Oil skimmers / Surface skimmers

Disc skimmer SSK

The POLO disc skimmers, SSK series, are used to remove non-emulsified, floating oil from liquids, such as water or cooling lubricant emulsions. If floating oil is not removed from the surface, it will lie on the surface like a “cloth”. This prevents the cooling lubricant from “breathing”, which can cause it to tip over because bacteria and germs multiply at breakneck speed. The service life of the cooling lubricant is considerably extended by the use of the SSK.

Their advantages

  • Removes harmful foreign oils
  • Easy to maintain
  • Easy retrofit
  • Almost maintenance free

Short info

  • Narrow in the tank
  • Low energy consumption
  • For shallow tanks

With magnetic base as an option

The disc skimmer can be equipped optionally with a magnetic base for faster installation on the tank. The advantage is that there is no need to drill or bolt to the tank while the process is running. No chips are produced that could contaminate the clean tank. The position on the tank can always be changed so that the disc skimmer is always in the ideal position for the highest floating tramp oil content.


Essentially, the disc skimmer consists of a plastic disc, a drive motor and two scrapers.


The circulating plastic disc dips into the liquid. The floating oil sticks to the disc due to the different levels of attraction (adhesion forces) between different substances and is pulled off the surface. Two rigidly mounted scrapers separate the adhering oil from the disc and discharge it through two drainage channels.
The POLO disc skimmer is a virtually maintenance-free device. Readjustment of the scrapers is not necessary. The POLO disc skimmer has been designed to be mounted on a tank. It should be positioned where the oil to be skimmed off collects when the surface of the liquid is calm. At the customer’s end, the oil drainage channel must be continued and led into a suitable oil collector.


Compact design

Made in Germany

Process safety

No consumables

Low maintenance

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Data sheet

Standard sizesSSK-A 35
Weight approx. (kg) 4,5
Rotational speed (1/min.)4
Nominal power (W) 4
Operating voltage 24 V / 50 Hz
Supply voltage3 ~ 400 V 50 Hz

Subject to technical changes in the interest of progress.

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