Abanaki's redesigned Tote-It oil skimmer offers portability without the mess

The Abanaki Corporation has redesigned its Tote-It portable oil skimmer to include a removable trough that makes cleanup and oil disposal easier. The design also allows customers to upgrade to wider belt sizes as their oil removal volumes expand without replacing the entire oil skimmer unit. Abanaki’s Tote-It oil skimmer removes up to 12 gallons per hour (45 lph) of free-floating oil from water. The single assembly unit, weighing 36 pounds (16 kilograms), is easy to move and can be hand carried to any indoor or outdoor application. It can also be used in permanent installations with limited access areas. 

Suited for removing oil from machining center applications, the Tote-It reduces bacteria growth in tanks and eliminates the resulting odor. With proper configuration, the Tote-It can handle liquid temperatures up to 212 ºF, along with pH levels ranging from three to 13. The units mount easily and require minimal maintenance and cleaning.

The Tote-It oil skimmer uses the company’s proprietary belt skimming process. The belt attracts oil and other hydrocarbon liquids from the surface of the fluid, where the contaminants are then scraped off the sides of the belt and easily discharged.

Manufacturing and industrial applications are found throughout a facility:

  • Saves coolants by removing tramp oil
  • Conserves wash water and prevents recontamination of parts as they are removed from wash tank
  • Prevents plugging of spray heads and filters
  • Reduces fluid disposal costs and helps meet government requirements for water discharge
  • Skimmed oil can be recycled and reused as a lubricant or fuel
  • Effective even in turbulent fluids and fluctuating fluid levels
  • Requires no tank modifications in most applications

Abanaki offers a variety of belt materials and widths, depending on the application. Oil-skimming specialists consult with customers to identify the proper belt dimensions, materials and lengths for the specific application.

The Tote-It Oil Skimmer is well suited for removing oil from parts washing and machining centers. At just 36 pounds, the skimmer can be hand carried from one tank to another, indoors or out. Its low-maintenance design removes up to 12 gph of oil from water. Watch this animated demo at www.abanaki.com/065.

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