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We sell filling machines for WINE BOTTLES and wine. If you are not using a wine bottle, or a similar bottle (narrow opening and long neck) then you CANNOT use any of these filling machines. The product must also be similar to wine--no particulates and non-foaming. Please read below for a detailed explanation.

 

Manuals and Parts

MEP Filler Manual and Parts

Enolmatic/Enolmaster Parts and Manuals

old 6-spout filler parts and manual (we no longer sell this)

MEP FILLING MACHINE with ELECTRONIC Float Control and Gas SPARGER
Professional unit complete with both Sparger and Electronic Level Control, Pump and N2 regulator.

  • Filling machine with Sparger and Electronic Float Control.
  • Pump with fittings/tubing to connect pump to filling machine
  • N2 regulator, 6' gas tubing, fittings.

Plug pump into control unit. Plug control unit into wall outlet. Pump will turn on and off to fill tank as needed.
Simply put bottle on sparge nozzle. Microswitch opens gas valve.
Then move bottle to one of the four fill nozzles. Fill automatically stops at preset level.

Filling System with Euro-20 FIP Pump and N2 regulator $3395 in stock in San Antonio
230 V, single phase. Includes Euro-20 Flexible Impeller Pump
N2 cylinder is NOT included. Contact your local gas supply for a N2 cylinder.

Filling System with Jet05 Centrifugal Pump and N2 regulator $3195 in stock in San Antonio
110 V. Includes Jet05 Centifuglal Pump. (Jet05 photo and specs.)
N2 cylinder is NOT included. Contact your local gas supply for a N2 cylinder.

Comparison of Jet05 Centrifugal pump and Euro-20 pump.

  • Euro-20 is a flexible impeller pump (FIP). Jet05 is centrifugal.
  • Euro-20 is 230V; Jet05 is 110V.
  • Jet05 is best for distilled spirits (max 50% ABV)

You only need to connect your hose to 1.5" TC inlet of the pump.

Nozzle for Long Neck Bottle $250 each
If fill level of your bottle is greater than 3-1/4" below the top of the bottle, you will need this nozzle. If you are uncertain, please send us drawing of the bottle.
(We sell these only to clients who have purchased the MEP filler.)

Nozzle for Mignon (airplane) Bottle $250 each
50 cc, aka mignon, or airplane bottles. (We sell these only to clients who have purchased the MEP filler.)

  • Gas Sparger is attached to unit. Simply put bottle on sparge nozzle, sparge for a few seconds, then move to fill nozzle.
  • Set N2 regulator at 15-25 psi.
  • Electronic Level Control. Turns pump On/Off as needed to fill tank.
  • Dual point (not single) level control. This prevents rapid on/off switching of the pump.
  • 4 Filling Nozzles
  • up to 600 bottles/hour
  • N2 regulator with Push-In fittings and gas tubing
  • Push-In fittings for gas. Simply push tubing in to connect. To remove, press the release ring towards the fitting and pull tubing out.
  • 110 V Jet05 pump or Euro-20 FIP pump (with 1.5" Triclamp inlet/outlets)
  • Fittings and hose included to connect outlet of pump to inlet of filling unit.
  • Ball valve on on outlet of reservoir for draining and easy cleanup.
  • Check valve on input to reservoir to prevent backflow when pump is off
  • Electronics in NEMA 4 (watertight) enclosure
  • Floor unit on 4 wheels
  • Precise control of fill level. Fill level easily adjustable. Level-filling
  • Automatic shut off when bottle is full. Each spout operates independently
  • Reservoir capacity about 9 gallons
  • 110 V with Jet05 pump. 230V with Euro-20 pump.
  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • Dimensions: 28"x21"x61" LxWxH
  • Manufactured by MEP

Please note: The Filling Machine cannot be used with Euro 30 or any of the pumps with a frequency drive.
If you use a 220V single phase pump, the transformer inside the electrical box must be switched to 220 V (from 110 V) .

(a T or K nitrogen cylnder has equivalent of ~3000 bottles (750 mL) of gas. so you should expect to get more than a 1000 sparges per tank)

Drain the Jeto5 pumphead after use. Water, especially with chemicals, can corrode the seals if left in the pumphead.


4-Spout Floor with Electronic Float Control and Gas Sparger, N2 regulator, and Euro-20 pump.

Click here for Manual and Parts

Operation of this filling machine is nearly self-evident but here's a quick summary

  • The fill nozzles are spring-loaded valves. Push the bottle onto the nozzle firmly to open the valve and begin filling. Filling will shut off automatically when the preset fill level is reached.
  • The bottles rest on an adjustable tray. This tray is moved to accomodate bottles from 7" to 20" height.
  • Fill level: Loosen the allen screw on the nozzle bushing and raise or lower the bushing to adjust the fill level. Do not overtighten the allen screw. It is simply snugged up to hold the bushing in position.
  • Set regulator at 25 psi. (sparge for ~2 seconds)
  • Tip on setup : Ignore the tray and Adjust Fill level first. Then position tray at HIGHEST possible position.

ENOLMATIC and ENOLMASTER
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Enolmatic with optional Tandem Filter Unit and filter

Enolmatic and Tandem Filter Housing Combo $475 in stock in San Antonio
You will also need a filter cartridge---.2, .5, 1 or 5 micron.

Enolmatic $450 in stock in San Antonio
The Enolmatic is the most professional small filling machine. It has a proven history of over 20 years in every wine region of the world. It is used by hobbyists, small wineries and even large operations. We have clients with bottling lines that use Enolmatics for experimental batches. Furthermore, the filtration accessories offer easy-to-set-up, easy-to-clean, and professional filtration for small lots.

Video of Enolmatic
Tenco English website

St. Pats is an authorized importer of Enolmatic and Enolmaster.

  • Vacuum Filling--not contact between wine and pump or mechanical components
  • Level-filling
  • Fill level is adjustable and precisely controlled (Photo at right shows minimum and maximum fill level.)
  • Fill rate is adjustable
  • Wine tank can be up to 13' below the Enolmatic.
  • 110 V
  • Easy to clean
  • 200 bottles/hour (~20% less for viscous products like olive oil)
  • Fills virtualy every size and shape of wine bottle

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Enolmatic Filter Housing $165 $125 in stock in San Antonio
Includes tubing to connect to Enolmatic. Filters sold separately.
Filters sold separately. Filtering and bottling are performed at the same time. Please note this housing is designed to be used under vacuum and is different than housings sold for household water filters. Housing holds one filter (sold separately).

The Enolmatic will draw wine from your tanks or carboy or barrel and pull the wine through up to three in-line filters. Each housing holds one filter, so if you will need two Filter Units to do 1 and 5 micron filtration in one step.

Enolmatic Filter Housing Instructions. Place filter in housing and attach hoses. Open small bypass valve on top of filter housing. Turn on unit and fill bottles until filter housing fills with liquid. Now close bypass valve on top of filter housing and product will be filtered.

Attention Distilled Spirit producers. If fill level of your bottle is greater than 2-7/8" below the top of the bottle, you will need the special nozzle (see below). Please contact us in advance.
Also, you can use Enolmatic and standard Enolmaster for high alcohol (>20%). However, the clear plastic vacuum housing will wear out (crack) with extended use. This does not effect the bottled product which does not see pass through the clear vessel. Same is true for the filter housing. We cannot provide an estimate of expected life of these vessels with high alcohol.

High Efficiency Enolmatic/Enolmaster Filters

porosity
each
box of 6
5 micron
coarse polish for young slightly cloudy wines
$55
$265
1 micron
medium polish for completely fermented red or white wine
$55
$265
0.5 micron
brilliant polish for sweet or sparkling wine
$65
$310
0.2 micron
sterile for wine and distilled liquors
$70
$335
Enolsan Cleaning Compound $16 
Powdered product for washing and sanitizing wine filter cartridges. Instructions on each jar. After cleaning a filter, allow the filter to completely dry and store dry.
10 grams/liter. 250 gram vial is enough for 25 cleanings.
[This is equivalent to a little less than 1 Tablespoon/quart.)

Cartridges are made of food-grade material and are washable and reusable. There is no danger of the material separating from the filter and entering the wine.

The level of filtration varies considerably amongst winemakers. Generally, 5 or 1 micron is sufficient for reds, and either 1 micron or 0.45 micron for whites. Generally, the sweeter or clearer the wine, the finer the filtration. In some cases, 0.25 micron is needed for wines for nearly complete assurance of sterility. This filter removes yeast and bacteria. The 0.45 micron removes yeast but not bacteria.

Please note. Cartridges of different micron size look the same. So be careful to denote which is which after opening the package.

 


Kit for 5-10 liter bottles
$39 $20

Fill 5-10 liter bottles (1-2.5 gallons). Works with bottle openings 1 to 1.4".
Includes tubing to connect to Enolmatic.


Demi-John Kit
$39

Rack wine from one carboy to another. Two different sizes are supplied with the kit for use with either large or small mouth containers. Carboy openings between 36-48 mm.
Includes tubing to connect to Enolmatic.


 


Enolmaster with Optional Filter Housing and filters

ENOLMASTER 4-Spout Vacuum Filling Machine discontinued. We stock only the unit with pyrex vessel.

ENOLMASTER for High alcohol or High Temperature $3295 sold out
For wine or spirits with abv up to 80%. Recommended for spirits over 20% alcohol (and required for over 40%).
Max temp 110° C (230° F). This has Pyrex vessel and high temperature tubing. [Max temp of standard Enolmaster is 80° C (176° F). ]

  • Vacuum Filling--no contact between wine and pump or mechanical components
  • 4 Stainless Steel Filling Nozzles
  • Fill level is adjustable
  • Wine tank can be up to 12 feet below the Enolmaster
  • 110 Volt
  • Weight 55 lbs
  • 26"L x 19"H x 18"W
  • 600 bottles/hour (~20% less for viscous products like olive oil)
  • also fills magnums (Enolmatic will not)

~5' of 1" ID hose is provided with Enolmaster. If you need longer, order 1" Pliovic---go to Parts page for Enolmaster.

Attention Distilled Spirit producers. If fill level of your bottle is greater than 2-7/8" below the top of the bottle, you will need the special nozzle (see above). Please contact us in advance.

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Enolmaster Filter Unit for High Alcohol or Temperature $725 sold out
For wine or spirits with abv up to 80%.
Vacuum filter housing for Enolmaster with Pyrex vessel.

  • Holds 3 filter cartridges.
  • You MUST use 3 cartridges of the same porosity. cartridges sold separately. see above
  • If you wish to use cartridges of different porosity simultaneously, for example 5 micron followed by 1 mciron, then you need two Filter Housings and 3 each 5 micron and 3 each 1 micron cartridges.
  • Includes tubing to connect to Enolmaster.
  • Max alcohol 80%. Max temp 110° C (230°F).
  • Pyrex vessel.

Enolmaster Filter Housing Instructions. Place filters in housing and attach hoses. Open small bypass valve on top of filter housing. Turn on unit and fill bottles until filter housing fills with liquid. Now close bypass valve on top of filter housing and product will be filtered.


Filling Machine Terminology
Wine Bottle Fillers are Level-Filling
Volume-Filling Machines cannot be used for wine bottles

There are two basic approaches to filling machines that cover virtually all industries. One approach, and the one that MUST be used for wine, is to control the Fill-Level. The other approach, Volume-Filling, controls the volume. As discussed below, a perfect Volume-Filler, when used for wine bottles, will result in fill levels ranging over 2.4", greater than even the cork length.

What is Volume-Filling?
Volume-Filling involves accurately measuring the Volume of liquid during filling. In its most accurate form, a piston (much like a syringe) of a precise volume is filled, then this piston is emptied into the container. You will find hundreds or products in a grocery store packaged with volume-fillers (but not wine). Bag-in-a-box fillers are a type of volume filler as well.
Timer-based volume-filling is an alternative to piston volume-fillers. In this case, the volume is controlled by a pump and valve run under a timer. This is less accurate than the piston design but also less expensive. It is also less versatile than piston type fillers in handling a wide range of products, particularly those with suspended particles.

Volume-Fillers, either the piston design or the timer design, are inherently flawed for filling wine bottles. Wine bottles vary in volume by +/-0.25 oz. However, this relatively small volume variation results in very large Fill-Level variation due to the long narrow neck of a wine bottle. The +/- .25 oz volume translates into +/- 1.2" in fill level. In other words, a perfect volume- filler will result in fill levels varying over 2.4". [This is the best case for flat bottles. Punted bottles have slightly larger variations. The data on volume variatons for wine bottles was obtained from the largest manufacturer of wine bottles in North America.]

On the other hand, wine filling machines, both gravity and vacuum (Enolmaster and Enolmatic) control the Fill Level on each individual bottle. It is the nozzle design that shuts off the filling at a preset level. Bottles of different volume are filled to the same level.

We receive many inquiries from small businesses who make a range of products including salsa, body lotion, liquid soaps, automobile fluids, .... Generally speaking, your bottle must have a narrow opening and long neck like a wine bottle to use the filling machines on this page. Secondly, you cannot use a plastic bottle with a vacuum filler (Enolmatic) because the vacuum collapses the plastic bottle. Thirdly, you cannot have suspended particles that will plug the nozzles.

If you have a product that does not meet these criteria, then we recommend the following company. Busch Machinery.