Winegrowers Supplies - Grape Crusher/De-stemmers and De-stemmer/Crushers
An article about crushing and de-stemming.
Simple manual crusher for grapes and berries:-
101108734 40 x 40 cm hopper, aluminium serrated rollers, without claws, £192.00
With these models you can adjust the gap between the rollers, a couple of nuts have to be undone and one roller slid outwards before re-tightening. If you open up the gap then you have less crushing. It all depends on the size of the berries and how easily they come off the stalks, this varies with grape variety and ripeness. If the berries are hard to remove then you will need to tilt the crusher/de-stemmer (e.g. with a block of wood under the outlet end) so that it takes longer to push the bunches 'uphill'. The stalks fall out at the end, ideally there should be a bin to collect these. Unripe berries are best dispensed with, but it is possible to put stalks back through the machine if you feel there are good berries still on.
Crusher/De-stemmer - throughput up to 600 kilos/hour. Ribbed aluminium crushing rollers, painted metal frame, hopper and beater-paddles;
stainless steel cage (easily removable) with 15 mm diameter holes, weighs about 40 kilos, 420 Euros
or all in stainless steel, 765 Euros
Stainless steel cages with different diameter holes are available for other fruit:-
11 mm diameter, for elderberries, 82 Euros
25 mm diameter for small fruits, rowan berries, currants, 56 Euros
A separate stand is available for this model or the I-1500 below, painted steel, 149 Euros
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, 720 Euros
Throughput up to 1500 kilos/hour, 230 volt motor, star-shaped rubber crushing rollers, stainless steel cage (easily removable), enamel coated steel frame and hopper, also a tall hopper extension which is not shown in the photograph. advice for use
I-1500-SS Crusher/De-stemmer, 1190 Euros
Throughput up to 1500 kilos/hour, 230 volt motor, star-shaped rubber crushing rollers, stainless steel cage (easily removable), frame and hopper, also a tall hopper extension which is not shown in the photograph.
With the above de-stemmers the berries drop down from the bottom of the de-stemmer, so must be positioned directly over a press, or over a collecting bin, or over a hopper with auger.
Crusher/De-stemmers: floor standing, motor driven, easily removable stainless steel cage, 'mash-pump' at bottom outlet:-
without crushing rollers:-
FS-1500-10 - painted steel, throughput up to 1500 kilos/hour, 230 Volt 1.5 kWatt motor, 995 Euros
FS-2000-11 - stainless steel, throughput up to 2000 kilos/hour, 230 Volt 1.5 kWatt motor, 1620 Euros
FS-3000-14 - stainless steel, throughput up to 3000 kilos/hour, 230 Volt 1.5 kWatt motor, 127 x 75 x 137 cm high, 1780 Euros
or with star-shaped rubber crushing rollers:-
FS-2000-54 - stainless steel, throughput up to 2000 kilos/hour, 230 Volt 1.9 kWatt motor, 1695 Euros
FS-3000-55 - stainless steel, throughput up to 3000 kilos/hour, 230 Volt 1.9 kWatt motor, 127 x 75 x 137 cm high, 1875 Euros
option: 380 Volt 3-phase motor.
Rebel-30: De-stemmer/Crusher without mash pump, throughput up to 3000 kilos/hour, 3495 Euros:-
With fixed stainless steel cage (removable for cleaning) and fixed stainless steel beater-paddles, mash collection tank with central outlet;
a large rubber impeller pump or eccentric screw pump is required to move the mash into a press or tank; this is more gentle on the berries than is the built-in 'mash-pump' of cheaper models.
With adjustable (0 to 25 mm gap) star-shape rubber rollers.
Easy to clean by means of a hinged-opening; no need to remove belts or chains. 2HP (1.5 kWatt) motor.
Made entirely from AISI 304 stainless steel. 115 x 68 x 85 cm high, hopper is 54 x 90 cm, weighs 90 kilos.
or more advanced:
T.E.M. Delta 30/R: De-stemmer/Crusher without mash pump, variable speed 2000 to 3000 kilos/hour, 4965 Euros
option: Nylon cage instead of stainless steel, 395 Euros extra
The Delta 30/R de-stemmer/crusher has been designed especially for small, top quality wine makers.
The machine comprises a hopper for receiving the grape bunches with an auger for transferring them to a stem removing cage, which has a beater with adjustable rubber-covered blades. After stem removal the berries fall on to two rubber rollers where gentle crushing takes place; below the rollers there is an auger for moving the crushed grapes.
The machine is made entirely of AISI 304 stainless steel and is controlled by a 380 volt three-phase or 230 volt single-phase electric motor (1.5 kWatt)
with pulley speed change. It can be fitted with a low speed elliptic piston pump; 50 or 60 mm diameter outlet,
to move the mash into a press or tank.
The basket, beater and must collection tub are removable for easy cleaning.
150 x 78 x 151 cm high, weighs 145 kilos.
T.E.M. Precisa - De-stemmer/Crusher
These Precisa machines are designed to enable highly accurate grape processing and easy cleaning.
The most important feature is that the basket rotates in the opposite direction to the beater-paddles. This gives much gentler de-stemming that with a fixed basket.
The 50, 70 and 100 models have a stainless steel beater with rubber-coated fixed paddles, removable for cleaning.
The 150 and 200 models have adjustable paddles, to vary the gap between paddles and basket-cage. Adjustable paddles can be fitted on all models, as an option.
All models are fitted with speed change drive for the beater, the 150 and 200 models are also fitted with basket speed change drive.
The rubber crushing rollers are removable and adjustable and can be tilted for washing.
A very large hopper (1700 x 1200 mm top dimensions), 500 Euros extra, is available for the Precisa 50, to enable pallet-bins of grapes to be tipped directly in, using a Fork-lift-truck with a rotary forks device. I think the hopper would also fit the Precisa 70 etc.
Precisa 50 (up to 5000 kilos/hour):
300 - 550 rpm, 214 x 76 x 146 cm high, 250 kilos, 6840 Euros
2.0 kWatt, also available with 230 Volt motor for 200 Euros extra.
Special Moplen plastic basket, 620 Euros extra.
Precisa 70 (up to 7000 kilos/hour):
300 - 550 rpm, 214 x 76 x 152 cm high, 390 kilos, 7825 Euros
Special Moplen plastic basket, 720 Euros extra.
Precisa 100 (up to 10,000 kilos/hour):
200 - 550 rpm, 234 x 76 x 152 cm high, 420 kilos, 8830 Euros
Special Moplen plastic basket, 760 Euros extra.
Precisa 150 (up to 15,000 kilos/hour):
200 - 550 rpm, 214 x 90 x 174 cm high, 550 kilos, Euros
Precisa 200 (up to 20,000 kilos/hour):
200 - 550 rpm, 231 x 90 x 174 cm high, 630 kilos, Euros
Prices shown are exclusive of Vat.
Delivery usually will need to be charged at cost.