A small selective floating drum oil skimmer driven by a 12V motor, the Elastec Mini Skimmer is ideal for marinas, ponds, streams and small industrial tanks for recovering food processing oils, and light oils such as lube oil, hydraulic, diesel and sheens.
It can be run from a low voltage power source, such as a car battery or plugged into a 110V / 220V outlet. The Mini Skimmer is very quiet and can potentially be connected to a timer or solar panel (not included).
Due to its small size and light weight, this industrial oil skimmer can be deployed in tight locations such as dams, pits and tanks.The skimmer head has two, 6 inch / 152.4 mm diameter drums connected to a 12V variable speed motor via gearbox.
The High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) frame is fitted with rear and side floats, plus two, .75 inch / 19.05 mm drain ports, allowing collected oil to be drained by gravity from the skimmer.
As an option, an external suction pump is available. The oil is scraped from the two rotating drums by wipers secured with stainless steel screws. If no power supply is available, simply hook up the oil skimmer to an automobile battery, and it will run for many days before needing a recharge. Where higher recovery rates are needed, we recommend our larger Elastec MiniMax drum oil skimmer which is available in pneumatic or hydraulic drive.