Wearable carbon dioxide monitor
CO2Meter introduced the SAN-0001 Personal CO2 Monitor, which it says it designed specifically for the wine, beer and other fermentation industries. The monitor is small enough to fit on a lapel or in a shirt pocket and if it detects high carbon dioxide levels will alert the user to seek fresh air with a combination of flashing lights and audible and vibrating alarms.
Improved spider mite pesticide
Vegalab US released an improved version of its Spider Mite Control that offers a dilution rate of 1:500 to 1:1000 (depending on the level of infestation), which the supplier reports is five times more than the original concentration.
Lallemand introduced IFV Gaia, a selection of L’Institut Francais de la Vigne in Burgundy, France from more than 500 non-Saccharomyces isolates.
‘Almost Tin’ capsules
Maverick Enterprises added the “Almost Tin Premium” or ATP capsule to its product line. The supplier claims the ATP capsule offers the same high quality spin down, does well over large transfer beads and can accommodate the same art options but at a “fraction of the cost.”
Next-generation weather station
Onset calls its HOBO RX3000 the “next generation remote data logging station that provides instant access to site-specific environmental data anywhere, anytime via the internet.”
Smaller steel barrels
Paul Mueller Co. added smaller, 31-gallon stainless steel wine barrels to its product lineup. The supplier reports the new barrel is the result of customers seeking a smaller steel barrel for use during wine clarification, filtration and other winemaking processes.