RUF Metal Briquetting Systems

Steel press machine

Briquetting steel and stainless steel

Whether in mechanical engineering, the automotive industry, aviation, steelworks or foundries: steel chips accure in many machining processes. They are usually contaminated with cooling lubricants like oil or emulsions and often have low bulk densities. 

By briquetting alloyed (stainless steel) and/or unalloyed chips you streamline internal logistics, save storage space and costs and also recovers expensive cooling lubricants. A briquetting press for steel chips is therefore not only an ecological but also an economical alternative for chip processing.

RUF 4 | Steel press machine
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Briquetting steel chips
RUF steel briquettes

Benefits of steel briquetting

  • Recovering cooling lubricants
  • Simplified internal logistics
  • Savings in storage space and costs
  • Improved order & cleanliness at the workstation or chip container space
  • Increased scrap revenue through separation of alloys

Efficiently briquetting steel chips of any kind

Our hydraulic briquetting presses operate with a specific pressing power of up to 5,000 kg/cm² and are suitable for a wide range of steel types (e.g. stainless steel, structural steel, machining steel, case hardened steel, X5CrNi18-10, tool steel, V2A & V4A, heat treatable steel or duplex steel). In each case the result is compact briquettes.


Overview steel press machines

Performance Formika RAP RUF 4-11 RUF 11-22 RUF 18,5-55 RUF 75-90
Max. throughput rate (kg/h) Aluminium 40 30-50 60-300 130-700 300-1.600 900-2.400
Max. throughput rate (kg/h) Brass, bronze, cooper - 50-100 100-220 150-1.150 450-2.700 3.000-5.000
Max. throughput rate (kg/h) Magnesium - 20 40-50 60-155 100-550 730-950
Max. throughput rate (kg/h) Steel & Castings 100 30-80 100-200 200-850 350-2.800 2.300-3.000
Max. throughput rate (kg/h) Titan - 20-50 65-130 140-550 300-1.000 800-1.600
Power (kW) 2,2 4 4, 5,5, 11 11, 15, 22 18,5, 30, 55 75, 90
spec. Pressure, max. (kg/cm²) 1.300 bei 300 bar 1.600-3.800 600 - 3.700 1.700 - 5.000 1.700 - 5.000 2.500 - 3.900
briquette formats (mm) Ø 60 mm 60x40, 60x60, 80x40 60x40, 60x60, Ø60, Ø80 150x60, 150x75, 150x120, Ø60, Ø70, Ø80, Ø100 150x75, 150x120, Ø80, Ø100, Ø120 Ø120, Ø150
Size (m) Lenght x Width x Hight 1,3x0,8x0,9 ca. 1,3x1,0x1,6 1,3 x 1,5 x 1,9 bis 1,6 x 1,6 x 1,95 ca. 2,7 x 2 x 2,2 ca. 2,9 x 2,4 x 2,2 ca. 3,8 x 3,8 x 2,5
ca. weight (t) 0,65 t 1 1,4 - 1,8 t 3,3 x 3,9 t 4,6 - 6,5 t 12 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


Carina Gebler Marketing & technical documentation

5 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.