Chip Management Success Stories

Metal chip briquetting FAQ

Command metal chip briquetters are John Hart’s range of USA built briquette machines which are designed and built by John Hart USA from the ground up, to process all types of metal chips and metal swarf into briquettes, resulting in many benefits to the end user.

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Briquetting makes money for Dahlquist Machine

In the bustling northern city of Minneapolis, MN sits the long established and well respected precision job shop Dahlquist Machine. Established in 1969, Dahlquist Machine specializes in the machining of light metals, aluminium, and plastics.

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Production Engineering leads the way with a Command briquetter

Averaging over 10,000 pounds of aluminum chips per month, Production Engineering identified that their scrap chips were causing problems. They had an overall lack of control of their scrap metal, potential environmental issues, lost factory space, additional freight cost, lost coolant, and unrealized value in their scrap metal.

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Coolant Recovery – Command G series

Coolant recovery is one of the often overlooked benefits of briquetting. During the machining process, coolant will become trapped within metal chips, and as a result coolant will be removed along with it.

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Command technical highlight: CommandWare

The CommandWare software provides users with an easy to use and efficient briquetting machine interface system. The software offers a logical approach to briquetting machine operation and fault finding.

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The Command G6 Briquetter compacts 4140 steel

We put the Command G6 through it’s paces at our R&D facility here in Melbourne by running a batch of heavy duty 4140 steel. While most briquetters like to say they can process heavy duty steel, very few can say they achieve good compaction ratios and coolant recovery.

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