Charcoal Briquette Machine – the Ultimate Guide

March 15,2023
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Charcoal briquette machine is a tool used to compress charcoal powder into different shapes and sizes of charcoal blocks. It is designed to make high-quality charcoal briquettes for use as a fuel source. Charcoal briquettes are not only a cost-effective alternative to traditional fuel sources, but they also offer environmental benefits such as reduced emissions and deforestation. In this article, we will discuss the working principle, types, advantages, buying guidance, and maintenance of charcoal briquette machine.

Charcoal briquettes brief introduction

Charcoal briquettes are a type of fuel made from compressed charcoal powder. They are used for cooking, heating, and as a fuel source for industrial processes. Charcoal briquettes are made by mixing charcoal powder with a binder, usually a starch-based material, and compressing the mixture into a compact form using a machine called a charcoal briquette machine. The compressed charcoal briquettes are then dried and ready to use. Charcoal briquettes are a popular alternative to traditional fuel sources such as wood or coal. They are cost-effective, and efficient, and produce less smoke and emissions, making them a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly fuel source. Charcoal briquettes are widely used in households, restaurants, and industries across the world.

green charcoal briquette
green charcoal briquette

How does a charcoal briquette machine work?

A charcoal briquette machine works by compressing charcoal powder and a binder into a compact form. Here are the basic steps involved in how a charcoal briquette machine works:

  1. Preparation of the charcoal powder: The first step is to prepare the charcoal powder by grinding or crushing charcoal lumps into a fine powder.
  2. Mixing the charcoal powder with a binder: The charcoal powder is mixed with a binder, usually a starch-based material, to hold the briquettes together. The binder is usually mixed with water to form a paste that is then added to the charcoal powder.
  3. Feeding the mixture into the machine: The mixture of charcoal powder and binder is then fed into the charcoal briquette machine through a hopper.
  4. Compression of the mixture: The charcoal powder and binder mixture is compressed using a screw propeller or a piston in the machine. The pressure created by the machine compresses the mixture, causing it to stick together.
  5. Ejection of the briquettes: The compressed briquettes are then ejected from the machine through a forming cylinder. The briquettes are then ready to be dried and used.

In summary, a charcoal briquette machine works by compressing charcoal powder and a binder into a compact form. The machine uses pressure to compress the mixture and form briquettes, which are then ejected from the machine and ready to use.

Types of charcoal briquette machine

According to different briquette shapes and briquetting principles, we divided the charcoal briquette machine into 4 types, including charcoal briquette extruder machine, shisha charcoal briquette machine, charcoal ball briquette press machine, and honeycomb coal briquette machine.

Charcoal briquette extruder machine

Charcoal briquette extruder machine is designed to produce bbq charcoal and hookah charcoal. It mainly includes the bearing set, machine set, discharge port, cylinder body, screw shaft, and mold. The shape of the mold can be octagonal, hexagonal, round or square.

charcoal briquette machine
charcoal briquette extruder machine

Charcoal powder briquette machine parameters

ModelLength*Width*Height (mm)Weight (kg)Motor (kw)Output (t/h)
SL- CB 1401950*1260*1080650111-2
SL- CB 1602150*1260*1080720151-2
SL- CB 1802320*1600*11501260222-4

Shisha charcoal briquette machine

Shisha charcoal briquette machine or shisha charcoal machine is specially manufactured for making square and round hookah charcoal. The machine has higher pressure and a better performance of shisha charcoal. The burning time of every hookah charcoal is 40-60 minutes.

shisha charcoal briquette machine
shisha charcoal briquette machine

Shisha charcoal making machine parameters

Mechanical type7.5kw300kg/h1.7*1.5*1.2m25t1500kg

Charcoal ball briquette press machine

Charcoal ball briquette press machine can manufacture briquettes charcoal in various shapes like bread, pillow, spherical, etc. The raw material of it can be coal powder or biomass charcoal powder. Charcoal briquettes are easy to package and transport. They are widely applied for grilling, barbecue, power plants, refractories, and metallurgy.

charcoal ball briquette press machine
charcoal ball briquette press machine

Charcoal ball press machine parameters

ModelRoller size(mm)Spindle speed(r/min)Power(kw)Capacity(t/h)Dimension(m)

Honeycomb coal briquette machine

Honeycomb coal briquette machine is designed for producing high-density and cylindrical briquettes. The raw materials of it are mainly carbon powder and pulverized coal. And the coal briquette diameter is from 90mm to 250mm with different hole quantity.

honeycomb coal briquette machine
honeycomb coal briquette machine

Honeycomb coal briquette machine parameters

ModelPowerMaximum diameter of charcoal

Advantages of using a charcoal briquette machine 

Using a charcoal briquette machine has many advantages. Firstly, it is a cost-effective way of producing charcoal briquettes compared to buying them from the market. Secondly, the machines are designed to produce high-quality briquettes that burn for a long time, making them an efficient fuel source. Thirdly, charcoal briquettes produce less smoke and have lower emissions, making them a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly fuel source.

Factors to consider when choosing a briquette charcoal machine

When choosing a charcoal briquette machine, several factors should be considered. The production capacity of the machine is an essential consideration as it determines how much charcoal briquettes can be produced at a time. Energy efficiency is another important factor as it affects the running cost of the machine. The cost of the machine should also be considered, as well as its durability and ease of use.

Maintenance and cleaning of charcoal briquette machine

Maintaining and cleaning a charcoal briquette machine is crucial for its longevity and performance. Regular cleaning ensures that the machine remains in good condition, and maintenance ensures that it performs optimally. Cleaning and maintenance procedures differ depending on the type of machine, but generally, the machine should be cleaned after every use, and maintenance should be performed periodically.


In conclusion, a charcoal briquette machine is a valuable tool for making charcoal briquettes. It is cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly. When choosing a machine, factors such as production capacity, energy efficiency, cost, and ease of use should be considered. Regular maintenance and cleaning are essential for the machine’s longevity and optimal performance. Investing in a charcoal briquette machine is a wise decision for anyone looking to save money on fuel and reduce their carbon footprint.

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