ALWAYS USE PAPERS DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER OR THE MANUFACTURER’S AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR. BOOTLEGGED PAPERS MAY OR MAY NOT BE OF THE SAME QUALITY OR STANDARDS AS ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER. TPH PLATES ARE CUT BASED OFF OF ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURE AND BOOTLEGGED PAPERS MAY OR MAY NOT FIT. USES OF BOOTLEGGED PAPERS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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Thousand per Hour™ machine and system is pretty much ready to roll out of the box. You will need to make some minor adjustments to tailor your machine to your installation, but other than that, it is plug and play.
There are five basic parts to your Thousand per Hour™ system. They are:
Both cradles have four height adjustment screws, one in each corner.
Viewed from the bottom – you do not need to turn the cradle upside down to make adjustments
viewed from the top
Each blunt plate is custom cut for the papers you use. Every manufacturer has subtle differences in their tapers and crutch styles. There is no “standard”. The tapers are machined in the plate with six decimal place accuracy so they exactly fit the taper of the paper. We taper the holes in the plate to help minimize spillage & eliminate blow by. There are 512 holes in the large machine, 128 in the small machine.
The plastic funnel provides a backstop so you can be a little more assertive when working your feedstock towards the edges and corners. The seal helps keep spillage to a minimum.
Once you have established where in your facility you wish to set up your work station, set the machine in place, unwrap the cord to the vibrator and connect it to the adjustable speed control. Plug the controller into any wall socket.
Make sure the vibration motor is turned on
You will want to have all of these cords safely tucked out of the way so they don’t interfere with the workspace.
Set the Plate Height of the Shake Cradle
The blunt plate is tapered to provide a sliding stop for your pre-roll papers. The pop up plate is the hard stop. The goal of this adjustment is to have the hard stop of the underlying steel engage the paper just before the sliding stop of the blunt plate does. The correct setting is so the pop up plate is in contact with the crutch of the pre-roll and all tops of the papers are just barely below the top surface of the plate. All crutch tips should rest on the surface of the underlying pop up plate.
You need to lower the plate until they touch.
There are four independently operated height adjustment screws. These screws are located just inside the towers of the cradle and are accessed from the bottom.
There is a wing nut underneath acting as a lock. The head of the screw is the adjustment mechanism. No tools are necessary; you do not need to turn the cradle upside down. Once you loosen the wing nut, the height adjustment screw spins freely and easily.
Rest the blunt plate on a flat surface with at least a dozen or so holes open to the air below. Drop a single empty blunt into any open hole and let it slide to a stop. It should come sliding to a stop 1mm – 2mm below the top surface of the plate. You may need to give the top of the paper a little tap to set it. The paper should fit snugly without distortion.
Measure the distance from the bottom of the plate to the tip of the crutch. Make note of this number. This measurement is the distance between the bottom of the blunt plate and the top surface of the pop up tray. (Note: Be sure to measure from the top of the pop up tray, not the surface of the shake cradle – see picture below)
With the pop up tray resting in the cradle, loosen the wing nuts underneath. Adjust the bolt head underneath so the distance from the surface of the pop up plate to the tip of the nylon nut equals the measurement you just took.
The pop up tray is the one with holes. The cradle itself is lower. Be sure to use the tray, not the cradle as your measuring spot.
Once that distance is set, tighten the wing nut on the bottom. Set the remaining three posts in the same manner.
Check your measurements. Correct if necessary.
Not quite. In this picture, the sliding stop engaged before the hard stop of the pop up tray. You need to lower the blunt plate a wee bit more so the tips of the crutch rest gently on the surface of the pop up plate.
It is advisable you check your work before starting a complete loading of the blunt tray. Do this by dropping a few blunts into the corners and a few in the middle. If all crutches touch the pop up tray in all corners and in the middle while at the same time all the tops are barely below the surface of the plate, then your adjustment is correct. The blunt plate should rest solidly in the cradle. There should be no wobble or tipping.
Set the Height of the Stand by Cradle
You set the height of the stand by cradle the same way you set the height of the shake cradle. The difference is you set the stand by cradle plate height a little bit lower than the shake cradle. Generally speaking, you will want the blunt plate height in the stand by cradle to be such so that more or less 3/8” of paper is sticking up above the surface of the blunt plate. This will allow you to safely handle a full load without damage to either empty papers or full pre-rolls.
How to Operate the System
Some considerations for proper preparation are:
Measuring the feedstock in advance helps assure an even distribution of material in the cones and a higher probability of accurate weights during final QC.
You’re done. It’s that simple.
Notes, Observations and Ideas from the Field
We worked pretty hard to make this simple. Our ultimate customer (the retail buyer) thinks it’s like a fast food burger but the reality is there are an awful lot of variables to making this particular Big Mac. It ain’t as easy as it looks.
You guys out in the field are the ones who designed this system. We built it based upon the things you told us you wanted. And you guys out in the field are the ones who taught us how it should be used. With that said, here are some things that you guys taught us about how to roll the perfect pre-roll which isn’t covered in the operator’s manual.
Veteran Industrial LLC (VI) warrants to:
that the Thousand per Hour (TPH) rolling machine will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 year from date of delivery provided it is used in the manner for which it was designed.
VI will repair or replace the unit or defective part at its option. In the event of a defect or failure in material or workmanship, please notify VI in writing at any of the coordinates above to initiate the warranty process.
VI cannot, is not and will not be responsible for inconsistencies in paper manufacturer’s quality control.
ALWAYS USE PAPERS DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER OR THE MANUFACTURER’S AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR. BOOTLEGGED PAPERS MAY OR MAY NOT BE OF THE SAME QUALITY OR STANDARDS AS ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER. TPH PLATES ARE CUT BASED OFF OF ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURE AND BOOTLEGGED PAPERS MAY OR MAY NOT FIT. USE BOOTLEGGED PAPERS AT YOUR OWN RISK
Thousand per Hour FAQ
Q: What is Thousand per Hour?
A: Thousand per Hour is a shaker based pre-roll machine. It comes in two sizes, the TPH 128, the TPH 512, its extension kits and yes, with a single extension kit you can throw 1,000 pre-rolls on the table in less than 45 minutes.
Q: What is the difference between the TPH 512 & the TPH 128?
A: The TPH 128, “the L’il Fella” fills 128 cones at a time and sits nicely on a shelf when not in use. One person should be able to turn this plate 5-6 times/day for a weekly production of ~3,000 pre-rolls/week. The TPH 512 fills 512 at a whack. It is a dedicated work station. It really comes into play once you start to cross the 3,000/week delivery requirements. Until then, the 128 will probably fulfill your needs. Another advantage of the 128 is it allows you to fulfill those orders of 100 of this strain, 250 of that strain more efficiently. Let your anticipated weekly delivery requirements be your guide.
Q: What is the extension package?
A: The extension package is a standby cradle and extra plate. It does not come with a shaker motor. Utilizing an extension package allows one person to fill a plate with empty blunts while another is filling them. Then, when both are done, they can exchange trays and now while one fills cones w/ feedstock, the other begins his final QC process of verifying weights and closing off. Each extension package on the TPH 512 will bump your production by 5,000-7,500 pre-rolls/week.
Q: Can I get extra plates all by themselves?
A: Yes, but we would ask your intent. If you are looking to skimp on a full production package, we would recommend you to a full on extension kit. Papers are delicate and it is incredibly easy to wipe out several dozen by handling them outside of the cradle and tray. If, however, you are set up for rolling gram pre-rolls and you want another plate so you can do half grams or quarter grams, then absolutely. We designed the system with that in mind. All 512 plates fit the 512 cradle, all 128 plates fit the 128 cradle.
Q: Do you recommend a particular paper?
A: No. We cut our plates to fit the papers you use. We currently have holes for 98 Cones, 98 Raw, 98x26 Kush Supply, 1.25 Raw, 84 Cones and 70 Cones. Marijuana Packaging is starting to carry a generic brand 98x26. It is the same size and taper as a 98x26 Raw and fits that plate beautifully. We have preliminary data on the 109 Raw and 109 Cones, Futurolla 84 and 98 J Ware. If you are looking for a plate for one of these, we can certainly accommodate you. Please contact us for a follow up.
There is one paper we would not recommend and it’s a darn shame because it’s a real nice pre-roll. Cyclones Toasted Hemp Cones are just that, a toasted hemp cone. It’s not that we can’t cut a plate to fit them, it’s that when confronted with a random sampling of a dozen, there were significant variations in the cone diameters making it difficult to cut a viable plate. Darn shame. Nice pre-roll cone. Burns smoothly.
We do not do tubes … yet.
Q: How are they cleaned?
A: The plates are made of machine washable plastic and are impervious to alcohol based solvents. I have found a great way to clean them is to boil a teapot and pour scalding water over and across the face of the plate.
You should expect a little bit of spillage from normal operation. This spillage is usually contained to the pop up tray or the shake cradle. The excess material is easily wiped into a tray leaving little to no residue behind. Many people place the machine in a tray to act as a final catchment. Good idea.
Since the cradle & pop up tray are stainless, if need be, you can wipe it down w/ alcohol. Do not submerge the shake motor in water. It will not survive.
Q: How do I know this machine won’t be obsolete or break down in three years?
A: We worked really hard to make this a really simple machine. It will never be “obsolete” until and unless the industry moves to full automaton. That’s serious money. That said, we have already made adjustments and allowances for a couple of advancements and contingencies which we foresee a high possibility of happening. Your machine is designed to be able to handle any improvements which may be forthcoming.