Marksman       Smart Pumps

A revolutionary automated pump system.

Designed and built in Australia.

Wine Batching Smart Pump
Marksman Smart Pump

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


Competitively priced and versatile it is suitable for wineries of all sizes.

  • Delegate a transfer to the Marksman and free up a cellarhand.

  • Make blending mistakes a thing of the past!

  • Hit a tank dip while having a cuppa.

  • Top a tank over lunch.

Wine batching Smart Pump

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

Standard features include:


  • Easy batch control

  • Tank sensors to stop 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 System:

The standard configuration of the Marksman pump includes:

  • Mencarelli Menc Inox 50 rubber impeller pump (reversible)

  • 3kW 6 pole motor

  • Endress + Hauser 10D magnetic flowmeter

  • 7" colour touchscreen

  • Smartphone dedicated to the pump for remote control

  • Onboard charging station for the smartphone

  • Router and antenna providing it's own wi-fi network

  • Pressure transducer

  • Tank sensor bar (to hang over the neck of the tank you are filling - this will stop the pump when the tank is full)

  • 20m cable for tank sensor

  • 10m 3 phase power cable and plug

wine batching smart pump
Wine Batching Smart Pump
Wine Batching Smart Pump
User Interface:

The user interface consists of 4 main screens:

  1. Batching

  2. Manual

  3. Parameters

  4. History

A permanent status bar shows the status of the pump and sensors at all times.

During operation the system will shut down automatically on 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)


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

  • Radio transmitter for tank sensors

  • Centrifugal Pump with pneumatic valve*

  • Different size pumps

*Compressed air must be supplied by the winery

Call us now to discuss how this pump can revolutionise
your workflow!
Marksman Tank Sensor
We Can Always Provide You with Excellent Winery Pump Options

If you are looking for a high-quality winery pump, you can find it right here with us. Alongside a range of other available products, we can help you get the most out of every batch of wine you make. Choose Ridgelea Winemaking Equipment and make the wine you have always dreamed of making.

What Sets Us Apart from Our Competitors When You Need a Commercial Wine Pump?

When choosing the team to provide you with a wine transfer pump or similar items, you want to get it from a team you trust. Here are a few things we believe set us apart from our competition and why choosing us is the right choice:

  • We have been servicing clients with winemaking equipment since 1987. We understand winemaking machinery in the same way we understand that all our clients strive to make their next batch of wine their best. We have the knowledge to help you get the results you want to achieve.

  • We are a local family-owned business, which means we understand the importance of maintaining healthy relationships with our clients. Whether you have questions about our different products, want suggestions regarding the best ways to use our products, or more, we will happily help.

  • We have an extensive range of different winemaking products to ensure you can get everything you need from one location. We can supply you with filters, destemmers or crushers, presses, products for wine batch control, grape samplers, and other winemaking machinery. Whether you want the latest technology from a variety of available brands, or you need humble, tried-and-tested products, we can help you either way.

When your winemaking requires precision from a team that understands what you want to achieve and how you can achieve it, we are the obvious choice. We bring extensive knowledge to the table gathered over years of servicing the winemaking industry. We also do our best to provide every customer with the support they need when they need it, and we can offer an excellent range of products. Choosing us means choosing winemaking at its most effective.

The Types of Pumps We Can Provide You With

With our in-house workshop, we can provide a custom winery pump tailored to your unique requirements. Here is a list of a few pump styles that you might have an interest in:

  • We have centrifugal pumps available. These are ideal for transfers of products that have a low viscosity or low solids content. Centrifugal pumps are standard in almost every winery in the world, and we can provide them in different sizes and speeds to better suit them to your requirements. Our suppliers include CSF Inox, Mencarelli, and Liverani.

  • If you need rubber impeller pumps, we have them. More versatile than the centrifugal pumps, these can handle higher viscosities and liquids with higher solids content. These pumps come reversible and generate excellent flow rates for their size. To top all of that, they are self-priming and will quickly become your pump of choice when coupled with an electronic speed controller. Our suppliers for these include Mencarelli and Liverani.

  • We also sell peristaltic pumps. These gentle pumps utilise a rubber hose progressively squashed by a roller to squeeze product through. They can easily handle solids and can achieve high pressures. Peristaltic pumps are one of the few pumps capable of running dry without causing any problems. Our suppliers for these are CME.

  • Our helical screw pumps are excellent, providing you with several features. They self-prime, they can handle high pressure, and are positive displacement pumps. These are an excellent choice for transferring products such as must or lees.   Our supplier for these is CSF Inox.

Understanding which products can provide which benefits is an essential part of putting together the right setup. Luckily, we make that process easy and provide all the information you need. Should you have any more questions about particular products, do not hesitate to contact us so we can help.

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