Our automatic pump over tank option is a spin-off of a traditional fermenter with everything you need in one complete package. These wine fermentation tanks include a dedicated flexible impeller pump, which can either be activated manually or set with a PLC. The winemaker has complete control over the date, time and duration of the pump over cycle. The cycle can even be set after-hours when no one is around to ensure that you get all your daily pump overs finished. The dedicated pump not only makes it easier for the winemaker/cellar worker to accomplish pump overs, but it can also double as a dedicated transfer pump. The CIP/pump over system includes a valve and a tee so you never have to disconnect the hoses from the pump!
The main advantages of an automatic pump over tank are consistent even pump overs (at set intervals and precise lengths of time), even temperature control throughout the fermenter, and no messy hoses to move around and clean!
Another advantage is the reduction in labor costs. Manually moving hoses from tank to tank, connecting and disconnecting pumps, and cleaning each line after every use takes up a lot of time. Using automatic pump over tanks eliminates man-hours, fatigue and cleaning time in the winery.
Automatic Pump Over Tanks are available ranging in size from 1,000 gallons (37 HL) and up.