Offer innovative design features for critical wine pressing, transfer and bottling
Mouvex®, part of PSG®, a Dover company and a leading manufacturer of positive displacement pumps, is pleased to announce that its SLS Series eccentric disc pumps deliver the operational capabilities necessary to meet the demands of the wine industry, including for wine pressing, transfer and bottling applications. Specifically, SLS Series pumps can handle the challenges associated with each phase of the wine making process because they offer gentle product handling, volumetric consistency, ability to recover expensive products and ingredients, and low slippage.
Mouvex SLS Series pumps have been specifically designed for use in the most demanding hygienic operations such as the wine industry. What sets the SLS Series apart is an innovative seal-less design that incorporates a hermetic pump head with a self-adjustable eccentric shaft protected by a double-wall stainless-steel bellows that ensure long life and product safety. Mouvex pumps also reduce the risk of product contamination and costly leakage thanks to the way they are constructed, eliminating mechanical seals, packing and magnetic drives. This design has helped SLS Series pumps earn certification from EC 1935/2004, EHEDG, 3A and FDA for use in food-processing applications.
In addition to these advancements, SLS Series pumps offer a range of innovative benefits, including strong vacuum and compression effect for enhanced line stripping and optimized product recovery; low shear rate; self-priming and dry-run capabilities; exceptional volumetric consistency; no slip; and almost completely pulsation-free operation. Due to the fact that the pump has only two wear parts, maintenance is easy and can be performed while the pump is inline.
A key to the Mouvex pump’s enhanced product-recovery capability is its unique conveying principle. This principle is based on two stainless-steel components – the static cylinder and the moving piston – driven by an eccentric shaft, which generates a circular movement. Through this movement the inner and outer chambers are formed, which displace the liquid from the suction side to the discharge side with an impressively consistent and accurate flow. Given that the pump can run dry, the rotation of the parts creates a compressor effect that facilitates the stripping of discharge lines.
To illustrate just how ideally suited Mouvex pumps are for the wine industry, Mouvex recently produced a case study featuring Bailly Lapierre, one of the world’s leading producers of Crémant de Bourgogne. The case study can be found here. In addition to the case study, a success story video has also been created that can be viewed on the PSG YouTube channel.
Mouvex® was incorporated in 1906 and is a leading manufacturer of positive displacement pumps, screw compressors and hydraulic coolers. Through a global network of distributors and original equipment manufacturers, Mouvex serves the following markets: refined fuels, oilfield, energy, food /sanitary, military, transport and chemical process. Mouvex — headquartered in Auxerre, France — is part of PSG®, a Dover company.