Winegrowers Supplies  -  vacuum bottle fillers and cartridge filters, for bottling spirits/liquers, wine, cider, vinegar, hot juices, oils, syrup etc

  The new U-fill models:-

Similar to the Enolmaster but lower price and better quality: as standard the recovery tank is Borosilicate glass.

            

One specification for filling all types of liquid: spirits, hot fruit juices, wine, cider, oil, bottle-fermented beer etc.

U-fill-4: 2100 Euros, from 400 to 600 b/h - depending on the volume of the bottles and the liquid being filled, weighs 23 kilos.

U-fill-2: 1850.00 Euros, from 200 to 400 b/h - depending on the volume of the bottles and the liquid being filled, weighs 17 kilos.

Bench standing filler, frame and filling nozzles made of stainless steel. Dimensions: 500 mm x 500 mm x 550 mmH.
Equipped with an integrated vacuum pump, 230 volts 125 Watts; the vacuum sucks the liquid from the storage vessel into the bottle, without contact between the liquid and the pump.
The fill level in the bottle is easily adjustable by changing the height of the lock-ring on each nozzle.

Suitable for bottles with diameter 50 mm to 100 mm; height from 180 mm to 350 mm; inner neck diameter 16 mm to 35 mm.
Height adjustment for different bottles with a central spring.
Vacuum adjustment according to the liquid type by means of a gauge.
Special air filter for pump protection.
Optional oil-filled air filter for filling liquids with a high concentration of sugar, in order to avoid the sugar in the vapour reaching the pump; which could damage the pump. 120 Euros
Liquid feed: hose connection with pipe diameter 25 mm.
The special food-grade hose is made from TPE-S hygienic rubber reinforced by high tenacity polyester yarn. Suitable for liquids at up to 100 C, also for alcholol up to 96 %abv.

Special nozzles for filling very small (Mignon) bottles are available, 180 Euros per nozzle with stainless steel bottle support, easily interchangeable:-

       

Also a Filter unit which holds the same cartridges as the Enolmaster:-

        available from May 2021.

  or the Enolmaster:-

Model for wine: 2140.00 Euros
    or with nozzles for miniature (Mignon) bottles, 2310 Euros

Model for alcohol (over 20 %abv) or for hot filling, with Pyrex glass recovery vessel, 2325 Euros
    or with ATEX approved pump, for higher alcohol, 2450 Euros

    or with nozzles for Mignon (miniature) bottles, 2485 Euros
    or with nozzles for Mignon (miniature) bottles and ATEX approved pump, for higher alcohol, 2645 Euros

Model for oil, 2195 Euros
    or with nozzles for Mignon (miniature) bottles, 2355 Euros

       

Like the Enolmatic, it removes air from the bottle by means of a vacuum pump. The vacuum (0.8 Bar) draws the liquid directly into the bottle without any contact with the mechanical components.
It has a stainless steel frame and four filling heads. The filling level is adjustable, once set it automatically fills the bottle to the desired level.
Tenco claim it can fill (without filtration) up to 600 0.75 litre bottles/hour of wine or 500 0.75 litre bottles/hour of oil, in hygienic conditions and with no spillage.
It is the ideal equipment for edible oil producers. Simple to use and easy to clean; a great advantage especially when bottling oil.

Bottle neck inside diameter 16 to 28 mm. Bottle height from about 200 to 330 mm.
The tank from which the liquid is taken can be as much as 4 metres below.
Size: 650 mm x 460 mm x 450 mm high. Weight: 25 kilos.
Electrical supply: 220 V, 50 Hz, 120 Watt.

The set of 4 stainless steel nozzles for Mignon (miniature) bottles can be purchased separately, 1230 Euros
The 4 nozzles are mounted on a frame, which can be interchanged easily with the frame of standard nozzles. Then just the hoses have to be changed over.

Or there is a set of 2 stainless steel nozzles for Mignon (miniature) bottles, 725 Euros

Tenco say that a special oil-filled air filter should be installed when filling liquids with a high concentration of sugar, in order to avoid the sugar in the vapour reaching the pump; the crystals would damage the pump. It makes sense to have this when filling liquors, syrup, vinegar, hot juices etc. 125 Euros

By connecting a Tandem Professional filter housing unit and filter cartridges, it is possible to siphon, filter and fill in one operation:-

Tandem Professional filter unit for wine, 395.00 Euros
Tandem Professional filter unit for alcohol over 20 %abv, with Pyrex glass filter-housing, 495.00 Euros

       

Three cartridges fit in the unit, these function in parallel. To carry out coarse and fine filtration in one run it is possible to connect a second unit in series.

Tandem filter cartridges, washable and reusable:-

Polypropylene filter cartridges: providing a large internal surface area, for depth filtration. With a high quality polypropylene housing.

some of the cartridges have a pleated polypropylene internal material, instead of the fibreglass material in the Tenco cartridges.

0.2 micron: for non-dry wines and ciders; this removes yeast and bacteria, 42.50
0.5 micron: for dry wines and ciders; this removes yeast but not all bacteria, 45.00
1 micron or 5 micron: for spirits, 43.00
10 micron: for pre-filtering or red wines, 40.00

99.9% of the particles larger than the specified micron rating will be trapped on or within the filter.

10 micron will remove very small solid and semi-solid particles suspended in first pressing oil.
The oil can thus be visually clear while maintaining its original colour and properties and the opacity typical of high quality oil.
It is not possible for the human eye to see individual particles of less than 35 microns.

If there is a fine haze in the liquid being filtered, these cartridges will not remove it; it depends on the range of particle sizes in the liquid.
To achieve 'crystal clear' you probably need to use a finer standard cartridge, 1 micron or smaller.
You may need to fine the liquid rather than filter, depending on what the haze is caused by.


 

Stainless steel filter cartridges:-

They provide only surface filtration, so require more frequent 'back-flushing' than the plastic cartridges do; you can read the back-flushing procedure lower down on this page.

To clean a stainless steel cartridge which has gradually become blocked after long term use: prepare a water + caustic soda solution and leave the cartridge in the solution overnight, afterwards rinse very thoroughly with fresh water.

Robust stainless steel 'basket' cartridges should last a very long time.
5 micron, 155.00 - for final 'polishing', 5 micron is used by most distillers.

Enolclean-Enolsan: powder for washing and sanitising filter cartridges; it is not suitable for oils.
            Make up a 10 grams/litre solution, 250 grams is enough for 25 cleanings,

Instead of Enolsan you can use any mild sterilising solution (for example Milton, which is widely available, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_sterilizing_fluid)
or peracetic acid (2% solution, as used by many breweries). Then rinse throroughly with fresh water, as in the following procedure:-

First back-flush the cartridges with water while in the Tandem housing.
Then soak the cartridges in the Enolsan solution, for between 1 and 12 hours, agitate in the solution. Hot water can be used (maximum 60C) to make the Enolsan solution.
Then rinse thoroughly with clean water, and allow the cartridges to dry completely.
Then store in a dry but airy place. Do not store the cartridges in a freezer.
The washing/sanitising process for all types of cartridges is the same.

Washing a plastic cartridge does not restore the white colour of a new cartridge, but it will remove most of the residues retained during processing. Some colour from red wine remains visible.
On average, when filtering wine, a plastic cartridge has a duration of about 2500 litres of filtered product.

Prices shown are exclusive of Vat.
Delivery will need to be charged at cost.

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