Winegrowers Supplies  -  Internal bottle rinsers / sterilisers and drainers

I've heard that some 'large wineries' are not rinsing/sterilising bottles prior to filling, they are taking a significant risk. In Germany they do this occasionally but only by having delivery direct from the bottle manufacturer and filling the bottles within 7 days of manufacture, before there is much risk of contamination. This timescale is really not possible in UK. I believe that Environmental Health would not be happy if they knew what was happening. I have had pallets of bottles delivered from one of the major suppliers in London, long established and highly reputable, and on a couple of occasions I've found rainwater in some bottles, which had leaked in through the packing. So it is important to rinse/sterilise and drain bottles before filling.
Typically, 2% Free SO2 solution would be used as the bottle sterilising solution.


      All plastic draining tree for 77 bottles, 22.00
                          (assemble with the arrows on each part aligned vertically, insert bottles from the lowest level first.)

Manual 'squirt' internal bottle rinser / steriliser which fits on top of the 77 bottle draining tree, 17.50

Note: the above rinser nozzle projects about 50 mm inside the bottle neck, so short bottles can be rinsed. The rinser is designed for a bottle neck internal diameter of about 18 mm; in order to work with larger diameter bottle necks it would be possible to make (and stick on) a small plastic disc (wider, and perforated to allow liquid through) to fit over the neck-stop.

 Manual 'squirt' internal bottle rinser / steriliser which fits on top of an 80 bottle draining tree, 12.00

Bottle brush, 1.90

Bottle washer and scourer: works solely by water pressure, which activates the sophisticated internal Pelton turbine and moves the rotating metal brushes:-

    54.00     replacement metal brushes 9.00

Manually operated internal rinsers / sterilisers and air blowers:-

TASK:

  SM:     SMP:

A range of models designed to rinse and/or blow the bottles dry before filling.
The operator places the bottles upside down over the nozzles, two at a time, the water (or air) jets are started by the downward pressure of the hand. After sufficient time has elapsed, the operator releases the pressure and the sprays stop.
That's the normal 'health & safety' procedure, as if a set-time operation were to be used it would be possible for the operator to remove the bottles and the spray continue upwards, which would be dangerous if a sterilising solution were being used.

The first two bottles are then left over the nozzles to drain down, while the next two bottles are rinsed on the other pair of nozzles, and so on...

The units are supplied with a filter assembly for the water and for the compressed air.
There is an optional pump for re-circulating a sterilising solution (shown in second photo).

Accepts from 0.375 to 1.5 litre cylindrical glass bottles.
Overall size: 450 mm x 450 mm x 750 mm high.
Noise level: Lpa < 30 db (tested according to UNI 7712 standards).
Shaped base frame covered in AISI 304 stainless steel.

SM Rinser:  1090 Euros
Water rinsing with 4 nozzles, by an injection of pre-filtered water from the mains supply; a filter is built in, with 0.45 micron cartridge. No need for electricity or compressed air.

SOM Air-blower:  1090 Euros
Air-blowing station with 2 nozzles, with 0.01 micron filtering for the compressed air supply. No need for electricity.

SSM Rinser + air-blower:  1190 Euros
Water rinsing with 2 nozzles, plus air-blowing station with 2 nozzles. Water filtering with 0.45 micron cartridge, 0.01 micron filtering for the compressed air supply. No need for electricity.

SMP Steriliser with re-circulating pump:  1455 Euros
Sterilising with 4 nozzles. Filtering assembly with 0.45 micron cartridge. Stainless steel pump for re-circulating the solution. 230 volts electricity required.

Spare filters for the above:-
water cartridge, 0.45 micron, 55 Euros
air cartridge, 0.01 micron, 48 Euros
Advice: replacement of the cartridges should be done at least once a year, but it depends on the usage and on the cleaning made after every working cycle.

Rz SAV-4:  1395 Euros
Water rinsing with 4 nozzles, by an injection of pre-filtered water from the mains supply; a filter is built in, with 0.45 micron cartridge. No electricity or compressed air is needed.
Or air-blowing with 4 nozzles.

   

Height 750 mm, width 410 mm, depth 410 mm
Weight: Version for direct water, 20 Kilos
            Version for re-circulating water or a sterilising solution, 25 kilos


Rz SAV-8:  2090 Euros
Water rinsing with 8 nozzles, or air blowing with 8 nozzles. No electricity or compressed air is needed.
Version for re-circulating water or a sterilising solution:  3390 Euros

   

Height 750 mm, width 720 mm, depth 410 mm
Weight: Version for direct water: 28 kilos
            Version for re-circulating: 34 kilos

Semi-automatic internal rinsers / sterilisers /air-blowers:-

TASK TP10 - rotary table with 10 places,  output up to 700 bottles/hour,  3550 Euros

   

Fixed speed of the table output 700 bottles/hour.
Accepts from 0.375 to 1.5 litre cylindrical bottles, glass and PET.
Single treatment water rinsing.
Water filtering assembly with 0.45 micron cartridge.
"No bottle No rinsing" by electric sensor.
AISI 304 quality stainless steel frame, on wheels with brake.
Power: 230 volts, 50 Hz

Option: change parts for very large or small diameter round bottle sizes, 380 Euros

Bottles are placed by hand on the rotating table, immediately rinsed by a sterile water jet,
allowed to drip, then removed by hand as required.

TASK TP20 - rinser, rotary table with 20 places, output up to 1200 bottles/hour,  4550 Euros
  

Speed is adjustable, by a potentiometer, from 300 to 1200 bottles/hour.
Accepts from 0.375 to 1.5 litre cylindrical bottles, glass and PET.
"No bottle No rinsing" by electric sensor.
Water filtering assembly with 0.45 micron cartridge.
Power: 0.25 kWatt, 220 volts, 50 Hz.
Water consumption 30-60 litres/hour.
Overall size: 1000 mm diameter x 850 mm high. Weighs 90 kilos.
Noise level Lpa < 30 db (tested to UNI 7712 standards).
Base frame AISI 304 stainless steel, on wheels with brake.

Option: change parts for large or small diameter bottle sizes, 600 Euros

TASK TP20-R - rotary table with 20 places, similar to the TP20 but with a re-circulating system,
         stainless steel pump and 0.45 micron filter, for using a sterilising solution,  5750 Euros

       

Speed is adjustable, by a potentiometer, from 300 to 1200 bottles/hour.
Accepts from 0.375 to 1.5 litre cylindrical bottles, glass and PET.
"No bottle No rinsing" by electric sensor.
Power: 0.25 kWatt, 220 volts, 50 Hz.
Overall size: 1000 mm x 1150 mm x 850 mm high. Weighs 100 kilos.
Noise level Lpa < 30 db (tested to UNI 7712 standards).
Base frame AISI 304 stainless steel, on wheels with brake.

Option: change parts for large or small diameter bottle sizes, 600 Euros

TASK TP20-D - rotary table with 20 places.
         Double treatment: rinsing with sterilising solution then with sterile-filtered water,  6350 Euros

The 2 rinsing jets are operated by 2 sensors detecting the neck of the bottle (no bottle no spraying).
One rinsing nozzle sprays the sterilising solution throughout the bottle, then a second nozzle sprays sterile water, which has passed through a 0.45 micron filter cartridge.
After the double treatment, the table continues rotating while the water drips out.

The sterilising solution is recycled, after being collected in a separate tank, by a stainless steel pump and passing through a 0.45 micron filter cartridge.

  

Speed is adjustable, by a potentiometer, from 300 to 1200 bottles/hour.
Accepts from 0.375 to 1.5 litre cylindrical bottles, glass and PET.
Water consumption 30-60 litres/hour.
Power: 0.25 kWatt, 220 volts, 50 Hz.
Overall size: 1000 mm x 1150 mm x 850 mm high. Weighs 100 kilos.
Noise level Lpa < 30 db (tested to UNI 7712 standards).
Base frame AISI 304 stainless steel, on wheels with brake.

Option: change parts for large or small diameter bottle sizes, 600 Euros
                                  or for jars, 720 Euros

TASK TP20-S - air blower, rotary table with 20 places, designed for use with products which must not come into contact with water, such as edible oils,  5050 Euros

One nozzle sprays air under pressure inside the bottle, to remove powder and any small particle.
The table goes on rotating to make at least one complete turn, before the operator can remove the bottle.
There is a filtering assembly for the compressed air.

  

Speed is adjustable, by a potentiometer, from 300 to 1200 bottles/hour.
Accepts from 0.375 to 1.5 litre cylindrical bottles, glass and PET.
"No bottle No rinsing" by electric sensor.
Water filtering assembly with 0.45 micron cartridge.
Power: 0.25 kWatt, 220 volts, 50 Hz.
Air consumption: 10,000 nl/hour.
Overall size: 1000 mm diameter x 850 mm high. Weighs 90 kilos.
Noise level Lpa < 30 db (tested to UNI 7712 standards).
Base frame AISI 304 stainless steel, on wheels with brake.

Option: change parts for large or small diameter bottle sizes, 600 Euros

Fully automatic internal rinsers / sterilisers:-

  IMF - Kompakt Steriliser 12, with 12 bottle grippers: 24,610.00 Euros

   


Working speed: adjustable for 1500 bottles/hour = 14.4 seconds, or 2000 bottles/hour = 10.8 seconds,
                       or 2500 bottles/hour = 8.6 seconds.
The speed of the bottle rinser depends on the method used for rinsing. The 12 grippers will keep the bottle upside down for about 10 seconds. In that time the bottle can be rinsed once or twice.
Treatment - if double (SO2 1.8 seconds, clean water 1.8 seconds and 10 seconds to drain).

Options:-

Re-circulating kit for SO2 solution with pump and filters, 5,500 Euros
Double treatment (rinsing with sterilising solution then rinsing with water), 2,460 Euros
Filter 10" in stainless steel, 0.45 micron, for sterile water production, 856 Euros

All fittings/hoses in stainless steel, 580 Euros
Enclosure of the rinser top, 1,605 Euros
Foam aspirator, 1,390 Euros

Last drop blowing system, 642 Euros (this is useful for spirits)
Additional bottle neck format (12x), 770 Euros (if two bottles have very different necks)
Additional bottle diameter (screw and stars), 965 Euros

Notes on Using Sulphur dioxide (SO2) or Peracetic acid as the sterilant.


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

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