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Wine is a cultural asset. In order to keep alive the ancient tradition, people increasingly use centrifugal separation technology for modern and economic wine production. During the whole winemaking operation, clarification plays an important role. Thus an efficient clarification system often determines the taste, aroma, and character of the wine and therefore its overall quality and its market value.

In 1911, Gustav Otto, son of the inventor of the Otto engine, founded "Gustav Otto Flugmaschinen-Werke" in Munich. On March 7, 1916, his company merged with "Bayerische Flugzeugwerke", which is the official foundation of "Bayerische Motorenwerke" BMW.

In 1920, Gustav Otto introduced and sold a motor-assisted bicycle named "Flottweg" and subsequently built in his new company "Otto Werke G.M.B.H München". Dr. Georg Bruckmayer bought "Otto Werke München" in 1932 and renamed the company "Flottweg Motoren-Werke". This new company manufactured aircraft engines, motor-assisted bicycles and motorbikes.

In 1943, the company relocated to Vilsbiburg. After World War II, the company manufactured precision parts for the printing industry. To promote a second business, the company started to develop the first centrifuges in the early 1950's. 1956 saw the first Flottweg Decanter, Type Z1, delivered to BASF AG, Ludwigshafen followed by the High Speed Decanter in 1964.

The 3-phase decanter emerged in 1971 followed by the Flottweg belt press in 1984, the Flottweg Sedicanter in 1993 and the Flottweg Sorticanter in 1995. 1998 Brought with it the start of the Flottweg C-type disc stack centrifuges. By 2011, the 8000th Flottweg Decanter had been processed.
Flottweg Disc Stack Centrifuges for Fine Clarification   Field of operation:
Quality is more important than ever in the winemaking pro­cess. Today, disk stack centrifuges for fine clarification have become indispensable in wineries in order to give the feat­ures which characterize a good wine: well­balanced, full of character, and full­bodied. The Flottweg clarifier of the AC series is particularly suitable for wine clarification since the latest knowledge of disc stack centrifuge construction and the requirements for hygienic design have been perfectly combined.

Flottweg decanters and disk stack centrifuges are applied in many different ways in wineries. The combination of Flottweg decanters and disk stack centrifuges ensures a very efficient, cost­effective clarification of wine and must. Wine is culture, tradition, experience and emotion. Its qual­ity, color, and clarity are decisive sales arguments. Flottweg decanters and disk stack centrifuges especially designed for must and wine clarification make an essential contribution to this goal.
  High level of clarification of the liquid phase.
  Lower solids contend in the suspension.
Little or none oxygen pickup.
  Lower difference in density.
  Smaller particle size.

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