Proper operation with delicate handling of the fruit:
• 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 destemming cage and paddles operate at a low RPM to prevent maceration of the fruit and to keep the
grape stems intact. To make this operation more delicate the destemming paddles are made of a food grade polyurethane plastic instead of metal. The
adjustable destemming paddles offer the winemaker the best operation on specific grape varieties.
• The Lugana’s crushing rollers are mounted under the destemming drum so no stems are crushed into the must. The rollers are made of Stainless steel
and covered with food grade rubber. Adjustment requires no tools. Two calibrated knobs on the outside of the machine allow the operator to set the roller
spacing to give the desired amount of crushing.
• The standard “LUGANA 3 R” destemming cage will work all common grape
varieties. If the winemaker sees a need for a special custom destemming cage, it
can be quickly installed. If a different hole size is desired, it is available by special
• The “LUGANA 3 R” can also be used as a destemmer only if the winemaker
desires whole berries. This can be done in two different ways: either the rollers
can be opened all the way (to a maximum of 45 mm. (1 3/4”) or the rollers can
be removed entirely
Options for the Lugana 3R
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: 12 ÷ 20 t
Installed power: 2,625 kW
Power must gathering tank: 0,375 kW
Destemmer axle: 100 ÷ 600 rpm
In-feed auge: 21 ÷ 130 rpm
Machine weight with must gathering tank: 390 kg
Must gathering tank’s weight: 35 kg