Wine – Grape Receivals

PROTECTION OF EXPENSIVE MACHINERY

The most common consequence of metal fragment contamination in winery processing is serious damage to expensive processing equipment. This is caused by metal entering the grape intakes area and damaging crushers, press equipment, must-pumps, de-stemmers, and other process equipment.

Common types of contamination found in incoming grape receivals include vine fencing staples, pieces of wire, nails, fasteners, and small to medium-sized metal brackets and tools.

MAGNATTACK™ DIMPLE-MAG™ EXTRACTION SYSTEM:

Designed to prevent bridging and wraparound of vine and stem material, the DIMPLE-MAG™ is installed under auger discharges, on chute outlets, or suspended over conveyors and discharge points.

The innovative DIMPLE-MAG™ design allows for effective ‘flow over’ of grape material where turbulence on the raised dimples creates a continuous movement of the grape product - whilst still retaining trapped smaller fragments down below the surface of the dimples. The high-intensity Round Nose Magnet on the system means weaker magnetic fragments are worked around to the underside of the round nose, preventing them from being washed back into the product flow.

MAGNATTACK™ MULTI-FINGER RECEIVAL BIN MAGNET:

The original Multi-Finger Receival Bin Magnet was designed in the late 1990’s by MAGNATTACK™ Global for a winery located in New Zealand. This system is an effective means of removal of the above-mentioned contamination.

The system is positioned under receival/must-bin outlets and on bulk intakes.

The bar diameter, spacing, and lengths are variable to allow for difficult product characteristics. The magnet bars are mounted on a special adjustable mounting rail so that spacing and angle of repose can be adjusted to suit.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SELECTING MAGNETS FOR WINERIES:

  • Does the design allow for optimum coverage of incoming grapes without grape bunches and stems becoming entwined or entangled in the magnets?
  • Is the magnet design sanitary and compliant?
  • Is the magnet simple and effective to clean and maintain?
  • Does the separator assembly comprise of high grade magnetics (such as RE80™) to ensure longevity and maintaining of the magnet strength?
  • What design criteria is in place to ensure effective magnetic separation is achieved without blockages?
  • What means are taken to ensure magnet strength is maintained over time?
  • Does the magnet comply with current HACCP and best practice standards (e.g. 0909MAGSEP 1-2010)?
  • Is the magnet supplied with adeqaute certification?

Read more about MAGNATTACK™ solutions for protection of expensive processing equipment in wineries here.

For purpose built solutions & specialty equipment for wineries, please contact us or fill out the application form.

CERTIFICATIONS:

HACCP CE

Patents and patents pending.

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