VPi Inertgas Pneumatic Presses | Sraml

VPi Inertgas Pneumatic Presses

With a host of upgrade and customization possibilities, the SRAML VPi Inertgas series combines all the advantages of VP pneumatic presses while allowing the pressing process to be completed in a protected environment saturated with nitrogen to prevent oxidation.

Inert atmosphere pressing is highly effective in the prevention of undesired oxidations. In addition, careful air exclusion during the winemaking process enhances flavour and contributes to the production of fresh and vibrant white wines, recognised by varietal character, intense primary aromas and rich flavour.

SRAML INERTIS system provides the ultimate solution for loading, pressing and juice collection in a completely oxygen-free atmosphere to preserve natural antioxidants and delicate aromatic precursors throughout pressing, which is a crucial step in the wine quality turn.

VPi Inertgas Pneumatic Press features include:

  • The INERTIS system establishes inert atmosphere during loading, pressing and juice collection to protect sensitive natural antioxidants and aromatic precursors in grape juice
  • Large touchscreen terminal with
    • A number of preset pressing cycles and personalised options,
    • Graphical display of the pressing procedure and progress,
    • Juice selection system,
    • The possibility of reprogramming during operation, and
    • Power pressing
  • Axial loading valve
  • Ultra-quiet and highly efficient Becker compressor for high-pressure pressing
  • Built-in fan for rapid inflation at low pressure
  • Hermetically closed collection tank with inspection door
  • Watertight sliding door with inflatable seal and pneumatic open–close mechanism enables easy interior access for safe loading, unloading and cleaning
  • Hinged sides to provide complete access to the rotating drum during cleaning and unloading
  • Hygienic design to facilitate cleaning and maintenance

Product specifications

  • Made entirely of stainless steel
  • Dual-brake swivel casters
  • Cylinder rotation to both sides: left–right
  • Watertight sliding doors with inflatable seal
  • Pneumatic door open–close mechanism
  • Central juice outlet on the cylinder
  • Elevated press
  • Large opening for efficient cleaning
  • Quiet BECKER vane compressor
  • Quiet fan for fast airflow: up to +0,2 bar
  • Quiet fan to vacuum the membrane
  • Axial loading
  • AT automation with touch screen
  • Smart speed rotation
  • Juice selection functions
  • Docking unit with pinch membrane valve
  • Separate manual operation of the press
  • Safety cord with interlocks on both sides and at the back of the press
  • Large door opening on the cylinder
  • Hermetically closed collection tank with inspection door
  • Central opening of the upper sides
  • Central opening of the lower sides
  • INERTIS system: The inert gas system allows the grapes to be pressed in a controlled atmosphere, preventing the juice to come into contact with oxygen during the process
  • Pneumatic (pinch) valve for axial loading
  • Automatic AT (10” touchscreen)
  • Remote control
  • Weighing system
  • Acoustic alarm on central loading
  • Drainage channels on hinges
  • Cooling jacket on the cylinder — not insulated
  • Staircase platform
  • Motorized movement of the press
  • Overhead loading hopper
  • Crusher with overhead loading hopper
  • In-line pH monitoring and regulation
Cylinder volume Vc (L)Length x Width (door) L x W (mm)Sink diameter Ds (Ø)Sink volume Vs (L)Length with axial loading Lcp (mm)Length L (mm)Width W (mm)Height H (mm)Marc discharge height Hc (mm)Power supply with integrated compressor (kW)Dry weight (kg)Whole grapes – loading through door (kg)Fresh destemmed grapes – axial loading (kg)Fermented grapes – axial loading (kg)PDF


“The quality of their diligent engineering and finishing touches is beyond expectation.”

“Sraml puts a lot of thought into the design of their machines. The quality of their diligent engineering and finishing touches is beyond expectation. As a contract production facility, we require uncompromisable quality for all of our clients. Operating the Sraml plant allows us to sustain operational efficiency while maintaining confidence in quality.”
Jamin Brown, Director of Mad Melon, New Zealand 

“ They are brilliant at what they do and their support team is right there when you need it.”

“We have been using the SRAML pneumatic press for five years now and it still runs like clockwork. We are extremely happy with their grape destemmer, as well, and we are seriously considering buying their complete bottling line. It is crucial to have such a dedicated team because when you are in the middle of the harvest and something goes wrong, every minute counts.”
Zmago Petrič, Owner of Guerila wines, Slovenia 

“ The cider production process is more reliable making the business more efficient.”

“Sraml has a team of professionals that are able to individually address the customer’s specific needs and develop customized solutions.” Dmitrii Tikhomorov, CEO of Craftier Ltd.

“The latest investment increased our production rate by at least 200%.”

“We have been really happy with the different SRAML products we have bought! Reliable company, fast delivery, good customer service management and the product quality are key purchasing factors for us! The latest investment increased our production rate by at least 200%.”

Christian Bowall, CEO, Frankly Juice

“ The SRAML press is tailored to my needs and designed to function seamlessly.”

“Pneumatic presses with inert gas enable a constant flow of nitrogen during the pressing process, protecting the wine against oxidation. We are practically neighbours and it was our winery who bought the first SRAML press. It must be an excellent product line to have lasted this long.Samo Premrn, Owner of Pasji rep Wines, Slovenia

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