Maximize Scrap Value and Reduce Fluid Expenses with Briquetting

Metalworking companies are always looking for ways to reduce expenses and minimize waste. With economic uncertainty affecting industries around the world, it’s never too early to prepare for any downturns by tapping into the true value of metal scrap.

Operations can get ahead of any potential headwinds in a few ways:

  • Minimizing unnecessary expenses
  • Leveraging waste streams for maximum value
  • Reducing scrap moisture to lower haul away costs
  • Simplifying material handling

Each of these methods are critical to generating a larger return from the scrap dealer and saving on coolant costs.

Briquetters are designed for this purpose.

Advantages of Briquetting
Briquetting takes metal manufacturing waste like chips, turnings, and swarf and forms them into dry pucks. These pucks, also called briquettes, can then be collected, recycled as scrap metal, or fed to a furnace for re-melting.

The puck formation involves both solids and liquids handling. Therefore, the process carries two distinct advantages for reducing costs and maximizing your monetary gains from the sold scrap.

  1. Briquetting separates the liquid from the metal, allowing for effective fluid reclamation. Cutting fluids, coolant, or oils can be recovered for reuse, thus reducing new fluid costs and haul away expenses.
  2. The metal pucks are easy to re-melt, transport to a scrap processor, or store on- or off-site. This allows you to easily haul directly to the recycler (or hold for a higher return price) while reclaiming valuable floor space from potential clutter.
“We got $0.17 per pound more for our briquetted material over loose chips.”

-Jack Rovan, Martin-Baker Plant Manufacturing Manager

Briquetting gives metal manufacturing facilities several options to reduce operational costs and maximize the value of important scrap. It also allows for a safer, cleaner workshop.

PRAB Dualpak™ Briquetter Features
Nine different models are available to handle varying capacities and metal types. Each Dualpak™ Briquetter includes:

  • Heavy-duty hydraulics for long-lasting performance
  • Recovery tank for coolant, cutting oils, and fluid capture
  • PLC controls with operator panel for error reporting and diagnostics
  • Exclusive dual hydraulic ram for a stable, more compact scrap puck
  • Capacities up to 14,000 lbs/hr.
  • Multiple hopper options for capacity, materials, and efficiency

For more information about how briquetting can help your facility reduce scrap moisture and fluid expenditures to maximize metal scrap value, visit

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