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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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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Oil Skimmer Cleans Up Oil Leak in OH

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A long time chemical manufacturer in OH was experiencing an ongoing oil issue that they couldn’t sort out a solution to. There was a small oil leak in an onsite dike that was causing a sheen on the collected storm water. The company needed a solution that would operate on a constant basis and reached out to Abanaki for help. Abanaki knew right off the bat that the size of pit would determine which skimmer to use. If it were smaller in size, the Tote-It would be the best option. However, the pit ended up being rather large so the Abanaki salesman suggested the rugged and durable Model 4.

The Model 4 belt oil skimmer utilizes a continuous belt and wiper to remove up to 20 gallons of oil per hour from the fluid surface. The belt, operating on a motor and pulley system, runs through contaminated liquid to pick up oil from the surface. After traveling over the head pulley, the belt passes through tandem wiper blades where oil is scraped off both sides of the belt and discharged. The tail pulley has flanges which allow it to roll freely on the inside of the belt without becoming dislodged. It requires no bearings and does not need to be fastened to the tank. If turbulent conditions exist, an optional tether and cage assembly prevents the tail pulley from being dislodged.

Since using the Model 4, the company has been able to carry on with its operation without having to worry about the collection of oil in the dike. Plant operators are pleased with the continuous oil retrieval of the Model 4 and the minimal maintenance and surveillance it needs.

To see how an Abanaki oil skimmer can solve your unwanted oil problems, click the photo below.

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Removing Oil from Wastewater and Why It’s Important

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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.

Removing oil from wastewater is a crucial step manufacturing companies must tackle. Abanaki’s new 6 Reasons to Remove Oil from Water Infographic demonstrates how its oil skimming technologies and coolant skimming accessories can offer a low-cost, environmentally sound option of helping to cut disposal costs and keep a company in compliance with federal regulations.

Oil in wastewater can cause a multitude of problems for industry’s manufacturing processes. Some companies need to comply with government standards while others need to find ways to lower their disposal costs. Removing oil from water is a crucial step many companies must take in order to keep production rolling.

Click the photo below to launch our new infographic and learn about why removing oil from water is important.

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Coolant Causing a Stench?

 

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Anyone that works with coolant knows about the potential foul stench that looms around the corner. 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.

Abanaki offers a wide range of coolant maintenance products. One of these items is our Coolant Mints. These tablets are safe to handle and eliminates odors by neutralizing them, not covering them with perfumes or fragrances. The Coolant Mints contain zero formaldehyde and causes zero issues with disposal. 1 tablet per week can maintain 25 gallons of coolant!

For more information on this easy to use coolant maintenance tool or any coolant maintenance product from Abanaki, click the photo below!

 

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