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August 2013
Titration system uses touch-screen display
Mettler Toledo released its EasyPlus titrator for use in the wine industry. The unit comes with a simple touch-screen display as well as “iTitrate” system to set up analysis protocols with just a few parameters. The unit can be used to determine the concentration of free and total sulfur dioxide, pH, acidity and fermentable sugar. Details:

Garbelloto introduces 1-ton oak fermentor
Italian cooper Garbellotto has released a new 1-ton or 264-gallon oak fermentor that can also be used as an aging vessel. The French oak vat, available through The Vintner’s Vault in Paso Robles, Calif., is equipped with a stainless steel lid and forklift grooves on its base so that it can be emptied into a press. Other features include a 2-inch drain with ball valve and an optional “oak hat” cap immersion kit. Details:

Gusmer improves microbial plating tools
Gusmer Enterprises Inc. and EMD Millipore released an improved set of tools for in-house microbial plating. The EZ-Fit manifold, EZ-Stream vacuum pump and EZ-Pak Curve membrane dispenser are designed to make microbial monitoring easier and more efficient for winery lab staff. Details:

Complete wine analysis unit debuts
The Smartchem wine analyzer is now available in the North American market through Unity Scientific in Brookfield, Conn. The unit can run analysis for acetic acid, glucose and fructose, malic acid, glycerol, citric acid, lactic acid, free and total sulfur dioxide, NOPA, ammonia and polyphenols. Other features include a cooled reaction tray and 60-position sample tray. The unit has a sample throughput of between 60 and 80 tests per hour. Details:

Enzymes promote clarity
Oenobrands released two new enzymes developed to facilitate wine clarity at high and low temperatures. Rapidase Thermoflash is designed to accelerate and optimize the clarification of red must being processed with high-temperature winemaking methods. Rapidase Clear Extreme is designed to help clarify juice at very low temperatures, grapes with poor maturity or those with naturally high or complex pectic content. Details:

Electrode series expanded
Sensorex expanded its S8000 series of electrodes to include the S8075CD in-line pH electrode and S8075CD-ORP for oxidation-reduction potential. The unit is designed to fit a standard 0.75-inch flow through “tee” fixture. Details:

Geo-Cap tracking capsule
Wine Father LLC, based in Chicago, Ill., announced it would soon release its new Geo-Cap capsule, which contains a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip that will gather information about the environment, location and commercial life of the bottle it seals. The capsule is designed to give wineries and wine buyers confidence about the conditions a wine experienced during shipment or storage. The company also says the chip is intended to help consumers locate specific bottles of wine. Details:

Kubota adds Grand L60 series to lineup
Kubota Tractor Corp. announced its new Grand L60 Series of tractors, which the company says offers a higher level of comfort along with improved productivity for compact tractors. The six models are available with a range of five engines and three transmission options. The tractors feature new styling including an improved cab and intuitive computer controls to enhance operator comfort and ease of use. Details:

Amorim and O-I introduce Helix closure
Cork supplier Amorim and glass manufacturer O-I unveiled their new Helix closure at the Vinexpo tradeshow in Bordeaux, France. According to a statement by the two suppliers, the new closure is a result of four years of collaborative research. The new “twist-to-open” closure “combines an ergonomically designed stopper made from cork and a glass bottle with an internal thread finish in the neck.” Consumers can use the closure to reseal the bottle after they’ve opened it. Amorim and O-I state the closure and bottles can run on existing bottling lines “with only a minor adjustment.” Details:

New ‘Pro-Flo Shift’ pump system
Wilden unveiled its new Pro-Flo Shift air-distribution system for air-operated double-diaphragm pumps. The company describes the new system as a “significant breakthrough in energy efficiency,” saying it can achieve up to a 60% savings in air consumption and costs 50% less than an electronically actuated air-distribution system. The Pro-Flo Shift is available in 1.5-, 2- and 3-inch sizes with maximum discharge pressures to 8.6 bar and maximum flows of 243 gpm. Details:

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