MiniMax Oil Skimmer

The Elastec MiniMax (Specs) is a robust and reliable drum oil skimmer designed for industrial and food oil processing applications. The standard skimmer frame is manufactured in High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), making it resistant to many chemicals found in lagoons, sumps, separators and oil pits. For food processing applications, the MiniMax can be manufactured with a stainless steel frame and drums for resistance to chemicals and high temperatures. View our guide for drum oil skimmer configurations. Fill out our questionnaire and tell us about your project.

Waste Oil Recovery: The MiniMax oil skimmer is ideal for multiple waste oil recovery applications. The motor, gearbox and drums are capable of thousands of hours of trouble-free operations. The scrapers are self-adjusting to allow for wear. The MiniMax is supplied with either an air or hydraulic motor and a choice of oil pumps. MiniMax oil skimmers are capable of recovering both light and heavy oils with very low water content, typically around only 2 to 3%.

For acidic environments, the HDPE frame construction is recommended. The shafts and bearing are upgraded to stainless steel. In this configuration, MiniMax is widely operated in the copper mining industry recovering organic oils in acidic ponds.

Food Oil Processing: For food oil processing (palm, soybean, canola, corn, cottonseed, peanut, and sunflower) applications, the Minimax can be manufactured with a stainless steel frame and drums. The MiniMax is widely used in the palm oil industry for the recovery of waste oils. For this application, the oil must be heated to a high temperature to make it fluid. MiniMax is capable of withstanding these temperatures as well as the corrosive conditions.

Contact us to learn more.

MiniMax Photo Gallery

MiniMax Video Gallery

MiniMax Specifications

Recovery Rate20 gpm / 5 m3h
Weight50 lb / 23 kg
Dimensions42 x 28 x 14 inch / 1.07 x 0.71 x 0.36 m

“The drum skimmer has been installed in our Equalization Tank for removal of slop oil. It has been able to remove heavy oil, as well as light oil and has been easy to operate and maintain.”

Numaligarh Refinery

“We have great experiences with these in our systems. That’s the reason why we’re installing them in our systems for oil skimming purposes.”

S. Paul

“We are impressed with the mechanical simplicity of the design, which makes the equipment more reliable than other brand of equipment. In particular, now we are using the “grooved” drums and we are very pleased with the enhanced performance.”

F. LaRotta

Oil Skimmer Questionnaire

Scroll to Top
Visit Elastec During HYDROVISION International in Denver, CO.
This is default text for notification bar