EQUIPMENT

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A.O. Wilson strives to provide equipment under the motto:

“We will only sell what we can service”

We have a broad spectrum of processing and bottling equipment for the small or medium sized beverage producers. A base network of reliable suppliers allows us to offer just about anything from tank to bottle. We take pride in our in stock selection of quality products. And if there is anything we do not have, please ask as we have connections to get it to you fast.

We have spare parts on the shelf for wear and tear items of most products we offer.

We have various equipment models in the following categories:

Equipment

Filtering

Plate + Frame filters

20x20-Monaco-filter-with-pumpThe plate + frame classic sheet filters are tailored to meet specific filtration requirements and their material quality and design guarantee ideal cleaning properties.

We have sold many plate + frame filters over the years all across Canada. We can offer the filters in the 20×20, 40×40 and 60×60 cm size. The filters can be supplied with additional options or accessories to meet your custom needs.

The 20×20 Monaco plate + frame filter comes equipped with:

  • stainless steel frame
  • 20 noryl plates
  • with pump ( Motor electrics 120V/1Phase/60Hz)
  • with pressure gauge
  • 1.5” Tri Clamp connections
  • with drip tray
  • on wheels

40x40-filterThe 40×40 plate + frame filters come equipped with:

  • stainless steel framing
  • 4.6 m² of effective filterable area
  • 29 noryl plates
  • double piping in/out for faster and more efficient filtration
  • sight glass in/out
  • sample valve in/out
  • pressure gauge in/out
  • butterfly valves in/out
  • 1.5” Tri Clamp connections in/out
  • with drip tray with drain valve
  • with silicon gaskets
  • without pump
  • on wheels

Options/accessories

  • additional noryl plates
  • double filtration kit ( for coarse and fine filtration in one pass )
  • extension bar
  • replacement end and intermediate plate gaskets

crated-60x60-filterThe 60×60 plate + frame filter is available upon request.

Currently we have available a gently used 60×60 plate + frame filter furnished with 72 stainless steel plates. Ideal for a brewery and very well priced !

AOW 2 cartridge housingCartridge Housings

Cartridge housings are ideal for filtration of liquids in the beverage industry.

The cartridge housings we offer are made of 304 stainless steel. The housings are available in 10”, 20” and 30” which allows for a perfect adaption of the housing size to product volume to be filtered. An optimized filtrate chamber design and special filter surface finish provide for a very easy cleaning and sterilization process.

The housings are available for single as well as for multiple cartridges. The housings are suitable for our pre-filter and membrane filter cartridges.

Advantages:

  • This type of filtration is a completely enclosed system
  • No drip loss
  • Low footprint through compact design
  • Quick and simple replacement of modules
  • Possibility of air born contamination is non existent
  • Detachable dome from base makes for an easy cleaning and sterilization process

The most common size is the 30” single cartridge housing for code 7 connection cartridges and comes with the following fittings:

30” single cartridge Housing

  • 316 stainless steel construction
  • Electrolytically polished
  • Code 7 cartridge ready (double o’ring with bayonet lock)
  • 1” Tri Clamp Connections, in/out
  • Butterfly valves in/out
  • Pressure gauge
  • Bleed/blowout valve
  • Stainless steel stand

Please see our Filtration>Filter cartridge page for availability and detailed information on all cartridges.

Stacked Disc cartridge/Lenticular Housings

Stacked-disc-cartridgeStacked disc cartridge or lenticular housings are an alternative to plate + frame filtration.

It is an enclosed depth filtration system for clarification and steril filtration of liquids.

The housings are available in 12” and 16” diameter and different heights.

Advantages

  • This type of filtration is a completely enclosed system
  • No drip loss
  • Low footprint through compact design
  • Quick and simple replacement of modules
  • Possibility of air born contamination is non existent
  • Detachable dome from base makes for an easy cleaning and sterilization process
  • Excellent application for the pharmaceutical industry

Disadvantages

  • High initial purchase price for the housing
  • Higher cost as well for the consumable modules.
  • The modules are not biodegradable like our BECOPAD filter sheets.

More information and pricing available upon request.

Pumping

Pumping

A.O. Wilson can supply a variety of pumps to suit your needs. Whether you are looking for a pump for filtering, transferring, pump overs etc., we can help.

All of our pumps are quality made by a leading innovative manufacturer from Italy, EnoItalia Srl. EnoItalia Srl prides themselves in the fact that they carry out the complete process from design to manufacturing to their sales network.

We divide the different style pumps into the following categories:

Flexible Impeller

Flexible rubber impeller pumps are very well suited for beverage transfers except for beer. The impeller pumps come in various models for different applications. 1.5” connections are suitable for wine and juice whereas 2” and larger are suited for must as well as transferring larger volumes of wine and juice. Available in single and variable speed ( with inverter).

Features

  • Food grade rubber impellers
  • Stainless steel pump body and drive shaft
  • Reversible
  • Self priming up to 15’ of head
  • With bypass
  • On stand with wheels
  • Tri Clamp connections

Single speed 1.5" impeller pump

1.5" impeller single speed

Model ConnectionSpeed Capacity in L/hrElectrics
Euro 30 1” T.C.Single or Variable speed 0-5500Single or 3 Phase
Euro 40* 1.5” T.C.Single or Variable speed 0-9500Single or 3 Phase
Euro 50* 2” T.C.Single or Variable speed 0-15000Single or 3 Phase
Euro 60* 2.5” T.C.Single or Variable speed 0-25000Single or 3 Phase

*Comes with wired remote control, dry run protection and an automatic pressure switch.

Spare rubber impellers are available.

Variable speed 1.5" impeller pump

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Progressive Cavity Pumps

Progressive Cavity pumps are gentle on your must (2” size and up) and juice. The pumps are supplied with 220V/single phase/60Hz electrics.

They come with an inverter and therefore will offer variable speed. The pumps have a bypass and come with Tri Clamp connections. With dolly on wheels.

Model ConnectionCapacity in L/hr
PH30 1.5” T.C.130 - 4200
PH35 2” T.C.160 - 5300

Different size ports available.

Hopper available.

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Centrifugal

A.O. Wilson offers centrifugal pumps for C.I.P. systems.

Information coming soon

Peristaltic Pumps

A.O. Wilson offers peristaltic pumps. These pumps are used to transfer must, pomace etc. and are the most gentle type of pump for your wine. The wine or must is simply pushed through a rubber hose. There is no impeller.

The product only comes into contact with the hose. The hose is periodically compressed and relaxed, thus pushing the product. The advantages of peristaltic pumps are delicate pumping preventing oxidation, shaking, emulsions, crushing of seeds and berries and no contact between the wine and mechanical parts.

Information available upon request.

More information coming soon.

Filling

Filling

A.O. Wilson carries various filling equipment to suit your needs, whether it is for a still or carbonated product. We have divided our range in filling machines for still product and for carbonated product.

ENOLMASTER Vacuum Filler for spirits and small bottles

The Enolmaster  is ideal for filling liquids with high alcohol content or high temperature.  This filler is excellent for small production runs.Emaster 4 miniature inox nozzles

Features:

  • 4 stainless steel filling nozzles
  • Adjustable fill height for different bottle sizes including the magnum bottle
  • Suitable for filling high alcohol ( max. 80%)
  • Works for high temperature liquids ( max. 110°C)
  • 600 bottles/hour (~20% less for viscous products like olive oil)
  • Container can be up to 12 feet below the Enolmaster
  • 110 Volt

 

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ENOLMASTER MIGNON ( miniatures) set

  • Includes 4 stainless steel filling nozzle set
  • with stainless bottle platform and bracket to support miniature bottles

 

 

 

ENOLMATIC Vacuum Filler

The Enolmatic vacuum filler is a single head vacuum operated filling machine for use with glass bottles. A vacuum pump removes air from the bottle and draws the product from your container into the bottle. Filling will automatically stop when the desired fill level has been reached.

Features:

  • Fills up to 150-250 bottles/hr depending on the viscosity of the productenolmatic
  • Suited for use with still wine, liqueurs, syrups and oils
  • Internal bottle neck diameter within 16-28mm
  • Bottle height: 250-330mm
  • Maximum operating temperature is 60°C
  • Table top model which is compact and easy to use

 

Options/Accessories:

  • Mignon oil kit for filling oils such as grape seed oil.

 

 

Multiple Valve Gravity Fillers

4-valve-gravityOur Italian made gravity fillers allow you to fill bottles quickly and accurately with a consistent fill level. The fill level can be adjusted for your size bottle.

Gravity fillers can be fed from either a header tank or directly from a transfer pump equipped with a bypass.

Standard nozzles have an outer diameter of 14mm which is suitable for most bottle types and styles.

Note: These fillers are not suited for beer

Features:

  • Suitable for still products
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Fitted with 1 or 2 float tanks with lid depending on the model
  • Filler nozzles are equipped with a ball joint mount for easy insertion and removal of bottles
  • ¾” product inlet connection
  • Filling capacity up to 120 l/hr per nozzle ( depending on product and operator)
  • With tube to remove air above product level in the float tank
  • Can be steam cleaned to 110°C
  • Table or floor model available
ModelNo. of Fill NozzlesCapacity in L/hrNo. of Float Tanks
RI2MA22401
RI3MA33601
RI4MA44801
RI6MA67202
RI8MA89602

Options/Accessories:

  • 12mm and 16mm filler nozzle gaskets are available for the filling of small diameter bottles or larger jug style glass or plastic containers. This makes the gravity fillers suitable for any bottle from 200ml to 5L jugs.
  • Spare filler nozzle parts available.

Filling of Carbonated Products

pressure-filler-4-valveOur quality made Italian counter pressure fillers are suitable for use with carbonated drinks such as cider, beer, soft drinks, sparkling water and clarified fruit juices.

Features:

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Equipped with heavy duty safety doors and stainless steel guards
  • Manually operated filling valves through levers or optional pneumatic bottle lift
  • Filling tube with rear discharge into inclined bottle to reduce the possibility of foaming
  • Table top
ModelCapacity in Bottles / hr
2 Head100
4 Head200

Bag-in-box Filling Machines

A.O. Wilson is the exclusive agent for quality bag-in-box equipment manufactured by EnoItalia Srl and is able to offer several models ranging from metered manual filling to semi automatic filling to automatic filling with vacuum air removal and nitrogen dosing.

Models available:

BB10 BB12 BB20 BB30

Quick reference table of models available.

ModelCapacity 5L bags/hrCapacity 10L bags/hrCapacity 20L bags/hr
BB1050
BB12100
BB20180130
BB30450300200

BB10BB10 manual filling machine

Features:

  • Stainless steel shelf with adjustable feet
  • Stainless steel filling head
  • Digital flow meter with calibration
  • Adjustable support for the bags
  • Manual closing system for valves
  • Capacity of filling 50 – 10 l bags/hr

BB12 semi automatic bag filling machine with pump

BB12Features:

  • PLC control panel to program capacity and calibration
  • Stainless steel tool to easily extract and insert bag valve
  • Digital flow meter with a maximum flow of 7000 l/hr
  • Capacity to fill 100 – 10 l bags/hr
  • Tilted stainless steel shelf with adjustable and removable support
  • Stainless steel filling head
  • Stainless steel valve for manual injection of nitrogen

Options/Accessories:

  • Kit for filling oil
  • Kit for filling hot juices up to 100°C

BB20BB20 semi automatic filling machine with pump and air compressor

Features:

  • Touch screen PLC control panel
  • Vacuum system
  • Nitrogen system
  • Electromagnetic sensor for the type of liquid
  • 1.5 HP air compressor
  • Automatic air piston for blocking the filling head
  • Double start switch
  • Adjustable filling head height
  • Stainless steel fitting for CIP cleaning circuit
  • Pickers for extracting and inserting bag valve
  • Stainless steel construction on wheels with adjustable carton support
  • Capacity to fill 180 – 10 l bags/hr or 130 – 20l bags/hr

Options/Accessories available:

  • Kit for filling pouches
  • Steam sterilization kit for hot liquid
  • 10” PVC filter cartridge housing
  • 30” stainless filter cartridge housing
  • Electronic speed variator, single phase
  • Stainless steel control panel
  • Stainless steel kit for filling oil
  • Stainless steel kit for fruit juice

BB30BB30 automatic bag filling machine.

Features:

  • Touch screen PLC control panel in stainless steel
  • Electromagnetic flow meter in stainless steel
  • Vacuum system
  • Nitrogen system
  • Automatic opening and closing of the bag valves
  • Self priming rubber impeller volumetric pump
  • Stainless steel construction on wheels
  • Stainless fitting for CIP cleaning circuit

Options/Accessories available:

  • 10” PVC Cartridge housing
  • 30” stainless steel cartridge housing
  • Stainless conical slide for bags and adjustable carton support
  • Electronic speed variator, single phase
  • Stainless flow meter for hot liquid and steam sterilization up to 120°C

Closing

Closing

Whatever your packaging needs, A.O. Wilson can help you achieve the best looking package for your application. There are so many options for packaging available and the demands are changing all the time which makes it very challenging. Our long time experience and expertise is standing by.

Whether you are looking to apply a screw cap, crown cap or cork to your bottle, we have the right equipment for the small to medium sized beverage producers.

ROPP Capping Machines

electric-capperA.O. Wilson has been a proud supplier of Tecnomax made capping machines for almost a decade. The Tecnomax machines are one of the best ROPP ( roll on pilfer proof) capping machines on the market today and is available in the electric as well as the pneumatic version. The machines come equipped with a top of the line applicating head widely used in large automatic production lines and are suited for the application of aluminum or other metal closures only.

These machines perform excellent in application of the 30×60 stelcap for BVS neck finish.

Features:

  • 4 roller stainless steel applicating head
  • Stainless steel frame and case
  • Dual push button system for safe operation
  • Easy removal system to allow change of applicating heads for the application of different size caps with the same machine
  • Capacity of 600 bottles/hr depending on operator
  • Variable bottle height range from 80-350mm
  • Electrics: 220V/single phase/60Hz

Options/Accessories

  • Different size applicating heads for different size caps

pneumatic-capperTSP-2002 pneumatic model ( air compressor not supplied)

Features:

  • 4 roller stainless steel applicating head
  • Stainless steel frame and case
  • Dual push button system for safe operation
  • Easy removal system to allow change of applicating heads for the application of different size caps with the same machine
  • Capacity of 400-600 bottles/hr depending on operator
  • Variable bottle height range from 80-350mm
  • Air operated at a 6 bar constant for optimum performance

Options/Accessories

  • Different size applicating heads for different size caps

Crown Capping Machine

AIR-CROWNERA.O. Wilson has been supplying the Italian made pneumatic air crowner for a couple of decades now and has sold many all across Canada and USA.

These crowners are suitable for smaller productions of sparkling wine, cider and beer. We can provide you with references upon request.

Model 20596 Aircorona ( air compressor not supplied)

Features:

  • Compact and powerful
  • Table top operation
  • Supplied with both a 26mm (beer) and 29mm ( sparkling wine) applicating head
  • Capacity of approx. 500-600 bottles/hr
  • Bottle height range from 12 to 55mm
  • Two lever handle operation
  • Optimum performance at 5 bar ( 60-90 PSI)
  • Protective heavy duty plastic cover

Semi Automatic Corking Machines

A.O. Wilson’s semi-automatic cork machines are made in Italy by Enolta Mapan.

We have several models available to suit your needs.

micra-Micra semi automatic corking machine

Features:

  • Suitable for corks with a maximum diameter of 26mm (1 inch)
  • Suitable for bottles with a maximum height of 350mm (14 inches)
  • Available as table top as well as floor model
  • Push button operation
  • Hopper available
  • Vacuum and/or nitrogen kit available
  • Available in stainless steel or painted version

Technical Characteristics:

  • Size: 16″ W x 16″ L x 48″ H ( for table top) and 16″ W x 16″ L x 48″ H ( for floor model)
  • Weight: 155 lbs. ( 70 kgs.)
  • Electrics: 220V/single phase/60Hz
  • Capacity: approx. 800 bottles/hr

MiniMini semi automatic corking machine.

Features:

  • Suitable for corks with a diameter up to 30mm (1.2 inches), natural or synthetic
  • Bottle lifter load plate with automatic sensor ( this eliminates the possibility of bottles breaking)
  • Manual hopper/loader of up to 200 corks

Options/Accessories available:

  • Vacuum and/or nitrogen kit
  • Stainless steel or painted version.

Technical Characteristics:

  • Size: 20″ W x 23″ D x 75″ H
  • Weight: 200 lbs. ( 90 kgs.)
  • Electrics: 220V/single phase/60Hz
  • Capacity: approx. 1,000 bottles/hr.

mini-lux-MiniLux semi automatic corking machine.

Features:

  • Suitable for corks with a diameter up to 30mm (1.2 inches), natural or synthetic.
  • Bottle lifter load plate with automatic sensor (this eliminates the possibility of bottles breaking)
  • Metal hopper with an automatic supply of up to 500 corks max
  • Stainless steel jaws

Options/Accessories available:

  • Vacuum and/or nitrogen kit
  • Stainless steel or painted version

Technical Characteristics:

  • Size: 20″ W x 23″ D x 77″ H
  • Weight: 200 lbs ( 90 kgs)
  • Electrics: 220V/single phase/60Hz
  • Capacity: approx. 1,000 bottles/hr

A.O. Wilson can supply a full range of still and sparkling cork applicators.

Information available upon request.

Capsuling

Capsuling

A.O. Wilson has various applicating machines available to suit your needs and enhance your package from inexpensive applicators to mid range priced applicators.

PVC Applicators

Heat-gunHand held heat shrink device

The hand held heat shrink devices for PVC capsules have been in A.O. Wilson’s portfolio for many, many years.

It is an inexpensive device and does a perfect job every time provided you have the right capsule for it.

Features:

  • With fan motor for even application of heat
  • Hand held which makes it mobile
  • Two stage switch ( fan only, fan + heat)
  • Stainless steel casing, handle is plastic
  • Electrics: 120 Volt/single phase/60Hz

Table-top-heat-shrinkerHorizontal table top heat shrink device

This table top unit for PVC capsules is a variation of the hand held version. However, this table top unit does not have a fan built in.

Features:

  • With platform to ensure accurate insertion of the bottle top into the heater element
  • On/Off switch
  • Stainless steel case
  • Electrics: 120 Volt/single phase/60Hz

Thermo-tunnelHeat shrink tunnel

This unit can be used in line on a bottling line. The unit is equipped with a stand for quick and easy mounting over a conveyor belt. The tunnel offers an adjustable temperature control. The electrics are 220V/60Hz/single phase.

POLYLAM / TIN APPLICATING Devices

table-top-spinnerSpinning device

A.O. Wilson’s spinner/applicator is designed for applying either polylam or tin capsules onto bottles. A rolling pin with bands applies pressure to capsules onto the bottles.

A perfect “spin” is a result of a capsule that is sized perfectly for a specific bottle as well as a properly set spinning device. The rolling bands are adjustable for more or less pressure applied.

Features:

  • Stainless steel body
  • With adjustable roller bands
  • With stainless steel table top support
  • Variable speed
  • Electrics: 220V/single phase/60Hz

This unit is also available on a stand and becomes a vertical spinner with lever. It operates in the same way as the table top version.

Table-top-pleater-crimperPneumatic Pleater/Crimper device ( air compressor not included)

The pleater/crimper unit is used in the application of sparkling wine capsules, also called hoods. The unit consists of 2 different cups, 1 cup will pleat the capsule/hood and the second cup will crimp or fold the pleats flush against the bottle.

Features:

  • Stainless steel outer casing
  • Rubber cups
  • Table top version with support
  • Air operated

Options/Accessories:

  • Replacement rubber cups
  • This unit is also available on a stand and becomes a vertical spinner with lever. It operates in the same way as the table top version

Labeling

Labelling

A.O. Wilson has been proudly presenting the robust labeling applicators manufactured by Great Engineering in Australia for almost a decade.

These pressure sensitive labelers are world class and known for their reliability and capability in over 23 countries. Their innovative design and quality is second to none. Made of durable stainless steel (nuts and shafts) and anodised aluminum.

All models accept a left edge lead, pressure sensitive label feed.

Be sure to find a model that suits your needs.

BenchMATE – Entry Level

Mate-MainThe BenchMate is a manual labeler which will make your labeling experience much more enjoyable and more productive than your tedious and unreliable hand application.

The BenchMATE is widely used by a diverse range of small volume producers including; wine, beer, cosmetics, gourmet food, condiments and sauces, pet food and other bottles food and beverages.

Features:

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easy set up and application
  • Applies single, front and back as well as wrap around labels
  • Max. labeling height is 175mm ( approx. 7”)
  • Will label containers with a diameter of 55mm up to 255mm

Options/Accessories:

  • Wide body version available for larger diameter containers such as paint cans
  • Small bottle roller adaptor

BenchMARK – Versatile Entry Semi-Automatic

Mark-MainThe BenchMARK is an entry level semi-automatic labeler which will apply labels of all media and textures with ease and accuracy. You will be looking forward to your next labeling exercise with this machine.

The BenchMARK is widely used by a diverse range of small volume producers including; wine, beer, cosmetics, gourmet food, condiments and sauces, pet food and other bottles food and beverages.

Features:

  • Easy set up and application
  • Applies single, front and back as well as wrap around labels
  • Supports transparent application
  • Max. labeling height is 170mm ( approx. 6.75”)
  • Will label containers with a diameter of 55mm up to 140mm

Options:

  • Wide body version available with more powerful motor
  • Small container adaptor for 14mm to 55mm in diameter
  • Foot pedal attachment
  • Accurate secondary label placement using an advanced orientation system

BenchMAX – Most Advanced Semi-Automatic

Max-MainThe BenchMAX is the most advanced and high performance industrial labeler on the market today. It is the BenchMARK model with ALL options applied. The BenchMAX is used in a wide variety of labeling applications.

Features:

  • Easy set up and application
  • Applies single, front and back as well as wrap around labels
  • Supports transparent application
  • Max. labeling height is 170mm ( approx. 6.75”)
  • Will label containers with a diameter of 55mm up to 140mm
  • Small container adaptor for 14mm to 55mm in diameter
  • Foot pedal attachment
  • Accurate secondary label placement using an advanced orientation system

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Measuring

Measuring

Have you ever wondered whether you really received 30,000 litres of that expensive wine in the last load? Have your batches not been as accurate as they should be?

Let us help you take the guessing out of your busy work day with the PD 340 portable liquid management system.  It  will be the best investment you will thank yourself for – for many years. It is your CASH register !!!

Portable measuring device

The PD 340 Flow transmitter is a precision meter for the volumetric measurement of liquids that are electrically conducting. It’s rugged construction makes it suitable for installations where solid particulates make up part of the liquid of measurement. The PD340 features; *Sanitary design *Maintenance-free, no moving parts *Automatic zero point correction *High accuracy (~0.2%), even at very low flow rates *Bi-directional flow *Volumetric measurement in m³, litres, US gallons etc. *Pulse output to an electronic counter, 0-1000 pulses per second *Pulse output to an electromechanicla counter, 0-10 pulses per second *Current output, 4-20mA ( extended version) *Batch control function *Limit switch function *Flow regulator function (PI controller) *Practically no loss of pressure *Count stop/clear logic input function *Temperature measurement using an external temperature sensor *Temperature compensated flow measurement *Continuous Selftest, which can be monitored through P-NET *EMC Approved *Vibration approved You will find all the information you need in the PD 340 manual We will gladly demonstrate this portable liquid management system. Just call us for an appointment

Miscellaneous Equipment

Afrometer Kit

The perfect instrument to check the carbonation level in sparkling wine. User friendly.

Torque Tester for Screw Cap Application

This sophisticated instrument allows you to verify the proper application of your cap.

Sulphite Titrets

Simple to use titrets to check the sulphur level in your beverage.

Uncorking Machine

Cork-removing-machine

Waxmelter / Applicator

Applicating machine for sealing wax

Steam Generator

A must have for the sterilization of your filtration and bottling equipment.

Aluminum barrel racks

Lightweight, non-corroding aluminum barrel racks to make your cellar look nicely organized and clean at an affordable price