Small Oil Skimmer Features On/Off Switch
Wayne Products’ Mini-Skimmer R.S. is a belt-type oil skimmer that combines a small housing with the ability to collect more than a quart of oil per hour.
Wayne Products’ Mini-Skimmer R.S. is a belt-type oil skimmer that combines a small housing with the ability to collect more than a quart of oil per hour. Designed as an easy-to-use solution for small machine shops, the 3” × 3” × 2.75” unit rests easily with the flip of a switch once the job of skimming unwanted tramp oils from coolant is complete.
The smallest in the company’s line of oil-skimming products, the system’s on/off switch makes it easy for users to control its activity, while light weight and small size ease transfer from machine to machine. Other features include the company’s stretch-resistant, fiberglass-reinforced cogged belt, a liquid-tight housing made of anodized aluminum, and a motor with the highest torque for a skimmer of its size, the company says. It is shipped completely assembled.
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