The new Europress-Cool with cooling jacket.
The new Europress-Cool with cooling jacket will cool the grapes and maintain the temperature throughout the pressing cycle, completely eliminating negative temperature influences, even on the hottest harvest day.
Europress-Cool allows winemakers to control the grapes’ temperature. The press drum can be pre-cooled before filling or warmed up when grapes are too cold. In addition, the Europress-Cool can be used for cold maceration, and to slow down biological activity.
65% of the Europress-Cool press drum is equipped with a temperature zone made from laser-welded double jacket (pillow-plate). The pillow-plate can be filled with water, water-cooling agent, or pure cooling agent as required. The cooling liquid then flows in a circulating closed circuit and does not need further replacement. The inlet temperature would be regulated by the customer's cooling system.
After a successful harvesting season 2007 on the northern hemisphere, the new Europress-Cool has also been able to prove its excellent pressing qualities in January/February 2008 on the southern hemisphere. At the moment the press, that was presented on the Intervitis Interfructa 2007 in Stuttgart, is in use at famous Laibach Vineyards in Stellenbosch/South Africa.