18 Sep Tyrells
Customer Challenge: Tyrrell’s Wines needed to be able to accurately measure the liquid flow of wine used in its varietal wines. Wines need to be transferred from wine tanks at Pokolbin into smaller containers for production runs.
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Tyrrell’s Wines recently celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008 at its Pokolbin headquarters in NSW’s Hunter Valley. Tyrrell’s is an iconic wine growing brand that continues to produce new wine varieties and win more awards in the process.
• Tyrrell’s Wines was established in the Hunter Valley, NSW in 1858.
• The company has vineyards in NSW, South Australia and Victoria, and employs 110 people.
• Tyrrell’s Wines produces award-winning wine varieties such as Chardonnay, Semillon, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz.
Tyrrell’s Wines needed to be able to accurately measure the liquid flow of wine used in its varietal wines. Wines need to be transferred from wine tanks at Pokolbin into smaller containers for production runs. Used for this purpose are pumps that sit on trolleys and are moved between tanks. Amounts transferred by pumping were hard to accurately visualise on a per litre basis using existing equipment, and this process was time consuming.
Tyrrell’s approached W.E. Ware, a South Australian manufacturer of quality stainless steel wine equipment and wine equipment supplier. W.E. Ware has extensive experience in liquid transfer and measurement in the food and beverage industry and suggested an Innovec Control Process Totaliser. This Innovec ‘controller’ displays the flow measurement from an existing flow meter.
An Innovec Controls’ CO8WP Powered Process Totaliser with user programmable K factor and 8-digit 25mm character height display was installed on the wine transfer pump units at the Pokolbin facility in mid-2008.
WITH ITS BRIGHTER AND LARGER, HIGH CONTRAST LED DISPLAY, THE CO8WP TOTALISER ENABLED THE OPERATOR TO COUNT THE LIQUID FLOW VALUE TO THE REQUIRED LITRES.
The Innovec CO8WP Powered Process Totaliser allowed Tyrrell’s to more accurately visualise, monitor and transfer the required amount of wine that needed to be pumped from each tank on the trolleys. It allowed for continuous monitoring of the wine flow per litre and a ‘pulse per litre’ analysis.
With its brighter and larger, high contrast LED display, the CO8WP Totaliser enabled the operator to count the liquid flow value to the required litres. The result was better management of the process which saved time and was more convenient for staff. Tyrrell’s said the Innovec CO8WP met its technical and functional requirements and was a cost-effective solution.
The CO8WP Powered Process Totaliser is a low cost but high performance, 120/240VAC or 18-36VDC powered microprocessor based totaliser that incorporates an eight (8) digit 25mm digit height LED display in a weatherproof surface mount enclosure.
INNOVEC CO8WP POWERED PROCESS TOTALISER
The instrument can be configured to count up, up/down, elapsed time, time of day clock, events or totalize flow with programmable K factor.
It accepts a pulse input from a dry contact closure, proximity switch, photo-electric switch, open-collector transistor or 24VDC source. The count value is maintained during loss of power for a minimum period of ten years in eeprom.