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.

Overview wood briquette machine

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

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.