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Coolant Oil Skimmer With Benefits | Abanaki

Posted by Tom Hobson on Nov 18, 2019 10:30:00 AM

The use of an oil skimmer in the machine shop setting holds many benefits. Removing the oil from a machine coolant tank will initiate some esthetic benefits such as cutting down on the amount of smoke generated from the cutting tool coming into contact with oil laden coolant.

Bacteria Build-Up with “Rotten Egg” Smell

When a machine is shut down for the weekend, oil has a chance to come to the surface of the coolant tank. Bacteria that are living in the coolant tank use up the dissolved oxygen in the coolant mix, a process that is sped up by having a layer of oil on the surface. This allows odor causing anaerobic bacteria to thrive, giving off that familiar “rotten egg” smell.

Contrary to popular belief the common types of bacteria found in metalworking fluids do not cause dermatitis. However, if the skin is broken, bacteria that normally inhabit the skin may enter and cause infection. The presence of phosphates and carbonates that increase alkalinity in the coolant, however, can cause dermatitis. These impurities are found in the water being used in the coolant mix.

Cost-Saving with Coolant Oil Skimmer

Separating the oil from the coolant will also help reduce disposal costs. The cost of disposing of oil laden coolant is more expensive than disposing of oil. In fact, in some instances, companies may be able to re-use the oil elsewhere or sell it for recycling. Having oil free coolant can also extend its usefulness and effectiveness, reducing the expense on maintenance and coolant replacement. As the research on the different types of oil skimmers begins, a person will find that there are a variety of skimmers available to them. The most common types are the belt, disk, and tube skimmers. Each type of coolant skimmer has its advantages and disadvantages.

Other Factors to be Considered in Oil Skimming

There are also many factors that need to be considered when choosing the correct type of oil skimmer to fit the appropriate application. Factors such as water level fluctuation, water temperature, pH level, the use of rust inhibitors, the amount of oil to be skimmed, quality, and cost, must all be considered when selecting an oil skimmer.

The use of rust inhibitors, high temperatures, and variable pH levels can affect the skimmers ability to pick up oil. Most skimmer manufacturers use a variety of materials for the skimming medium such as plastic, stainless steel, or poly blends to match the solution in which they will be used.

There are a multitude of oil skimmers on the market today. One of the most important things to be considered is the quality of the unit to be purchased. Points of interest should include construction materials, motor design, and the type of warranty that is offered. Is the skimmer housing made of metal or plastic? Is the motor fan-cooled? Does the motor use needle bearings or bronze bearings? How long does the warranty last and what does it cover? Most oil skimmers will perform as advertised, but remember the old adage that “you get what you pay for”.


To learn more about oil skimmers, please contact our experts at 440-543-7400 or visit our website: www.abanaki.com


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Topics: oil skimmers, belt skimmer, oil skimming, coolant maintenance, coolant skimmer, belt oil skimmer

Oil Boss Oil Skimmer Debuts at IMTP 2018 in Manila, Philippines

Posted by Tom Hobson on Oct 30, 2018 3:45:00 PM

Abanaki is proud to announce that our technology partner in the Philippines, Resource One/Fluid Solutions, exhibited at the International Metalworking Philippines (IMTP2018) Show, held in Manila in August of this year. The show, which is backed by associations based in industries such as die and mold making, aerospace, and automotive parts manufacturing, saw participation from companies located in eleven different countries. 

With the manufacturing sector seeing tremendous growth recently in the Philippines, IMTP2018 provided an excellent venue for vendors and manufacturers to establish new relationships. This was certainly the case for the representatives from Resource One/Fluid Solutions, who source the best and most appropriate lubricating technologies and coolant maintenance equipment for the most demanding applications in metalworking, as they were able to showcase some bright new stars in their product line. 

One such piece of equipment is the Abanaki Oil Boss Oil Skimmer, a new addition to the Abanaki coolant maintenance range. The Oil Boss is designed for use with machining centers, namely keeping tool coolant free of tramp oil, which is imperative for extending coolant life and reducing bacterial growth in coolant sumps. These units are small but robust, with an effective magnetic mounting system that allows the unit to be located for easy access. The magnetic mounting base also makes these units portable, so they can be moved from machine to machine as needed. This versatility makes the Oil Boss uniquely capable of conquering your shop’s coolant cleaning demands.

To learn more about the Oil Boss, please contact Abanaki Corporation at 440-543-7400 to find their solution or click the button below to get our Oil Boss Oil Skimmer brochure.

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Topics: coolant, coolant maintenance, oil skimmer, coolant skimmer, oil boss, oil boss oil skimmer, cut coolant cost, magnetic plate

Cut coolant costs by removing more tramp oils with new Oil Boss© 2.0 oil skimmer

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jun 15, 2017 9:15:00 AM

The new Abanaki Oil Boss 2.0 oil skimmer provides cost-savings by removing oil contamination, prolonging the life of the coolant. The patent-pending Oil Boss 2.0 is designed for machines requiring a higher than normal amount of tramp oil removal.  This new high-capacity unit removes and discharges the tramp oil constantly.  The Abanaki Oil Boss 2.0 operates unattended using a specially-designed discharge facilitator, automatically discharging the tramp oil as it is collected.  It eliminates the need for manual draining of the collected waste oil.

Get the datasheet for more information on the money-saving design.

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Call an Abanaki sales representative today @1-800-358-7546 for more information about the Abanaki Oil Boss 2.0 Oil Skimmer.

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Topics: oil skimming, coolant maintenance, parts washer, oil boss oil skimmer, cut coolant cost

9 Typical Applications For Industrial Oil Skimmers: What Is The Best Solution Of These Applications?

Posted by Tom Hobson on May 25, 2017 2:35:56 PM

The relationship between oil and water in a mixture is well-known and governed by two physical properties:

  • Specific Gravity: Most hydrocarbons have a lower specific gravity than water. Without agitation, oil separates from the water and floats to the surface. These oils are known as LNAPL’s, Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid. Oils (and other components) that sink in water have a higher specific gravity and are known as DNAPL’s, Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid.
  • Surface Tension and Affinity: Normally, oil bonds more tightly to itself and other materials than to water. This affinity, and differences in surface tension between oil and water, cause oils to adhere to a skimming medium.

Although designs vary, all oil skimmers rely on specific gravity, surface tension and a moving medium to remove floating oil from a fluid’s surface.

Find out more about the 9 typical applications for Industrial oil skimmers by clicking the button below.

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Topics: oil skimming, steel mills, coolant maintenance, parts washer, oil recovery, waterwaste sump, heat treating, industrial applications, food processing, parking garage, outdoor pond

New Year Resolution: 7½ easy “oil-skimming” ways to keep in 2017

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jan 27, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Well, if you don’t have time to sit down and prepare a list of important changes you want to make at work, Abanaki 7 ½ easy “oil skimming” ways to keep in 2017 might be your best bet. If you are looking for effective ways of changing your work life for the better, then you’ll be sure to find tons of useful information here.

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Topics: oil skimming technologies, belt skimmer, tube oil skimmer, coolant maintenance

The Oil Boss is here!

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jun 24, 2016 4:12:33 PM

Abanaki Corporation, the world leader in oil skimming technologies, announces the addition of the Oil Boss® Oil Skimmer to its extensive coolant maintenance product line. The Oil Boss solves problems that have plagued regular skimmers in machine shops.

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Topics: coolant, oil, machine shop, coolant maintenance, oil skimmer, cnc machine, coolant skimmer, oil boss

New Coolant Maintenance Product

Posted by Tom Hobson on Nov 13, 2014 4:53:57 AM
Click here to receive a copy of our Solutions Sourcebook. This 43-page handbook offers application notes on more than 40 real-world implementations of oil skimming.
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Topics: coolant, filter, coolant maintenance, coolescer

Abanaki's New Ultra-Mini Oil Skimmer

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jun 12, 2014 5:22:39 AM
The Oil Skimmer Facts Tutorial Handbook is the industry’s leading guide on oil skimming solutions. Learn how to properly size/select a skimmer as well as learn about all the aspects to consider in every application. Click here and receive your free copy now!
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Topics: coolant, ultra-mini, coolant maintenance, oil skimmer

Coolant Maintenance Importance

Posted by Tom Hobson on Mar 27, 2014 4:22:36 AM
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Topics: coolant, oil skimming, infographic, coolant maintenance, oil skimmer, cnc, machine shops, dirty coolant

Coolant Maintenance Achieved for UK Manufacturer

Posted by Tom Hobson on Dec 19, 2013 5:10:19 AM

A UK manufacturer was in the market for a way to clean its coolant. An employee at the facility had been informed of the benefits of using the Abanaki Coolescer for coolant cleaning purposes. Plant operators decided to use the Coolescer on one of its machines that desperately needed its coolant cleaned. The approach was, if the Coolescer could clean this particular machine’s coolant, it could clean anything.

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Topics: coolant, coolant maintenance, coolescer, UK

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