Hydro Innovations provide a wide range of quality pumps and aerators in Australia to meet the requirements of many applications within the Wine Industry. Our products offer safer, more cost effective solutions in the following areas:
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.
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.
Aerating Lagoons can be more cost effective by using Venturi-Aeration 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.