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Tramp Oil Removal & Skimming

Thursday 28th March 2013

Tramp Oil Removal is essential from cutting fluids & the Benefits of Skimming Cutting Oil

The tektrak Disk Skimmer

Detrimental effects of tramp oil

Tramp oil can greatly reduce the quality of coolant, resulting in excessive tool wear and machined components with poor surface finish. These reductions in coolant quality are also frequently responsible for inconsistent machining tolerances and overall reductions in machine efficiency.

Tramp oil is also one of the main causes of dermatitis in workshops due to components in machine lubricants being highly irritating to the skin. It also facilitates the growth of bacteria in coolant, and the resulting odour can make working conditions very unpleasant.

Efficient removal of tramp oil is therefore of vital importance in avoiding health and safety problems, maintaining high quality machining performance and creating a working atmosphere that will not cause poor morale amongst employees.

Features of the Tektrak tramp oil skimmer

Highly effective


The tektrak tramp oil skimmers use a belt or a disc to remove tramp oil floating on the surface of your cutting fluid tank.



This minimises fluid degredation and hence reduces the risk of skin irritation and dermatitis for your machine operators. It will reduce mist by tramp oil reduction/elimination.

Removal of tramp oil will reduce bugs in the system, and thus extend the life of your coolant.

Low running costs