Technology developed to keep all the features of the fruit intact:
• As the grapes are fed into the Lugana’s receiving hopper a short auger meters them into the rotating destemmer cage. By destemming prior to crushing a superior must is obtained. The surface of the destemming cage is round with countersunk holes. This avoids maceration of the fruit and keeps the grape stems intact prior to discharge. The adjustable destemming paddle length offers the winemaker the best operation on specific grape varieties. The speed of the grape infeed auger is adjustable independent of the speed of the destemming paddles. The paddles are soft poly-tips to prevent additional maceration.
The destemmer-crusher “LUGANA 2 R” in its standard model, is provided with:
• Electrical control panel with start/stop buttons, mechanical speed control to adapt the speed to the different worked varieties of grapes, destemming axle with rubber adjustable paddles, a Stainless steel cage, must gathering tank with in-feed auger that also acts as a must mixer with 3 inch Tri-Clover fittings for suction pumps.
• Winemakers have the option to change the cage from Stainless steel to one made of plastic material if they prefer. For the winery which needs a bigger hopper to unload their grapes, our “LUGANA 2 R” unit can be supplied with a longitudinal hopper on its upper side. This is also an optional (model R-TL).
• Sanitation is one of the most critical aspects of winemaking. The “LUGANA 2 R” is designed to be fully disassembled for cleaning in few seconds.
• Its transmission and motor are completely isolated from the production area.
• Technical characteristics are not binding. The company reserves the right to make modifications without giving prior notice.
Options for the Lugana 2R & 2R-SR
Converging tank (Required when the crushing rollers are not included).
Standard Stainless steel cage with hole diameters 22 mm.
Standard Stainless steel cage with hole diameters 24 mm. Included
Special Stainless steel cage with hole diameters 18 mm.
Special Stainless steel cage with hole diameters 20 mm.
Special Stainless steel cage with hole diameters 26 mm.
Special Stainless steel cage with dufferent hole diameters 22-20-18 mm.
Special cage made of plastic material.
Must gathering tank for suction pumps (only for destemmer with crusher) (Included).
Crushing rollers equipped equipped with external adjustment (Included).
Production rate: 7 ÷ 9 t
Installed power: 1,875 kW
Destemmer axle: 245 ÷ 660 rpm
In-feed auger: 24 ÷ 63 rpm
Machine weight with must gathering tank: 285 kg
Must gathering tank’s weight: 28 kg