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The wastewater management process can be costly and time-consuming, making it important that the most efficient tools, like our tube oil skimmer, are utilised to get the job done successfully.

Baldwin Industrial Systems are the experts in the industry when it comes to innovative solutions concerning wastewater management plus oil and water separation. With over 30 years of experience, you can be sure we will supply you with the best equipment available for your wastewater treatment operations. Whether you are dealing with a large body of water or a small pit, Baldwin stock an exclusive range of Abanaki oil skimmers that will come out on top in comparison to the rest when it comes to oil and water separation.


Which industries use Baldwin’s belt/tube oil skimmers?

The industries below utilise Baldwin’s belt/tube oil skimmers as part of their operations:

An oil skimmer is used in manufacturing

Food Processing

The ponds, lakes and dams industries would use a tube oil skimmer

Ponds, Lakes and Dams

The Automotive industry uses the tube oil skimmer


Mining industries use tube oil skimmers


A workshop will make use of a tube oil skimmer


What Are The Advantages of Using Baldwin’s Oil Skimmers?

A major advantage of using our skimmers is that they are more cost-effective oil and water separators than a hired contractor. This, coupled with the fact that they function to extend coolant life through the removal of tramp oils and dispose of oils appropriately, makes them a ‘must-have’ in your workshop or site.

Some additional key benefits when it comes to the Abanaki oil skimmers are:

  • They simplify the oil removal process by preventing plugging of spray heads and filters in CNC machines
  • They save money on disposal costs by allowing for skimmed oil to be recycled and reused as lubricant or fuel
  • They are fast cleaning and require minimal maintenance
  • They are easy to mount with numerous options and custom stands available
Baldwin’s tube oil skimmer has an oil removal rate up to 750 litres/hour

What is an oil skimmer?

An oil skimmer is a device that can be used for extracting oils, debris, fats, and grease from water stored in pits or tanks. The extracted floating materials are accumulated by the equipment on a tube, rope, or belt.



How do belt oil skimmers work?

Baldwin belt oil skimmers extract oils, grease, and debris from water with an oleophilic (oil-attracting) tube. To remove floating oils and debris, the oleophilic belt is driven through a scraper in the main body of the skimmer system.


How do tube oil skimmers work?

Tube oil skimmers require a large operation area and use a plastic hose over the contaminated liquid, which then draws the water back through the drive unit to extract all impurities.


Which is better, a tube oil skimmer or a belt oil skimmer?

This largely comes down to preference and the nature of the job. If you favour having more coverage over the tank containing all accumulated water, you’re performing low clearance jobs, or require the oil skimmer to be side-mounted, you may prefer a tube oil skimmer. If on the other hand, saving space is the priority for you, then a belt skimmer would be ideal due to it taking less room while still easily accumulating oil from larger surfaces.


Why should you choose an Abanaki oil skimmer?

When it comes to supplying the right equipment, we stock Abanaki’s oil skimmers, due to their continued reliability and efficiency. We stock an exclusive range from Abanaki that will suit whatever type of job you need to complete.

An Abanaki oil skimmer provides better value than utilising an independent contractor for oil skimming. They’re considered to be one of the most inexpensive methods to separate oil from water. They preserve coolant life by removing tramp oils while ensuring it is efficiently disposed of, making them a step ahead of various other brands. They also lower all costs associated with fluid disposal, making them a strong option that’s packed with value.

With Abanaki’s history going back to 1949, they’re widely considered to be the world leader in oil skimming equipment, providing innovative solutions to controlling oil contamination. We believe our customers deserve the best which is why we rely on Abanaki’s oil skimmers.


What is the oil removal capacity of an oil skimmer?

The oil removal capacity of an oil skimmer depends on the product itself. They can range from 4 litres per hour to an impressive 750 litres per hour. Your situation will determine the litres and type of oil skimmer you should choose.


Can any custom equipment be included with an oil skimmer?

Custom equipment can be included with Baldwin’s oil skimmers, including custom-designed and fabricated stands and tanks, made specifically to match the job at hand.


Baldwin’s Product Range

Baldwin stocks a variety of oil skimmers from Abanaki to suit whatever job and application that’s required. We also offer custom-designed and fabricated stands and tanks to suit your workshop, site or specialised application. Our versatile range includes:


  • Control panels
  • Mounting stands (custom fabricated)
  • Waste oil tanks (custom fabricated)
  • Oil decanters or concentrators
  • ExD motors for Zoned Areas
  • Pneumatic motors for zoned areas
  • Spare tubes and belts


Our range includes the Abanaki Mighty Mini Belt Skimmer for smaller jobs which also includes an inbuilt digital timer. It also includes The Abanaki Model 4/8 and Oil Viper for heavy-duty jobs.


Which Industries Are Abanaki Skimmers Used in?

When it comes to larger industrial applications, Abanaki belt/tube skimmers are an ideal choice. These skimmers are versatile and are commonly used as oil and water separator tools in a range of industries including:

  • automotive
  • mining
  • industrial workshops
  • food processing plants
  • environmental monitoring wells
  • wastewater
  • outdoor ponds and dams

The heavy-duty Abanaki Model 4 or Model 8 Oil skimmers and the Abanaki Oil Viper Tube Skimmer, with tube lengths up to 100 feet, are all widely used in pits and tanks on mining and industrial sites.


Whatever type of job you’re trying to complete, at Baldwin we guarantee that our oil skimmers will benefit your company and most importantly, get the job done. For more information and guidance on which oil skimmer is right for you, call Baldwin Industrial Systems today at 02 4954 0440.

What applications are belt skimmers used in?

The belt skimmers are typically used at ponds, lakes, and dams, food and beverage factories, small to big industrial and mechanical workshops, mining workshops, refuelling places and building sites.

What are the advantages of the Baldwin Belt & Tube Oil Skimmers?

  • An oil skimmer extends coolant life by removing tramp oils
  • Prevents plugging of spray heads and filters
  • Skimmed oil can be recycled and reused as a lubricant or fuel
  • Lifts oil any distance without the need for expensive pumps
  • Easy mounting and fast cleaning, with minimal maintenance
  • Multiple mounting options, including custom stands, for easy installation
  • Rugged, reliable and low maintenance.
  • Conserve parts wash water by removing oily wastes.
  • Oil skimmers that remove from 1 gph to 200 gph.
  • Helps meet government requirements for water discharge.
  • Reduces fluid disposal costs.
  • Proven in thousands of oil skimming applications.

Does the tube wear out?

Since the tube is constantly dragged past scrapers in the unit, these scrapers can score and wear the tube over time. The tube, on the other hand, is composed of a very durable material, and the scrapers are likewise adjustable to accommodate for regular wear.

How do I know if a belt and tube oil skimmer is right for my operation?

Which oil skimmer is right for you depends on your budget, location, flow rates, and wastewater. Different types of jobs will require smaller or larger oil skimmers, for which we’re more than happy to guide you in making the correct decision. Get in touch with us at (02) 4954 0440 and we will advise you on the best system for you.

Do you provide belt and tube oil skimmer installation?

Baldwin can easily transport your chosen oil skimmer to a job site. For more information and confirmation of all available options, get in touch with us at (02) 4954 0440 to confirm whether we can supply installation in your area.

How durable are oil skimmer tubes?

Abanaki’s oil skimmer tubes are made with materials durable enough to withstand however intense the job may be, and the scrapers included are also adjustable to accommodate regular wear.

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