Devote more time to processing and less on clean-ups with our wine pumps.
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 wine 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 wine pumps 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.
Red wine vinification and remontage
Some of the advantages of the Rotho peristaltic wine pumps 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 pump limits lees residues to one-third of the quantity generated by other pumping and processing systems.
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 wine pumps 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.
Feeding the chillers
The Rotho wine pumps 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.
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 pump to be exploited to its full potential.
Transferring the product and feeding the bottling plant
The Rotho peristaltic wine 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 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.
Dosing additives and enzymes
The Rotho peristaltic wine pumps 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, longer working life and higher abrasion resistance than other types of pump.
Dosing sulphur dioxide in aqueous solution
The Rotho peristaltic wine pumps 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, longer working life and higher abrasion resistance than other types of pump.
Must and Lees and whole grape and grape bunch pumping
Must and Lees and whole grape and grape bunch pumping with Ragazzini’s peristaltic wine pumps 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 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 wine pumps 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.
Ragazzini Rotho Peristaltic Wine Pumps
Our other pumps suited to the Australian Wine Industry:
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
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
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.
- high-efficiency pumps
- removable inspection cover
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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Hydro Innovations is proud to be the sole distributor of Gorman-Rupp pumps in Australia.
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.