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The STS 200 system, supplied by Separator Technology Solutions SA, is a superior method for winery solids management and eliminates the need for racking juices and wines and the consequent product losses and quality or value downgrades. 

Central to the system is the STS 200, a disk-type centrifuge with the capability to both process entire tanks of juice and wine, including the lees, and eject the solids at such a thickness (e g 95% v/v) that no further product recovery is necessary (e g via Lees Filter or RDV Filter).

A major South African wine group, Distell (Bergkelder), based in Stellenbosch, has successfully validated financial paybacks of less than one year for the STS 200 system. Senior wine makers of the wine division oversaw these validations and can confirm the winemaking and cellar operations benefits and business case for integrating the STS 200 technology into South African wineries.

The principal sources of financial payback for the STS 200 are:

  • Reducing juice and wine losses associated with racking or desludge from older centrifuges. This occurs in two parts, firstly where lees are sent to distillation, (e g to Brenn-O-Kem) and secondly, the reduced number of lees transfers leads to a dilution of yield losses. 
  • Reduced juice and wine quality/value downgrades. This is where existing lees handling processes lead to loss of quality and value, by loss of freshness and oxidation, loss of varietal or regional integrity and character, or finally anoxic/reductive taints from prolonged exposure to high concentrations of yeasts and bacteria in the lees. 
  • Eliminating DE filtration, principally the Lees Filter and Rotary Drum Vacuum (RDV) filter. The direct hard savings in reduced DE consumption are typically modest in the financial justification of the STS 200. However, the Occupational Health, Safety & Environment considerations of DE and the ability to proactively demonstrate a major reduction in DE usage in the cellar is an intangible benefit of the STS 200.

A key advance of the STS 200 system over older centrifuges is very low oxygen pick-up as low as 0.02 mg of oxygen per litre of wine. This means the same wine can be centrifuged multiple times during its maturation cycle. The low oxygen pick-up allows South African cellars to maximise the financial benefits of the STS 200's broad spectrum of juice and wine solids removal capabilities.

The STS 200 system has been developed to handle a broad range of winery products, to ensure clients maximise the financial benefits of the technology. Key applications include clarification of:

  • Whole white juice
  • Cold-settled juice lees
  • White wine ex primary ferment (including yeast lees)
  • White wine ex bentonite (including bentonite lees)
  • Bentonite lees
  • Red wine ex primary ferment (including gross lees)
  • Gross red lees
  • Red wine ex malolactic ferment
  • Wines ex cold stabilisation
  • Coarse polishing (prior to cross-flow)

Wine Clarifier From Separator Technology Solutions
Wine Clarifier From Separator Technology Solutions
Wine and juice clarifiers from STS provide our customers the best solution for wine and juice recovery from lees, wine and juice clarification and much more. The rugged and unique design provides the lowest cost of ownership for this technology with the highest performance, guaranteed. Please call on us today to discuss our solutions for your winery, our experts are standing by to answer all of your questions.

News Archive


Best Value for your Clarification Process
24 April, 2018

The high performance disc clarifier from STS was designed for high solid feed processing.

Built specifically to concentrate solids and clarifier feeds such as wine, juice, green beer, wort, cider, kombucha, tea, plant based protein isolates, etc. It's sanitary and rugged design is a perfect solution for your clarification needs.

 


 

Mike Matthews VP Sales - Separator Technology Solutions, US (916) 677-6041 mike.matthews@sts200.com


Expanding our Operations to provide additional support for winemakers
23 June, 2016

STS has moved into a new & larger 9,000 sqft. facility in the Bay Area (located at 2591 Nicholson St, San Leandro CA 94577), providing Parts, Service, Sales & Admin now all under one roof.

Separator Technology Systems USA Inc’s new location comes at an excellent time as STS has been appointed the authorized sales, parts & service agent for KMA centrifuges.  KMA centrifuges are well known in the USA wine industry, with many GTS 180’s offering many years of reliable service at Bronco & Woodbridge.

As well as expanding our service s – STS has also added new personnel:

STS welcomes Dempers Boonzaier as Snr Service Technician, an internal company promotion from our South African subsidiary. Dempers Boonzaier, a first point of call for Service on your STS, KMA or GEA or Alfa Laval centrifuge.

STS has appointed Anja Webster as After-Market Parts Manager.  Anja joins us from Andritz (nee Contec) and is the best point of contact for STS’s range of genuine, OEM & compatible spare parts to suit GEA & Alfa Laval centrifuges – with considerable savings - as well as genuine spare parts for KMA centrifuges.

Contact information for both Dempers & Ana:

Dempers Boonzaier 
Snr Service Techician
P: 707-481-1414   E:  dempers@sts200.com

Anja Webster
After-Market Parts Manager
P:  415-715-4916  E: anja.webster@sts200.com


Winery Solids Management with the STS 45 Mobile Centrifuge
14 March, 2016

 

 The STS 45 system is claimed to be a superior method for winery solids management and eliminates the need for racking of juices and wines and therefore avoiding consequent product losses and quality-value downgrades.

 

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State-of-the-art centrifuge system 

 

  • Reduce fining and settling time, increase filter life and reduce wine lost to lees.
  • Remove solids from white juice instantly.
  • No cold settling or SO2 needed.
  • Remove yeast to arrest fermentations.
  • Speed up fining.
  • Protein bound to bentonite removed efficiently.

 

Central to the system is the STS 45, a disk-type centrifuge with the capability to both process entire tanks of juice and wine, including the lees, and eject solids at such a thickness (e.g. 95% v/v) that no further product recovery is necessary, e.g. lees filter or RDV filter.

 

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Clarifying Bentonite and Yeasts from Savignon Blanc, before and after.

 

The three principal paybacks and quality outcomes with the STS 45 are:

 

  • 1. Reducing juice and wine losses associated with racking or desludge from older or under-performing centrifuges. Losses occur when lees are sent to distillation and through reduced number of lees transfers; both leading to dilution or yield losses.
  • 2. Reduced juice and wine quality or value downgrades. This is where existing lees handling processes lead to loss of quality and value by loss of freshness and oxidation, loss of varietal or regional integrity and character, or anoxic/reduction taints from prolonged exposure to high concentration of yeasts and bacteria in lees.
  • 3. Eliminating DE filtration, principally the lees filter and rotary drum vacuum (RDV) filtration. The direct hard savings in reduced DE consumption are typically modest in the financial justification of the STS 45 mobile service.

 

A key advantage of the STS 45 system over older centrifuges is a very low oxygen pick-up, as low as 0.02mg of oxygen per litre of wine. This means the same wine can be centrifuged multiple times during its maturation cycle. The low oxygen pick-up allows  cellars to maximise the financial benefits of ST 45's broad spectrum of juice and wine solids removal capabilities.

 

The STS 45 system has been developed to handle a broad range of winery products.

 

  • Whole wine juice
  • White wine ex primary ferment (including bentonite lees)
  • Bentonite lees
  • Arrested ferments, late harvest and botrytis styles
  • Red wine ex primary ferment (including gross lees)
  • Gross red lees
  • Red wine ex malolactic ferment
  • Wines ex cold stabilisation
  • Coarse polishing (prior to cross-flow)

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Proactive attention to solids during winemaking process improves production efficiencies
23 July, 2015

Solid Solutions

by Wanda Augustyn / June 2015HarvestWinemakingCellar

Proactive attention to solids during the winemaking process improves cellar production efficiencies.

Winemakers rarely give product solids management much thought except that they wish to have them remove before bottling. Yet by proactively managing solids, it is possible to improve cellar production efficiencies, reduce product losses and downgrades, and produce wines of specific styles.

Separator Technology Solutions is a wine industry centrifuge specialist with tried and tested expertise that grew out of the Australian wine industry. Operating in Australia, USA, France, Chile, New Zealand and in South Africa since 2006, STS is fast becoming the global wine industry centrifuge standard.

STS is overseen globally by Ashley Whittington, based in the USA office, with the South African team operating from its dedicated facility in Somerset West. The branches within the South African operation are After-Sales Service and Export Manufacturing, led by Mark Geldenhuys and a team of dedicated technicians, while Wine Processing Optimisation led by Justin Corrans works with existing clients to refine CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY...

STS200 installed at Cilmor Winery, Justin Corrans, 
Mark Geldenhuys, Quintin van der Westhuizen
(cellar manager).

 

Title Name Email Phone
President Ashley Whittington sales_us@sts200.com 559-253-3699
Parts Manager Ronald Sebilo-Tibbits parts_us@sts200.com 510-778-3874
Service Technician Jacob Headd Jacob.headd.sts@gmail.com 209-712-0690
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High Performance Clarifier Self-Cleaning Disk-Type Centrifuge


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High Performance Clarifier Self-Cleaning Disk-Type Centrifuge