Briquette machines among other things can compact all possible chips from cutting machines, automatic lathes, drilling, and grinding machines. This process enables a reduction in warehousing and efficient work in 3 shifts without hiring personnel to empty the catch basin. With this compacting, the lubricating oils and coolants are separated from the chips. The oils fall into a catch basin and, after filtering, are returned to the machining center. The expensive lubricants and coolants are also saved here.