Removes 160 gph of thick non-flowing grease and oil.
Small SS oil skimmers with integrated timer for coolants and parts washers. 1 and 2 gph (of oil removal) units available.
Industrial SS unit, with electrics. Designed for complete disassembly in under 5 minutes for easy cleaning and decontamination.
Option for most skimmers allows for virtually no water in skimmed oil.
Heavy duty industrial skimmer removes 20 gph of oil. Use in wastewater sumps and central systems.
Abanaki's flagship heavy duty industrial unit. Removes up to 40 gph of oil. Use in wastewater sumps and central systems.
Heavy duty, industrial units remove 200 gph of oil.
Safe, oil eating bacteria, that eat the last residue of oil. Works best with the Oil Grabber line.
Air driven vac that removes spent coolant from machine sumps and slurps up spills directly into a standard drum.
Portable, industrial skimmer removes 12 gph of oil.
Prevents anaerobic bacteria from building up and spreading and extends coolant life. Injects 1,200 to 5,000 cc/min air depending upon the size of the sump.
Removes chips and up to 1-½ gph of oil from coolant tanks and machine tool reservoirs using a patented magnetic tube that attracts the chips and floating oil.
Vacuums and filters chips from coolant machine sumps, draining and refilling a 55 gallon drum in less than 2 minutes.
Eliminates coolant odors immediately by neutralizing hydrogen sulfide gases.
Eliminates tramp and gray oils from coolant. Sucks the top ¼" of fluid, runs it through coalescing media, aerates it and returns it to the coolant sump.
Automatically mixes liquid concentrates from drum with water and dispenses the diluted solution into a sump or tank.
Air driven unit eliminates coolant misting. Cools bits and tooling during machining operations using compressed air rather than refrigerant.
Removes up to 1-½ gph of oil from coolants and parts washers - carbon steel construction.
Removes up to 1-½ gph of oil from coolants and parts washers - rust proof plastic construction.
Skims up to 1-½ gph of oil from CNC sumps, drawers and totally enclosed machining centers.
A professional service giving a complete analysis, including bacteria levels, tramp oil levels, conductivity, pH, reserve alkalinity, and solids for $49.99 per analysis.
Oil skimming for wells and other small openings with large vertical drops.
Ultra-compact belt oil skimmer designed for use in coolant sump and parts washer applications. The skimmer can fit in tight spaces where other skimmers can't.
Tube skimmer removes floating surface oils.
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Removes one (1" wide belt) gallon or more of medium weight oil per hour.




Oil Skimmers from Abanaki

Oil skimmers provide a simple, dependable and cost effective method for removing oil, grease and other hydrocarbons from water. Skimmers alone can create the desired level of water purity without using costly and complicated treatments such as coalescers, membrane filters and chemicals. Enjoy saving on coolant cost by removing tramp oil, conserve parts wash water, prevent spray head and filter plugging and reduce fluid disposal cost.

Different Types of Oil Skimmers

For industrial oil skimming, there are six basic designs commonly used:

Belt Oil Skimmers: 

Belt-type oil skimmers use an endless belt of corrosion resistant steel or synthetic medium, which is lowered into the tank or vessel to be skimmed. The belt passes through resilient wiper blades where the oil is removed from both sides of the medium.

Disk Oil Skimmers:

These oil skimmers rotate a disk shaped medium through the liquid. Oil is wiped off and discharged into a collection container in a manner similar to belt oil skimmers. It is important to consider reach, the portion of the disk that actually gets immersed, when looking at a disk oil skimmer. Less disk in the fluid means less oil removed. Obviously, fluctuating fluids can be a real problem for disk oil skimmers.

Drum/Barrel Styles:

These are similar to the disk type, but use a rotating drum shaped medium. Compared to disk types, they are usually more rugged and have higher removal capacity. Depending on the design, these units can also be rendered ineffective by fluctuating fluid levels. Also, water pickup with this type of oil skimmer can be high.

Mop Oil Skimmers:

These oil skimmers use an endless medium shaped like a rope and having mop-like tendrils that pick up the oil. As the medium leaves the liquid and enters the drive unit, it is pressed and wrung out with pinch rollers. For higher viscosity oils, the medium tends to mat down and lose effectiveness. A decant system is a must for these units, as water pickup can be very high. Also, replacement oil mops can be very expensive, so check prices on replacements before purchasing.

Large Tube Oil Skimmers:

Tube oil skimmers use a floating plastic hose that snakes out over the surface of the liquid and is then drawn back through the drive unit where oil is removed. This design requires a relatively large amount of surface area for proper operation. This oil skimmer can skim from very shallow tanks. As a rule, the removal capacity is lower than belt, drum or mop type oil skimmers.

Mini Tube Skimmers:

Very similar to the large tube units, but use either a 3/16" or a 5/16" tube instead of 1". The pickup rate varies from 1 quart/hour to 1.5 gph depending on the diameter of the tube. These units are fairly compact, and can fit in tight spots. The better units will have the motor mounted underneath, to bring room required over the lip of the tank down to near zero. The 5/16" diameter tube is preferable as it has a 1 gph removal capacity and enough stiffness to not drag on the housing and prematurely wipe off oil when being drawn into the unit.

Floating Suction Skimmers:

These come in several forms, but all have a floating intake. They are most suitable for relatively thick layers of oil (1/4 inch or higher); otherwise, they tend to ingest large amounts of water. Some machines will actually emulsify oil due to churning as it passes through the suction pump. This type of oil skimmer requires a coalescing or at least a decanting unit to be at all effective.

  • The standard drive on all units is an electric motor and gear reducer. Other drive types available.


Abanaki Oil Skimmer Advantages:

  • The belt materials include corrosion-resistant steel, specially engineered polymer, high temperature polymer, Elastomer and Fuzzy®.
  • The wiper material can be Nitrile, CRV, ceramic impregnated/UHMW hybrid, and stainless steel.
  • The housings of our oil skimmers utilize a corrosion-resistant powder coated finish; 304 stainless steel housings may also be available.
  • Abanaki oil skimmers will perform in a full range of liquid water temperatures, with pH between 3 and 13.
  • Oil skimmer belt length is specified by the user; some length restrictions apply.
  • The standard drive on all units is an electric motor and gear reducer. Other drive types available.

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