Tramp oils help form the scum layer on the coolant, providing a breeding ground for bacteria. Aside from creating a health and safety hazard and reducing lubrication qualities of the coolant, this can often result in a pungent odour that leads to extremely unpleasant working conditions.

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 Filtermist tramp oil skimmer

Highly effective

The Filtermist tramp oil skimmers use a rotating belt 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.

Low running costs

The Filtermist tramp oil skimmer range offers a simple, cost effective method of collecting the waste oil for disposal. Operates on 240V, 50Hz, single phase supply.

  • Self Cleaning
  • Simple installation
  • Maintenance free