Corking Machines

Manuals and Parts

Manuals and Parts for MEP corkers, Stelvin capper.

MEP Electric and Pneumatic Corkers

Stelvin Screw Cap Machine

St. Patrick's is the exclusive authorized distributor in North America of MEP corkers. Corkers that appear elsewhere in the North American market come through an Italian distributor and do not have the technical support of St. Patrick's. Service and parts for those machines will be provided by an Italian distributor of MEP. This is particularly important because a corking machine is the most precisely operating machine in a small winery.

Floor/Bench
optional stand w/ wheels
Power
Tempered S/S Jaws
Hopper
Vacuum
 
P35
Vacuum
Floor model
$9495 in stock in Taylor
Floor
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110 V
Microswitch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo and specs are listed below.
P45
Bench model
$6395 in stock in Taylor
Bench
Model D $675 in stock
110 V
Microswitch
Yes
Yes
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P12
Bench model
$5495 in stock in Taylor
Bench
Model A $550 in stock
pneumatic
push button
Yes
Yes
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P45B Belgian-Beer (mushroom)
bench model
Cork must be same on both ends. usually 25.5 or 23.5 mm diameter.
$6595 in stock in Taylor
Can be used for standard wine corks, like P45
Bench
Model D $675 in stock
110 V and
pneumatic
push button
Yes
Yes
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Photos and specs listed below.

Mushroom cork for Belgian beer do not have an orientation—so a hopper can be used. P45B is a beer corker. cannot be used with champagne cork.

Stelvin Screw Cap Machine AVT400-S.
(4-roller)
Floor model

$7895 sold out
Floor
stand included
110 V
push button


AVT400
~800 bottles/hour (2.5 seconds per cycle)

The Stelvin capper was designed to meet the specifications for Stelvin screw caps. In particular, the vertical load of the Stelvin capper is larger than standard olive oil cappers. In fact, Stelvin has tested bottles from us and confirmed that this capper meets the Stelvin specs.

The Stelvin capper will apply Stelvin and Stelvin+ 30H60 (and smaller) capsules on BVS finish bottles. 30H60 are the most popular Stelvin capsules. It will not apply Stelvin Lux (the capsule which does not show the thread.) Stelvin USA distributor is Amcor. Alcan can provide a list of suppliers of appropriate BVS finish bottles. Vinicor USA provides similar screwcaps (also require BVS finish bottles.). Our Stelvin Capper also meets these specs.

Setup for Stelvin: See Manuals page for detailed info and videos. However, the best approach is to send us your bottle and capsules and we will set it up here before shipping.

 

Features of both Electric and Pneumatic Corkers

  • Synthetic and natural corks: 22 to 26 mm diameter . Maximum length 49 mm.
  • Bottle Height: 9"-15" for P12/35/45.
  • Large hopper (650 corks) with mechanical agitator for continuous feed of cork
  • Tempered Stainless Steel Precision Jaws
  • Manufactured entirely of 304 Stainless Steel
  • Cork inserted rapidly, ~1.8 seconds for electric and ~2.3 seconds for pneumatic, to create less pressure on the neck of the bottle
  • The jaws and the punch move on two linear stainless steel guides with tempered steel ball bearings
  • Jaws compress cork to 16 mm
  • Floor units have 4 wheels

Features of Pneumatic Corkers

  • 600 bottles per hour
  • Operating Pressure: 60-90 psi
  • 5 SCFM compressor (not included) for maximum production rate
  • Push button operation

Features of Electric Corkers

  • Up to 900 bottles per hour
  • 24 Volt microswitch on bottle stand
  • Frequency Drive provides host of features including dynamic braking, quiet operation, ...
  • 110 Volt, 60 Hz input but machine is actually running a 3-phase motor. This is one advantage of Frequency Drive.
  • Actuated solenoid valve controls Vacuum (P35)
  • Vacuum (P35) is adjustable from front panel. Pressure gauge included.
  • Rotary vane vacuum pump on P35

P35 Electric Corker wtih Vacuum

Floor unit.
Dimensions: 72" H x 21"W x 23" L

P45 Electric Corker

Bench unit
Dimensions: 48"H x 21"W x 23"L

P12 Pneumatic Corker

Bench unit
Dimensions: 55"H x 15"W x 19"L


P45B Mushroom Corker for Belgian-style beer
  • 800 bottles/hour
  • Hopper holds 650 cork
  • Push button operation
  • Insertion-depth of the cork is easily adjusted
  • Corking time ~2 seconds
  • Bottles up to 15.3" height
  • 29 mm diameter cork and smaller
  • 110 V, 60 Hz
  • Small compressor also required
  • P45B can operate as a standard P45 wine corker.