Pneumatic presses with central membranes View Brochures

Version with a closed tank for use in an inert atmosphere.

Pressing systems compensated with inert gas were introduced a few years ago for processing grapes, and white grapes in particular.
Della Toffola is constantly striving to improve and modernize this particular process.
It is based on the application of a progressive pressing program combined with working cycles that take place in an environment protected with an inert gas, e.g. nitrogen, but the gas consumption isdrastically reduced, and there is no need for bulky and expensive outside storage tanks.

The gradual program exploits successive pressure increases alternated with brief relaxations of the membrane.
Nitrogen is delivered inside the press before it is filled and then it is topped up automatically with small quantities of gas as necessary, ensuring a working environment constantly saturated with pure gas.
This guarantees an absolutely gentle processing action and the utmost respect for the product, with virtually no lees.
The Della Toffola system has an advantage over other systems used these days, which enable the recovery of only 30-40% of the nitrogen used (and the gas is no longer pure anyway).

In short, all the advantages:

  • constantly pure nitrogen is used, coming from bottles or production systems, without ever using gases mixed with air that might contain moulds or bacteria;
  • only minimum quantities of nitrogen are needed thanks to the special programs used that make any gas retrieval unnecessary;
  • a supplementary outlet is provided for use in the event of the operator wishing to use the press without any inert gas, e.g. to press macerated red grapes;
  • the system is extremely easy to clean thanks to the elastic membrane (up to mod. PEC 1OO) and the automated washing systems;
  • cavity-type cooling equipment can be applied to the outside of the drum for carbonic maceration processes under controlled temperature conditions;
  • the machines are compact and need no bulky separate gas recovery systems;
  • special programs are used that guarantee fewer pressing cycles and a minimal production of lees.

An utterly straightforward use combined with a total reliability of the pressuing cycles in a genuinely inert nitrogen atmosphere lend added value to the Della Toffola pneumatic presses.