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.
- 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
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.
“The RUF machines have been working very reliably since their commissioning. They are well-engineered and highly recommendable.”
"We are thoroughly satisfied with this equipment and are considering an expansion of its use."
"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 ."
"The briquetting system works completely without problems and had already amortised itself after two years.”
“We are very satisfied with the RUF Briquetting system. The investment has definitely paid off.”
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."