes and colors to mouthpieces, chargers, and packaging options, create unique hardware that perfectly matches your brand’s aesthetics. 
  1. High-Quality, Compatible Hardware — Seamlessly integrate your Greentank hardware with fully-automatic and semi-automatic Vape-Jet filling and capping solutions

Compatible Hardware

Our partnership’s dedication to hardware quality and user satisfaction sets new standards for vaping excellence. 

We are excited to present four styles of hardware that are fully compatible with Vape-Jet filling systems:  

GT GO Cartridge — A Class of its Own 

After six years of meticulous research and development, the GTGO Cartridge combines all the industry-leading qualities a premium 510 cartridge should possess while setting new standards for reliability, flavor, and vapor quality. 

Key Features: 

  • Upgraded 316-stainless steel offers safety and performance. 
  • Push-down mouthpiece assembly reduces labor costs. 
  • 0.5ml and 1.0ml reservoir capacity sizes. 
  • Market-leading flavor output, eliciting pinpoint terpene profiles. 
  • Customizable finishes, treatments, and mouthpiece options. 
  • Available with revolutionary automated pre-loaded tray solution, reducing costs by up to $0.60c per unit. 

GT DX Cartridge — From the Rest to the Best 

This Cartridge offers a perfect blend of quality and affordability. Designed to enhance fill efficiencies, the GTDX features easy press-down mouthpiece technology that eliminates the need for a cumbersome arbor press.  

Key Features: 

  • Premium-built cartridge at an extremely competitive price point. 
  • 0.5ml and 1.0ml reservoir capacity sizes. 
  • FDA-certified ceramics, stainless steel, and cotton componentry. 
  • Push-down tamper-proof mouthpieces reduce labor costs. 
  • The most customizable 510 cartridge in the industry. 
  • Borosilicate glass housing. 

GT M3 All-in-One — Perfect Wasn’t Good Enough

Offers breakthrough performance and a familiar design that captures your customer’s attention. The M3 Cartridge can be precisely calibrated for a wide range of cannabis extract viscosities, ensuring precise flavor profiles. 

Key Features: 

  • Engineered for both high-viscosity and low-viscosity. 
  • Stainless steel internal frame. 
  • FDA-certified ceramics, stainless steel, and cotton componentry. 
  • Various reservoir capacities, including 0.35ml, 0.5ml, and 1.0ml. 
  • Customized finishes, silkscreening, LED options, logo placement, and mouthpiece options. 

GT M8 All-in-One — The Premium Rechargeable Disposable

This lightweight, rechargeable stainless-steel disposable offers rapid response heating with its short-path airflow design. It is completely customizable and ready to go at any time, providing convenience and flexibility. 

Key Features: 

  • Premium-feel stainless steel frame. 
  • Rechargeable micro-USB options with a branded cap. 
  • FDA-certified ceramics, stainless steel, and cotton componentry. 
  • 0.5ml and 1.0ml reservoir capacity options. 
  • Customized finishes, electroplating, silkscreening, LED options, logo placements, and mouthpiece options. 
  • No additional occlusion jigs needed. 
  • Note: The GT M8 is the only Greentank hardware listed that is not compatible with the Squish-o-Matic 1000 capping machine.

Get Started with Vape-Jet x Greentank

With a range of versatile hardware options, our partnership with Greentank empowers brands to elevate vaping experiences and meet market demands. By partnering with Greentank, Vape-Jet customers can expect seamless compatibility with supported hardware, allowing brands to streamline their production process and ensure optimal end-user satisfaction.

If you want to become a Vape-Jet success story, reach out to our crew, and we’ll find the best solution for your business.  

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Vape-Jet Hardware Partner: iKrusher

In a rapidly growing market like the vaping industry, it is essential to dial in filling processes to ensure quality user experiences every time. That may sound daunting, but that’s why the Vape-Jet crew is always looking for ways to provide advanced cartridge-filling solutions for customers through our Partner Program. Our newest partner, iKrusher, expands our one-stop shop for customer success even more, certifying an extensive selection of compatible products that will work seamlessly with your Vape-Jet fully automatic cartridge-filling machine.  

Read on to see how combing iKrusher’s innovative hardware combined with our vape cart filling expertise offers customers a complete turnkey solution for their vaping needs:  

Vape-Jet automatic filling machine filling the iKrusher Uzo disposable hardware.
Vape-Jet automatic filling machine filling the iKrusher Uzo disposable hardware.

iKrusher at a Glance  

Engineered out of California since 2017, iKrusher is a widely trusted vape hardware leader. With over 1,500 brand associations, iKrusher provides millions of vape users with reliable, cutting-edge products, including disposables, vaporizers, pods, batteries, and vaping accessories. With a dual base in the US and China to conduct in-depth research and development on atomization technology, iKrusher is committed to local lab testing to ensure that their products offer the best taste for oils and concentrates.   

With numerous technical patents and revolutionary products on the market, iKrusher continues to lead the trend in vaping experiences. They certainly haven’t shied away from this role either, opening multiple fulfillment distribution centers across the US to stay on top of their supply chain and provide reliable distribution. iKrusher’s wide network also provides local lab testing for oils and concentrates to design premium vaping experiences.  

iKrusher Technology  

OMNI 

If you couldn’t already tell, at Vape-Jet, we’re huge fans of innovation. As the largest custom OEM and ODM vaporizer provider in the US, iKrusher is all-in on creating new, custom vaporizer technologies. OMNI intelligent control technology is an excellent example of their dedication to high-performance vaping, enabling pure, multi-viscosity vaping experiences. With increased battery performance and superior flavor profiles thanks to the OMNI App and OMNI Smart Hub, iKrusher’s vaping technology has created a new industry standard. 

iKonic Ceramic Coil 

Utilizing a porous ceramic material, the iKonic coil locks in oils for better taste and purity, maximizing each draw for users. 

Vape-Jet x iKrusher: Partnership Benefits  

  • Rapid Deployment — leverage Vape-Jet and iKrusher’s in-house R&D teams for expedited hardware prototyping, ensuring repeatable vape cartridge-filling experiences.  
  • Verified Compatibility — pretested hardware means you don’t have to waste time testing different hardware or money using non-optimized components.  
  • Custom-Built Hardware Profiles — pre-configured hardware profiles are available for installation on your new Vape-Jet filling machine, so you can start no-waste filling right away.  
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Reliably Compatible Hardware  

Fill with confidence using qualified Vape-Jet Partners in conjunction with your Vape-Jet filling machine. Remember: all of our partners and products are thoroughly vetted by our crew and extensively QA-tested in the field by our customers.  

 Disposables  

iKrusher disposable vapes handle any viscosity: distillate, concentrates, or live resin. All disposables use compliant, durable, and sustainable materials while boasting long battery life and anti-clogging, zero-leak tanks. 

Cartridges  

iKrusher cartridges use award-winning, proprietary designed 510 thread cartridges engineered for even oil vaporization, maximizing consumption. iKrusher’s durable 510 oil cartridges are paired with ceramic quartz heating technology to provide superior taste and quality.   

Note: Not all hardware listed above is compatible with our Squish-o-Matic 1000 capping machine. For more detailed information on compatibility please reach out to our crew for more info. 

Vape-Jet automatic filling machine filling the iKrusher Uzo disposable hardware.
Vape-Jet automatic filling machine filling the iKrusher Uzo disposable hardware.

Tested in the Field 

The best part about our hardware partnership with iKrusher is that the results speak for themselves. Customers are already enjoying the synergy of Vape-Jet x iKrusher, including Joe Fabrizio, Lab Manager and Owner of Soil to Oil Montana.  

So far, Joe’s team has filled the Tik Pro Mini, 0.5mL disposable with their Jet Fueler semi-automatic vape cart filler, and they’ve had loads of success. Asked if he would recommend using Vape-Jet cart filling technology with iKrusher hardware, Joe says, “Absolutely! I’ve been filling carts for about 7 years. I’ve used dozens of different carts, all while filling by hand with a metered syringe. The Tik Pro is, by far, the most reliable vape I have ever used. It has an extremely low fail rate, rarely leaks or clogs, and the vape experience is exactly what I’ve been looking for. The mellow temperature keeps the terpenes preserved, yet it still puffs clouds with ease. Filling with the Jet Fueler ensures every vape is filled exactly the same with precise temperature controls and temperature settings. Low temp cart filling is easily achieved with the use of Nitrogen head pressure.” 

Or ask Jesse from Waypoint Processing, who says, “Every [iKrusher] product is packaged precisely making it easy to replicate and allows the Vape-Jet to quickly move from cart to cart. Vape-Jet support has been fantastic in dialing in so many different hardware types and an ever-changing product list with different concentrate types. Truly an amazing product is going into an amazing machine.” 

Let’s Get Started

We designed our Vape-Jet Partner Program to provide customers with the best possible vape cartridge-filling experience. Our partnership with iKrusher expands our one-stop shop, certifying an extensive selection of compatible products that will work seamlessly with your Vape-Jet fully automatic cartridge-filling machine. Take advantage of custom-built hardware profiles, verified compatibility, and pre-tested hardware so you can fill vape cartridges with confidence.   

If you want to become a Vape-Jet success story, reach out to our crew, and we’ll find the best solution for your business.   

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Industry Insight: A Look at Automation in Cannabis

Automation in the Cannabis Industry

The cannabis industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years, and as it continues to expand and mature, automation is becoming an increasingly important aspect of production. Automation not only allows for more efficient and precise operations, but it also has the potential to significantly reduce labor costs and improve overall profitability. One area of cannabis production where automation is particularly promising is in the filling of vape cartridges, pods, disposables and other devices. 

The vape cartridge market has exploded in recent years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Vape cartridges offer consumers a convenient and discreet way to consume cannabis, and as a result, they have become a popular choice for both recreational and medical users. However, filling vape cartridges by hand can be time-consuming and prone to errors, which is where automated vape cartridge filling machines like the Vape-Jet and Jet Fueler come in. 

The Benefits of Automated Vape Cartridge Filling Machines 

Automated vape cartridge filling machines are designed to fill vape cartridges with a precise amount of cannabis oil including distillate, live resin, rosin, and more. These machines are equipped with a range of advanced features to ensure accuracy and consistency. With the Vape-Jet 4.0 specifically, this includes precision dispensing, multi-zone temperature control, and the ability to adapt to a variety of different oil viscosities and formulations. 

One of the primary benefits of automated vape cartridge filling machines is increased efficiency. These machines can fill cartridges much faster than manual methods, allowing producers to fill a higher volume of cartridges in a shorter amount of time. This can be particularly beneficial for companies looking to meet high demand or to quickly ramp up production for new product launches. 

In addition to increased efficiency, automated vape cartridge filling machines can also significantly reduce labor costs. These machines can operate continuously with minimal supervision, allowing producers to significantly reduce their labor force or to reassign employees to other manual tasks. For example, one operator can simultaneously run up to four Vape-Jet units. This can be particularly beneficial for companies operating in states where labor costs are high, as automation can help to offset these costs and improve overall profitability. 

Fernway facility: Vape-Jet fully automated vape cartridge filling machine
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Fernway facility: Vape-Jet fully automated vape cartridge filling machine

Automated vape cartridge filling machines are also able to improve the accuracy and consistency of the filling process. Vape-Jet filling machines are equipped with precise dispensing mechanisms that ensure that each cartridge is filled with the exact same amount of liquid, with an unmatched repeatability rate of ±0.25%. This can be particularly important for companies producing vape cartridges for the medical market, where precise dosing is critical. 

Another benefit of automated vape cartridge filling machines is the ability to handle a wide range of oil viscosities and formulations. Many cannabis oils and concentrates have different viscosities and require specialized filling equipment to ensure that they are accurately and consistently dispensed. Vape-Jet automated filling machines can handle a wide range of viscosities and formulations, allowing producers to expand their product line without the need for multiple filling systems. In fact, with Vape-Jet‘s configuration profile feature operators can save premade settings for each formulation, batch or hardware and simply load it from the library to begin filling. This saves them even more time and ensures a consistent and reliable fill. 

Potential Challenges of Cartridge Filling Automation 

As with any new technology, there are also potential challenges to the adoption of automated vape cartridge filling machines. One of the main challenges is the initial cost of purchasing and installing the equipment. These machines can be expensive, and producers may need to invest in additional equipment such as packaging machinery to fully automate their production process. (If the initial investment is a financial concern, we offer an upgrade path from our semi-automatic Jet Fueler to our fully-automatic Vape-Jet so you can grow your automation as you scale your operation. Reach out to our crew for more information on this offer.) 

Another potential challenge is the learning curve associated with operating and maintaining automated filling machines. These machines can be complex, and producers may need to invest in training and support to ensure that they are able to effectively operate and maintain the equipment. Vape-Jet CEO Ryan Hoitt calls training one of the “hidden costs” of automation. He says “The cost of training personnel on complex mechanical automation machines can be high. However, Vape-Jet overcomes this hidden cost by building the operating procedure into the user interface. Users always have the most up-to-date reference information available immediately, lessening the need for extensive training.” Our machines also come backed by our industry-leading product support, including a one-year renewable warranty that covers installation, training and support.  

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Despite these potential challenges, the future of automation in cannabis production looks bright, and automated vape cartridge filling machines are likely to play a significant role. As the cannabis industry continues to grow and mature, automation will become increasingly important for improving efficiency, reducing labor costs, and ensuring the accuracy and consistency of products. Producers who can effectively integrate automation like Vape-Jet into their operations will be well-positioned to succeed in this rapidly evolving industry. 

To learn more about how embracing Vape-Jet automation can bring success to your operation, check out these customer features: 

Think Automation is a Thing of the Future? 

This article was written by an AI copywriter. The future is now, so join the revolution or risk getting stuck in the past. If you’re ready to integrate automation into your workflow reach out to our crew with your questions to see what Vape-Jet automation solutions can do for you. 

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‘What’s Going On’ at MJBizCon

It’s that time of year again, and the Vape-Jet team is happy to join the cannabis industry folks at MJBizCon in Las Vegas, Nevada, from November 16-18! This year, we’re bringing along brand representative, Vape-Jet operator, and owner of Natural Roots Extracts, Demetre (James) Janness to answer questions and provide insight into what it’s like working with a Vape-Jet fully-automatic filling machine and Jet Fueler semi-automatic cartridge-filling machine every day.   

If you’re at the expo, make sure to stop by booth #6851 and say “hi!” We’ll provide you with all the information you need about our products and some cat memes for the road!  

A look back at MJBizCon 2021 from our friends at AVD.

Ask a Vape-Jet Operator: Demetre Janness from Natural Roots Extracts 

With the news that our good friend Demetre would be joining us for MJBizCon, it was only fitting that we sat down and discussed his experience with Vape-Jet. Along with some insights he’s gained from the field, we also talked about our new partnership with his vape hardware company, TerpLogic, and how we work together to share benefits with our customers.  

Demetre’s Vape-Jet Experience 

“I’ve been using Vape-Jet filling machines for quite some time,” Demetre says. “I would say at least three and a half years now. I am absolutely pleased with the results.” During those years, Demetre has used several of our products, including the Vape-Jet 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, Jet Fueler 2.0, and Squish-o-Matic 1000.   

Why has Demetre partnered with Vape-Jet through the years? “We’ve been able to increase our volume of work with less people over a very short amount of time.” Vape-Jet cartridge-filling machines are perfect for guaranteeing his company will meet deadlines. Demetre says that their Vape-Jet ‘pretty much guarantees’ that the filling process will always be smooth. “In fact,” Demetre mentions, “[the filling process] is where we usually make up most of the time.”  

When you’re working with automated technology, it always helps to partner with a company that has your back long-term. Demetre explains that one of the great things about Vape-Jet is being able to get in touch with product support and technical assistance in a reasonable timeframe—“Next thing you know, they’re like ‘here, let me fix this for you,’ and, BAM, it’s done!” “Then, with the small exception where I’ve broken my own parts from carelessness,” Demetre continues, “I’ve ordered a new [part] and was able to get it very fast and at a fair, reasonable price.”   

Asked how Vape-Jet cartridge-filling machines compare with other filling systems he’s used, Demetre explains, “like many people in the industry, I started filling by hand. Compared to that you might as well be launching me into space and setting me on Mars because it’s out-of-this-world different.”   

Some of the negatives Demetre points out about hand-filling include stress, physical strain, and employee turnover. Not only does hand-filling have labor consequences, Demetre continues, but it also results in substantial product loss. “When you can reduce the amount of touchpoints to your packaging, you can make the job fun because it’s really great watching the machine do its job… I mean, you can’t compare. You really can’t.” 

Watch Demetre fill and cap simultaneously with the Vape-Jet 3.0 and Squish-o-Matic 1000 side by side.
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We asked Demetre if he had any tips for new (and experienced) operators of our vape cartridge-filling machines: “the biggest tip I can give to an operator to [get] the most out of your systems is making sure that you take time to prep,” he says. “Take your time, do your prep work, heat your oil properly, and develop a great SOP for that whole system, so if you have other people working when you’re not around, they’re not going to break the machine.”  

When asked how difficult it was to operate a Vape-Jet fully-automatic cartridge-filling machine as a rookie, Demetre says: “By the end of the [first] day, I was able to jump in comfortably, knowing that the next day, when I’m completely on my own, I don’t have to rely on calling anybody or anything like that.” In fact, Demetre quickly trained most of his staff to operate the machine after just learning it himself. Asked what he considered the hardest part of operating a Vape-Jet, he says, “honestly, whatever I’ve run into thus far has been nothing compared to what we were doing before.”  

With a valuable perspective (having operated several Vape-Jet iterations over the years), Demetre states that the Vape-Jet 4.0 is much quieter than previous generations. Noting the superior speed, build quality, ease-of-use, and built-in touchscreen as key benefits of Vape-Jet automation, Demetre says the upgraded 4.0 software is “outstanding” in its ability to locate and fill vape cartridges and pods quickly. “I was able to test TerpLogic Ally pods with the original 3.0, and it worked great, but the 4.0 is just faster. I think we’re hitting around 4 minutes per tray of 50 pods with a dual fill, full gram with .5g on each side. So, 50g in 4 minutes with caps and everything. And we are able to utilize the Squish-o-Matic in that process, so it’s great.”   

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When considering whether to invest in a Vape-Jet cartridge-filling machine, Demetre advises companies to consider how it impacts labor. “You’re allowing your employees to have a job that avoids work-related injuries from repetitive motion and things like that. I think that relates heavily to turnover with staff. It also translates big when it comes to losses. If you’re constantly training someone, then you’re losing money. You need someone there to make sure this machine runs, and that’s it. And it’s going to keep running until your power runs out. And that’s on you.”   

By streamlining their production with Vape-Jet hardware—from the Vape-Jet 4.0 to the Squish-o-Matic 1000—Demetre shows how quickly investing in a Vape-Jet automatic cartridge filler can pay off. Whether it’s labor, product loss, quality control, or scaling considerations, Vape-Jet has the solutions to help you increase revenue and innovate for the future.  

If you want to hear more from folks operating Vape-Jet products in the field, check out our other customer features (Terrapin Care Station, C3 Industries, and True North Collective) and stay tuned for upcoming customer features on our blog page

Our New Hardware Partner: TerpLogic Solutions

Since the launch of our new partner program, we’ve teamed up with a solid group of like-minded companies to bring our customers the most streamlined vape cartridge-filling workflow possible. With the addition of Demetre’s company TerpLogic Solutions, our mission to provide high-quality, comprehensive, and scalable filling processes to the cannabis industry continues.

Who is TerpLogic?  

TerpLogic manufactures The “Ally” All-In-One Rechargeable Vape, one of the most efficient vapes available that ensures proper voltage output for maximum performance, all in a sleek, discrete design with no cotton wicking required.   

Due to his experience with our company, Demetre wanted to ensure The Ally would work seamlessly with our Vape-Jet fully-automatic cartridge-filling machine. “[The Vape-Jet] is able to identify [the Ally’s] center post and two filling holes that exist within our design very quickly. In fact, we’re able to push the limits if we really want to, but, personally, I’m a firm believer in efficiency, and I try to find numbers where everyone can keep up.”   

Demetre also points out that the Vape-Jet saved profile configuration feature allows TerpLogic to quickly switch from 510 cartridges to Ally pods, allowing them to run two cartridge platforms without downtime or wasted product.  

Vape-Jet 4.0 filling the TerpLogic Ally all-in-one pod.

“One of the things that’s great about the TerpLogic Ally pod is it’s an all-in-one with a rechargeable low-capacity battery,” Demetre says. This reduces the amount of lithium needed to operate the device, allowing TerpLogic to reduce their carbon footprint. “We’re able to reduce [emissions] due to The Ally’s lower shipping weight.”  

The Ally also uses a non-cotton-based atomizer with a quartz heating element and ceramic insulator system that protects the oil from rapid changes, so the end-user gets excellent flavor all the way through. “We’ve had great success with our full-gram pods, various thicker oils, and rosins,” Demetre notes.  

How can interested parties test TerpLogic hardware? The best way is to get samples through their website. “Pick up one of our sample kits for a very nominal fee, and, if that’s a great price for you already, you’ll be excited to know that our wholesale pricing jumps down drastically from that price point,” Demetre says. “We are working with Vape-Jet to help provide potential customers with samples so you can test our product partnership.” With other exciting announcements on the horizon, be sure to follow TerpLogic’s Instagram and website for updates.  

Provide Optimal Cartridge-Filling Solutions for Your Customers with Vape-Jet x TerpLogic 

With Demetre’s deep knowledge of Vape-Jet vape cartridge automation, our partnership with TerpLogic is a great route for companies looking for a streamlined workflow that decreases overhead, increases throughput, and provides premium user experiences with high-quality oil vaporizing hardware.  

Have your own questions for Demetre? Find him at the Vape-Jet booth (#6851) at MJBizCon November 16-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada!

If you are interested in providing the highest-quality product for your customers, reach out to our crew to learn how Vape-Jet can provide next-level products for your customers. While you’re at it, don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Re:Fill newsletter to get early access to company updates, product releases, and other exciting announcements. Follow us on the essentials, too: Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.     

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Vape-Jet Hardware Partner: AVD

Cutting Edge Filling Technology Meets Hardware Innovation with Vape-Jet’s Latest Collaboration

Early on, our team at Vape-Jet recognized that developing superior products for our customers meant working with like-minded companies who prioritize cannabis expertise. That’s why we structured our Vape-Jet Partner Program to provide customers with seamless hardware solutions that maximize the efficiency of their fully-automatic Vape-Jet or semi-automatic Jet Fueler workflow. Teaming up with Advanced Vapor Devices (AVD) was an obvious choice. This partnership creates a streamlined vape and cartridge filling system that makes it easier than ever to produce at scale. AVD cartridges are among Vape-Jet’s most frequently filled vape cartridges. We also share core company values like equipment accessibility, advanced customer support, and hardware reliability.

“AVD’s commitment to consistency, innovation, and quality control is the reason all Vape-Jet systems get pre-shipped with AVD profiles. Their hardware is what we use for final validation because we can count on it to be reliable.”  

Ryan Hoitt, Vape-Jet CEO

AVD: Industry-Leading Technology that Delivers Flavor and Reliability   

Innovation backed by expertise. After cultivating decades of cannabis knowledge, AVD understands the relationship between cannabis extraction, formulation, absorption, and heating. This allows them to develop a superior vaporization delivery experience trusted by hundreds of cannabis oil brands across North America.  

As a leading vaporizer technology company, AVD provides:  

No-Burn Technology™ — designed exclusively for the cannabis extract industry for true-to-strain flavor, terpene and cannabinoid preservation

Reliable Technology — with an almost zero failure rate. 

Cannabis Expertise — 20+ years of cannabis industry experience and extensive QA protocols for premium user experiences.

Rapid Stock Replenishment – stock orders fulfilled in 1-3 days and custom orders in 4-6 weeks.

Post-Sales Support — the industry’s longest 180-day end-user warranty backed by knowledgeable North American-based support.

Quit burning your oil with carts that run too hot.  

Overheating cannabis obliterates the terpenes and the very essence of the plant that makes each strain unique and flavorful.  

AVD recognized that live resins, sauces, and full-spectrum extracts need consistent low heat to prevent burning and preserve terpenes. That’s why AVD cartridges and batteries are crafted with No-Burn Technology™.

Every AVD cart and battery is specifically engineered to provide consistent heat to deliver incredible flavor and keep terpenes and cannabinoids intact. Delivering this type of quality for their customers has secured AVD’s reputation as one of the most trusted vape cartridge providers in the market.  In addition to their products’ incredible reliability, AVD’s total control over their raw material supply chain ensures that inventory shortages and long lead times are a thing of the past. That’s a huge win during an era of global supply chain disruptions.

Driven by Innovation

No-Burn Technology™ 

After thousands of hours of R&D, testing, and quality control, AVD’s patented No-Burn Technology™ is at the heart of every AVD cartridge. This industry-leading science creates a safe and superior sensory experience with every hit. With SmartPulse™ Power Control, even long smoking sessions are heated smoothly from the first hit to the last. 

AVD EZ Click™ Solutions 

EZ Click™ hardware represents one of the proprietary technologies that make AVD so special. With this 50-at-a-time, snap-on filling and capping system, EZ Click™ cartridges are designed for rapid high-end, automated vape cartridge production at scale. Because our Vape-Jet works extensively with the EZ Click™ line, no capper is required, meaning lower costs for end-users. In short, when you pair AVD EZ Click™ cartridges with Vape-Jet automation, you have one of the most optimized vape cartridge productions on the planet.  

AVD EZ Click™ Cartridges 
  • AVD Glass EZ Click™ — The industry’s first glass cartridge designed for rapid filling and capping.  
  • AVD Polyresin EZ Click™ — Powerful, durable, and true-to-strain flavor.  
  • AVD All-Ceramic EZ Click™ — Using Zirconia medical-grade ceramic, AVD’s all-ceramic cartridge is designed for premium oils and chemically inert for exceptionally clean flavors.   
  • GoodCarts by AVDBuilt for less complex oils like distillates, botanical terpene blends, Delta-8, and other novelty cannabinoids. GoodCarts Glass and Polyresin EZ Click™ Cartridges come pre-racked in two trays of 50 units each and are put through the same rigorous quality control practices that you would expect from AVD.
    • GoodCarts Glass EZ Click™ Cartridge
    • GoodCarts Polyresin EZ Click™ Cartridge

Once capped, all AVD and GoodCart vape cartridges are non-refillable and tamper-resistant, which is critical for selling to highly regulated markets. 

Mouthpieces 

Choose from 20 distinctive mouthpieces to create a unique vaping experience and set the tone for your brand. AVD mouthpieces are compatible with all AVD cartridges.

Disposables  

AVD all-in-one cartridges offer discretion and convenience to users, but they also let you take control over the way your oils are heated for the best vaping experience possible.

Batteries  

Your consumers will enjoy a superior vaping experience by pairing AVD’s cartridges with their universal 510-thread batteries.

  • AVD Stik Battery with SmartPulsetechnology, high / low voltage switch that allows users to prioritize big clouds or flavor, and universal 510 thread.
  • AVD Seed Battery with SmartPulse, high / low voltage switch that allows users to prioritize big clouds or flavor, and haptic vibration feedback for intuitive use.
  • AVD Alpha Pen with SmartPulse,high / low voltage switch that allows users to prioritize big clouds or flavor, and a discrete removable cap.
  • AVD Stik Button Battery with SmartPulse, pushbutton activation, and three voltage settings for flavor, well-rounded, and cloud experiences.
Make it Your Own with AVD Design House  
  • AVD Design House offers superior customization options to match your unique brand personality.  
  • Classic Customizations — finishes, colors, and textures that make your product(s) pop.  
  • Premium Customizations — exclusive form factors that differentiate your brand to stand out on the dispensary shelf.   

Vape-Jet x AVD 

As two tech-driven companies at the leading edge of the cannabis vaporizer industry, our partnership with AVD has many benefits for our customers:  

  • Seamless Cartridge Production — unlock end-to-end efficiency with Vape-Jet filling and capping automation and AVD’s reliable, designed-to-scale hardware.
  • Proprietary Technology — backed by decades of cannabis, chemistry, and engineering knowledge, Vape-Jet and AVD both navigate the cannabis space with innovation and quality at the forefront.
  • Expert Support — both the Vape-Jet and AVD teams are available for expert product support and guidance with superior customer service.
  • Tested in the Field — Vape-Jet partners are thoroughly vetted for hardware compliance and integration with our products. Just ask our customers.
  • Precision Calibrated — protect your oil with two companies that don’t take shortcuts. Rigorous R&D and quality testing goes into every product delivered by both AVD and Vape-Jet to ensure the best possible end product.
  • Dependable Supply — Vape-Jet and AVD emphasize strict inventory management and in-house development, allowing total control of stock inventory. Exceptional lead times and reduced product delays decreases your stock outage risks and maintains your products consistently on the shelf.

Customer Success  

True North Collective MI  

Maybe you’ve read our customer feature with the good folks in Michigan at True North Collective. For those who haven’t, True North’s dedication to safety, compliance, and consistency makes their cannabis flower, edibles, and concentrates some of the highest quality products out there.   

The team at True North Collective are devoted users of Vape-Jet’s vape cartridge-filling machines – not only for their reliability and speed, but for their ability to scale. This allows them to meet demand at a moment’s notice.

With their move to Vape-Jet cartridge-filling automation, True North also switched to AVD EZ Click™ cartridges for a seamless production workflow.

Distillation Director Joey Stutz reports, “We did R&D on a bunch of different disposables, pods, and other carts that aren’t EZ Click™. Ultimately the best flavor came from the EZ Click™ AVD [cartridges].”

So, if you were still on the fence about combining Vape-Jet and AVD hardware, True North’s success might help ease your mind. After all, True North Collective couldn’t be happier with the quality oil they can offer their customers, which allows them to scale in a highly competitive market.  

Punch Edibles  

At Punch Edibles, the partnership potential of Vape-Jet x AVD quality is no secret either. To get the inside scoop, we spoke with Lab Director Brennan Beasley, who uses AVD EZ Click™ Cartridges, combined with AVD’s EZ Click™ jig, a Vape-Jet fully-automatic for filling, and the Squish-o-Matic 1000 for capping. 

“Vape-Jet makes filling our AVD cartridges seamless,” Brennan says. The technology of the two together provides an elevated filling experience with little to zero downtime.”  

As Brennan explains, “[Combining AVD and Vape-Jet products] allow us to fill with precision and provide our customers with an end product that expresses all the qualities we are trying to preserve. I recommend Vape-Jet and AVD hardware for anyone serious about keeping the quality of their product intact, volume filling, and having the best support in the market.” 

Perfect Your Production Process

If you are interested in taking your production to the next level, while providing a premium product for your customers, reach out to our crew to find out how AVD and Vape-Jet together provide a seamless solution for your production needs. 

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Vape-Jet Hardware Partner: CILICON 

Introducing the Vape-Jet Hardware Partner Program 

At Vape-Jet, our team has spent the last four years developing our filling technology to create the most versatile, advanced vape cartridge-filling machine on the market. With compatibility being a major demand in the industry, we’ve focused on delivering the ultimate freedom of choice for our customers. That’s why our filling machines work with many styles of 510 cartridges, pods, and disposables, so our customers can make their vape hardware selections with confidence. 

But why stop there

So far, we’ve chosen to recommend hardware manufacturers based solely on our customers’ experiences. And while our customers provide valuable feedback, we decided to take things a step further and really dial in compatible hardware vendors to assure the highest quality filling operation for Vape-Jet users. With the new Vape-Jet Partner Program, we’ve done just that.  

Vape-Jet hardware partners are thoroughly vetted by our team, extensively QA-tested in the field, and are dedicated to optimizing their hardware to run seamlessly on our equipment. With this program, we will provide a comprehensive, one-stop solution for all your vape production needs, from hardware to filling to capping. This is the future of vape cartridge production. 

Our First Official Vape Hardware Partner: CILICON  

What makes a true partnership work? A shared set of values and the desire to achieve more together. By partnering with CILICON, we recognize a company with a similar drive for innovation and technology that made our equipment so successful in the field. Equally as important, CILICON shares our belief that by working together, rather than competing, we can do more to help our customers achieve success.  

By focusing our efforts on collaboration, we combine our industry-leading automated filling machines with CILICON’s extensive product catalog and enhanced market analysis to inform future hardware designs. But that’s not all. With guaranteed hardware compatibility and standard operating procedures, your vape-filling experience has never been easier or more efficient. 

Together, CILICON and Vape-Jet provide an Integrated Vape-Filling Solution.  

Elevating Your Vape Cartridge Production Together 

Vape-Jet 

  • Premier vape-filling automation technology 
  • Innovation driven product design and development  
  • Industry-leading proactive product support, data analytics, and fleet management  

CILICON 

Vape-Jet x CILICON 

  • Driven by Technology—two businesses built on a foundation of independently-developed equipment and informed by real-world data analysis. 
  • Cannabis Synergy—end-to-end vape cartridge services. 
  • Customer Focus—market research and hardware alignment solve equipment problems faster and make your life easier. 

Work Smarter by Working Together 

Integrated Services: Comprehensive product solutions

Optimize your vape-filling process with confidence using Vape-Jet x CILICON as a one-stop solution for all your production needs, from filling to capping, with the flexibility of choosing a fully-automatic Vape-Jet or semi-automatic Jet Fueler

Streamlined Workflow: Reduced communication, manufacturing, and labor costs

Cutting out the middleman and working together directly creates the ultimate cost-effective workflow with fewer delays and lower communication, manufacturing, and labor costs. 

Guaranteed Compatibility: Confirmed hardware integration

Our teams have worked tirelessly to set and confirm optimal hardware compatibility, so you don’t have to. See compatible hardware

Standardized Operating Procedures: Tailored hardware support

Effortless filling begins with automated workflows and precise documentation specifically for each hardware type.  

Unified Mission: Collaboration over competition

Why waste time and energy competing when we can achieve better results together? As strategic partners, our sole focus is customer success. 

Cutting-Edge Innovation: Driven by technology

Two businesses built on a foundation of independently developed equipment and informed by real-world data analysis.

How Vape-Jet x CILICON Supported Fernway’s “Traveler Collection”  

At Vape-Jet, we want the best results for our customers. That’s why real-world success is one of the most important components of our new Hardware Partner Program. Recently, we worked with CILICON on the successful release of Fernway’s new Traveler collection

Who is Fernway? Fernway is a cannabis oil and hardware provider located in Northampton, Massachusetts. Partnering with CILICON to design the ultimate recyclable, all-in-one cannabis vape makes perfect sense when you consider Fernway’s emphasis on providing high-quality cannabis products. Since Fernway is also a devoted Vape-Jet user (we said they ‘emphasized providing high-quality cannabis products,’ right?), we reached out to get the inside scoop. 

Q. What product launch did you develop with CILICON and Vape-Jet?
A. “This month, Fernway launched the Traveler Collection, Massachusetts’ first recyclable all-in-one vape product, available in 0.3g and 0.7g sizes.” 

Q. What challenges did you face during this process, and how did these brands work together to help you overcome them?
A. “Despite the new form factor, the CILICON and Vape-Jet teams worked together to rapidly design and produce a custom filling solution that allows us to fill the TRAVELER devices just as efficiently as our 510 cartridges.” 

Q. What was your customer experience while bringing this product to market?
A. “CILICON and Vape-Jet have both supported Fernway with excellent customer service by being responsive to issues and proactively working with us to improve our product and processes. Any time we have an issue with our equipment, the Vape-Jet team is just a phone call/video call away to resolve our issues, and their ability to remote into the machines from their office has proved invaluable to diagnose new issues.” 

“By having Vape-Jet and CILICON work together to launch the Traveler, we were able to shorten our launch schedule by more than 6 weeks.” 

#notadroptowaste 

As your integrated vape-filling solution provider, CILICON x Vape-Jet are determined to protect your oil with the finest hardware because, when it comes to filling oil, there is #notadroptowaste.  

If you are interested in becoming another success story and providing the highest-quality product for your customers, reach out to our crew to learn how CILICON and Vape-Jet can work together to elevate your vape-filling operation.  

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What Vape Hardware Do We Fill Most?

One of the most common questions we receive is: 

So, what carts can I fill with a Vape-Jet?” 

Although the simple answer—‘most of them!’—is not unacceptable, we realize it is important that consumers and cartridge-filling companies understand how Vape-Jet technology is contributing to our customers’ success in the field. While these stories of collaborative growth and 2x production boosts have been shared before, we know that compatible hardware information is crucial when making an investment decision. 

So, without further ado, here are the five vape cartridge manufacturers that Vape-Jet and Jet Fueler operators are most commonly filling: 

Cilicon vape hardware lineup.

Headquarters: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China 

Who is Cilicon? 

Cilicon provides OBM/OEM/ODM hardware directly to cannabis companies or through its network of US-based partners. One of Cilicon’s core strengths is the comprehensive approach they take to industry chain management. From R&D and manufacturing to sales, Cilcon’s hardware quality is the result of precise control over their products. 

Cilicon vape cartridges and disposables are some of our most frequently filled products.  

Cilicon Product Categories

Cilicon offers a variety of competitive product solutions, including, but not limited to: 

Review Cilicon’s complete product page for more information. 

What Makes Cilicon Unique?

Cilicon is deeply invested in research and development, providing innovative products with unique design capabilities to a vast, diverse customer base. With 4 patented ceramic technologies and 40+ vape products on the market, Cilicon continues to craft solutions that drive industry trends.  

Customized Options

Along with custom hardware styles, colors, and other options for end-users, Cilicon also develops tailored ODM products with fully-custom external aesthetics and innovative technologies (like, BioBaleen™ modules and Duair™ technology) for brands including Vessel, Kalibloom, and Bloom.  

AVD vape hardware

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, USA 

Who is AVD? 

AVD prides themselves on reliability and flavor technology. Before starting AVD, they were growers, extractors, and processors, with decades of cannabis experience. AVD excels at manufacturing vape hardware grounded on engineered principles specifically tailored to cannabis and the nuanced interplay between absorption, heating, and vaporization. AVD’s Eazy-Press Glass and Eazy-Press Polyresin Cartridges represent some of the highest total quantity of cartridges filled by Vape-Jet because of their ease of filling and capping with one of, if not the lowest failure rate in the industry.   

AVD Product Categories 

AVD offers a variety of competitive product solutions, renowned for retaining true-to-strain flavors, based on their pioneering No-Burn Technology™, including:  

You can review AVD’s complete product listing here for more information.   

What Makes AVD Unique? 

With budget and premium options, AVD is a go-to source for oil brands and processors. Manufacturing out of their own state-of-the-art factory with control over their raw material supply and in-country inventory, AVD quickly ships high-quality stock inventory in 1-3 days.  

Customized Options 

AVD’s Design House collaborates with their client partners to achieve standout customizations. From classic (custom Pantone colors, finishes printing, and compliancy engraving) to premium customizations (including one-of-a-kind unique mouthpiece covers and unique form factors). 

Jupiter vape hardware

Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona, USA 

Who is Jupiter Research? 

Jupiter Research is the distributor of CCELL® cartridges, a specialty heating technology for natural plant-based extracts. Jupiter half and full gram carts are some of our most frequently filled products. 

Jupiter Research Product Categories 

Jupiter Research offers a variety of competitive product solutions, including, but not limited to: 

Review Jupiter Research’s complete product listing for more information. 

What Makes Jupiter Research Unique? 

As one of four US-based distributors of CCELL® cartridges, Jupiter Research represents one of the original providers who sparked the mass production of vape cartridges nationwide. 

Customized Options 

Jupiter Research offers custom branding options for all their products, from colors and printing to customized vape specifications. 

BBTank vape hardware

Headquarters: Dongguan, Guangdong, China  

Who is BBTank? 

BBTank provides vape hardware directly to cannabis companies, supporting its high-volume manufacturing facilities with a robust R&D department. 

BBTank Product Categories 

BBTank offers a variety of competitive product solutions, including, but not limited to: 

Review BBTank’s complete product listing for more information. 

What Makes BBTank Unique?  

By fostering direct relationships with cannabis companies, BBTank has shorter development times on new products. Also, with more than 2,500 workers, 20 workshops, and 100 production lines, BBTank can quickly scale to meet demand while investing resources in following the latest trends in the cannabis market. 

Customized Options 

BBTank supports many customized options from small-scale color finishes and mouthpieces to fully custom ODM hardware and custom packaging. 

Greentank vape hardware

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

Who is Greentank? 

Working directly with cannabis companies, Greentank has successfully launched over 200 vape brands across the US and Canada. 

Greentank Product Categories 

Greentank offers a variety of competitive product solutions, including, but not limited to: 

Review GreenTank’s complete product listing for more information. 

What Makes Greentank Unique?  

With locations in the US and Canada, Greentank’s products have a broad reach. Along with a plethora of customized options (which we will get to shortly), Greentank focuses on finding innovative solutions for its customers. 

Customized Options 

Stressing the importance of ‘bringing brands to life,’ Greentank supports a comprehensive library of finishes, mouthpieces, chargers, and packaging. 

Other Brands 

We’d be remiss if we didn’t include these fantastic companies below, who are not only developing exceptional products but using Vape-Jet technology to ensure quality cartridge control: 

Learn More About Vape-Jet    

As this list of vape cartridge manufacturers indicates, Vape-Jet and Jet Fueler cartridge-filling machines are at the center of a rapidly growing industry. With precision and quality being the most important similarity between these successful manufacturers, it has never been more essential to manage filling variables and handle your cartridges with consistency. 

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If you want to experience the greatness of your own Vape-Jet, all you need to do is drop us a line. While you’re at it, don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Re:Fill newsletter to get early access to company updates, product releases, and other exciting announcements. Follow us on the essentials, too: Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.