Pacific Wine Partners: Filling and upstream accumulation

The new 54-valve Italian-made Bertolaso gravity-flow vacuum filler from ColloPack Solutions yields faster speeds--typically 180 bottles/min--and less waste. After they are corked, the tapered bottles travel on the first of Pacific Wine's ÒsmartÓ accumulation tables from Garvey.

The tables gradually fill up when there are backups, and gradually release the bottles when conditions permit. This table provides up to three minutes’ accumulation for the tapered bottles.

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