Aluminium presses

Aluminium presses for various different throughputs

The briquetting of aluminium chips with the RUF aluminium press creates briquettes that can then be sold on at a profit. As long as 35 years ago, RUF specialised in developing hydraulic briquette presses and now develops tailor-made briquetting solutions in accordance with specific customer requirements, above all in the field of aluminium recycling. Our briquetting press for metal chips can be directly incorporated into existing production processes and is designed for fully automatic 24-hour operation.

[Translate to Englisch:] RUF Aluminiumpresse
[Translate to Englisch:] RUF Aluminiumpresse Briketts
RUF aluminium chips briquette
Aluminium Briquette 60x40

Advantages

  • Significant reduction in volume reduces transport costs
  • Defined scrap quality
  • Increased revenues from briquettes
  • Recovery of expensive cooling lubricants
  • Cleanliness at the workplace
  • Reduced melting loss when re-melting
  • Low maintenance costs & long service life

Briquetting aluminium chips efficiently

The high-quality, dense briquettes, which have a defined residual moisture, offer better opportunities for marketing than loose chips. There is also a profitable side effect to briquetting aluminium chips – cooling lubricants that adhere to the chips are efficiently recovered by our aluminium press. These cooling lubricants can then be reused after appropriate treatment.

Depending on customer requirements, we offer aluminium presses for throughputs between 30 and 2,400 kg per hour. The required throughput will have an influence on the choice of the briquette format.

Patrick Groth Foundry man­ager at HMT Höfer Met­all Tech­nik GmbH & Co. KG, Ger­many

“The RUF ma­chines have been work­ing very re­li­ably since their com­mis­sion­ing. They are well-en­gi­neered and highly rec­om­mend­able.”

Johann Dietl Head of CNC man­u­fac­tur­ing at Zoll­ner, Ger­many

"We are thor­oughly sat­is­fied with this equip­ment and are con­sid­er­ing an ex­pan­sion of its use."

David Kubis Order pro­cess­ing and pur­chas­ing at Al­cutec, Ger­many

"This is the per­fect so­lu­tion to our han­dling and space prob­lems. And the waste alu­minium in the com­pact bri­quette shape – largely cleaned of the cool­ing lu­bri­cant emul­sion – achieves a higher profit when sold on ." 

Markus Weber Pro­duc­tion Leader GFC Antrieb­sSys­teme GmbH, Ger­many

"The bri­quet­ting sys­tem works com­pletely with­out prob­lems and had al­ready amor­tised it­self after two years.”  

 

Stephan Diehl Ex­ec­u­tive SWG Met­al­lver­ar­beitung und Mon­tagetech­nik GmbH, Ger­many

“We are very sat­is­fied with the RUF Bri­quet­ting sys­tem.  The in­vest­ment has def­i­nitely paid off.” 

Georg Reuss Ex­ec­u­tive Georg Reuss, Ger­many

"First and fore­most I am im­pressed by the good price-per­for­mance ratio, the qual­ity and the re­li­a­bil­ity of the ma­chines. Be­sides I truly ap­pre­ci­ate the ex­cel­lent per­sonal re­la­tion­ship I have ex­pe­ri­enced with the fam­ily busi­ness and their Se­nior Di­rec­tor Hans Ruf from day one."

 

Rolf Peter Leuchtmann Mas­ter Crafts­man Final Ma­chin­ing De­part­ment, Georg Fis­cher Au­to­mo­tive Foundry, Ger­many

"The RUF bri­quet­ting press has been gen­er­at­ing prof­its since day one, thanks to its good price-per­for­mance ratio, an ap­pro­pri­ate fi­nanc­ing plan and the sav­ings it makes pos­si­ble."

Lena Kozmenkova Ex­ec­u­tive SIA RMP, Latvia

"Our col­lab­o­ra­tion with com­pany RUF has started in 2002 and has been suc­cess­ful through all these years. RUF is not just a world known ma­chin­ery pro­ducer name and the leader in bri­quet­ting tech­nolo­gies mar­ket. RUF is your trust­ful busi­ness part­ner as it has been a re­li­able and sup­port­ing part­ner for us dur­ing both – pe­ri­ods of the sales peaks and dur­ing mar­ket de­pres­sion. It’s our luck to have the same busi­ness phi­los­o­phy with our main busi­ness part­ner – the RUF com­pany. When both of you have the same aim, you achieve it faster!" 

Wayne Carracher Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Re­cy­cling Tech­nolo­gies Group Pty Ltd Aus­tralia

"We do not have one un­sat­is­fied cus­tomer with a RUF ma­chine – and we have sold some 40 sys­tems here in Aus­tralia and New Zealand. That in it­self speaks vol­umes for the RUF com­pany and its equip­ment. In our opin­ion the RUF bri­quette press can­not be matched from a per­for­mance basis. Al­though it is more ex­pen­sive than most com­pet­ing ma­chines from a cap­i­tal cost point of view, the on­go­ing trou­ble free per­for­mance and main­te­nance of the RUF ma­chines put them well ahead of the op­po­si­tion."

Overview aluminium presses

PerformanceRAPRUF 4-11RUF 11-22RUF 18,5-55RUF 75-90
Max. throughput rate (kg/h) Aluminium30-5060-300130-700300-1.600900-2.400
Max. throughput rate (kg/h) Brass, bronze, cooper50-100100-220150-1.150450-2.7003.000-5.000
Max. throughput rate (kg/h) Magnesium2040-5060-155100-550730-950
Max. throughput rate (kg/h) Steel & Castings30-80100-200200-850350-2.8002.300-3.000
Max. throughput rate (kg/h) Titan20-5065-130140-550300-1.000800-1.600
Power (kW)44, 5,5, 1111, 15, 2218,5, 30, 5575, 90
spec. Pressure, max. (kg/cm²)1.600-3.800600 - 3.7001.700 - 5.0001.700 - 5.0002.500 - 3.900
briquette formats (mm)60x40, 60x60, 80x4060x40, 60x60, Ø60, Ø80150x60, 150x75, 150x120, Ø60, Ø70, Ø80, Ø100150x75, 150x120, Ø80, Ø100, Ø120Ø120, Ø150
Size (m) Lenght x Width x Hightca. 1,3x1,0x1,61,3 x 1,5 x 1,9 bis 1,6 x 1,6 x 1,95ca. 2,7 x 2 x 2,2ca. 2,9 x 2,4 x 2,2ca. 3,8 x 3,8 x 2,5
ca. weight (t)11,4 - 1,8 t3,3 x 3,9 t4,6 - 6,5 t12 t
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Reserve technical changes - Throughput rates depend on the source material

Your contacts

Roland Ruf Managing Director

More than 15 years in the company, managing director for more than 10 years

Wolfgang Ruf Managing Director

More than 30 years in the company, managing director for more than 10 years

Andreas Jessberger Sales management

More than 15 years experience in briquetting at RUF

Bernd Ellenrieder Sales Management

More than 15 years experience in briquetting at RUF

Berthold Golsner Sales & IT

More than 20 years experience in briquetting at RUF

Jens Wöllenweber Sales force

15 years sales experience, more than 5 years at RUF

Manuel Schmid Sales & project management

More than 8 years experience in briquetting at RUF

Witali Helmut Technical manager & sales

More than 25 years experience in briquetting at RUF

 

Rita Behringer Sales & logistic

More than 15 years experience in briquetting at RUF

Stefan Schulz Sales & project management

15 years sales experience, more than 2 years at RUF

 

Tanja Miller Rental & pressing tests

More than 12 years experience in briquetting at RUF

Carina Gebler Marketing & technical documentation

5 years professional experience in marketing

Nico Nuscheler Marketing & technical documentation

3 years professional experience in marketing

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for producing briquettes?

In general, almost all materials can be made into briquettes. However, the chip particles should not be bigger than 50mm. The chips should not contain any impurities. For Wood & Biomass the moisture content should be less than 12 % (max 15 %).

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 do I get my chips into the briquetting machine?

In addition to our briquette presses, we also offer additional peripheral equipment, such as conveyors, silos or chip hoppers. These allow the material flow of your chips to be optimised, and RUF peripheral devices can also be used to enable the briquetting of your chips to be fully-automated. Your briquette press will always be individually custom-made in accordance with your specific requirements.