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The self pressing model has three features that make it different from the non-self pressing model.
The same type of screen in the bottom of the tank as is located in the top.
An suction opening is located on the bottom surface of the tank.
A ballast tank is inserted and filled with water on top of the lees inside tank.
A fork lift frame and tubes are for moving and/or rotating with only leas in it.
Located on the high surface area of the bottom and top surfaces of the tank is a unique method of filtering and removing the wine after fermentation, utilizing gravity, atmospheric pressure, and a ballast tank, if desired, to extract the wine.
It is a superb way of extracting clean filtered juice and wine while not subjecting it to the highly oxidative and abusive process of conventional pressing.
The wine is removed from the top and bottom by filtering it through the lees resulting in much cleaner and quicker barrel ready wine.
After the wine is removed the fermentor can be moved, without the wine in it, to a different location to remove the floating lid and rotated to dump the lees and returned to be filled again with fresh juice where the next fermentation will take place.