Product Review: Progressive Cavity Pumps
No other type of pumping can process high volumes of grapes with the smoothness, lack of pulsation and ease of a PCP.
by Eric Stern
Oct 2011 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
The progressive cavity pump (PCP) has found wide application in the wine industry although not without some dissenters whose experience with this type of pump has led them to find other solutions for moving grapes and pomace. The main benefit of this type of pump is its ability to move large volumes of mixed slurries, that is, grapes, skins and seeds along with juice or wine, smoothly, without pulsation and with minimal shearing. Small pumps of this design are suitable for wine transfers and fi...
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