Briquetting presses iSwarf

Presses iSwarf are economical machines with low power consumption. They process chips from machining  steel,  cast  iron  and  non-ferrous  metals  particularly  aluminium.  The  standard  range
of presses iSwarf is large and offers many variants of throughputs and equipments. The combination of hydraulic pump motor input ranging from 4 kW to 15 kW and the diameter of the pressing tools from 55 mm do 100 mm resolves the requirement for the briquettes quality and the throughput of the briquetting press. The advantage of the briquetting press iSwarf is the use of the patented
hydraulic  system  construction  which  enables  very  easily  to  increase  the  pressing  power  in  case of increased production. The hopper type can be selected with respect to the material and the way of connection to the technological line. Thanks to their modular construction the presses iSwarf can fulfil the most demanding requirements for operation automation and other technology equipment.

Presses iSwarf are best of all fed by material directly from an existing system of transport of chips from machining centres. It is also possibly to fill the system manually or through a lifting device which dumps chips from containers into the press hopper. Briquettes are extruded from the press with a single conducting system to a height of 940 mm to the packaging place.

General informationMain advantagesAccessoriesTechnical parametres

Materials for pressing

  • aluminium chips
  • magnesium chips
  • titanium chips
  • steel chips
  • cast iron chips

Regards to very different properties of alloys – metals above, it is necessary to verify material suitability for briquetting, and at the same time the material can be exposed to performance test, which is performed by the BRIKLIS personnel in the BRIKLIS test room free of charge.

Briquette properties

The briquettes have a shape of cylinder of diameter according pressing tools from 55 to 100 mm, average length is the same like diameter.

Specific weight of aluminium chip briquette is from 2,000 to 2,200 kg/m3.

Standard equipment

  • Hopper in 3 variants with a dosing screw
  • Briquette guiding in form of a trough or conveyour for transport of the briquettes into a container
  • Oil cooler for an uninterrupted operation
  • Control panel with display

Other information

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Help in selection of optional accessories

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Economic benefit and main advantages in the usage of briquetting presses

  • Raw material saving in the foundry
  • Saving of cooling oil that otherwise leaves the plant with unprocessed chips
  • Possible return on investment in months
  • High quality of briquettes, low residual moisture content
  • Profit from the sale of briquettes
  • Reduction of responsibility for possible contamination of the environment
  • Reduction of costs for the handling and storage of contaminated chips
  • Minimum demands on operators if a large-volume hopper is used
  • Optimization of investment costs thanks to the possibility to choice from a wide range of outputs

Big benefit of the briquetting presses is the possibility of recycling costly raw materials. Chips arising in aluminium machining are pressed in metal briquettes of a defined shape. Briquette melting produces more molten metal than melting of bulk chips. Furthermore, during the pressing the cooling oil, that used to leave the press together with unprocessed chips, is caught. The volume of waste is decreased eight times by briquetting, and so the transport and storage are cheaper.

Optional accessories

  • Chips vibrating sorter
  • Screw or chain conveyors of material
  • Collection tray for the cooling liquid pressed out, with a pump
  • Control system of the briquetting press for the control of conveyors on the basis of signals from the sensors of the material level in the hopper
  • Hydraulic oil for ambient temperatures below + 5 °C


Optional hoppers

Lagre-capacity hopper - suitable only for very loose and light materials

Hopper with four screws - suitable for longer chips, which are not loose, but can be easily unbundled

Technical parameters

Type Ouput kg/hour +-10% Hydraulic pump motor kW Briquette diameter mm Weight kg bez WA, WE
BrikStar CM 50-12 30 – 60 4 60
BrikStar CM 50-14-4SN 30 – 60 4 60 1 390
BrikStar CM 70-12 50 – 80 5,5 60 970
BrikStar CM 70-14-4SN 50 – 80 5,5 60 1 485
BrikStar CM 100-12 70 – 120 7,5 60 1 940
BrikStar CM 100-14-4SN 70 – 120 7,5 60
BrikStar CM 150-12 110 – 170 11 60
BrikStar CM 150-14-4SN 110 – 170 11 60
BrikStar CM 2×150 220 – 340 2.10.2011 60 2 850
Technical and operating conditions
Specific weight of the pressed briquette 1,500-2,200 kg/m3
Maximum operating pressure 180 bar (18 MPa)
Maximum operating temperature 60 °C
Machine working environment +5 – +35 °C
General technical parameters
Supply voltage 400 V
Control voltage 24 V
Electrical element protection IP54
Machine noise level 77 dB
Operating time of the press 3 shifts

Informative dimensions of presses

The presses with one pressing frame at one hopper

Hopper volume Length Width Height Hopper width C
-12 (1 m3) 1400 1540 1300 1200
-14-4 SN (1 3 m3) 1730 1980 1700 1380

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