We break bottlenecks
Building a smooth, high-yield, maximum quality production process has never been easy. It can feel like every bottleneck goes on to become its own minefield. But there are solutions, and we truly believe that ours are the best on the market. You have the entrepreneurial spirit that got you to this exciting moment. We have the scientific acumen to take you to the next level.
Why Beaker & Wrench?
We’ve been there.
We are serious scientists with proven backgrounds in the cannabis industry. If your business is primed to accomplish something special but you need the innovative machinery and science-tech mastery to pull it off, let us be your first call.
We are committed to ensuring you get the highest quality, top-volume yield to which you’re striving. That’s why we don’t just sell systems – we deliver, install, set up, and train you and your staff to get the best possible results. If you already know what you’re doing when it comes to wiped film evaporation, then you also know this system is the best on the market. Our machines fit on a lift gate and can be delivered ASAP so you can get going.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Beaker & Wrench
Beaker & Wrench was founded by a chemist and a mechanical engineer who share a love for science.
Lilibel worked in the first state-licensed cannabis manufacturing lab in Berkeley, CA where she met Ace who helped her with a clogging issue on her machinery. Ace prototyped and fabricated the first peristaltic pump for Lilibel’s wiped-film evaporator.
While Ace and Lilibel worked full-time, they sold the wiped-film pumps to other labs as a side-business. They named it “Beaker & Wrench” to celebrate their respective talents and interests. At the time, they operated out of their guest bedroom in Oakland, CA and TechShop in San Francisco, CA.
Ace and Lilibel moved to Los Angeles, CA to work as full-time consultants in a cannabis lab, where they continued to innovate their small product line. Upon receiving a larger than expected shipment of stainless steel to their Santa Monica apartment in April of 2018, they found they can no longer do business out of their home.
They expanded to a 900 sq. ft. warehouse in Los Angeles, CA, where they transitioned Beaker & Wrench to a full-time business alongside 2 employees.
In January 2019, Beaker & Wrench moved to a 3200 sq. ft. warehouse where they transitioned from retrofitting their gear and peristaltic pumps to other machinery. Beaker & Wrench launched their first in-house designed wiped-film evaporator.
The 6” wiped-film evaporator became their flagship product, while the new design for the 12” wiped-film evaporator commenced. Despite COVID-19 devastating the supply chain, the team expanded to 10 employees, continued to get shipments delivered on time, and had a profitable year. Beaker & Wrench hired their first CFO.
The Beaker & Wrench team continues to grow as demand continues to increase. The company migrates to a 12,500 sq. ft. facility in Commerce, CA. Beaker & Wrench’s new patent pending technology continues to raise the bar for wiped-film evaporation. Their team of engineers begin to explore new methods of cannabis oil refinement…
CFOLora began her career in Investment Banking in New York City in 2004 and received her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in 2009. She brings a plethora of financial planning and analysis experience to B&W. Most recently she…
PresidentAs a chemist at a cannabis laboratory in Berkely, CA, Lilibel optimized her lab to exponentially increase output. Her passion for bringing cannabis science into the light sparked the vision for what Beaker & Wrench is today.
CEOA licensed professional engineer who brings 10+ years of mechanical engineering and hardware design experience. Ace engineered the robot, “Gemini” for the second season of the TV show Battlebots. He is a native of the Bay Area and enjoys kiteboarding,…
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“I couldn’t be happier with our tricked out 4″ wiped film from Beaker&Wrench. It is not really the parameters in my opinion – it is that super deep vac and high CFM on crude that is all already 86% on the first pass!”
“From contact to install to getting started, the whole process was surprisingly simple. I’m making 3x times the product with way more confidence and a lot more profit. I just wish I’d made the leap sooner.”
“Best customer service in the industry, seriously. Install was seamless – and then the BnW Wiped Film Evaporator tripled my output within a few days! I’ve saved millions and made a few of my own using their equipment. Highly recommend.”