Winegrowers Supplies - Champagne bottle Corkers and wire Muselet tighteners
Semi manual corker:-
SL model PL-3 CHAMPAGNA: 1690 Euros
The machine is 'assisted' by an air cylinder. Pressing
the stainless steel handle down releases the air cylinder, which enables the
compression of the jaws through a special mechanism and pushes the cork into the bottle.
An air compressor is required, to replenish the air cylinder; a compressor with a 50 litre tank is suggested.
For 375ml, 500ml, 750ml or 1500ml champagne bottles:
Four hard-polythene compressing jaws, strong stainless steel frame, weighs 25 kilos.
This model can also be used to cork normal wine bottles,
When placing the cork in the jaws, the 'best end' of the cork should be at the bottom, that's the end that will be in contact with the wine.
Initially the stainless steel rod will not be in the centre of the cork, because two of the jaws only move slightly, the other two jaws move inwards to compress the cork.
The top of the cork should be at the same level as the top of white jaws', then pull down the manual handle.
Then press the button on the left hand side to activate the pneumatic cylinder, which then closes the jaws and pushes down on the centre of the cork.
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Hand operated automatic wire muselet tighteners
Corker, 4190 Euros
For Champagne corks (31.5 mm diameter x up to 50 mm tall) and straight corks (26 to 30 mm diameter x up to 50 mm tall).
Separate bench mounted wire muselet tightener, 2200 Euros.
Corking and wire-muzzling 'monobloc', 7795 Euros
Powered by electricity (380 Volts, 1200 Watts) and compressed air.
Wire muzzling operation by two push-buttons, pneumatic bottle lifting and pneumatic wire-muzzle closing.
Prices shown are exclusive of Vat.
Delivery usually will need to be charged at cost.