Processing > Wine, beer & spirits

Finding a way forward for the local wine industry

04 June, 2010

Despite Australia’s legendary success in developing wine export markets, the industry has recently come under severe stress and must take action to deal with the challenges it faces, according to a recently released global industry report.


Steinecker CombiCube B compact brewhouse

03 March, 2010 by

Compact, frame-based construction, with standardised vessels for the mashing, lautering and wort-boiling processes, are features of Steinecker’s CombiCube B brewhouse for an annual production output of up to 150,000 hL.


ADM Packaging Technology stand-up pouch machines

08 January, 2010 by

ADM Packaging Technology provides a full line of packaging equipment supplies to fill the demand of the rapidly growing need for pre-packed products.


Krones CombiCube B brewhouse

07 January, 2010 by

Compact-sized, frame-based construction and standardised vessels for mashing, lautering and wort-boiling processes, are features of Steinecker’s CombiCube B brewhouse, for an annual production output of up to 150,000 hL.


60,000 b/h Chinese brewery

02 January, 2010

Over the past two decades, the growth rate of China’s beer market has been gigantic and there is still no lean period in sight. For example, within a couple of years the Tsingtao Brewery will be brewing as much beer on its own as all of the breweries in Germany put together.


Siemens helps the beer to flow at Lion Nathan’s Auckland site

28 October, 2009 by

Siemens has offered the Braumat Process Control System to the brewing industry since 1980. Over the years, Braumat has evolved into a robust, reliable system taking advantage of the innovations in technology.


New brewery for Sydney

23 October, 2009

Barons Brewing has announced a partnership with Independent Liquor Group (ILG) to build a $30m+, state-of-the-art, domestic brewing facility, with the capacity to produce 250,000 hectolitres of beer per year at ILG’s Sydney warehouse in Erskine Park.


New brewery for Sydney

23 October, 2009

Barons Brewing has announced a partnership with Independent Liquor Group (ILG) to build a $30m+, state-of-the-art, domestic brewing facility, with the capacity to produce 250,000 hectolitres of beer per year at ILG’s Sydney warehouse in Erskine Park.


Alcohol-free beer captures the mood of the moment

15 September, 2009

Alcohol-free beer is the only non-sweet sports drink and is showing potential in a new market area.


Licher’s showcase brewhouse inaugurated

06 July, 2009 by

In April 2009, the privately owned Licher Brewery ceremonially inaugurated its new showcase brewhouse from Krones.


Brewery automation

01 April, 2009

Braumat Compact has been designed for start-ups and smaller brewery projects, while Braumat Plus, with its integrated plant asset management, is suitable for large brewery projects. Both packages are based on the Siemens Simatic PCS 7 process control system, which can be deployed in a variety of industry sectors.


Solid seal system

10 July, 2008

With the expandable bung/cam locking system, the Rack-it-Teer makes the wine racking process faster and uses less purging gas. It allows for the filling and emptying of 10 or more barrels to each bottle of purging gas used, assuming gas is used to fill or empty the wine barrel.


Better brewing with automation from Siemens

10 August, 2007

Thanks to a control system from Siemens, breweries can oversee the entire brewing process from a single monitor, allowing them to produce beer faster and more cost efficiently while ensuring quality of taste remains at a consistently high level


Glycol flow sensor for winery

19 January, 2007

One company that is driving modern winery techniques is Martella Refrigeration, based in New Zealand's Blenheim-Marlborough winegrowing region


Wine industry seeks $225 million R&D investment

02 November, 2006

Australia’s wine industry is seeking to boost investment in research and development to $225 million per annum to maintain the edge that new technologies and innovation has given the industry over its global competitors.


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