Jabsco’s New VeraFlex Flexible Impeller Pump Cart System Ideal for Wineries Around the World

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Jabsco announce the new VeraFlex™ Flexible Impeller Pump Cart System for use in the creation of fine wines around the world. Since the introduction of its hygienic 316 stainless steel pumps in 1962, Jabsco has lead the way with the production of more than 60% of the world’s flexible impeller pumps (FIPs). These FIPs are known to be the most versatile, multi-use pumps for wine processing applications; and, now with the VeraFlex FIP cart system, pump portability and control are easily in the hands of the winemaker.

ITT-Jabsco (ittflowcontrol.com), a recognized leader in hygienic/sanitary pumps, is proud to announce the new VeraFlex™ Flexible Impeller Pump Cart System for use in the creation of fine wines around the world. Since the introduction of its hygienic 316 stainless steel pumps in 1962, Jabsco has lead the way with the production of more than 60% of the world’s flexible impeller pumps (FIPs). These FIPs are known to be the most versatile, multi-use pumps for wine processing applications; and, now with the VeraFlex FIP cart system, pump portability and control are easily in the hands of the winemaker.

The VeraFlex FIP Cart System offers up to 60 GPM (with Variable Frequency Drive), while incorporating gentle pumping action to carefully handle thin, viscous, and particle laden fluids. The Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) adjusts the speed of an electric motor by regulating the power being delivered to provide continuous control, matching motor speed to the specific demands of the work being performed. VFDs are an excellent choice for this application because they allow operators to fine-tune processes, while reducing costs for energy and equipment maintenance.

The main criterion for pumps in wine making is the ability of the pump to protect the transferred product during all processes in the winemaking operation in order to impart the character of the vineyard into the wine. Jabsco flexible impeller pumps not only meet these requirements, they are a cost-effective solution as a single and multi-use pump that is capable of managing pumping tasks from pumpovers, must transfers, and the handling of solids without damage to grape pulp.

It is extremely important when producing wine—such as, Pinot Noir, Viognier, and other delicate varietals—not to damage the grapes with excessive or violent pumping. The secret to successfully handling these fragile products comes from a technology which was first introduced by Jabsco more than 60 years ago - the flexible impeller pump. These pumps offer significant benefits when compared to other pump types for the pumping of viscous foodstuffs and other fluids that contain fragile solids. The minimal meshing action and low speed capability of the flexible impeller pump allows both viscous fluids and solid particles to pass through without damage.

The Jabsco flexible impeller pump is extremely capable of handling all of the pumping challenges throughout the wine making process and its gentle pumping action helps ensure the best wines possible.

For more information about the VeraFlex Flexible Impeller Pump Cart System with optional wired or wireless remote, call 714-557-4700 or visit us at ittflowcontrol.com. Jabsco wine products can also be followed on facebook.com/jabscowine.

ITT Flow Control
With an innovative history spanning more than 70 years, ITT Flow Control is a leading producer of pumps, valves, membranes, and related products for the marine, beverage, general industrial, and developing region markets. The flow control business portfolio includes the brands Alcon, Flojet, Jabsco, Midland-ACS, Rule, and PCI. For more information on ITT Flow Control and an archive of its press releases, please visit ittflowcontrol.com.

ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company reported 2010 revenue of $11 billion. itt.com.

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