Business presentation by Tofwerk

Vocus Cork Analyzer: A revolutionary industrial solution for TCA and off-flavour real-time screening of wine cork stoppers
Luigi Ciotti

 

TOFWERK is excited to present the first industrial solution in the world for the real-time analysis of TCA and other off-flavours in natural cork stoppers, the Vocus Cork Analyzer. The system is based on high-resolution mass spectrometry, with chemical ionisation and time-of-flight detector (CI-TOF).

The Vocus Cork Analyzer quantitatively determines the TCA levels in the individual cork stoppers below the threshold of sensory perception and in less than 5 seconds. At the same time, it is possible to quantitatively analyse other off-flavour compounds responsible for various sensory anomalies. The Vocus Cork Analyzer is therefore able to accelerate the production and delivery of high quality cork stoppers to winemakers and wineries who place their trust in cork closures for bottling their wines.

The Vocus Cork Analyzer is a highly sensitive and productive system, fully automated for the analysis of cork stoppers over 24 hours. The system is divided into 3 main steps:

1. Loading The stoppers are introduced into the system by a feeder.

2. Analysis  An individual stopper is analysed in less than 5 seconds.

3. Selection Stoppers are selected in customisable categories defined by the user.

The Vocus Cork Analyzer guarantees a daily production of more than 15,000 high quality cork stoppers.