Growers Network Staff

September 18, 2020 12 min read
September 18, 2020
12 min read

Best Automatic Joint Roller for Cannabis and Hemp

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In this article, Growers Network the best affordable automatic joint roller on the market. Read on to see how the Mini-Rocketbox from STM save you time and money, as well as increase productivity in your operation.

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While there will always be a place for hand-rolled joints, hand-rolling in a commercial facility is a thing of the past. While it remains an art form, manually rolling or hand-packing cones just isn’t competitive in the growing marijuana and hemp markets. Though it might reduce upfront expenses, growers will find that the cost will quickly become infeasible as production scales up. Let’s explore this.

Imagine you've hired a world record hand joint roller to make your joints. Insanely fast and able to roll a single joint in under 5 seconds, it seems like this would be plenty of speed for operation, since unhindered, an ultra-talented roller will be able to produce a couple thousand pre-rolled joints a day. But is that a lot? It seems like it, right?

The truth is that the number of pre-rolled joints produced and sold is going to depend on the producer’s size, market share, ability to keep up with demands, etc. For a small operation producing only a handful of joints per day, producing pre-rolls by hand probably makes sense, but what happens when we scale up to hundreds or even thousands of joints per day?

Though certainly a useful skill, hand-rolling won't make you competetive.

There will come a time when paying someone upwards of fifteen dollars an hour to process joints is no longer cost-effective. One single full-time joint roller will cost a business $600/week in this scenario, which again, may sound very reasonable depending on a facility’s needs. However, as demands increase, it makes less and less sense to continue paying an employee to do something a machine can do much more efficiently.

When is it time to think about an automatic cone filling machine? In our hypothetical case featuring a world-record caliber roller, it happens as soon as the demand exceeds the number of pre-rolls a facility can produce by hand. A facility’s choices at this point are: overtime pay, additional rollers, or finding a quality pre-roll machine. Equally important, brands looking to obtain a competitive advantage could benefit from upgrading to a machine that can begin to produce more high-quality, consistent pre-rolled joints.

While purchasing a piece of equipment can be a daunting leap of faith, a pre-roll machine such as the Mini-RocketBox PLUS+ from STM can pay for itself in a matter of days or weeks, depending on your production volume.

Why the Mini-RocketBox PLUS+ over the competition? Check out the table below and see for yourself.

Mini-RocketBox vs. Futurola Knockbox 3 at a Glance

STM Mini-Rocketbox Futurola Knockbox
Rolls per Cycle 143 pre-rolls per 45 sec 100 pre-rolls in 2 min
Daily Capacity 11,000 pre-rolls per day

5,000 pre-rolls per day
Versatility Great for small runs, infused joints and start-ups on a budget great for small runs
Customization Variable adjustable dial (Low, Medium, High) Not applicable
Lifecycle/Reliability 10 years
Durable and Reliable
Stainless Steel
A few months to 2 years
Plastic/foam constructions
Warranty 1 year parts and labor Limited
Training Full library of Training Videos & Materials No training
Price $6000 $5000

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The Mini-Rocketbox by STM

Not only does the Mini-RocketBox pre-roll machine outperform the best hand-rollers in the world, it outperforms the next best machine on the market, able to fill and pack 143 cones in 45 seconds or up to 11,000 joints per day, but the advantage doesn’t end there. Here’s a quick breakdown of the advantages of purchasing the Mini-RocketBox PLUS+:

  • 10x more productivity over hand rolling & up to 4x’s faster than its closest competitor
  • Exclusive access to in-depth training videos, pre-roll tips & tricks
  • One-year warranty on parts and labor
  • Customizable settings
  • Lowers labor costs & overhead

How does it compare to the original RocketBox?

The Mini-RocketBox mimics the same advanced metering system of STM’s larger model and features everything people loved about the RocketBox, just smaller and less feature-rich.

Exclusive RocketBox Technology
Using the same proprietary technology that gave birth to RocketBox, STM’s “mini” creation is on par with its giant counterpart when it comes to producing high-quality, evenly packed pre-rolls that allow for superior consumer experience.

Superior Performance.
Producing 143 pre-rolls in 45 seconds or up to 11,000 pre-rolls per day, the Mini-RocketBox has set the standard high with the level of automation its exceptional engineering has bestowed it with, making it second to none in the market today.

Durable & Bulit for Commercial Use
Just like its parent pre-roll machine, the RocketBox, this mini version is definitely built to last as it’s constructed from stainless steel and aluminum materials to ensure that it lives up to STM’s reputation of consistently delivering to meet customers’ satisfaction.

Food-grade Materials
To eliminate any cross-contamination or unwanted reactions and impurities on your cannabis products, it is imperative that all processes in the production including packaging into pre-rolls are kept clean, sterilized, and safe—to ultimately ensure the integrity of your deliverables.

Renowned Customer Support
Each customer who purchases a Mini-RocketBox gets full access to STM’s exclusive Client Portal, filled with training videos and FAQs to get your team up and running in no time.

The STM Mini-RocketBox pre-roll machine can fill up to 1.2 gram joints, is great for small batch runs and can even be utilized to produce infused joints.

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