Wood briquette machine

The wood press for high-quality fuels

The RUF wood briquette machine forms briquettes from your wood chips to enable profitable sales. The LIGNUM wood chip briquette machine range has the flexibility to process various different grain sizes of the material into briquettes of a consistently high density and quality. The LIGNUM range works with a very high level of energy efficiency thanks to our innovative RUF hydraulics. Due to its compact structure, the sawdust press is easy to incorporate into existing production processes and is suitable for 24h operation.

[Translate to Englisch:] RUF Holzbrikettpresse LIGNUM R4
[Translate to Englisch:] RUF Holzspäne zu Briketts pressen
[Translate to Englisch:] RUF Holzbriketts mit ausgezeichnetem Brennwert
[Translate to Englisch:] RUF Holzbriketts
[Translate to Englisch:] Ausgezeichneter Brennwert der RUF Briketts

Advantages of our briquetting machines:

  • Compact construction
  • Quick installation (plug & press)
  • Fully automatic 24h operation
  • Low-maintenance
  • Long service life

Advantages of RUF briquettes:

  • Increased revenues from briquettes
  • No binding agents required
  • CO2-neutral fuel
  • Higher calorific value as a fuel than firewood
  • Space-saving storage thanks to rectangular format

Pressing wood chips – creating more revenue

Thanks to the great number of wood chip machines we have sold, RUF briquettes are popular all over the world as a sustainable, high-quality fuel. A consistent length and a constant weight of the briquettes can largely be ensured, even with different bulk densities, through our highly developed system of briquette length regulation.
To be able to press wood chips, it is important that the water content of the material is below 15%.
Depending on customer requirements, we offer wood briquette machines for throughputs between 410 and 1,050 kg per hour.

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 wood briquette machine

PerformanceRUF LIGNUM ClassicRUF LIGNUM R2RUF LIGNUM R4RUF LIGNUM R6RUF LIGNUM R8RUF BrikletRUF SZ1+
Max. throughput rate (kg/h) Wood4105005906701.05030030-60
Power (kW)3022303775154
spec. Pressure, max. (kg/cm²)17001.7001.7001.7001.700SpezialSpezial
briquette formats (mm)150x60150x60150x60150x60240x70Ø 30Ø 70
Size (m) Lenght x Width x Hight2,1 x 1,9 x 2,02,9 x 2,0 x 2,12,9 x 2,1x 2,12,9 x 2,1 x 2,12,7 x 2,4 x 2,43,0 x 2,3 x 2,21,3 x 1,2 x 1,4
ca. weight (t)3,3 t3,84,14,26,53,50,8
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Reserve technical changes - Throughput rates depend on the source material

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.

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 long is the service life of a machine?

RUF briquette presses are very robust and are known for having a low level of wear and tear. Some of our systems have been in use for more than 25 years. 

What are the price categories for the machines?

The costs of a briquette press depend on various factors, such as the starting material, required throughput and briquette density. Our experts will be happy to advise you on a one-to-one basis and can draw up a non-binding quote.