Abanaki’s Tote-It® Oil Skimmer With New Removable Trough


Cleveland, OH -- September 19, 2008 Abanaki Corporation, the world leader in oil skimming products, has redesigned its Tote-It® portable oil skimmer to include a new removable trough that makes clean up and oil disposal easier. The new, patented design also allows customers to upgrade to wider belt sizes, as their oil removal volumes expand, without replacing the entire oil skimmer unit.

Abanaki’s patented Tote-It oil skimmer removes up to 12 gallons per hour (45 lph) of free-floating oil from water. The single assembly unit, weighing just 36 pounds (16 kilograms), is easy to move around a facility and can be hand carried to any indoor or outdoor application. It can also be used in permanent installations with limited access areas.

Well-suited for removing oil from parts washing and machining center applications, the Tote-It also reduces bacteria growth in tanks along with resulting odor.

With proper configuration the rugged Tote-It can handle liquid temperatures up to 212º F along with pH levels ranging from 3 to 13. The units mount easily and require minimal maintenance and cleaning.

Designed for dependability and low maintenance, the Tote-It oil skimmer uses the company’s proprietary belt skimming process that performs as the most inexpensive method for removing oil from water. Its belt attracts oil and other hydrocarbon liquids from the surface of the fluid, where the contaminants are then scraped off the sides of the belt and easily discharged.

Manufacturing and industrial applications are found throughout a facility:

· Saves coolants by removing tramp oil

· Conserves wash water and prevents recontamination of parts as they are removed from wash tank

· Prevents plugging of spray heads and filters

· Reduces fluid disposal costs and helps meet government requirements for water discharge

· Skimmed oil can be recycled and reused as a lubricant or fuel

· Effective even in turbulent fluids and fluctuating fluid levels

· Requires no tank modifications in most applications

Abanaki offers a variety of belt materials and widths (2” or 4”), depending on the application. Oil-skimming specialists consult with customers to identify the proper belt dimensions, materials and length for the specific application.

Engineers can view animated demos or find more information about Abanaki’s oil skimming products at www.abanaki.com/008. Contact John Logar at (440) 543-7400 ext. 118 or (800) 358-SKIM (7546) or by e-mail: skimmers@abanaki.com.

About Abanaki Corporation
Abanaki, the world leader in oil skimmer products, manufactures a wide range of products to remove oils, greases, solvents, and related hydrocarbons from water. Skimmer models are available with removal rates ranging from 1 to 200 gallons per hour in both stationary and portable systems. Use of Abanaki equipment often allows water, oil and coolant to be recycled, thus avoiding contingent liabilities and costs associated with disposal. Besides off-the-shelf oil and grease skimmers, Abanaki supplies custom-designed (turnkey) pollution control systems for a wide variety of applications. Headquartered in Cleveland Ohio, Abanaki has served a global customer base in industries as diverse as iron and steel, wastewater, paper, food processing, automotive, environmental remediation and recycling for more than 30 years.

Abanaki’s roots in pollution control stretch back to 1949, when two entrepreneurs founded the company that became Abanaki. Today, under the corporate motto “Clean Our World,” TM Abanaki continues to address pollution in industry through innovation, customer commitment and environmental stewardship within its own operations. In January 2008, Abanaki purchased Aerodyne, a company that has been specializing in solving dry material handling problems for more than 60 years through such products as large dust collection systems and low-cost, low-maintenance material-handling valves.

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