LOTUS PUMPOVER HEAD
Our patent-pending LOTUS pumpover head gently and uniformly distributes juice -- even if unfiltered or mixed with whole berries -- over the cap in tanks of any size without excessive bruising or misting. Over the past year, our team iteratively designed LOTUS from the ground up using state of the art CAD software and rapid prototyping technologies.
LOTUS is made here in the Napa Valley, using 304 Stainless Steel and other food-safe materials. By using molds made with 3D printers, we weren’t limited by the shapes that standard machine tools can make. The resulting functional, elegant design represents a shift for both Vinnovation and the entire winemaking industry. LOTUS is continuously adjustable, compact, has few moving parts, and is easy to install and clean.
The LOTUS pumpover head comes in 3 sizes to ensure a proper fit with your tank. Custom configurations are also available, upon request.
Watch the video below to get a sense of what the LOTUS can do. Free loaner units are available from vendors; please contact them for more details regarding LOTUS availability.
LOTUS Sizing and Prices (Click for Dimensions)
How Do We Compare?
The goal of LOTUS is to provide winemakers with an easy to use tool that enables the uniform distribution of juice over the cap. We've been hard at work testing and tweaking the complex geometry of LOTUS to ensure that the distribution is as uniform as possible. The following two charts depict, in different representations, how that work has paid off. The LOTUS, unlike our competitors, does not have a "hot spot" near the center, but rather provides a near-uniform level of coverage across the entire tank.