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Smart Pump

A revolutionary automated pump system.
Designed and built in Australia.
Competitively priced and versatile, it is suitable for wineries of all sizes.
Wine Batching Smart Pump

With 30 years of experience supplying pumps to the Australian wine industry, Ridgelea has developed the Marksman smart pump.   

  • Delegate a transfer to the Marksman and free up a cellar hand.

  • Make blending mistakes a thing of the past!

  • Hit a tank dip while having a cuppa.

  • Top a tank over lunch.

The Marksman Smart Pump can be supplied with different pump types and sizes to suit your needs.

Standard features include:


  • High level of automation, control and monitoring

  • Tank sensors with a radio transmitter to prevent over-filling

  • Multiple safeguards to prevent wine loss

  • “Gentle Start” for filling empty tanks

  • Touchscreen with smartphone control

  • History function that records all transfers onto a USB drive.

The standard configuration of the Marksman includes:

  • Mencarelli Menc Inox rubber impeller pump (other pump brands and configurations available)

  • VSD for speed control

  • Stainless steel electrical cabinet

  • Endress + Hauser 10D magnetic flowmeter

  • 7" colour touchscreen

  • Wi-fi connectivity (optional SIM card)

  • Radio receiver

  • Included tank full sensor bar with a radio transmitter

  • Optional barrel sensor with a radio transmitter

  • Pressure transducer

  • Stainless steel trolley

  • 10m power cable and plug

The easy-to-use interface includes many different operating modes, including:

  1. Batching

  2. Manual

  3. Pressing*

  4. Barrel filling and emptying*


A permanent status bar shows the status of the pump and sensors at all times.   All major events are recorded on a USB drive (included).

During operation the system will shut down automatically in any of the following events:

  • Completion of the set batch volume

  • The tank sensor is active indicating a full destination tank

  • No flow

  • Erratic flow (usually caused by an empty feed tank)

  • Failure to communicate with the radio transmitter (if in use)

* requires optional items

To ensure that the Marksman is perfectly suited to your winery, the following options are available:

  • Pneumatic valve with an air storage tank (20L) 

  • Press juice tray level sensors

  • Barrel filling and emptying spear

  • Dedicated smartphone

Call us now to discuss how this pump can revolutionise your winery!

Operational Videos

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