Swarf Compactors

LUBRISERV Swarf Compactors for metal swarf can provide additional revenue from briquettes against loose swarf. Low residual moisture content and reduced freight costs – volume can be reduced to as little as 1/10. Coolants and cutting oils can be recovered whilst storage and disposal cost can be significantly reduced, alongside a significant lowering of fire and explosion risks.


  • Can handle chipped and stringy swarf
  • Increased revenue of briquettes against loose swarf
  • Low residual moisture content
  • Reduced freight costs – volume can be reduced by up to 80%
  • Recovery of coolants and cutting oils
  • Substantial reduction of storage and disposal expenditures
  • Significant lowering of fire and explosion risks
  • Suitable for most metals including aluminium swarf, titanium swarf, steel swarf, stainless steel swarf, nickel alloys, brass swarf and some plastics

With over 600 units in operation across Europe you can be confident in the reliability and performance of these machines. Our compactors can handle both chipped and stringy swarf – small units processing from just 20L/hour to larger systems processing up to 1200L/h (dependent on material type). Metal turnings and chips from machining operations are reduced in volume, dramatically reducing storage space, by up to 80%. The result is more room for production, easier handling and lower transport costs. The compacted metal can be sold to your scrap processor or broker usually for a higher value than loose swarf as the compaction process squeezes most of the cutting fluids from the swarf. The fluid is collected in a built in storage tank.   The compactors are controlled via a PLC and touchscreen panel.


The centralised swarf compacting machines allow loading by tipping swarf bins in manually. The reduction of the volume of metal shavings follows the same process as the stand alone compactors, but enables large volumes of chipped or stringy swarf to be loaded in bulk.
All the machines are equipped with a tank for collecting the waste liquid and a drain pump. The machines are electrically operated with a PLC and a touch screen and can be linked for remote control and monitoring from a desktop computer.
Usually the non ferrous metals have the quickest payback so it is well worth considering if you have a significant amount of aluminium, copper, brass, alu bronze or lead.
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The basic gained by swarf briquetting is the conversion of low density chips to a solid briquette. This gives important advantages for consumers of chips – better melting economy, less burn-off loss and simpler chip handling.


Briquetting of swarf and grinding fines can reduce a significant negative environmental impact as the products can be brought back in a closed cycle for reuse.


Lubriserv have swarf briquetters for capacities up to 800 kg/hour for steel swarf and 200 kg/ hour for aluminium swarf. The compacting pressure can be over 700 bar and the motor power from as low as 3kW up to 15 kW. A major benefit of Jvonne compactors over competitor machines is their ability to handle stringy swarf without the need for pre processing through a shredder.