Custom designs for peak product density

We manufacture custom briquetting machines for applications requiring dense finished product. Our pocketed briquetting rolls work well to compact a variety of material into solid briquettes of various shapes and sizes. These rugged machines combine torque through a roll drive system and thrust by cylinders in a stressed frame to agglomerate fines into pellets or blocks. Reduction in surface area of agglomerated material leads to better product and less work per unit volume. Coarser feed is more desirable, as a result. Customers choose Ludman to briquette their materials because we offer ease of use and maintenance, as well as knowledgeable, helpful support. We make the process easier for our customers.


Diverse applications

Our machines operate in a slew of industries, serving diverse applications. Many requests occur because producers seek denser material for shipping and handling purposes, or their rolls are not able to withstand harshness of material over time. We utilize a single pass process and run fast held, keeping machines on a smaller scale and maximizing ROI for customers. Producers recognize cost savings, when a secondary process is not required.

Feed material with high flow rates or that consists of fine product distribution often cannot compact because it flows through the nip zone without touching corrugated rolls. However, deep pocketed briquetting rolls increase the nip zone surface area, allowing more material to flow through it.

Features of Ludman Briquetting

Some things set us apart from the rest. Here are some features that you should know about:

• Hammer forged pocketed rolls

• Pre-stressed robust frames

• Tie rods

• Super bolts

• Inline planetary reducers

• Heavy-duty mining grade motors

• Advanced positioning electrical control systems

• Coordinated motion force feeders

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Ludman Briquetters

Driven to provide superior results

Ludman Briquetters accommodate process a tremendous number of application-specific requirements.  Likewise, our briquetters provide unique, custom solutions for each customer. Ludman Briquetter technology seamlessly draws fine material into the nip zone of a dual pocketed roll press. Rolls pull material through the roll nip, and produce dense pelleted output. Single input and dual output shaft gearboxes allow for less technical operation. In addition, automated electrical features can be used on machines with technical operation.

Specializing in fines management

Ludman specializes in fines management applications.  Therefore, products that are separated as fines, produced as a fine grain, or contain highly friable characteristics generate plenty of dust. Additionally, Ludman specializes in upgrading or converting undesirable dust fines into salable pelleted product, through briquetting. Many producers across handfuls of industries tussle with undesirable fines that require a pelleted solution. However, Ludman machines solve this issue by producing dense material that is easily shipped, distributed, and remain intact for end-use.


Benefits of Working with Ludman

We are located in and faithfully serve North America, in addition to serving customers worldwide, such as in Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa.

We likely will have some experience or knowledge of the product you are looking to process.

Ludman offers testing services for a variety of product and processes. Call today to see if we offer testing for your application.

We offer comprehensive services to support customers across a variety of industries, including process expertise, engineering, testing, inspections, site visits, commissioning, machining, parts, rebuilds, tooling, and technical support.


Reasons to contact us about briquetting today

Are you happy with the ease of maintenance and support you currently receive from your machine supplier? Chances are you may answer no if you are using unproven designs or companies that do not focus on providing a complete sales and service experience. At Ludman, we know how important it is to get your machine working for you from Day One. The risks of redesigning a machine or having components fail at a faster rate than expected lead to additional questions.

First off, through a comprehensive basic and detailed engineering services, we focus on providing a great design and process that will achieve your goals. We consider the type of product you are using and potential needs of your application. 

Customers frequently choose Ludman for their briquetters because they appreciate the ease of use, maintenance, and support that Ludman provides. Moreover, Ludman makes briquetting easier for its customers.

In conclusion, Ludman machines usually remain in commission for well over 30 years, and much longer, depending on the care each machine receives. It builds its machines to save you time, money, and effort on long-term maintenance by upgrading existing machines to latest technologies, such as new super allow technology, nitrided exposure areas, new electrical control features, and new force feeder systems.