Wine Producer, California

Project Type: Wine Producer
Location: California
Capacities: 500 TPH

A major wine producer was expanding their facility and needed a conveying system to handle grape press byproducts. Aside from being very remote and hard to reach by truck, the amount of byproducts produced exceeded the amounts trucks could feasibly haul away. The client asked Rapat to supply several trussed belt conveyers and radial stackers to convey the bulky pomace and stems. Wide conveyors were used to reach a high capacity rate, and extra cleaners were required to remove sticky residue from the belts. Along with successfully handling the amount of byproduct, the conveyors created large ground piles that allowed the product to dry out and be hauled away by trucks over a reasonable timeframe.