Oil Skimmers Keep Your Machine Tools Clean
Oil skimmers help with machine tools by removing tramp oils that leak from a machine tool into the coolant from the metal working fluids. When tramp oils combine with other pollutants in the coolant, they can form a viscous texture that blocks lines and sprays. When they hit the tool, the coolant’s cooling effect is greatly diminished.
Problems Caused By Tramp Oils
Tramp oils are a combination of hydraulic oil, lubricating oil, greases, and protective metal coatings. Tramp oils lead to various problems with the metalworking fluids. Tramp oils can diminish tool life, coolant life, as well your parts washer bath life. Tramp oils also lead to incremental bacteria growth and elevated levels of smoke and mist in the air. Furthermore they can potentially increase the risk for skin irritations (ie Dermatitis).
Removing tramp oils is imperative for all metalworking facilities, and of the highest priority to maintain proper function of their machine tools, increasing the bottom line. Improperly operating machinery can be quite costly overall, meaning the difference between profits and losses.
How To Remove Tramp Oils
A simple and cost effective method available to withstand difficulties related to tramp oil is to employ an oil skimmer that is situated on the coolant reservoir and continually absorbs tramp oil. Skimmers come in sizes and configurations to suit all applications, and accommodate everything from individual sumps to larger holding tanks.