Briquetting Systems for Responsible Waste Management
New Eco-Saver™ Briquetting Systems from Security Engineered Machinery (SEM) reduce large volumes of loose waste to small, manageable briquettes. Available in three models, an Eco-Saver briquetting press can be paired with any new or existing SEM disintegrator. With a high-pressure hydraulic ram it compacts shredded paper, cardboard, and other light materials for recycling or easy disposal.
Eco-Saver Briquetting Systems can reduce paper waste volume by up to 90%, thus reducing storage, transportation, and disposal costs. In-plant air quality, housekeeping, and the risk of combustion can all improve, since fine dust produced in the disintegration process can be efficiently collected and incorporated into the briquettes along with larger particles. Furthermore, the briquettes have secondary value. An efficient source of heat, they can be sold as fuel for certain stoves and furnaces. Some paper mills buy briquettes and turn them back into pulp to make recycled paper. Eco-Saver Briquetting Systems can handle 800-1200 pounds of waste per hour, accommodating a wide range of applications. A typical system includes a disintegrator, evacuation equipment that transfers disintegrated particles and dust from the disintegrator to a hopper, a briquetting press, transfer tubes, and briquette collection boxes. Options include a sound enclosure that keeps equipment noise below 85 dB. For small batches of waste, Eco-Saver systems can be manually operated. For larger waste streams, they can be fully automated. Standard briquette sizes range from 2.5” to 3.2” in diameter. In addition to installation and service, SEM specialists will help plan disintegrating/briquetting systems and will even conduct demonstrations with a potential customer’s waste materials at SEM’s lab in Westboro, Massachusetts.
SEM, the largest direct supplier of document destruction equipment in the United States, not only offers off-the-shelf units but also maintains a full-service engineering department that designs special products, such as the currency destruction systems in use by the Federal Reserve Bank and other central banks. Every American embassy uses SEM equipment. Other areas of expertise include equipment for destroying “off-spec” or returned product for the pharmaceutical, medical device, and food industries and heavy-duty, high-capacity shredders for recycling applications. More than 100 SEM authorized service centers are positioned to serve customers worldwide.