Winegrowers Supplies - Corking machines for natural corks
Floor-standing, hand-operated: many years ago I found that the cheap models, intended for amateur use, do not insert corks without some damage. The following more expensive alternatives require much less effort to use and will perform well for many years. They also have four compressing jaws rather than the two or three of some cheaper models. For anyone who sells their wine I would advise using one of these:-
SL model PL-2:
all stainless steel, except for the four white hard-polythene compressing jaws, 750 Euros
excellent value, with double guide shaft, for natural or synthetic corks, diameter 22 to 26 mm and up to 45 mm high, for bottles 240 to 400 mm high, maximum 110 mm diameter, maximum 30 mm outside diameter of neck, minimum 17 mm inside diameter of neck, weighs 13 kilos:-
SL model PL-2M: for Magnum bottles (150 cl) which need larger corks - 30 to 37 mm diameter and up to 49 mm high, for bottles 400 to 790 mm high, maximum 200 mm diameter, maximum 43 mm outside diameter of neck, minimum 22 mm inside diameter of neck, 17 kilos, 930 Euros
Better still is the air-assisted model PL-3
CHAMPAGNA, 1690 Euros,
which can be used for both wine bottles and champagne bottles !
Semi-automatic corkers:-Machines made in stainless steel AISI 304 to resist corrosive substances and damp environments. The corking jaws are made of four blocks of stainless steel. The jaws are easy to dismantle for efficient cleaning when necessary. Precise movement of the jaws and the punch are controlled by two linear guides which ensures limited wear.
I-MAXI: 3959 Euros
230 or 380V, 50Hz
I-MINI: 2315 Euros
Manual loading of the corks into a vertical pipe holding 7 to 8 corks.
Prices shown are exclusive of Vat.
Delivery will usually need to be charged at cost.