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Tube Skimmers

It’s the age old question; which is better? The belt skimmer or the tube skimmer for collecting floating surface oils from various applications? Some feel that belt skimmers work better because it takes up less space while still collecting oil from large surface areas. Other people feel that the tube skimmer works better because the tube covers more of the tank or pit’s surface. The fact is that both skimmers use the same principle of breaking the surface tension of the water to allow the oil to adhere to either the belt or the tube.

VariAxe Skimmer & Pail Combo, Sump Side
The patented VariAxe Oil Skimmer system incorporates portability, decanting, separation, and gravity return of coolants to sumps and sources. It looks like a tube, but is actually a patented high strength elastomeric belting.
Abanaki TubeTastic! oil skimmer
The Abanaki TubeTastic!™ oil skimmer can be used on machining centers with little or no access to the coolant sump from above. This unit can skim oil from chip conveyors or even totally enclosed machining centers!
Zebra Sidewinder™ Tube Skimmer
The NEXT Generation Tube Skimmer from Zebra with improved gear drive technology and longer tube life skims underneath conveyors, enclosed sumps, and hard-to-access areas
Zebra ZT8-11 Replacement Tube 11"
Zebra Sidewinder™ Tube Oil Skimmer replacement tubes and cartridges.