Recycling System Swarf Processing

Briquetting of Grinding Slurry

The most profitable aspect of briquette forming can be found during the briquetting process where more than 90% of the oil and water components are pressed out. The extruded lubricants and cutting oils can be reused. Due to the drop in expenses (no landfill charges and disposal costs) the investment in an ATM briquetting press is recovered within just a few months.

Risk material magnesium or titanium shavings

Stored titanium and magnesium swarf are highly inflammable. Their importance as lightweight construction material in the automotive industry is continuously increasing. Due to fire hazard particular caution must be exercised when handling these materials. These risks are minimised, however, by the use of an ATM briquetting press.

Aluminium dross

During the production and refinement of aluminium the socalled dross is formed on the melt. This dross not only contains aluminium and alumini- um oxide but also various combustion products and dissolved residues of the refractory lining. Parts of the dross can be reused and are processed and then pressed with special ATM die materials.

Special alloys

The press agglomeration of special alloys is gaining in importance and has proved successful through the use of the small machine series ArnoBrik 5 and 7 ensuring a high level of applied compressive force and a flexible process management.

Melting behaviour aluminium

In cooperation with the University of Leoben investigations on the combustion behaviour of swarf and briquettes during the melting process of secondary raw materials were carried out. These experiments resulted in a higher output from the aluminium briquettes and, therefore, a higher efficiency in recycling.

Your requirements

As a provider of system solutions in the field of metal recycling ATM offers specifically tailored solutions to your particular requirements. We will also gladly carry out tests based on your specific needs.


Arno®Shred SS – the perfect choice for swarf shredding. Specially designed for metals. All surfaces are covered with high resistance Hardox wear plates. Knifes and screens with different geometrical forms and in different materials are available.

Arno®Sort sieve drum-  preparing swarf for highest quality briquettes.

Sophisticated sorting technology can add the highest value to any recycling process.
It reduces the energy consumption of the shredder process to a minimum and improves the material quality.

Arno®Brik series briquetting presses are suitable for pressing and/or briquetting of all kinds of swarf resulting from machining of steel, cast iron, stainless steel, aluminium, magnesium, brass, copper, bronze, titanium, a.s.o. Also special alloys in powder form, slag compounds, battery waste and grinding sludge from a wide variety of materials can be processed, as well as tyre wires and mill scale.