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Pump-over Fermenter
"Wineficator"

The “Wineficator” is a pump-over fermenter designed to make remontage easy.

The HELI rotating sprinkler evenly soaks the pomace cap in the tank, while a built-in sieve separates the solid substance from the liquid.

Several options are available to fully automate the entire process:

  • Pneumatic devices send bubbles from the bottom of the tank, delicately agitating and mixing the liquid.
  • Rotating paddles at the bottom of the pump-over wine fermentation tank are activated to fully unload the pomace from the vessel.
  • A programmable, touchscreen control panel serves as a temperature and pump regulator.


The large, dimpled jacket makes sure the temperature inside the pump-over fermenter is always optimal. Thanks to the vertical construction of the cooling jacket, the stored liquids will be efficiently chilled even if the tank is not full to the brim.

Durable, high-quality materials enable the wine fermentation tank to stay in pristine condition, even after years of professional usage.

AISI 304

The pump-over fermenter is made out of AISI 304 quality stainless steel. An upgrade to AISI 316L stainless steel is available for high-corrosion environments.
Microscopic structure of AISI 304 stainless steel.

Marbled Finish

A high-polish, marbled finish is applied to the outside of the pump-over fermentation tank. Matte and Scotch Brite finishes are also available upon request. The inside is BA (IIId) polished.
Depiction of a CP circle polish finish on stainless steel.

Sloped Bottom

The pump-over wine fermentation tank comes with a flat, sloped bottom. Paired with the large, rectangular door, the discharge of the sloped tank is made easy.
[Bottom] Sloped

Conical Eccentric Top

A press-molded eccentric conical head comes standard with all pump-over fermenters. Other head shapes are available upon request.
[Top] Conical Eccentric - Press Molded

Rotating Sprinkler

The rotating HELI sprinkler is mounted on the pump-over fermenter's head. It efficiently soaks the entire layer of pomace in the wine tank.

Impulse Mixing

Pneumatic devices are located on the bottom of the tank. They send short bursts of air, creating bubbles. The bubbles rise to the top, delicately mixing the liquid in the vessel.

Pomace Discharge

The rotating blades mounted to the bottom of the wine fermentation tank gently push the leftover pomace out of the rectangular doors, automatizing discharge.

Control Panel

The pump-over wine fermentation tank comes with a programmable, touchscreen control panel. It regulates the pump and temperature inside the tank, allowing you to automatize the entire process.

Dimple Jacket

A dimple jacket is a thin, spotted shell that regulates tank temperatures with the help of a cooling/heating medium such as glycol. They are made of light-weight materials and spot-welded for minimal additional weight.

Stacking Technology

Make smart use of your limited cellar space by stacking tanks on top of each other. Stacking allows you to reorganize your production line and make it more efficient than ever.

Pump-over Fermenter Equipment

Standard

  • HELI Rotating Sprinkler
  • Pipe – DN32 DIN11851 (with fitting)
  • Manhole Cover – Round Ø400 mm
  • Manway Door – Rectangular (type Z1500)
  • Legs – Standard (Closed)
  • Temperature Control
    • Cooling Jacket (1 m2/1000 L)
    • Thermometer (analog)
    • Thermowell (with PG9 fitting)
  • Valves
    • Sample Tap (DN15)
    • Partial Discharge – Ball valve (DN32 DIN11851)
    • Total Discharge – Ball valve (DN65 DIN11851)
    • Vent Valve – DN50 (PVC)
  • Mesh Screen
  • Level Indicator – Ø16 mm acrylic tube (scaled, open)
  • Type Plate – With note card
  • Ladder Rack – Coat height 1500 mm onwards
  • Welding – Brushed finish

Options

  • Automatic Pomace Discharge
  • Automatic Pulsation Devices
  • Control Panel (touchscreen) – Temperature and Pump Control
  • Pump (for pumping over)
  • Manway Door
    • Custom sizes
    • Additional oval door (on hinge)
  • Legs – Adjustable height and tilt
  • Temperature Control
    • Heating Jacket
    • Cooling Jacket (>1 m2/1000 L)
    • Bottom-mounted electrical heater
    • Digital thermoregulator (with temperature control)
  •  Valves
    • Ball or butterfly (Clamp, Garolla, WG, Macon, Gas, etc.)
    • Electromagnetic or electromotor valves
    • Stainless steel caps (on all valves and fittings)
  • Fittings
    • Inclined stirrer fitting
    • Inert gas fitting
  • Level Indicator – Ø24 mm acrylic tube (scaled, closed)
  • Decanter
  • Welding – Brushed and polished (Ra<0.8 µm)
Blueprint of the pump-over fermenter.

Pump-over Fermenter Size Chart

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Type Capacity (L) Capacity (US gal) Diameter (mm) Total Height (mm) Shell Height (mm) Bottom Top
VIK2300A14 2300 608 1402 2361 1500 B4 T1
VIK3100A14 3100 819 1402 2861 2000 B4 T1
VIK3800A14 3800 1004 1402 3361 2500 B4 T1
VIK4000A16 4000 1057 1593 2874 2000 B4 T1
VIK4900A18 4900 1295 1752 2886 2000 B4 T1
VIK5000A16 5000 1321 1593 3374 2500 B4 T1
VIK5900A16 5900 1559 1593 3874 3000 B4 T1
VIK6100A18 6100 1612 1752 3386 2500 B4 T1
VIK7300A18 7300 1929 1752 3886 3000 B4 T1
VIK8500A21 8500 2246 2071 3446 2500 B4 T2
VIK10200A21 10200 2695 2071 3946 3000 B4 T2
VIK11700A22 11700 3091 2230 3964 3000 B4 T2
VIK12700A22 12700 3355 2230 4214 3250 B4 T2
VIK13450A24 13450 3554 2389 3981 3000 B4 T2
VIK13500A21 13500 3567 2071 4946 4000 B4 T2
VIK13700A22 13700 3620 2230 4464 3500 B4 T2
VIK14800A25 14800 3910 2501 4026 3000 B4 T2
VIK15700A22 15700 4148 2230 4964 4000 B4 T2
VIK15800A24 15800 4174 2389 4481 3500 B4 T2
VIK17300A25 17300 4571 2501 4526 3500 B4 T2
VIK17300A27 17300 4571 2708 4050 3000 B4 T2
VIK18100A24 18100 4782 2389 4981 4000 B4 T2
VIK19700A25 19700 5205 2501 5026 4000 B4 T2
VIK20300A27 20300 5363 2708 4550 3500 B4 T2
VIK23400A27 23400 6182 2708 5050 4000 B4 T2
VIK24600A25 24600 6499 2501 6026 5000 B4 T2
VIK29100A27 29100 7688 2708 6050 5000 B4 T2

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You receive our quote and decide whether you want to change it. If you're satisfied, we move onto the design and engineering phase.

2) We design it.

You give us inputs based on the drawings we send you. It is an iterative process and we only stop when you're 100% satisfied.

3) You approve the plans.

You sign the final version of the drawing and email it to us. We then schedule the tank for manufacture. You still have some time for making small changes.

4) We manufacture it.

Your final tank design enters the production line. It is assembled from high-grade stainless steel using advanced welding techniques.

5) You take delivery.

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