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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.

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.

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.

Rounded Head

A rounded head comes standard with all punch-down fermenters. The head is specialy altered to fit the large suppressor casing in the middle. The manhole is located off-center.

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 punch-down wine fermentation tank's head. It efficiently soaks the entire layer of pomace in the 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 punch-down fermentation tank comes with a programmable, touchscreen control panel. It regulates the tank suppressor and temperature, 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

TypeCapacity (L)Capacity (US gal)Diameter (mm)Total Height (mm)Shell Height (mm)BottomTop
VIP2400A142400634140231821500B4T4
VIP3200A143200845140236822000B4T4
VIP4000A1440001057140241822500B4T4
VIP4200A1642001110159337002000B4T4
VIP5100A1851001347175237402000B4T4
VIP5200A1652001374159342162500B4T4
VIP6200A1662001638159347163000B4T4
VIP6300A1863001664175242402500B4T4
VIP7500A1875001982175247403000B4T4
VIP8900A2189002351207144902500B4T4
VIP10500A21105002774207249903000B4T4
VIP12300A22123003250223049963000B4T4
VIP13900A21139003672207359904000B4T4
VIP14100A24141003725238949983000B4T4
VIP14200A22142003752223054963500B4T4
VIP15500A25155004095250149803000B4T4
VIP16200A22162004280223059964000B4T4
VIP16400A24164004333238954983500B4T4
VIP18000A25180004756250154803500B4T4
VIP18300A27183004835270850953000B4T4
VIP18600A24186004914238959984000B4T4
VIP20400A25204005390250159804000B4T4
VIP21200A27212005601270855953500B4T4
VIP24000A27240006341270860954000B4T4
VIP25300A25253006684250169805000B4T4
VIP29800A27298007873270870955000B4T4

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