The best pumps in Australia for your Vineyard

Quality pumps to meet the requirements of the Australian Wine Industry

Devote more time to processing and less on clean-ups.

Our systems can be configured to deliver simple, straightforward results – allowing companies to devote more time to their process and less on their clean-ups.

Hydro Innovations provides a wide range of quality pumps in Australia to meet the requirements of many applications within the wine industry. From delicately transferring whole grape bunches to pumping your wastewater and aerating lagoons, Hydro Innovations has the pumps you need.

Our products offer safer, more cost effective tailored solutions in the following areas:

The versatile and gentle pump for wine-making – the Ragazzini Rotho Peristaltic Hose Pump – used for:

White wine vinification

The Rotho peristaltic pump can transfer whole grape clusters without altering either the grape berries or skins. The “opening/closing” movement of the tube is static, without the grinding effect of other types of pump. The pumped product is therefore not damaged in any way.

It has been shown that 50% of healthy grape berries reach their destination unaltered and that the musts obtained have a polyphenol content 10-15% lower than with traditional systems.

In practice, undamaged grape skins reduce the quantity of lees during static decantation of the must, obtaining a product that is easy to treat during filtration, clarification, etc. and with guaranteed good keeping qualities during the subsequent phases of vinification.

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Red wine vinification and remontage

Some of the advantages of the Rotho peristaltic pump during this phase.

  • It ensures complete protection from oxygen, or the gas can be injected in pre-established quantities if required
  • The homogeneity of the mass is guaranteed by the delicacy of the pumping action
  • Reduced risk of attack from enzymes like oxidase and polyphenol oxidase, thanks to a reduced “solvent-emulsifying” action on the oxygen
  • Improved selection of aromatic and colouring components thanks to the delicate treatment of solid parts
  • Comparative tests confirm that the Rotho peristaltic pump limits lees residues to one-third of the quantity generated by other pumping and processing systems.
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Transferring the pomace

  • The percentage of lees is very low, about one third of the normal, as the skins are not ruptured by the delicate pumping.
  • No physiological alteration of the liquid part
  • No aeration or contamination of the mass
  • The gentle trauma-free transfer of the mass preserves the fragrance of the product and allows more complete and homogeneous colour extraction.
  • The Rotho peristaltic pump can also be used to pump dried grapes without clogging, avoiding the usual problems caused by the lower quantity of liquid present.
  • Ganymede-type fermenters can be emptied without clogging, despite the presence of a large mass of grape pips on the cone-shaped bottom of the fermenter.
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Feeding the chillers

The Rotho pump optimises heat exchange, modifying the hourly flow rate according to the required temperature by means of an inverter.

The gentle pumping action prevents emulsifying of the oxygen in the fluid when low temperature causes high solubility and prevents the extraction of unwanted substances like tannins, astringents, pectin, lignin, etc.

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Filling the barrels

Thanks to this characteristic, together with its pumping capacity, the Rotho pump can easily be used to fill and empty barrels with absolute delicacy, avoiding all trauma to the pumped wine or agitation of the sediment in the barrels.

The addition of “barrels filling guns” allows the Rotho peristaltic pump to be exploited to its full potential.

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Transferring the product and feeding the bottling plant

The Rotho peristaltic pump is unique in preserving product quality during handling, and can be used all year round for routine product transfers.

In bottling plants, the Rotho peristaltic pump can be used to feed the filler delicately and in proportion to need. Inverter control regulates flow rate according to an analogue signal from the filler without sudden pressure changes, thus avoiding the need for damaging bypasses and product recirculation systems.

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Dosing additives and enzymes

The Rotho peristaltic pump can dose enzymes, bentonite, glycerin, gum arabic and sulphur dioxide with an absolute precision of .5-1%. It therefore improves performance in handling various products, guaranteeing improved operation, a longer working life and higher abrasion resistance than other types of pump.

Dosing sulphur dioxide in aqueous solution

The Rotho peristaltic pump can dose enzymes, bentonite, glycerin, gum arabic and sulphur dioxide with an absolute precision of .5-1%. It therefore improves performance in handling various products, guaranteeing improved operation, a longer working life and higher abrasion resistance than other types of pump.

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Must and Lees and whole grape and grape bunch pumping

Must and Lees and whole grape  and grape bunch pumping with a Ragazzini peristaltic pump offers a delicate pumping action with a range of features including CIP capabilities, early leak detection [to minimise product loss], and pump casings without lubricant [to minimise contamination]. Ragazzini peristaltic pumps offer a slow and gentle pumping action to handle shear sensitive and delicate fluids, making them ideal for the wine industry.

The Rotho peristaltic pump does not damage the grapes, skins, or seeds, during pumping. Comparative tests have shown that more than 50% of the whole berries being pumped pass through the ROTHO pumps totally intact and without damage.

When pumping white whole berries, crushed berries or whole clusters with the Rotho system there is a 10-15% lower polyphenol content than with traditional systems.

Wine pumping accessories enable pumping of whole berries and grape bunches, remote operation and easy hose changes.

By adding a screw feeder with variable speed control, operators can transport whole berries and whole bunches gently, preserving the integrity of the fruit.

By adding a remote control with flow reverse, operators can transport grape skins after the fermentation process. No longer a two-person operation.

By adding an automatic or manual roller release system, hose changes can be accomplished in much less time. Also, this system can take the pressure off the hose when the pump is not in use to extend the life of the hose.

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Our other pumps suited to the Australian Wine Industry:

north bourke abattoir using gorman-rupp rugged and reliable centrifugal self priming pumps

Winery Wastewater

Wastewater pumping with Gorman-Rupp self-priming centrifugal pumps. Capable of priming to depths of 7.6m, Gorman-Rupp pumps are the safest for operators and a low maintenance alternative compared to other pumping types. No issues with grape stalks, gloves or anything else that finds its way into wastewater pits. Large solids handling capability and a large removable cover plate to allow access to pump internals gives operators peace of mind.

  • pump grape stalks and gloves
  • Surface mounted for easy access
  • Safer and easier to maintain
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Lagoon Aeration at your Vineyard

Aerating Lagoons can be more cost-effective by using Gorman-Rupp’s Echo-Storm units. Mounting them on lagoon banks reduces installation costs while producing dissolved oxygen at equal to or better than other kinetic aeration technologies. WHS issues are also greatly reduced, having a positive impact on morale and costs.

  • Reduce COD and BOD
  • Much easier access for monitoring and maintenance
  • Much improved WHS

Echo-Storm Aerator

Gorman-Rupp grey water super u series

Winery Grey Water

Grey Water pumping with Gorman-Rupp self-priming Super U Series pumps. They are high head, so suitable for pumping long distances or for irrigation systems.

  • self-priming
  • high-efficiency pumps
  • removable inspection cover

Hot and Cold Pumping

Efficient Hot and cold water pumping with EDUR centrifugal pumps. With temperature ranges from -40OC to 140OC, EDUR single stage or multi-stage pumps are ideal for heavy duty applications.

  • German quality and reliability
  • Compact design
  • Efficient and rugged

EDUR Refrigerant Pump

Gorman-Rupp VG and VGH Series

EDUR Industry Bloc

EDUR Stainless Bloc

EDUR Multistage

Ramparts sludge pump for Australian Industry

Waste Sludges and Slurries

Waste sludge and slurries can be pumped effectively with Ramparts air-driven diaphragm pumps. Only three wetted moving parts and an “indestructible” pump body make for a cost-effective life cycle.

  • handle slurries to 70% solids by volume
  • flows to 1200 litres per minute
  • run dry indefinitely – indestructible

Ramparts P Series

Ragazzini Rotho Peristaltic Pump

Lampo emergency response unit

Fluids Emergency Response

Lampo Emergency Response units are trailer mounted multi-purpose machines designed to speed up and simplify the deployment of emergency response equipment to provide power, pumping and lighting facilities.

  • Emergency/portable pumping capability
  • 3 phase and single phase power generation
  • 6 metre high 61,000 lumens lighting tower

Lampo Emergency Response Unit

Our expert team is standing by for any questions you have about how to best configure your pump or aeration system.

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Hydro Innovations received a call from Damon Eastaugh of Margaret River Wine Maker Flying Fish Cove, one night, smack bang in the middle of vintage, the most hectic time. Damon’s wastewater surface aerator had broken down!! Not the most desirable situation to be in, in the midst of a pandemic, complicating issues of potential repairs or replacement.

Flying Fish Cove was in need of a simple, reliable and efficient replacement system and FAST.

Hydro got the new Venturi-Aeration system to him and his problem was solved in less than four weeks, including transporting from East Coast to WA.

Damon was very happy with the results his new purchase delivered. Shortly after installation, his BOD had gone down by 1400 ppm from the previous month.

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Of Team Experience in Abattoir Pumping.

We bring you the technical knowledge & experience

Hydro Innovations are proud to distribute a broad range of quality, reliable industrial pumps and aerators for Australian Industry.

Gorman-Rupp is the world leader in self-priming centrifugal wastewater pump technology, Ragazzini manufacture quality Italian peristaltic pumps, EDUR are world leaders in DAF pump technology, Venturi Aerators for simple bank mounted aeration, and Lampo by Euromacchine for emergency response tailor units..

Holding a very large inventory of pumps and spare parts allows us to deliver industry-leading service. With over 88 years combined experience in applying, selecting and troubleshooting pumps, we are also in a good position to help design the best and most cost-effective fluid transfer systems for our customers.

Winery Pumps and Aerators:

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The Gorman-Rupp Super T Series self-priming centrifugal wastewater/sewage pump has been the world benchmark for this technology since 1963 (>50 years). They have been designed for economical, trouble-free operation, with superior solids handling capability and a large inspection cover to access pump internals for service or blockage removal.

Advantages include:

  • Self-Priming pump has the ability to mount high and dry above the wet well (not in it)
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Greatly reduced OH&S issues – no more working over water/heights/cranes/heavy swinging weights
  • Surface-mounted pumps with easy access for monitoring or service
  • Advanced safety features including pressure relief valve to protect operators
  • Improved maintenance features to greatly reduce maintenance time and costs, with removable rotating assembly
  • A variety of materials of construction to handle abrasive and/or corrosive fluids

The Gorman-Rupp Super T Series sewage and wastewater pumps with Eradicator™ Solids Management System are a series of self-priming centrifugal pumps designed specifically for handling municipal and industrial wastewater containing stringy, difficult to pump, solids in suspension (such as wet wipes, rags and feathers).

They have been designed for economical, trouble-free operation, with design features that deliver superior solids handling capability and a large inspection cover to access pump internals for service or blockage removal. Gorman-Rupp Super T Series wastewater and sewage pumps have been used for pumping of WAS and RAS and for digester recirculation with great success in wastewater treatment plants around the country, as well as food process plants, paper mills and other heavy industries. The Eradicator™ system advances the solids handling capabilities of this range.

Advantages include:

  • Ability to mount high and dry above the wet well [not in it]
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Greatly reduced OH&S issues
  • Easy access for monitoring or service
  • Advanced safety features to protect operators
  • Improved maintenance features to greatly reduce maintenance time and costs, with removable rotating assembly
  • A variety of materials of construction to handle abrasive and/or corrosive fluids

The Gorman-Rupp Ultra V Series solids handling sewage and wastewater pumps with Eradicator™ Solids Management System are a series of self-priming centrifugal pumps designed specifically for handling municipal and industrial wastewater containing stringy, difficult to pump, solids in suspension (such as “wet wipes” , rags and feathers).

They have been designed for economical, trouble-free operation, with design features that deliver superior solids handling capability and a large inspection cover to access pump internals for service or blockage removal. Gorman-Rupp Ultra V Series wastewater and sewage pumps have been used for pumping of WAS and RAS and for digester recirculation with great success in wastewater treatment plants around the country, as well as food process plants, paper mills and other heavy industries. The Eradicator™ system advances the solids handling capabilities of this range.

Advantages include:

  • Ability to mount high and dry above the wet well [not in it]
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Greatly reduced OH&S issues
  • Easy access for monitoring or service
  • Advanced safety features to protect operators
  • Improved maintenance features to greatly reduce maintenance time and costs, with removable rotating assembly
  • A variety of materials of construction to handle abrasive and/or corrosive fluids

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Ragazzini Peristaltic Pump are at the cutting edge of  “Hose Pump” design and have the features to make pumping easier. They consist of an elastomeric tube that is squeezed along its length by rollers that push the fluid contained within. This creates a gentle pumping action that doesn’t cause damage to the product. Further advantages include:

  • Handle a range of applications  including food products, abrasives, chemicals and solids
  • High performance including pressures to 15 BAR, reversible flow, and suction lifts
  • Easy maintenance including easy hose replacement and easy leak detection
  • CIP with retractable rollers
  • Greater operator safety
  • Easy access for monitoring or service
  • A variety of hose materials  to handle food, pharmaceuticals, abrasive and/or corrosive fluids

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Ragazzini Rotho Peristaltic Pumps are the ideal choice for dosing and metering.

They consist of an elastomeric tube that is squeezed along its length by rollers that push the fluid contained within. This creates a gentle pumping action that doesn’t cause damage to the peristaltic pump.

Advantages include:

  • Handle a range of fluids including viscous products, abrasives and chemicals
  • High performance including pressures to 15 BAR, reversible flow, and suction lifts
  • Accurate metering as well as high flows (to 180m3/hour)
  • Easy maintenance including easy hose replacement and easy leak detection
  • CIP with retractable rollers
  • Greater operator safety
  • Easy access for monitoring or service
  • A variety of hose materials to handle food, pharmaceuticals, chemical, abrasive and/or corrosive fluids

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The Gorman-Rupp Super U Series self priming dewatering and grey water pumps combines the best features of quality trash pumps in Australia with increased fuel efficiency and higher heads to pump through smaller and/or longer discharge piping systems or overcome the losses in filter systems.

These centrifugal pumps have been designed for economical, heavy duty (24/7) trouble-free operation.

Advantages include:

  • Ability to mount high and dry above the water (not in it)(to 7.6m)
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Greatly reduced OH&S issues
  • Easy access for monitoring or service
  • Advanced safety features to protect operators
  • Improved maintenance features to greatly reduce maintenance time and costs, with removable rotating assembly
  • A variety of materials of construction to handle abrasive and/or corrosive fluids
  • Any engine brand required by the customer
  • Choice of skid or trailer mounted configuration

Our Team is available to answer your pump query within the hour

Hydro’s experts are standing by to help you get the best pump, aerators and genuine spare parts for your specific project.

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Gorman-Rupp is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of self-priming sewage pumps and wastewater pumping equipment, and has been for more than 75 years. They offer a diverse range of high performance, high-quality, reliable pumps and pumping systems required for lasting service in wastewater pumps, sewage pumps, industrial waste, petroleum, fire and OEM markets. Learn more about Gorman-Rupp and our other partners »

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