In my experience, the reaction from those familiar is an automatic assumption that we are talking about "those Carlsen pumps" (and we are), or as if we are referring to one of our customers' family members.
The pump itself is self- priming, induces very little dissolved oxygen into the process, and is capable of 90 PSI at 1 RPM. This pump has a remote stop/ start, forward and reverse, and can easily move product against the pressure of tall tanks. This pump can be used for filtration, juice/ wine transfer, pumpovers, delestage, and bottling. Stop, start, forward, reverse, and variable speed are standard. They can run on three phase or single phase.
And with the help of a sump, it moves must virtually unharmed.
Now we know that many of you prefer to destem or sort into bins and use a rotating head forklift to dump or convey to press or fermenter. This isn't about that. We make our Vega Destemmer to work in that scenario.
When efficiency counts (due to volume or lack of labor or time), a must pump becomes necessary. You can buy one large, single- purpose must mover at a fairly steep price. And that unit will sit on the crushpad until next year. Why not buy a pump and sump designed to work together in this application for just a little more? The sump is roughly 1/3 of the total cost, leaving 2/3 of your investment ready for service year 'round.
Please consider the tried and true, venerable, and dependable Waukesha 130 and Sump for your operation.