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Abanaki Oil Skimmers - Skimmings E-Newsletter

March 2017 |  A Newsletter for Customers and Friends of Abanaki Corporation

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Presented by the Precision Machined Products Association and co-presented by Production Machining Products Finishing and Modern Machine Shop, the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) addresses product technology, process innovation and business development in the precision machined parts industry. Founded in 2001, the biennial event includes an exhibit hall, machining demonstrations, show floor knowledge centers and classroom style technical sessions.

Drop by booth# 578 and have a look at our brand new, patent pending Oil Boss. 

The Oil Boss:

  • Magnetically clings to any wall of your machine and is up and out of the way
  • Pulls all floating oil and "gray oil" out of the sump
  • Neatly stores the tramp oil until you are ready to discharge the tramp oil.
  • 10 minutes to setup, designed for constant use

Today's Featured Product> Oil Viper Oil Skimmer


The Abanaki Oil Viper tube skimmer effectively removes floating surface oils by means of a oleophilic (oil attracting) 3/4 inch diameter continuous looped tube. The tube extends out over the surface of the tank or pit and collects the free floating oils. Read More...

Also read:

Tube Skimmer Helps Upgrade Bearings Manufacturing Company

Tube Skimmer Reclaims Impressive Amount of Oil at Steel Mill


Ask Skimmerman > Q&A

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My belt is slipping on my Mighty Mini, how can I fix it?


Check to make sure there are no obstructions on the belt as it passes through the wipers. Check to make sure that the tail pulley (bottom roller) turns freely and is free from obstruction. Sometimes the coolant/oil combination in the application can be extremely slippery, making the belt slip. Try adding a 1/2" spacer between the stabilizer bar spring and the mounting base plate to provide extra tension on the belt. The added resistance should keep the belt from slipping.


Do any of the skimmers work on gasoline recovery, they seem to be mostly for heavier oils?


For many years, due to the available technology, belt skimmers were efficient with removal of reasonably heavy oils only. This is because belt skimmers work on the scientific principle of surface tension. The amount of product recovered was therefore dependent on two factors: viscosity of the product and surface area of the belt. Some equipment manufacturers would speed up the belt hoping to recover more, but this led to emulsification and less efficient coating of the belt.
Recently, Abanaki has developed a belt specifically for light fuel oils such as gasoline and diesel. We call it our LFO Polymer belt and recovery rates are astounding. A 1″ belt can remove 3 gph, a 2″ belt 6 gph and a 4″ belt 12 gph of fresh-from-the-pump gasoline! As the viscosity increases the removal rates increase as well. What we have done is to develop a belt with incredible surface area while only increasing the profile slightly.
Use of Abanaki’s Oil Concentrator is strongly recommended while utilizing the LFO Polymer belt for recovery to ensure practically water free removal. If you have further questions, feel free to contact one of our technical support representatives at the factory.

What's happening at Abanaki? > Core Values

Abanaki recently evaluated what it holds near and dear. The answer: our Core Values. Our four pillars of No Waste, Trust & Respect, Can Do, and 3D define Abanaki’s methods and interactions with customers, which are now being released to the public.READ MORE.

Also read:

16 Crazy Things Abanaki Has Done In 2016

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About Abanaki - Abanaki, the world leader in oil skimmer products, manufactures a wide range of products to remove oils, greases, solvents, and related hydrocarbons from water, groundwater,  and industrial effluent. Today, under the corporate motto "Clean Our World®", Abanaki addresses pollution industry through low total cost of ownership, constant  innovation, and environmental stewardship.
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