Efficient Metal Recycling with High-Performance
Briquetting Presses by ATM Recyclingsystems

1. August 2018 // All topics, News,

ATM machines turn scrap into valuable secondary raw materials!

The economic treatment of metal scrap is a central issue in the recycling industry around the world. Important questions in the field of metal recycling are, for example, the reduction of volume, better transport options and the reduction of oil and other fluids in metal swarf.

ATM Recyclingsystems provides the right solution for every requirement and stands for quality „made in Austria “. High-performance briquetting presses by ATM provide an efficient and economic treatment of metal scrap and are furthermore resource saving and environmentally friendly. ArnoBrik briquetting presses are on demand world-wide and allow an especially efficient and sustainable treatment of metal swarf.

Briquetting of metal swarf

The briquetting of metal is a special technique that has been perfected by ATM Recyclingsystems over several decades. Not only in the field of briquetting but also in the agglomeration of metal in general, ATM offers high quality recycling systems.

Briquetting is a relatively old technique with which chips, dust, and sludge are fed by a laterally arranged automatic feed into a press bush, where they get pre-compressed. Next, the stamp moves forward, sometimes even cutting off chips when passing over the feed opening, and then compresses the chips in the compression chamber. The compression chamber is the most highly stressed part of the press. It is enlarged up to 0.2 mm due to the enormous discharge pressure of up to 5000 bar, which is applied by the stamp on the front of the briquette.

In order to achieve the perfect results, years of know-how in engineering and material science are required to find the perfect construction material with regard to toughness and hardness. Recent research topics are, for instance, the process-oriented treatment of metal swarf where the aim is to find one single process and technique in order to achieve the best possible results from a wide range of different material qualities.


ATM provides briquetting presses in 7 different sizes with different filling options and 2-3 different briquette sizes.

The ArnoBrik product line starts with ArnoBrik 5 and ends with ArnoBrik 22 in the high-performance sector. ArnoBrik 22 is the largest and strongest briquetting press world-wide.

The performance of ATM briquetting presses ranges from 0,5 to 12 tonnes per hour with the power of 200KW and a press capacity of 12.500KN. On average, a new briquette is pressed every 8-10 seconds with an average diameter of 50 to 250mm.


Advantages of ATM briquetting presses

  • Moving tool carriage
    Enormous wear reduction in the pressing box: moving tool carriage balances relative motion during compression stage.
  • Filling valve at the pressing cylinder
    ATM presses set the standard: more than 30% of the drive power can be saved due to the innovative filling valve technology.
  • 3-columns technology
    no other design principle diverts pressing forces as effectively as ATM’s 3-columns technology. Columns fitted with patented clamping nuts process millions of compacting cycles at full load.
  • PZT Pump activation technology
    The PTZ oil flow technology regulates the required quantity of oil per cylinder, thereby minimising the necessary drive power of the press.

ATM Recyclingsystems offers the right equipment for every machine size. For example, conveyor technology, bunkers, chip crushers and centrifuges. In the field of measurement technology, we also provide weighing and dosing devices. Furthermore, individual customer wishes can be fulfilled, especially with regard to pressing tools.

ATM machines impress with their solid construction and an especially long life span. Spare parts and wear parts are produced directly at our plant and are available within a short time.



Metal swarf out of steel, stainless steel, aluminium, magnesium, brass, copper, bronze and titanium are only a few materials that can be pressed with ATM technology. In addition, special alloys in powder form, slag compounds, battery waste and grinding sludge can be processed with ATM briquetting presses. Upon your request, our experts also conduct sample briquetting.

Find out more online: www.atm-recyclingsystems.com


Mr. Alfred Ortner Mr. Franz Duspiva
Mob: +43/664/3844474 Mob: +43/664/8490838

ATM Recyclingsystems GmbH
Josef-Ressel-Gasse 8
8753 Fohnsdorf, AUSTRIA
Phone: +43 3573 / 27 5 27 – 0
Fax: +43 3573 / 27 5 27 – 390
E-Mail: office@atm-recyclingsystems.com

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