Alkoomi Wines and the Ragazzini DF190 Success Story

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Alkoomi Wines

Alkoomi Wines and the Ragazzini DF190 Success Story

  • Alkoomi Wines
  • WA
  • 2023
  • Winery
  • Wine Must Pumping
  • Ragazzini Pump
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Project Background

Alkoomi Wines is an Australian winery based at Frankland River, in the Great Southern wine region of Western Australia, founded in 1971. During that time Rod and Sandy Hallet [owners and Chief Executives of Alkoomi Wines] have built a culture of committed people and high-quality crafted wines, making them an icon in the Frankland River Wine Region.

Rod Hallet has been using a Ragazzini DF190 pump for almost 20 years and says “it has been the backbone of our operations over the vintage period every year”.

Rod Hallet has been using a Ragazzini DF190 pump for almost 20 years and says “it has been the backbone of our operations over the vintage period every year”. He said “we tried others and had problem after problem, and Ragazzini had a great reputation, especially for red wine must pumping”. Rod uses the pump for pumping must and for pumping over, and uses it because it is very gentle on his valuable product. He said “It’s a great bit of kit. We’ve had it for almost 20 years, buying it in 2004, and we’ve replaced hoses maybe 2-3 times in that entire period”.

The Solution

The Ragazzini DF190 Rotho Peristaltic pump is at the cutting edge of “Hose Pump” design and has the features to make pumping easier. Ragazzini peristaltic pumps 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 [grape skins, stems or seeds]. Further advantages include:

• Fully cast housings for rugged reliability and long product life.
• A leak detector to allow lubrication free casings, reducing the risk of product loss or contamination.
• Reversible flow – can run in either direction.
• Only the soft and smooth internal tube layer contacts the fluid. No seals or check valves to cause obstructions or wear.
• Control of speed with optional VFD with 10:1 turndown available.
• CIP with retractable rollers on some models – also extends hose life and makes changing hoses easier.
• Run dry without damage to the pump.
• Pump grapes and grape bunches with optional feed screw on larger models.

Asked for a last word on his Ragazzini pump, Rod said “very reliable. It has never let us down”.

For more information please contact Hydro Innovations on 02 9898 1800 or info@hydroinnovations.com.au

The Pump

Ragazzini Rotho Peristaltic Pumps 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 feature makes the pump easy to clean, maintain and last longer. Ragazzini pumps are very easy to access for monitoring and maintenance making them safer for operators.

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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 pumped media.

Advantages include:

  • Handle a range of fluids including viscous products, abrasives, and chemicals
  • High performance including pressures to 158 BAR, reversible flow, and suction lifts
  • Accurate metering as well as high flows (to 180m3/hour)
  • Can run dry without damage
  • Reverse flow by reversing motor
  • Self-priming to 9 metres
  • No seals or valves to clog, fail, or replace
  • Easy maintenance including easy hose replacement and easy leak detection
  • CIP with retractable rollers available on some models
  • Greater operator safety
  • Easy access for monitoring or service
  • A variety of hose materials to handle food, pharmaceuticals, chemical, abrasive, and/or corrosive fluids [See brochure]

Download the Brochure | Ask Our Team

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, sludge, and solids
  • High performance including pressures to 15 BAR, reversible flow, and suction lifts
  • Run dry without damage
  • No seals or valves to clog or fail/replace
  • Only one part [the hose] comes in contact with the pumped media.
  • No [expensive] messy fluid lubricant in the casing
  • 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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Hydro Innovations is proud to distribute a broad range of quality, reliable and industry-leading industrial pumps and aerators.

We are also delighted to share that Hydro Innovations is proud to be the exclusive distributor of Gorman-Rupp Pumps.

Gorman-Rupp is the world leader in self-priming centrifugal wastewater pump technology, and invests heavily in R&D, and in training for their international representatives – like Hydro Innovations.

This puts us in an excellent position to make the very best recommendations for our Australian customers.

Our other suppliers, Ragazzini of Italy and EDUR of Germany, are also world leaders in their respective technologies (Peristaltic Pumps – Ragazzini, and Specialist centrifugal pumps – EDUR).

We carry a very large inventory of pumps and spare parts for all of these brands, to help us to deliver industry-leading service.