Brewing Systems

Custom-made premium brewing systems and turn-key equipment specifically engineered to answer all the needs and requirements of the Brewing sector.

We design and manufacture modular and tailor-made brewing equipment according to our different customers’ requirements. These premium solutions are available in several sizes and configurations. In particular, thanks to our brand Rolec and its innovative technology which spans from brewhouse engineering and manufacturing up to compact dry hopping systems, we are able to offer customized solutions for the whole Beer industry.

Brewhouse Technology

Complete brewing systems able to fulfill different requirements and needs.

Brewhouse Technology

ROLEC’s brewhouses are suitable for processing both dry and conditioned grist. In combination with dry milling we offer our ROLEC Pre-Mashing System for lump-free mash preparation. The Decentral Mash Agitators ensure a better mixing effect, improved conversion processes and better mash heating rates.

 

OVERVIEW

MILLING AND MASHING

The Decentral Mash Agitators ensure a better mixing effect, improved conversion processes and better mash heating rates.

LAUTERING

Lauter tuns are designed for maximum production flexibility and a wide range of recipes. The filter surface and the required vessel diameter are calculated on the basis of recipes and resulting malt loads. Multi-port mash inlets in combination with proper flow rates ensure even distribution of the mash, resulting in a homogenous mash bed and therefore best possible extraction of malt sugars.

WORT BOILING AND HOP DOSING

Wort Boiling is the most energy intensive process in the entire brewery. ROLEC X-Boil System offers full flexibility when selecting your wort boiling process. By simply changing the boiling parameters it is possible to choose between a modern wort boiling process with reduced total evaporation, or a conservative boiling method or anything in between. Type and numbers of hop dosings will be individually adapted to the requirements.

Brewhouse Technology

PRODUCTS: beer

BENEFITS:

 

  • Fast brewing cycles
  • High yields
  • Maximum flexibility

Small Scale/ Pub Breweries

Turnkey breweries specifically thought to answer the needs of medium production and small manufacturers.
Small Scale/ Pub Breweries

ROLEC is the right partner to choose when it comes to combining equipment aesthetics and sophisticated technical features in a house brewery as a successful overall concept. Professional equipment in small scale. From malt milling, brewhouse and fermentation system up to utilities we take care of from the planning stage through manufacturing, installation of the plant up to beer recipe formulation.

  • 5 – 15 hl / batch for 1,000 – 10,000 hl / year
  • Semi- or fully automated
  • 2-vessel brewhouse electrical or steam heated via a hot-water circuit optional with a whirlpool
Small Scale/ Pub Breweries

PRODUCTS: beer

BENEFITS:

 

  • Individually designed according to requirements
  • High standard equipment in small scale

 

Cold Block Technology

Thanks to ROLEC, CFT Group is able to supply supreme cellar technology systems.

Cold Block Technology

CELLAR TECHNOLOGY

FERMENTATION AND STORAGE TANKS

ROLEC’s fermentation and storage tanks can be designed for indoor and outdoor placement. The cooling rates, insulation, cladding and supporting structure are designed according to the individual requirements of the specific project.

 

OVERVIEW

 

ENGINEERING IN CELLAR TECHNOLOGY

One of the most important items for a reliable and efficient cellar concept is the engineering and design of the piping, valves and fittings. Our ROLEC concept takes the local requirements as a basis and together with you we create an optimum balance between degree of automation, investment costs and media consumption.

YEAST HANDLING

The optimal dosage of vital yeast is crucial for good beer. We are happy to help you to find the right solutions for dosing, harvesting, storage and propagation in coordination with the number of yeast strains used in order to achieve the best beer quality with hygienically perfect, vital yeasts.

FILTRATION AND SEPARATION

Together with our customers we select the most suitable concept for the beer clarification and filtration. This could be a pure beer separation, a classical kieselguhr filtration or an alternative filtration method without kieselguhr.

Cold Block Technology

Products: beer

Benefits:

 

  • Individually designed according to requirements

Automation and process control systems

Thanks to beraBREW and BRAUMAT automation systems, our Brewing systems, provided by Rolec, combine easy operation and practical system handling.

Automation and process control systems

Our ROLEC solutions based on various platforms are developed by our experienced programmers for the brewing and beverage industry. The functionality and usability of the system are ensured together with our technologists. ROLEC offers uncomplicated help for all systems via an online support. There are numerous successful references for each possible solutions.

OVERVIEW

SYSTEM BERABREW

This automation system has been developed in close cooperation between brewing specialists and automation experts. This was aimed to create a functional automation solution which is easy to operate and maintain and uses internationally available components and software licenses at reasonable pricing. The beraBREW automation system is used in many breweries and beverage plants all over the world.

SYSTEM BRAUMAT

The BRAUMAT ® process control system of Siemens is known throughout the world in the brewing industry. The system fits for very complex applications with several operating stations and far-reaching data management. It is extendable and can communicate with higher and subordinate SPS processors. Provided by Siemens as a neutral platform, it can be engineered and maintained by a various number of independent system integrators world-wide.

SYSTEM BREWMAXX

The brewmaxx process control system from ProLeit is specially adapted to the requirements of the brewing and beverage industry and is very recognized in this industry, with numerous references. Provided as a neutral platform it can be supported by one of the numerous system integrators worldwide. Brewmaxx is the only object oriented PLC-based process control system with embedded MES, which runs on: Modicon, Simatic, Logix or Speed7 controllers and is therefore flexible to adapt and to combine as well as flexible for the future.

Automation and process control systems

PRODUCTS: beer

Benefits:

 

  • Rationalization, reproducibility
  • Flexible choice of automation system, independent service and maintenance
  • Online support

Firstbrew

Highly compact brewhouse system featuring a working capacity of 20 HL (also available in 10 HL version).
Firstbrew

This brewhouse is perfect for small / medium sized breweries and is composed of four vessels, superimposed two by two: a mash/kettle tun with product buffer on the bottom and a lauter tun with whirlpool on the bottom.

Firstbrew

PRODUCTS: beer

BENEFITS:

 

  • COMPACT: very reduced size (20 M3), while maintaining very high production standard.
  • MODULAR: ergonomic solution thanks to vertical structure implementation.
  • AUTOMATIC: very high degree of automation.
  • VERSATILE­­: different configurations available.
  • HIGHLY PERFORMING: from 5.000 hl up to 30.000 hl per year.
  • PLUG AND PLAY: complete turn-key system.

Hopnik System

Hop dosing system ROLEC Hopnik
Hopnik System

The ROLEC Hopnik system allows for automated of hop cones or other ingredients in the brewhouse (hop back). Flexible in use during wort boiling or whirlpool it will improve hop extraction without clogging or extra downtime.

Hopnik System

PRODUCTS: beer

Benefits:

 

  • Automated with less downtime
  • Efficient extraction

DryHOPNIK®

Dry Hopping System ROLEC's DryHOPNIK®
DryHOPNIK®

The method of dry-hopping is now used in many small and large breweries all over the world to enhance the hop aroma flavor in the beer. The DryHOPNIK® system developed and patented by ROLEC is an easy handling skidded unit can be used with all the cellar tanks thanks to its slim and moveable design. Separate mixing tanks are not required. Hygienic set-up is ensured by an easy connection closed loop and possible CIP. The forced recirculation allows for selected extraction of the desired flavor compounds. Oxygen pick-up and foaming are minimized.  Utilizing the DryHOPNIK leads to less beer losses and to a higher aroma yield and thus leads to a considerable saving of expensive aroma hops. This has been verified in a series of tests carried out at one of the largest hop processing companies.

DryHOPNIK®

Products: beer

Benefits:

 

  • Easy and safe handling
  • Low investment
  • Sanitary closed loop, minimized oxygen pick-up
  • Efficient, controllable extraction of flavor component

Flash pasteurizers

Automatic variable or fixed flow flash pasteurizers, provided with pasteurized product buffer tank.
Flash pasteurizers

Machines designed to pasteurize the product with indirect method, by means of a plate heat exchanger, and to stock the pasteurized product in a dedicated tank before it is used to fill containers.

Flash pasteurizers

PRODUCTS: beer, kvass, tea

BENEFITS:

 

  • Completely automatic operation
  • All parameters are constantly controlled
  • Total hygiene and safety
  • Capacity range: from 1.500 L/hour and higher

Research and pilot plants

The R&D pilot projects are becoming more and more important to issue guidelines in the reference sector.
Research and pilot plants

ROLEC pilot plants stand out with their excellent efficiency and accomplish outstanding reproduction results. They help to secure an advantage in national and international competition.

 

Research and pilot plants

PRODUCTS: beer

Tunnel Pasteurizers

Premium tunnel of pasteurization units.
Tunnel Pasteurizers

Tunnel pasteuriser units, equipped with an automatic system, applied to the pasteurization areas, which allows to avoid the over-pasteurization of the product in case of stop of the internal conveyor.

Tunnel Pasteurizers

PRODUCTS: drinks, beer

FORMATS: cans, glass bottles

BENEFITS:

 

  • The feed rate of the bottles and cans can be set from an operating panel that allows to vary the duration of the cycle
  • All tanks are equipped with doors on one side to allow the cleaning and periodic maintenance of the unit  and with double panel filters, extractable from the pumps side
  • The unit consists of a stainless steel AISI 304solid structure that is subjected to an abrasive blasting and protective coating

Tunnel of heating and cooling

Tunnel of heating and cooling, made of stainless steel AISI 304, to bring to room temperature the products previously packaged, cold or hot.
Tunnel of heating and cooling

Comac produces heating and cooling tunnels, necessary to bring to room temperature the products previously packaged, cold or hot.

Tunnel of heating and cooling

PRODUCTS: drinks, beer

BENEFITS:

 

  • The feed rate of the bottles and cans can be set from an operating panel that allows to vary the duration of the cycle
  • All tanks are equipped with doors on one side to allow the cleaning and periodic maintenance of the unit and with double panel filters, extractable from the pumps side