Industrial remote controls for wine pumps – Winery

You may think wine is just wine and has been for centuries. In the age of technological advancements, wineries are not left behind.

Today, we’re focusing on a game-changer in wine production – using industrial remote-control systems to operate wine pumps.
This innovation enhances efficiency, reduces oxygenation, and improves the quality of your favorite wines.

Understanding Industrial Remote Control Systems

To better understand the impact of industrial remote control systems in wineries, let’s first understand what they are and how they work.

What is a wine pump?

A wine pump is a versatile industrial pump, often mobile, used in wineries for a variety of different tasks in and around wineries:

Render of a wine pump

  • To gently transport grapes without breaking them.
  • To (over)pump must, the freshly pressed but not yet fermented juice of grapes.
  • To transport wine from tanks towards storage, cooling, blending, and bottling.
  • Pumping out sediment remaining in the tanks.

The wine pump is a versatile compact machine that ensures that the quality of the wine remains as good as possible. Therefore, the pumps must meet high standards with unique requirements so that the grapes and liquids do not shake and pulsate too much during pumping (transport). All of this will affect the quality of the wine.

How does it work?

Wine pumps use a wireless transmitter to remotely operate the pumps used in wine production. The system works through radio frequency, which allows for seamless communication between the transmitter and receiver.

With this technology, operators can start, stop, and adjust the speed of pumps from a safe distance. This eliminates the need for manual operation, reducing the risks associated with exposure to chemicals and other hazards in the winery.

Reducing Oxygenation

One of the most significant challenges in wine production is oxygen exposure. When wines are exposed to oxygen, they can develop undesirable flavors and aromas. To prevent this, wineries must minimize the contact between wine and air during production.

Industrial remote control systems play a crucial role in reducing oxygen exposure. By being able to remotely operate pumps, operators can adjust speeds as needed to maintain constant levels of flow. This ensures minimal agitation of the wine, which reduces the risk of oxygenation. This feature ensures your wine maintains its freshness, flavor, and color, offering a superior tasting experience.

Enhancing Efficiency

The use of industrial remote control systems in wineries has significantly improved efficiency. With traditional methods, operators had to physically move from one pump to another to monitor and adjust their speeds. This process was time-consuming and often led to delays in production.

With remote control systems, operators can now control multiple pumps simultaneously, making the process faster and more streamlined. This not only saves time but also reduces labor costs for wineries.

Tyro wine configurations

Tyro offers a wide range of suitable products for the wine industry. We are passionate about providing solutions that enhance efficiency and productivity. Our upcoming new generation of industrial remote control solutions. the Tyro 2S products are designed with these goals in mind. Some examples of upcoming products that can be used in wineries or similar applications:

Musca 2S
Compact remote with up to 6 functions

Aquarius 2S
Compact IP68 receiver

Pyxis 2S
Customizable up to 8 buttons

Scorpius 2S
Customizable receiver

Musca 2S
The solid compact Musca 2S has an ergonomic design and is suitable for up to 6 straightforward functions with haptic tactile buttons. Exceptionally suited tasks such as pump on, pump off, increase speed, and decrease speed.

Aquarius 2S
The Musca 2S can be connected to the waterproof IP68 Aquarius 2S receiver. Just like the handheld remote a compact, solid device. Thanks to its casted housing extremely durable to withstand all external influences.

Pyxis 2S
Would you like more features? Then the Tyro Pyxis 2S system could be your best choice. Up to 10 buttons and several enhanced options, such as an optional emergency stop button and/or display to view essential values directly transmitted from the pump.

Scorpius 2S
A real powerhouse of a duplex receiver. Available in multiple versions to suit the needs of your application and handheld remote. Think of optional analog and/or digital in/outputs, tilt sensors, or RS232/CAN-bus capabilities. This is all still in a very compact casted waterproof housing. That’s the Scorpius 2S.


If you’re in the winery business and looking for ways to innovate and improve your operations, reach out to us. Let’s raise a toast to technology and better wine!

Industrial remote control systems for wine pumps have revolutionized wineries by enhancing efficiency, reducing oxygenation, and improving wine quality. With wireless radio technology, operators can remotely control pumps from a comfortable distance, leading to increased productivity and cost savings for wineries. As the industry continues to evolve, we can expect to see further advancements in remote control systems and their impact on winery operations.

Remember, the future of winemaking is here, and it’s remote-controlled! Cheers to the future of wine production!

Wireless Anti-Two Block Switch Systems for Traditional ATB

This Wireless ATB is designed to be a simple cost-effective replacement for traditional ATB systems.

With a quick installation, it is an easy way to remove the headaches associated with the wires, rusted contact, and loose springs of traditional ATB systems.

This wireless system eliminates both the cable reel and the anti-two block switch and the headaches associated with them. The self-contained switch is immune to mechanical failures and water damage since both the switch and the receiver are designed with solid state components which are fully encapsulated; the system is designed to be as hassle-free as possible. There’s no need to worry about the potential for a cable being broken by branches or other objects and no more need for a cable reel.

This is also a perfect solution to eliminate the corrosion factor in the reel contacts and their loose springs. Installation is as simple as mounting the wireless switch at the boom tip and installing the receiver at the base of the boom. This simple installation allows OEMs to reduce manufacturing costs by removing brackets, wire guides, and the associated labor.


Wireless Anti-Two Block Switch

Wireless 2.4GHz Anti-Two Block Switch Transmitter System











Trailer Life Odometer on wheel and rim

The Trailer Life Meter can convert your trailer buyers into repeat customers.


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Here’s how …

Trailer maintenance can become like vehicle maintenance

When your truck is due for an oil change, the service center is going to rotate your tire, and you know it’s time because you glance at your odometer. You don’t worry about how many times you’ve used the truck. You don’t search for the paperwork with your last oil change date.

So, when was the last time you rotated your trailer tires? How long has it been since you repacked bearings? Are there any other systems you should be checking?

How soon should your trailer customer come back in for maintenance?

Most trailer tire manufacturers recommend a 5000-mile tire rotation. Easy! With the Trailer Life Meter. And that’s a great time to do a full inspection, too.

A sound investment in growing the dealer’s Service department

Trailer dealers are building a competitive edge by investing in their Service business. Dedicated space, tools, experienced technicians, training, and certifications. So what happens when you aren’t fully utilizing that capability? When customers just aren’t coming in for service?

When creating a maintenance schedule, put a mile-based service interval for each service your dealership provides. Compare it to your fee schedule. Now you can start counting how much your service business might increase if you sell trailers equipped with the Trailer Life Meter!

No hassle, easy-to-use device – mounted once, then brings them back

The Trailer Life Meter itself needs no maintenance. There is no battery. It withstands the harsh conditions your trailers face on a daily basis.

It’s an always present, visible reminder of when that next trip to the dealer should be.

Mileage-based preventive maintenance

A small investment in the Trailer Life Meter will bring in lots of customers again and again. To learn more about how the Trailer Life Meter can help bolster your service business, ask about our Dealer Guide today!

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Benefits of Eagle Signal’s CT4 SERIES

by Haleigh Rozier | May 22, 2018

Eagle Signal manufactures electronic timer, electromechanical timer, and other devices. Within the electromechanical family is the HQ4 series of percentage timers. Percentage timers are a type of repeat cycle device that is compact and long-lasting. The HQ4 series is a unique timer that can function as an on delay, off delay, interval timer or repeat cycle device. Eagle Signal offers this accurate, economical, enclosed timer for a wide range of applications. Specifically, those where repetitive ON times of a fixed cycle requires adjustability. This series is a panel mounted unit with an exposed dial. The load relays’ seal protects against the environment. The HQ4 proves to be durable in industries such as chemical, feeding, irrigation controls, electric heaters, and motor controls. Recently, Eagle Signal developed an improved version of the HQ4 Series called the Cycl-Time® or CT4 Series.

CT4 series cycl-time percent timer/

The CT4 offers improved features including resolution, potentiometer, ease of setting, torque, safety, sealings, and wiring. Also, the Cycl-Time®’s resolution is more defined. For example, the colors of the faceplate offer more contrast for reading the time settings. With 100 ticks around the dial rather than 50, the CT4’s percentage options are more precise than the HQ4. The torque of the Cycl-Time® dial is more resistant to change than before. Once the timer is set, it will not rotate any further without intentional force from the user. These features combine to make the timer more accurate and easier to set. Safety is always the greatest concern when designing any product. The Cycl-Time® has a plastic guard over the terminal block to protect the user’s fingers from exposure to contractors. This percentage timer is ideal for applications environmental factors would usually cause concern. These features provide a longer lasting product and additional safety. The wiring and electrical connections of the HQ4 was also updated for the CT4. It now has four electrical connections, rather than seven, all in a straight line on the back of the body of the timer. As mentioned before, this timer is made to panel mounted. Eagle Signal continues to design the most accurate, economical, and reliable products in the industry. The HQ4 and Cycl-Time® Series are both exceptional devices fit for their specific applications. Cycl-Time® proves to be a respectable replacement option to the HQ4 Series.

CT4 Series CYCL-TIME Percent Timer

SAFETINEX light curtains

To speed up delivery to our North American customers, Contrinex is now manufacturing our highly popular SAFETINEX line of light curtains in the USA! Each Safetinex product is hand-assembled, tested for quality and accuracy, pressurized and verified right in our newly expanded Texas location. Call (866) 289 2899 to order your kit today.


The newly developed YBB Type 2 series comprises a complete range of 30 mm resolution hand protection devices for all your Type 2, PL c, SIL 1 applications.
The rugged aluminum housing and PMMA screen are suitable for applications in almost any kind of industrial environments. Quick and simple installation is achieved by 5-pin M12 connector, integrated alignment aids, and the mounting brackets also included.

  • Robust housing
  • Simple wiring and installation
  • Protective heights from 150 mm to 1827 mm
  • Operating distance up to 12 m

566x281px_safety_hand_protection_appTECHNICAL DATA

  • Supply voltage: 24 VDC +/-20%
  • Protection class: IP 65 + IP 67
  • Operating temperature: 0…50°C
  • Safety rating: Type 2, category 2, PL c, SIL 1
  • Resolution: 30 mm
  • Output: 2 x PNP
  • Certification: TÜV SÜD, CE

Labeling machines
For the operators of fully automated product labeling machines, the hazard involved is mostly slight.
If the result of the risk assessment allows the use of a Type 2 / PL c / SIL 1 safety light curtain, a protected machine opening can be used to interrupt the conveyor or material feeding as well as the labeling process itself as soon as an operator reaches into the protective field of the light curtain.
Furthermore, the same installation can be used to detect a material jam or products that have tipped over.

  • Simple wiring with standard M12 connectors
  • Ingress protection degree IP 65 + IP 67
  • Easy-to-use mounting brackets included

Pick-and-place robots
Many pick and place tasks are performed with the help of small robots, which represent a relatively modest hazard to staff. If the result of the risk assessment allows the use of a Type 2 / PL c / SIL 1 safety light curtain, the robot arm movements can simply be stopped if an operator reaches into the process during operation.
This then protects very effectively both the operator and the machinery.

  • Cost-effective and safe solution
  • Robust mechanical design
  • Operating distance up to 12 m

Laser cutting machines with moving tables
Laser cutters with fast-moving tables holding the working pieces represent a risk to machine operators. A safety light curtain can be considered to prevent people from reaching into or entering the ongoing process. In case of intrusion during a potentially dangerous phase, table movement can be stopped promptly.
If the result of the risk assessment allows the use of a Type 2 / PL c / SIL 1 safety light curtain, the protection is very effective. In addition, a direct view onto the working process is possible with no physical barriers that complicate access to the machine or finished parts.

  • Protective heights available from 150 mm to 1827 mm
  • Quick response time allows installation close to the working process
  • Mirror columns available for multi-side protection
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Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
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Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
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Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012



Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012



Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012



Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012



Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012



Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012



Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012



Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012



Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012



Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14K4-1000-G012



Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
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Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
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Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4
Contrinex product finder YBB-14R4-0250-G012



Light curtain, Cat. 4, PL e, Type 4