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Koch Membrane Systems (KMS), a global leader in membrane separations technologies, announces the launch of two modular crossflow microfiltration systems for the clarification of wine. The KMS Wine-COR M and Wine-COR P crossflow microfiltration systems offer an expandable modular solution for all production scales, from several thousand to millions of cases per year. Both systems utilize KMS proprietary WINEFILTER membranes, which are designed to achieve optimal wine clarity while maintaining color, taste and aroma. All WINEFILTER membranes and Wine-COR systems are manufactured in the USA by KMS.

The Wine-COR M crossflow microfiltration system was designed with mobility and easy capacity expansion in mind, perfectly suited for the small to medium-sized winery. This system is fully automated with Allen Bradley PLC/HMI and is constructed from components readily available in the United States for easy service and maintenance.

“The Wine-COR M system is affordable and easily expandable from 3 to 12 cartridges. This system operates with minimal wine losses and dilution, making it ideal for extra small lots,” explains Nicholas Barretto, North American Wine Sales Manager for KMS. Barretto invites interested winemakers to see the new Wine-COR M-6 system displayed at KMS’s booth at the 2019 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium.

The Wine-COR P crossflow microfiltration system was designed for larger wineries focused on maximizing throughput. These deluxe systems come fully equipped and are available up to 48 cartridges. Similar to the Wine-COR M system, 12-cartridge expansion modules are available to manage expanding production.

“We recently installed a Wine-COR P-36 system at Delicato,” says Barretto. “It handles difficult reds very well, and it has incredibly low wine losses with a 95-99% recovery rate, making it perfect for small to medium lots.”

In addition to these Wine-COR M and P system offerings, KMS offers KMS ASSIST Service and Maintenance Programs. These services can be customized to match your specific service needs.
“Unsurpassed customer support is the cornerstone of our offering,” says Barretto. “Our customer-first focus allows us to create the ideal solution for any winery separation needs.”

KMS is exhibiting at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in booth 1210 at the Sacramento Convention Center on January 30-31, 2019. Barretto invites winemakers to view the new Wine-COR M-6 system at Unified to learn more and talk about setting up a trial with one of their mobile units at your winery.

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