Abanaki Corp.'s TubeTastic! oil skimmer is for use on machining centers with little or no access to the coolant sump from above. The company's line includes disc, belt and tube skimmers; coolant mints; aerators; coolant mixers; and removal equipment. According to the company, the low-maintenance and reliable products extend coolant life, eliminate odors and improve tool wear.
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.