Winegrowers Supplies - Grape Crusher/De-stemmers and De-stemmer/Crushers
An article about crushing and de-stemming.
Second-hand:-TM-1500-SS: up to 1500 kilos/hour motorised crusher/de-stemmer, £675
It's similar to the I-1500-SS below, and has a home-made wooden trolley with it.
Condition looks good, I'm not sure how old it is but it hasn't done much work.
I-1000 Crusher/De-stemmer - up to 1000 kilos/hour. Ribbed aluminium crushing rollers, painted metal frame, hopper and paddles, stainless steel cage, £343
A separate stand is available for this model or the I-1500 below, painted steel, £136
or Motor driven:- Please note that with any motor driven de-stemmer it is a Health & Safety requirement that the machine is raised sufficiently high above floor level that the operator cannot reach over the top and touch the moving parts.
I-1500 Crusher/De-stemmer - 230 volt motor, stainless steel cage, rubber star-shaped crushing rollers, powder coated steel frame and hopper, also a tall hopper extension which is not shown in the photograph, 620 Euros (£564) advice for use
W-1500 Crusher/De-stemmer - 230 or 380 volt motor, up to 1500 kilos/hour, all stainless steel cage, frame and hopper (900mm x 500mm), ribbed aluminium crushing rollers, 910 Euros (£827)
I-1500-SS Crusher/De-stemmer - stainless steel cage, frame and hopper, rubber star-shaped crushing rollers, throughput up to 1500 kilos/hour, 230 or 380 volt motor, 1030 Euros (£936)
With the above de-stemmers the berries drop down from the bottom of the de-stemmer, so it must be positioned directly over a press, or over a vat (or large sheet of clean heavy-duty polythene), or over:-
a Kiesel stainless steel mohno-pump fitted with a special 600mm x 600mm stainless steel hopper and auger (90-Maische/DN65 connecting thread) and DN65 thread outlet. For pumping de-stemmed grapes (or juice/wine, with suitable reducing adaptors), all 380 volt (3-phase):-
SP05 B02 1.0/1.9kWatt, 700/1400 rpm, up to 5000/10,000 litres/hour, 1865
SP05 B03 2.2 kWatt, variable speed motor 250-1400 rpm, 1500 to 8000 litres/hour, 2745 Euros
Stainless steel hopper and auger, £395
Adaptor 90Maische to DN65 (for when the hopper is replaced with DN65, for pumping wine), £80
DN65 hose-tail, £60 (plus 65mm tubing to convey the crushed berries into a press or tank)
With extra connectors the pump can also be used as a normal wine pump:-
straight adaptor (for inlet) DN65 female to 32-Mainz (or DN32) male, £85
90° bend adaptor (for outlet) DN65 female to 32-Mainz (or DN32) male, £102
Replacement stators: SP4 £64; SP45 £83; SP5 £109
Note: we have found that this hopper system does not work with milled apples; the small pieces of apple hold the juice, so there is no liquid to assist the flow through the pump.
De-stemmer/Crushers, floor standing, motor driven:-
I-2000 De-stemmer/Crusher - stainless steel, throughput up to 2000 kilos/hour, 230 or 380 volt motor, built-in 'mash-pump', 1425 Euros (£1295)
I-3000 De-stemmer/Crusher - stainless steel, throughput up to 3000 kilos/hour, 230 or 380 volt motor, built-in 'mash-pump', 1270mm x 750mm x 1370mm, 1620 Euros (£1472)
T.E.M. Precisa - De-stemmer/Crusher
These machines are of the latest design which allows highly accurate grape processing and easy cleaning. The standard version has a stainless steel beater with rubber coated blades.
The rotating de-stemming cage is made of stainless steel and has rounded, deep-pressed holes.
For delicate grape varieties a special Moplen plastic basket is available @ 510 Euros extra.
Removable rubber crushing rollers 860 Euros extra, must gathering tank 460 Euros extra.
D = 60mm hose connection from the must gathering tank to an external large mohno-pump or impellor pump.
The active rotary basket system, allowing adjustment of the distance of the beater from the
basket, makes it possible to customise stalk removal depending on the grape variety being processed.
All models are fitted with speed change drive, the 150 and 200 models are also fitted with basket speed change drive. The beaters are rubber-coated fixed blades on the 50, 70 and 100 and with adjustable rubber blades on the 150 and 200 models. Adjustable blades can be fitted on all models, as an optional feature. The standard basket is made of stainless steel and on request Moplen (for 50, 70 and 100 models), also on request it is possible to have different perforation sizes of the stainless steel basket. The rubber rollers are mobile and adjustable and can be tilted for washing. The external pump to be connected to the machine can be rubber-impeller, piston, peristaltic or eccentric screw (mohno). In the version without tub, a pump with eccentric-screw, elliptic piston or peristaltic hopper is required. The beater, basket and must collection tub are removable for easy cleaning.
Precisa 50 (4000 to 5000 kilos/hour),
300 - 550 rpm, 2140 x 760 x 1460 mmH, 250 kilos, 5390 Euros
Precisa 70 (5000 to 7000 kilos/hour),
300 - 550 rpm, 2140 x 760 x 1520mmH, 390 kilos, 5975 Euros
Precisa 100 (8000 to 10,000 kilos/hour),
200 - 550 rpm, 2340 x 760 x 1520mmH, 420 kilos, 6480 Euros
Precisa 150 (12,000 to 15,000 kilos/hour),
200 - 550 rpm, 2140 x 900 x 1740mmH, 550 kilos, Euros
Precisa 200 (17,000 to 20,000 kilos/hour),
200 - 550 rpm, 2310 x 900 x 1740mmH, 630 kilos, Euros
+ delivery to you @ 396 Euros.
Lugana 2R: 7,090 Euros:-
or Lugana 2R-TL: 8,090 Euros:-
As the grape bunches are loaded into the feed hopper, a short auger feeds them into
the rotating de-stemmer drum. By de-stemming prior to crushing a superior must
is obtained. The de-stemming drum has round countersunk holes; this avoids
maceration of the fruit and keeps the grape stems intact.
The rotary de-stemming paddles offer the winemaker the possibility of adjusting the de-stemmer axle for the best operation on specific grape varieties. The speed of the grape in-feed auger is adjustable independently of the speed of the de-stemming paddles. This allows the flow of grapes through the machine to be optimized for each variety.
The Laguna's crushing rollers are mounted under the de-stemming drum so that stalks are not crushed. The rollers are made of rubber and they have small teeth in order to have a special crushing action. Two calibrated hand wheels on the outside of the machine allow the operator to set the roller spacing to give the desired amount of crushing.
Optionally, for the most careful winemakers, a drum made of plastic can be supplied.
If you don't like using suction pumps, you can use other types of pump equipped with a must gathering hopper, ideally eccentric screw (mohno) pumps: the must gathering tank just slides out.
Prices shown are exclusive of Vat.
Delivery will usually need to be charged at cost.