igwLAB is a GMP-compliant, specialized manufacturing execution and quality tracking system (MES) built specifically for the cannabis industry. The igwLAB provides information to help manufacturing decision makers understand how current conditions on the plant floor can be optimized to improve production output. igwLAB software was designed to help extraction facility operations manage material and information flow. The process of extracting hemp biomass into cbd or cbg oils requires extraction equipment, distillation equipment, and formulations operations to finish goods such as vapor pens or cbd pills. The software includes thirteen unique individual modules that guides operators, quality managers, and laboratory personnel through the production process. The software creates master batch records for each step in the process so that maximum traceablity can be achieved and easily reported on.
Why igwLAB is needed
There's a lot of science intertwined with the extraction process. While you don't need to be a chemist to execute, you do need a system that will help with tracking and recording critical quality data.
Each piece of equipment in your extraction facility uses factors like temperature, pressure, time, volume and weight to shape an end product, manage risk, and comply with a rule or regulation.
Extraction isn’t just knowing what buttons to press on a piece of equipment. It’s about tracking all the data so you can manage your production and tell it where to go instead of wondering where it went. This is crucial to your success as a manufacturer. As a busy entrepreneur, it is not possible to manage the complexity effectively with just a pen, a calculator, and a to-do list.
How igwLAB will impact your botanical extraction facility
If you purchased a full solution from extraktLAB, you know that each piece of equipment is part of something larger, and that each piece of equipment in that process was specifically selected to increase efficiency, eliminate bottlenecks, and ensure you don’t leave any money on the table.
igwLAB software and hardware stations throughout your facility measure the performance of each of these stages individually and collectively through 34 different reports utilizing nearly 100 data points. These reports give you the vital pulse of your extraction facility.
The stages included with igwLAB are Receiving, Milling, Decarboxylation, Extraction, Dewaxing, Distillation, Formulation, Isolate, Filling and Packaging, Shipping, Analytical, Sampling. Each stage configuration was built specifically to fill the complex needs of a botanical extraction facility. You can expect a greater degree of measure and monitor control over each of the factors that impact these stages.