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What materials can be used in RUF briquetting presses?

Virtually anything! Our presses are ideal for a multitude of materials including wood, metal, dust, shavings, rough wood chips as well as other organic substances such as cardboard, straw and cotton.

Our metal machines are perfect to compact cast iron, steel, aluminium and copper with an additional economic effect; the valuable cutting fluid can be extracted and reclaimed from moist metal shavings and sludges to reuse through the production process!

Other materials which will briquette include paper, cardboard, fabric remnants, Styrofoam, paint dust, sewerage sludge and grinding dust. The options are wide and varied.

If you’re curious to find out more, please get in touch to discuss your needs.

How much do briquetting machines cost?

Companies can either lease or buy a briquetting system, either of which can deliver significant cost savings in under 18 months. Typical representative figures are shown below;


RUF4/2400/60x60         Aluminium          94 kg/hr          £         £213.00 per week*

 *based over a 4-year period

How much training is required to operate the machinery?

Minimal training is required. There is some very basic set up training and the machines are engineered to the highest German standards meaning that they can operate automatically, 24 / 7 with minimum supervision.

Can I try before I buy?

Absolutely. We want every customer to be 100% satisfied that introducing a RUF briquette machine into their business will be an asset in terms of cost saving, driving efficiencies and reducing waste previously destined to landfill.

Our test facility based in Staffordshire enables clients to test their own pressings through one of the machines in order to evaluate the benefits. You will receive all briquettes as well as the cutting fluid that results from the test along with a detailed report.

This service is free of charge and without obligation.

Please call or email to arrange your appointment or send us your test pressings.

What throughput can the RUF briquetting machines achieve?

The throughput capacity depends upon the machine design as well as the type and form of material used. Some typical representative figures are listed below for as examples;

  • Wood: range from 20 kg/hr through to 1500kg/hr
  • Metal: range from 30kg/hr through to 2000kg/hr
  • Biomass: range from 60kg/hr through to 1500kg/hr
  • Sludge: range from 40kg/hr through to 350kg/hr
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