Suzhou Submission Form

1.  The Invention



The problem the inventor(s) wanted to solve The device has been constructed to solve the technical problem of washing the wooden barrels using the classical procedure in a completely mechanical manner and environmentally friendly fashion.

Description. The device operates by simultaneously rotating the barrels along the vertical axis and oscillating along its length so that the far ends of the barrel move up and down. The older devices, however, had the ability to rotate only around their central axis. Innovation offers a procedure completely resembling the classical manual washing procedure. Only clear water is used for washing the barrels (we should avoid using chemicals). So this device is also wood friendly.  



Fields of application: cooperage, wine trade …, there is also possible solution to use the device as a polish machine.


- perfectly cleaning

- ecological, wood and human health friendly device

- compact and simple construction

- when cleaning there is not needed presence of anyone – the device is completely safe and secured with a net and a safety switch

Stage of development. production item, but not serial produced yet

Documentation available:  (X) Yes

2.  The inventor (or inventors)


Name Jože VLAH

Self introduction. Inventor is graduate engineer, he worked in navy and industry, he was also an independent project maker. He was very inventive in all jobs that he had. His firs invention was parabolic sun collectors. He also has many new ideas for the future.

Owner of the invention? (X) Yes

3.  Protection


Patent Status:
    - Patent granted.

4.  Business intention


Primary licensing, there are also possible other ways of cooperation.

5.  Contact


Name Jože Vlah
Address: Zorkova ul. 9, SI-2000 Maribor, Slovenia
Tel: +386 2 421 56 15