What Does a Briquetter System Do
A briquetting maching compresses loose metal chips into compact pucks (briquettes) that are up to 99% dry.
Briquetting Vs Wringing Loose Scrap
When it comes to loose scrap and briquettes, the briquettes are easier to store, leave little residual oil, and can bring more money than loose chips. But, there are still many shops that use a centrifuge/wringer to spin fluid from chips as opposed to briquetting. This is because when a shop’s goal is solely reclaiming and saving on cutting fluid, a wringer is most likely the best solution. These systems quickly turn wet chips into dry ones.
However, when saving on cutting fluid is not the main goal, but volume of scrap is high and transportation cost is an issue due to hauling longer distances, then minimizing the size of the machining waste through briquetting would bring maximum value. Depending on the briquetter manufacturer, the average aluminum puck is nearly ten times denser than loose chips, saving substantial amounts of storage- optimizing container fill.
The Benefits of Briquetting Metal Maching Scrap
Watch a Briquetter Work