Bucher XPert

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In 2014, NP Seymour was appointed as the UK agent for Bucher Vaslin, supplying and servicing a full range of winery equipment including pneumatic and basket presses, belt elevators and pumps, sorting tables, destemmers, cross-flow filters and maceration tanks.

Most people come to NP Seymour looking for a Bucher Vaslin pneumatic press, of which there is a vast range of different models to suit all winemakers. 

Bucher XPert presses are designed to meet the needs of cooperative cellars as the touch screen simplifies the programming of the press by the various different users. There is also 4G connection to smartphone to allow winemakers to monitor the press in real time.

Available in a range of sizes, from 6,000kg to 27,000kg whole bunch, the Bucher XPert is 

designed to process whole, destemmed and crushed grapes as well as fermented grape must.

The automatic programming consists of four successive cycle times and is ideal for any type of variety and crop whether whole cluster, destemmed or fermented. There are six modifiable programs available and the winemaker can adapt programming parameters before and during pressing. Six modifiable sequential programming options are also available and are particularly suited to whole cluster or fermented red grapes. 

Exclusive to Bucher Vaslin, organ programming is a tank management method based on the measurement of the juice drain-off rate in the press juice bin. These measurements are transmitted to the software for the management of draining and pressing cycles.

Bucher Vaslin is also well-known for its Inertys pressing feature, which allows winemakers to press under controlled atmosphere and guarantees that 100% of the pressed juices are extracted without oxidation. As operations take place in a closed loop, gas can be recycled keeping costs down. The process is entirely automatic and is available for the Bucher XPlus 22 to 80. 

Finally, with the Winect® app, winemakers can get progress information anytime on their smartphone including program in progress, remaining time, pressure and flow rate. Alerts can be sent via email or SMS to provide notifications during the pressing cycle, such as end of pressing, juice selection or the press stopping.