Briquette press machines

RUF – The world market leader for briquetting presses Fully automatic & individualized

More than 5,000 briquette presses sold in over 100 countries make RUF the world market leader in hydraulic briquetting machines. With RUF briquette presses, a wide variety of materials, such as metal, aluminium, wood, biomass and other residual materials can be pressed into high-quality briquettes. We can offer you a tailor-made briquetting system that meets your needs precisely, taking into account the material to be used, the required throughput and the production conditions. Our experts are available at all times to offer you support – from planning, assembly and commissioning right through to servicing and maintenance.

Briquetting. Utilising residues. Increasing revenues.

The advantages of briquetting are just as diverse as the materials that can be pressed – by reducing volume, you not only save space, time and costs for handling, storage and transport, you also earn higher revenues! Get the maximum benefit from your residues – with a custom-made briquetting machine from RUF – 100 % Power made in Germany.

The advantages of briquetting

Volume reduction

Increased revenues from the sale of briquettes

Reduce logistics expenditure

Minimise disposal costs

Environmentally friendly

RUF briquette presses


  • Short amortisation period
  • Fully automatic 24h operation possible
  • Compact construction
  • Low operating & maintenance costs
  • Energy-efficient operation
  • Long service life

The complete world of briquetting, all from a single provider

The merger of RUF and C.F. Nielsen means that the world’s biggest range of solutions from a single provider has been opened up to users of briquetting machines: Hydraulic Briquetting Systems (rectangular briquettes), Mechanical Briquetting Systems (round briquettes) und Extruder Briquetting Systems (dense briquettes suitable for carbonization) Almost irrespective of the throughputs that are needed, the quality of the material and chips, and the production conditions that prevail – we can always find the optimal briquetting solution in order to bring the greatest possible benefit to our customers.

RUF briquetting machines – briquetting for more than 40 years

As a family-run business, we have been manufacturing individually-tailored briquette presses for a wide variety of materials for more than 40 years. As the world market leader in this field, innovation and sustainability are at the heart of our company philosophy. The long service life and the low level of wear and tear of our briquette presses help to conserve resources and also vouch for our high quality standards: 100 % Power made in Germany.

RUF briquette presses: innovative, individually-tailored, international.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose briquetting?

Briquetting is the ideal and sustainable alternative for a more efficient handling of production residues. By reducing their volume, you save space, as well as time and costs for handling, storage and transport, while also earning higher revenues! Furthermore, by briquetting metal chips, you recover expensive cooling lubricants and potentially achieve a higher smelting yield.

How do I find the right briquetting machine?

We have many years of experience in briquetting which means that our experts are well-qualified to provide you with professional advice in choosing the right briquette press. We work with you to identify your individual requirements on the basis of the material in question and the production conditions. This then allows us to offer you custom-made briquetting machines or even complete briquetting solutions.

How is a test pressing done? Is it done free of charge?

Test pressing is done free of charge and without any obligation on your part, and is carried out in our Technical Centre using your own material. At your request, you can be present at the test pressing. The results are important for the choice of the briquetting machine – for example, briquette thickness, residual moisture, durability to withstand handling, the amount of cooling lubricants recovered, etc. The procedure: Here.