The 420 Cannabis Remediation Systems

Pass State Mandated Testing Levels with 99.9% Confidence

Rad Source’s patented Quastar® Photonic Decontamination technology provides the cannabis industry with the only technology to safely inactivate Mold, Powdery Mildew, Aspergillus, BTGN, Yeast, Salmonella, E. coli, Coliform and other challenging microbes. Our room-temperature process maintains flower integrity with nominal to no effect on terpenes, potency or moisture.

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Peace-of-Mind Cannabis Testing™

Rad Source’s Photonic Decontamination (light) process, which uses the same technology that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved to prevent the growth of dangerous microbes in food, keeps consumers and employees of growing facilities safe because it completely eliminates the presence of harmful chemicals. No chemicals also mean that the terpenes, potency, moisture, and visual quality of the product remain intact.

RS 420 Series also conforms to all federal guidelines within Schedule II, Part XV of the Canadian C.R.C., c. 1370 Radiation Emitting Devices ACT as a Cabinet X-ray System.

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Features and Specifications

Superior High-Quality Photons – Highest Flower Penetration

The RS 420 produces efficient short light wavelengths that assure 99.9% remediation efficiency rate and the power to penetrate a tightly packed flower to destroy challenging microbial at their DNA level preventing reproduction.

Protects Public Health

  • Uses the same technology as the FDA has approved for food to reduce dangerous microbes in biomass.
  • The proven technology in use in Canada and the Netherlands for cannabis.

Repairable Light Source Design – Low Cost of Ownership

  • The Quastar light is engineered to be repairable and last up to 7 years.
  • Only Quastar can achieve superior dose uniformity resulting in lower run times.

Designed for Life Science, Natural Fit for Cannabis

  • The Quastar emitter is designed to perform as well with Cannabis as it does for Life Science applications.
  • For the cannabis market, it is specifically designed to inactivate microbes at their DNA levels thus inhibiting their ability to reproduce and grow.

Superior Flower Integrity

  • Photonic Decontamination will not heat the flower, thus causing premature decarboxylation of THCA.
  • Unlike chemical and other energy remediation processes, Rad Source’s solution will leave the terpenes, potency, moisture, and visual quality of your product intact.

Chemical and Residual Free Technology

 Photonic Decontamination penetrates the flower with light and will not saturate the surface layers of a flower with disinfectants or other potentially toxic chemicals, nor will photonic decontamination leave any potential residuals.

Helps Prevent the Risk of Secret Shopper

  • Microbials can continue to grow inside the flower and on the surface even after other remediation technology processes the harvest.
  • The photonic decontamination method for decontamination is the best choice to be able to penetrate the flower.

Hassle-free Onsite Processing

Rad Source’s proprietary carousel technology stabilizes the loaded cannabis canisters and gently moves the flower around the light source to provide unmatched dose uniformity and decontamination without damaging trichomes or other physical characteristics of the product.

Physical Appearance and Integrity Maintained

Rad Source’s proprietary carousel technology stabilizes the loaded cannabis canisters and gently moves the flower around the light source to provide unmatched dose uniformity and decontamination without damaging trichomes or other physical characteristics of the product.

Instrument Portability

Models RS 420 M and RS 420 Q are mounted on sturdy caster wheels for convenient portability and placement improving product workflow efficiency.

Safe, Clean, and Green

Uses efficient short wavelength electromagnetic energy (light) which is safe, clean, and green as nature intended.

Proven Reliability – Earned Trust

Established in 1997, with more than 1,000 instrument installs in renowned hospitals, universities, government, research, and life science institutions worldwide, Rad Source has provided the world’s leading companies with reliable technology solutions and services.

Equipment Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • RS 420 M: 30.0 x 36.0 x 64.0″ (76.2 x 91.44 x 162.6 cm)
  • RS 420 Q: 46.0 x 36.0 x 74.0″ (116.8 x 91.4 x 188.0 cm)
  • RS 420 XL: 73.0 x 50  x 78” (186 x 127 x 198 cm)

Internal Chamber Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • RS 420 M: 11.0 x 14.0” x 13.3″ (27.9 x 35.6 x 33.7 cm)
  • RS 420 Q: 22.5 x 25 x 10.3″ (57.2 x 63.5 x 26.1 cm)
  • RS 20 XL: 34.5 x 29.7 34.5″ (87.8 x 75.4 x 87.8 cm)

Clearance Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • RS 420 M: 38 x 40 x 75“ (96.52 x 101.60 x 190.5 cm)
  • RS 420 Q: 52 x 42 x 80“ (132.08 x 106.68 x 203.20 cm)
  • RS 420 XL: 78 x 53 x 83“ (98.12 x 134.62 x 210.82 cm)

Equipment Weight:

  • RS 420 M: 1350 lbs. (612.35 kg)
  • RS 420 Q: 2450 lbs. (1111.30 kg)
  • RS 420 XL: 5,600 lbs. (2540 kg)

Power

  • RS 420 M: Single Phase, 208/240, 40 amps
  • RS 420 Q: Single Phase, 208/240, 40 amps
  • RS 420 XL: Single Phase, 208/240, 60 amps

Processing Volume

  • RS 420 M: ~ 1-2 lbs. / 3-5 hr. /cycle (based on product density & 2,000-2,500 Gy dose)
  • RS 420 Q: 2.5-5 lbs. / 4-5 hr. /cycle (based on product density & 2,000-2,500 Gy dose)
  • RS 420 XL: 25-50 lbs. / 7-10 hr. /cycle (based on product density & 2,000-2,500 Gy dose)

Installation:

  • For the Installation, typically the unit will arrive at your facility in the morning and will be met by our install team.
  • All irradiators receive a quality inspection, dose map, and radiation survey prior to shipment and again at installation.
  • On-site Training Included at installation.

Requires external closed-loop water chiller to be supplied by customer.  Contact one of our Rad Source Executives for specifications.

WARRANTY INFORMATION

  • 1 year or 2,400 hours initial Warranty on all parts, labor, and travel (excluding cosmetic items).

 

  • All irradiators receive a quality inspection, dose map, and radiation survey prior to shipment and again at installation.
  • All irradiators are manufactured as cabinet x-ray systems and conform to the radiation safety guidelines in CFR – Code of Federal Regulations Title 21. Sec. 1020.40 Cabinet x-ray systems.
  • Our device conforms to federal guidelines 21 CFR 1020.40 as a Cabinet X-ray System and meets all radiation safety requirements specified in the Canadian Radiation Emitting Devices Act (RED).
  • RS 420 Series devices also conform to federal guidelines within Schedule II, Part XV of the Canadian C.R.C., c. 1370 Radiation Emitting Devices ACT as a Cabinet X-ray System
  • Although not required, we recommend bags approved for the irradiation of food and food processing per 21 CFR 179.45
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FAQs

DOES PHOTONIC DECONTAMINATION CHANGE THE FLOWER INTEGRITY?

No, photonic decontamination does not heat flower, which causes premature decarboxylation of THC A.

WHAT IS A COLONY FORMING UNIT (CFU)?

  • A measurement of the number of viable organisms on a sample, proportional to the number of colonies on a plate.
  • Some microbial colonies double every 20 minutes 36x/day or 1080/month
  • Consider time to dispensary and shelf time to sale.

It is critical to understand the risks associated with the re-growth supposedly “cleaned product.”

WHAT IS BOTRYTIS CINEREA (BUD ROT)?

  • It is necrotrophic – pathogens that derive nutrients from dead or dying cells.
  • Botrytis travels through water, air, clothing, fertilizer, container, and tools.
  • Botrytis thrives in humidity, soil, and plants.

WHAT IS FUSARIUM (AKA THE STEALTH BOMBER)?

  • Out of sight, Out of mind – hard to detect, hidden in soil, acts as “stealth bomber.”
  • Form – comes in the form of plant & root rot.
  • Relentless – continuously infects the plant in the form of wilt or root rot.
  • Visual Signature – it’s incredibly visual with white or grey foam on bud and leaves.
  • Fusarium travels through water, air, clothing, fertilizer, container, and tools.
  • Fusarium thrives in humidity, soil, and plants.

WHAT IS POWDERY MILDEW?

  • It is one of the most common blights to cannabis.
  • Powdery Mildew contains the most carcinogens.
  • Powdery Mildew travels through water, air, clothing, fertilizer, container, and tools.
  • Powdery Mildew thrives in humidity, soil, and plants.

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