Industrial Cabinets Keep Cool with ChillyBox

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Panel boxes in facilities and shops can overheat very quickly, which can damage electrical and electronic components and cause failure and unscheduled downtime on the plant floor. To help combat these common issues, Abanaki has released the ChillyBox Panel Chiller. This new addition to the coolant maintenance line uses filtered compressed air to keep the components in NEMA 4 and NEMA 12 industrial cabinets cool and maintain air quality within the enclosure.

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The ChillyBox installation is simple; the kit works with any existing control panel and includes: ChillyBox Panel Chiller, solenoid, air filter, barbed fitting nut, barbed hose fitting, a thermostat, air tubing and an air tubing plug.

For more information about this new product, click the photo below!

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Belt Materials Lead to Successful Skimming

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Click here to watch our free Oil Skimming 102 Video webinar. This online video shows you how to properly select and size a skimmer for your application.

We are constantly trying to stress to customers that not all applications are like and not all skimmers are alike. There are so many variables that can make an application unique and fine attention to those variables is needed in order to properly select an oil skimmer to assist in removing the oil from the wastewater.

Selecting the right belt material is just as important as selecting the right skimmer. You might choose the right skimmer but the wrong belt type and the skimmer will not work correctly to solve your oil in water problem. It is crucial that things like pH, temperature, and oil type are considered when selecting a skimmer AND a belt type.

This video demonstrates how choosing the right belt material makes all of the difference. The Fuzzy belt does a better job at picking up the hydrocarbon than the standard belt on the right. Had a customer not chosen the right belt, the oil clean up would have taken much longer, and just not been as effective as initially thought.

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Abanaki has a variety of belt materials that work on many of the different skimmers we offer. It’s always best to consult a sales rep to best determine the type of belt that is right for your application.

You can download our Oil Skimmer Belt Selection Guidebook or request an oil skimmer test kit to see if your oil picks up! Click the photo below for more information.

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Machine Shop Finally Keeps Coolant Clean

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A machine shop outside of the US was having difficulty keeping its coolant clean. The shop owners were continuously getting tramp cutting oil in the coolant reservoir, despite the efforts made to prevent that from happening. Coolant is costly to replace and dirty coolant has to be changed out regularly. If dirty coolant is kept in a machining process, numerous things will start to go wrong. First, a foul rotten-egg odor will develop due to bacterial buildup in the coolant. Another problem that most machine shop operators are more than aware of is the cost of buying and disposing of coolant. Dirty coolant can also cause health problems for those that work around or with it. All in all, dirty coolant is an expensive and hazardous problem to have.

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This customer wanted to fix its coolant troubles as soon as possible and contacted Abanaki corporation for assistance. Abanaki suggested the facility utilize a Mighty Mini Oil Skimmer in its tank to help remove the tramp cutting oil from the coolant. Within the first five hours of operating the Mighty Mini in the tank, the shop operators were able to remove up to 6 liters of oil from the machine. Removing the oil left them with clean coolant they could reuse and help them eliminate the need of having disposal costs. The shop operators and shop owners were “completely convinced in the reliability of the [Abanaki] product.”

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The Mighty Mini is the ideal solution to unwanted oil in coolants and parts washers therefore extending the life of coolant and wash water! This oil skimmer can remove 1 to 2 gallons of medium weight oil per hour. Its stainless steel construction enables it to operate in harsh chemicals and heat while its integrated timer lets it run only when needed. The Mighty Mini Oil Skimmer is designed to minimize water content in the disposed oil; however the optional Oil Concentrator® will further reduce the water content in the oil to less than 2%. This provides tremendous cost saving if the oil is to be recycled or disposed. It is compact making efficient use of available space… it fits underneath most CNC machines as well as inside parts washers. The small footprint even allows the Mighty Mini SST Oil Skimmer to fit through the bung hole of a 55 gallon drum! With belts specifically selected for your application available in lengths of 6, 12, 18 and 24″, this Oil Skimmer has endless application possibilities.

To learn how the Mighty Mini can save your shop money on disposal costs, click the photo below.

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New Coolant Maintenance Product

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Abanaki has a new addition to its extensive coolant maintenance line. The new Coolescer with ChipStop Filter is an ideal solution for machine shops. The Coolescer with ChipStop Filter will extend coolant life, reduce disposal costs, minimize down time, improve tool life, and help prevent dermatitis.

The Coolescer makes it easy to make coolant last longer and reduce disposal costs for any shop.The Coolescer pumps the top ¼” layer of coolant and oil through a coalescing cartridge where the oil is separated from the coolant. The separated oil is removed via the oil discharge valve, and the cleaned coolant is aerated and pumped back to the coolant sump.

The durable plastic unit removes oil from areas where conventional skimmers won’t fit. It takes the place of a skimmer and aeration system in a smaller, compact and portable package. It features leak-proof fittings, a crush-resistant hose, a self-contained system, and a coalescing cartridge that will never need to be replaced. With the new ChipStop Filter, all metal shavings or particulate that are generated in the machining process will get collected during the filtration process, leaving the shop with clean, reusable coolant.

For more information on the new Coolescer with ChipStop filter, click the photo below.

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Customers Oil Skimming Requests Lead to New Products

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We are always trying to develop new and better oil skimming technologies at Abanaki. We have a few new coolant maintenance products that will be announced late this year and early next year that we are eager for our customers to start using.

There have been a few Abanaki products that have been created due to the demands of customers. When customers need a customized oil skimming tool, they come to us and we create it. One of these examples is our MatBuster for the GreaseGrabber.

The MatBuster is a solution to the problem of unskimmable matted grease in wastewater pits that churns the water surface and breaks up matted grease, so the oil skimmer can operate more effectively. MatBuster has a zero maintenance design, consisting of stainless steel blades that mount to the tail pulley of the Grease Grabber. No separate motor or other moving parts are required. The MatBuster uses the energy created by the Grease Grabber’s moving belt to ‘chop’ the grease mat into easily removable chunks. To see how it operates, watch the instructional animated video:

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This simple innovation is important to managers of steel or food production plants, where sometimes a thick layer of grease forms on the water in wastewater pits and sumps. Oil skimming makes use of differences in specific gravity and surface tension to separate oil from water. Floating matted grease, therefore, can interfere with oil skimmers used to cost-effectively reduce wastewater disposal costs and help meet government requirements for water discharge.

To learn more about the MatBuster or any of our oil skimming solutions, click the photo below.

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Groundwater Remediation Issues Solved with Oil Skimmers

More cost effective than pump-and-treat systems, oil skimming removes hydrocarbon

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contamination from groundwater without pumps and at the lowest cost. It is the most inexpensive way to remove LNAPLs or DNAPLs oils during groundwater remediation. Abanaki oil skimmers have proven successful in thousands of applications, including in groundwater remediation systems.

Oil skimmers can also be used to treat water before filtering, thus extending the lifespan of the filter. Oil skimming equipment is simple, reliable and low maintenance.

Abanaki offers a variety of groundwater remediation solutions. The award winning Petroxtractor, the Oil Grabber Model 8, and the Oil Viper Tube Skimmer are all outstanding solutions to removing unwanted hydrocarbons from groundwater.

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To learn more about how Abanaki oil skimmers can solve your groundwater remediation issues, click the photo below.

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Tube Oil Skimmer at IMTS

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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!

It’s our final day at IMTS and we have had a great week at the show! Despite it being our last day, we still have plenty of oil skimming information to share and product demos to show! One of our demonstrations at the show is our Tubetastic! Tube Oil Skimmer.

The Tubetastic! works in places where other skimmers can’t go, particularly on coolant sumps with little or no overhead access. This tube oil skimmer easily mounts to the side of virtually any machining center coolant sump. It can skim oil from chip conveyors or completely enclosed machining centers. Using an existing opening through a small access cutout, the unit’s collector tube runs through the surface of the coolant to collect unwanted oils. The oil then flows out the discharge tube into any waste oil container for easy disposal. This oil skimmer is capable of collecting up to 3.5 gallons of oil per hour and has a reach of up to 10 feet, making it a good fit for medium sized oil removal applications. The TubeTastic! features a fan-cooled, continuous duty motor and standard collector tubes measuring from 36″ to 120″ reach; Units are available with a 110v or 220v, 1ph, 60Hz motor.

Stop by and see us at booth E-5836 and see the Tubetastic! tube oil skimmer in action.

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Mighty Mini Oil Skimmer at IMTS

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Our Mighty Mini oil skimmer is a must have in the machining industry. The Mighty Mini is the ideal solution to unwanted oil in coolants and parts washers therefore extending the life of coolant and wash water! This oil skimmer can remove 1 to 2 gallons of medium weight oil per hour (depending on belt selection). Its stainless steel construction enables it to operate in harsh chemicals and heat while its integrated timer lets it run only when needed. The Mighty Mini SST Oil Skimmer is designed to minimize water content in the disposed oil; however the optional Oil Concentrator® will further reduce the water content in the oil to less than 2%. This provides tremendous cost saving if the oil is to be recycled or disposed.

It is compact making efficient use of available space… it fits underneath most CNC machines as well as inside parts washers. The small footprint even allows the Mighty Mini SST Oil Skimmer to fit through the bung hole of a 55 gallon drum! With belts specifically selected for your application available in lengths of 6, 12, 18 and 24″ (see Belt Selection page), this Oil Skimmer has endless application possibilities.

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The Mighty Mini SST Oil Skimmer weighs only 8 pounds and the ease of installation make this skimmer the most versatile of our line. Use it here today and there tomorrow as it installs in just seconds.

Come see a live demonstration of the Mighty Mini at our IMTS booth E-5836.

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IMTS 2014

Abanaki is looking forward to meeting the many individuals who will be attending IMTS 2014.  We will be on hand to show you our various skimmers and to answer any of your Oil Skimming needs. Abanaki is also very excited to introduce our new EZ Cling Coolescer for your review. Please stop by and see us at booth E-5836! We hope this will be a great and safe show for all those who attend.

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Common Oil Skimmer Questions

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Click here to receive the newly updated Oil Skimmer Belt Selection Guide. With this informational guide you will have access to diagrams of all of Abanaki’s oil skimmers and how to properly size a belt for each skimmer.

A common question we get from customers is “Do your oil skimmers have the ability to pick up gasoline? 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.

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.

If you have questions on whether or not your oil will pick up, you can request Abanaki’s belt oil skimmer test kit. The kit includes samples of all of Abanaki’s belt materials. Receive your test kit today by clicking the photo below.

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