Briquetting presses

mature program

For more than 60 years, SPÄNEX briquetting presses have been manufactured. More than 3,000 machines in practical use mean:

  • competence and experience,
  • customer satisfaction,
  • solutions in line with the market,
  • convincing technology,
  • highest quality standard,
  • long service life.

Several serials with different types of briquette shapes are manufactured in the capacity range between 40 and 2000 kg/h (depending on the material).

briquetting brings solid advantages

In the machining processes, residues arise in the form of chips, dusts and wood chips, which are recycled, used energetically or disposed of. For many applications, briquetting the residuals is a convincing alternative with notable advantages:

  • volume reduction up to 90%,
  • better handling of residual materials,
  • production of sellable briquettes,
  • recovery of cutting oils and cooling lubricants,
  • reduced melting losses of metal briquettes,
  • reduction of the risk of fire and explosion by particulate matter.

compactable materials

Practice has shown that chips and dust from the following materials can be briquetted: 

  • solid wood
  • chipboard, MDF, etc.,
  • plastics (PU, styrofoam, fiberglass, etc.)
  • varnish and abrasive dust,
  • paper
  • cardboard
  • banknotes
  • steel and casting,
  • aluminium and other light metals,
  • cotton, textiles,
  • biomass (tobacco, rice husks, coffee husks, miscanthus, etc.)

test pressuring

The properties of the materials are manifold. Test pressings are often required to make exact statements about the briquetting ability of the material, the achievable quality of the briquettes and the required preparation of the material. For this purpose, free test pressings are carried out in our factory with original material provided by the customer and the documented results. The found data are the basis for detailed offers.

practical examples

briquetting press type SHB 40 below dust collector
Entstauber mit Brikettierpresse
briquetting press type SHB RS 55 below dust collector
Entstauber mit Brikettierpresse
briquetting press type SHB 60 below filter system
Brikettierpresse Typ SHB 60 unter Filteranlage
briquetting press type SHB RS 70 with container below battery filter
Brikettierpresse Typ SHB RS 70 mit Behälter unter Batteriefilter
transport rail with lattice box as briquette storage container
Transportschiene mit Gitterbox als Brikettbehälter
piled briquettes for sale of certain briquettes
Gestapelte zum Verkauf bestimmte Briketts
shapes of briquettes


  • solid construction
  • compact and maintenance-friendly design
  • energy-optimised hydraulic systems
  • application-optimized pressing pressures (series HP)
  • high throughput performance
  • fully automatic 24-hour operation (except SHB 40)
  • simple operation through touch panel
  • complete system solutions


series SHB 40 - 55

The construction and performance of these machines are adjusted for the use in combination with dust collectors. The briquetting presses are arranged directly underneath the dust collector. This combination is a compact unit that is usually placed in the workshop.

series SHB RS 55 - 70

Due to the construction the machines of this series can also be arranged directly below dust collectors. Due to the higher capacity (up to 90 kg/h) they are also used as disposal units for outdoor filter systems (see series SHB 60-250). The machines are especially used in the thermal use of briquettes in connection with automatic boiler systems.

series SHB 60 - 250

The machines of the series SHB 60-250 are often a part of outdoor filter systems. The briquetting press can be arranged space-saving below the containers. For weather-protected installation of the briquetting press the support area is also covered with the sheet metal panels of the filter housing. The feeding of the briquetting press out of the container is made directly via a drop shaft or in case of indoor installation of the press via an interposed conveyor screw. The briquettes can also be conveyed via transport rails covering longer distances into storage rooms or silos.

series SHB HPM 45 - 120

The Briquetting press of this series are used when materials are to be compressed, which require very high pressing pressures. The compaction process is carried out differently from the other series in a closed pressing chamber. The result are briquettes with a particularly high density. The range of applications includes chips and dust from the metal sector. But also special material from the wood, plastics, paper and biomass sectors are briquetted with these machines.

equipment variants

 series SHB 40-55, RS 55-70 and 60-250

  • enlarged press chamber
  • extended briquetting pliers
  • reinforced clamping cylinder
  • exchangeable wear protection
  • preheater for hydraulic oil
  • electronic briquette length control

series SHB HPM

  • material preparation
  • conveying technique
  • oil spraying equipment
  • exchangeable wear protection
  • preheater for hydraulic oil
  • emulsion pump
series unit SHB 40 - 55 SHB RS 55 - 70 SHB 60 - 250 SHB HPM 45 - 120
briquette form** mm 120 x 45 Ø 70 125 x 70** Ø 45 - 120
output* kg/h 40 - 70 50 - 90 60 - 250 40 - 2.500
throughput* m³/h 0,2 - 0,5 0,3 - 0,7 0,5 - 2,0 0,3 - 6,0
motor capacity kW 4 - 5,5 4 - 5,5 5,5 - 11 7,5 - 55
dimensions lxwxh m 1,6 x 1,0 x 0,7 1,6 x 1,5 x 0,7 1,5 x 1,5 x 0,7 bis
1,7 x 2,4 x 1,5
1,5 x 1,8 x 1,6 bis
2,2 x 2,7 x 2,7
weight*** t 0,55 - 0,65 0,50 - 0,60 0,7 - 1,5 2,2 - 9,0

* depending on the material (bulk density, structure, etc.); ** 8-sided; *** without oil)