2023 199 E1

Automatic Wine Processing Machine

By: Andrew Bowen, Jennifer Diaz, Eric Delgado, Max Rybold

Department: Engineering 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Quintero

During the Renaissance, grapes and wine were important social and economic products which required extensive human labor to process. This smart machine has been created to eliminate the need for human input during the wine making process. The components of the machine include a robotic crane arm to transport the product from the receiving zone to the loading zone, a receiving zone with a dispensing hopper to dispense the product into the crane bucket, a delivery zone with a motorized grape crusher, and a post-processing zone which removes full barrels from the filling area and places new barrels for continued operation.