ABEVE will launch new Milani Estasi destemmer/crusher on Stand 834 during WineTech - The Australian Wine Industry Trade Exhibition to be held at the Adelaide Convention & Exhibition Centre, from July 29 to August 1, 2007.
According to Scott Kalms, ABEVE Director, the Estasi takes a revolutionary new approach to the soft separation of the grape berry from the stalk.
“Milani has removed the high speed beating shaft and cage from the destemmer, and returned to the principles of hand destemming,” said Kalms.
“In the Estasi separate rubber fingers gently remove the stalks from the berries, which sit on a flat swaying grille.”
The Estasi is manufactured in AISI 304 stainless steel. Estasi has a large hopper and a rubber belt that conveys the grapes into the destemming area.
This unit has three separate motors, two of which have gearbox variable speed drives to independently control the rotations of the belt and the swaying of the grille.
According to Reed Exhibitions, a hydraulic system moves the fingers closer to or further away from the grille depending on how vigorous the operator wants the destemming application to be.
The food-grade rubber crushing rollers can be bypassed if the operator only wants to destem fruit.
An Estasi 50, which has a production capacity of 4 to 5 tonnes per hour, is currently being used in Tasmania for the 2007 harvest.
Milani is currently designing a new ESTASI with a production of 1 to 2 tonnes per hour for small boutique wineries.