For some time, the beverage industry has been in need of a filtration technology that is economical, capable of processing large daily volumes, and preserves the organoleptic and structural quality of the product to be processed. JU.CLA.S. has studied and developed MFTS.
MFTS comes from a decade of experience by our technicians. They were the first ones in the sector to believe in the potential of tangential filtration. As their expectations were confirmed time and again time, they pursued ever more important results, culminating in the consolidation of a technology that today proposes to resolve filtration problems in the cellar.
The experimentation phase is carried out directly by our research laboratories, thanks to both pilot and industrial installations, which provides valuable technical information on a very wide range of materials.
This meticulousness is our strength, the strength of a group that is able to respond to every particular demand with specific products and materials at competitive prices.
MFTS was specifically developed thinking of the fact that the machine has to last for years. Also, the filtering material will be able to change. JU.CLA.S. will always be ready to suggest the best materials. The interchangeability of the materials is guaranteed by the use of vessels for modules in standard format.
The specific membranes that come with the standard equipment of MFTS are selected as a function of the types of product to be filtered, with polymers that are especially inert with regard to the components of the wine in solution. In practice, the filter acts as a perfect clarifier, producing brilliance by only removing what is in suspension. Furthermore, since it does not modify the original colloidal properties of the wine, it guarantees rapid restoration times of the organoleptic quality of the filtered product.
An interesting characteristic of MFTS turned out to be the fact that it helps the subsequent intervention of tartaric stabilization.
The technique of tangential filtration with membranes of the new generation in effect promotes the correct ‘separating of the colloidal system’, which readily leads to tartaric stability in a shorter time compared to other, traditional interventions (e.g. filtration with kieselguhr).
This last point also greatly facilitates the filtration with depth cartridges after tartaric stabilization by delaying crystal formation.
The wine stabilized after filtration with MFTS promotes filtration results for cartridge systems that are very desirable, and certainly high compared to traditional methods.
The high degree of automation of the “A”-marked models minimizes the use of personnel (less than one hour per day) and above all, manages in the best possible way the stages of operation, cleaning, and restoration of the membranes – the real strength of the express technology of JU.CLA.S. (with filtrations using kieselguhr an operator is present constantly for the entire duration of the filtration process).
With appropriate supervision by the software, MFTS autonomously manages the filtration intervals between one cleaning and the next, in order to obtain the best performance for each particular kind of product. This translates into a better rate of return for the operation, energy costs being equal, and controlled use of the filtration membranes.