Even in the production of steel, the quality of the final product depends on the quality of the raw material used for its processing. One of the raw materials that is put into steelmaking furnaces is also steel scrap. The purity of steel scrap is one of the main indicators of its quality, which in turn affects the quality of the final product leaving the steelmaking furnace, i.e. the quality of the liquid steel melt. Various technologies are currently used for the preparation and treatment of steel scrap used as charges for steelmaking furnaces. Baling technology is one of the most widely used technologies for scrap treatment nowadays. However, this technology has its pros and cons. The presented article will inform readers about the main characteristics of this technology, including a description of the three most widely used axial baling presses, used for the production of the biggest and heaviest faggots that serve as a charge for steel furnaces.Keywords: Metal scrap, metal scrap treatment, baling, bale, charge for steelmaking furnaces
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