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Punch-down Fermenter
"Wineficator Romat"

The “Wineficator Romat” is a punch-down fermenter designed to make pigéage easy.

A three-blade impeller suppressor breaks up and submerges the pomace cap, extracting color, tannins, flavor and aromas from the marc. A special mechanism rotates the suppressor blades for 20° on each press.

The HELI rotating sprinkler evenly soaks the pomace cap in the tank, while a built-in sieve separates the solid substance from the liquid. Pneumatic devices send bubbles from the bottom of the tank, delicately agitating and mixing the liquid.

Rotating paddles at the bottom of the punch-down wine fermentation tank are activated to fully unload the pomace from the vessel. 

A programmable, touchscreen control panel serves as a suppressor, temperature and pump regulator, allowing you to automatize the entire process.

The large, dimpled jacket makes sure the temperature inside the punch-down 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 punch-down 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 punch-down 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 punch-down 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

Rounded Head

A rounded head comes standard with all punch-down fermenters. The head is specially altered to fit the large suppressor casing in the middle. The manhole is located off-center.
[Top] Rounded Eccentric

Pneumatic Suppressor

The punch-down fermenter features a three-blade suppressor mounted to a pneumatic cylinder. The suppressor breaks up the pomace cap and rotates for 20° each press.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Punch-down Fermenter Equipment

Standard

  • Pneumatic Cylinder (with 3 blades)
  • Control Panel (touchscreen) – Cylinder Control
  • 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 – 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 punch-down fermenter.

Punch-down Fermenter Size Chart

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Type Capacity (L) Capacity (US gal) Diameter (mm) Total Height (mm) Shell Height (mm) Bottom Top
VIP2400A14 2400 634 1402 3182 1500 B4 T4
VIP3200A14 3200 845 1402 3682 2000 B4 T4
VIP4000A14 4000 1057 1402 4182 2500 B4 T4
VIP4200A16 4200 1110 1593 3700 2000 B4 T4
VIP5100A18 5100 1347 1752 3740 2000 B4 T4
VIP5200A16 5200 1374 1593 4216 2500 B4 T4
VIP6200A16 6200 1638 1593 4716 3000 B4 T4
VIP6300A18 6300 1664 1752 4240 2500 B4 T4
VIP7500A18 7500 1982 1752 4740 3000 B4 T4
VIP8900A21 8900 2351 2071 4490 2500 B4 T4
VIP10500A21 10500 2774 2072 4990 3000 B4 T4
VIP12300A22 12300 3250 2230 4996 3000 B4 T4
VIP13900A21 13900 3672 2073 5990 4000 B4 T4
VIP14100A24 14100 3725 2389 4998 3000 B4 T4
VIP14200A22 14200 3752 2230 5496 3500 B4 T4
VIP15500A25 15500 4095 2501 4980 3000 B4 T4
VIP16200A22 16200 4280 2230 5996 4000 B4 T4
VIP16400A24 16400 4333 2389 5498 3500 B4 T4
VIP18000A25 18000 4756 2501 5480 3500 B4 T4
VIP18300A27 18300 4835 2708 5095 3000 B4 T4
VIP18600A24 18600 4914 2389 5998 4000 B4 T4
VIP20400A25 20400 5390 2501 5980 4000 B4 T4
VIP21200A27 21200 5601 2708 5595 3500 B4 T4
VIP24000A27 24000 6341 2708 6095 4000 B4 T4
VIP25300A25 25300 6684 2501 6980 5000 B4 T4
VIP29800A27 29800 7873 2708 7095 5000 B4 T4

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1) You order a tank.

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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.

Your tank is shipped out to you, including a manual and proper maintenance guide. We'll always be there for you to provide assistance.