Resources are finite. Since prices are very volatile, especially for metals, it is important to take countermeasures. One such countermeasure is using high-quality briquetting presses like those produced by RUF. This lays the foundation for the best possible reuse of metal chips in the metal cycle – in line with a closed-loop recycling strategy.

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Aluminium is scare at the moment; the price has risen sharply this year.  However, using circular economy models made possible through high quality briquetting presses from RUF, model builders and mold makers as well as other aluminium processing companies can cut costs and secure material replenishment.  

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Füngeling has built up a new business field using RUF presses. Pallet manufacturer, Füngeling, has set up a lucrative new business field, meanwhile using 3 briquetting presses from RUF. Discarded wooden pallets are processed by the company in Erftstadt, to wood briquettes which are highly prized by fireplace users as CO2-neutral fuel.  And the business should continue to grow.

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Processing of metal chips by chip centrifuge or briquetting press?

Two possibilities of efficiently processing chips and achieving added value are: Briquetting systems or industrial centrifuges. But what are the respective preconditions, challenges and benefits of each processing possibility and how high are the respective costs?

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Euler Feinmechanik GmbH produces top quality aluminium products for their customers, who are mostly in the optical industry.   One of RUF’s briquetting systems is adding to the contract manufacturer’s cost effectiveness in chip processing. The system, which works automatically, transforms bulky and wet aluminium chips into compact and practically dry briquettes, which can be sold as valuable secondary raw material.

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Master Carpenter Hermann Schreder knows problems with troublesome wood shavings first-hand. He has ended it three years ago: With the RUF briquetting system, he compresses wood shavings to compact wood briquettes, which can be stored easily. He heats his operation with a part of these briquettes. The much larger portion is sold as fuel. The briquetting press pays off in a short time only by this.

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Precision turning parts expert, Lauble GmbH, have in the meantime two briquetting systems from RUF, which enormously simplify the management of the inherent chips. The company has saved a lot of space since they switched from centrifugation to pressing and simultaneously reduced the logistic expenditure.

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