Why briquette metal chips?

Using our METALPRESS briquetting presses, metal chips from mechanical machining processes can be recycled and transformed into cylindrical logs named "briquettes" of variable diameter (depending on the briquetting press). The briquettes represent the new life cycle of the chips and have an ideal shape to be reused later.

Reduction in volume - 90%
Briquettes allow for a sensibe volume reduction (depending on the type of material), making work environments considerably more organised and efficient. You can use new spaces to store products and for the production lines.
Lower handling and transport costs -80%
The briquettes ensure easy and practical handling, thus reducing internal and external transport costs (use of the forklift truck and, consequently, the time operators dedicate to collecting scrap).
Lower recycling costs -70%
The lower transport costs for scrap have a direct impact on the sales margin at the collection facilities. Compacted scrap can constitute a valuable source of income.
Lower environmental impact
Briquettes allow for reducing the environmental impact due to the conditions and state of the container or collection facilities, which are often not in a good state.
Lower environmental pollution - 70%
Thanks to briquettes, the number of container voyages can be drastically reduced, consequently less fumes released into the atmosphere for transporting scrap to the collection facilities.
Increase in commercial value +50% and yield during melting +90%
Briquettes intended for foundries have a higher commercial value compared to chips, as during the melting phase their yield increases sensibly depending on the type of material. Their essential characteristic lies in their extremely high compacting pressures, which makes them qualitatively better compared to simple chips exposed to the elements and subject to oxidation, reductions and shrinkages. The chips containing cutting fluids and requiring pre-treating, once briquetted, can be loaded immediately into the melting furnaces and crucibles, resulting in considerably shorter times, significant energy saving and a considerable reduction in the risk of particle deposits on the walls of the furnaces and crucibles.
Recovery of any oil present +20%
Metal shavings can contain a significant amount of high quality and very expensive oil. During pressing it is possible to recover approximately up to 20% (with further particular filtering treatments), considerably reducing the purchase cost of the new oil.

We have a testing room available for our customers to test together with our specialised technicians any type of material and to present our extensive range of briquetting presses and grinders.

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