C-Thru® Separators for Tramp Oil Removal

European Filter Solutions Ltd are the official distributors of the C-Thru Separator, which is a unique, patented unit designed to skim and remove tramp oil from metal working fluids, coolants and wash systems.

The Perfect Tramp Oil Skimming System

The C-Thru® Separator is a unique, patented unit designed to remove solid and liquid contamination from coolants and cleaners throughout the metalworking and pretreatment industries. Contaminants such as a hydraulic oil, way lube, and rust preventatives continually enter the metal working and cleaning fluids from the machine itself or parts being processed in the application.

See the C-Thru® Separator in action

Before tramp removal:

After tramp removal:

Why remove Tramp Oil?

Tramp oils form a scum layer on coolant, providing a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. This reduces the lubrication qualities of the coolant, resulting in excessive tool wear and machined components with a poor surface finish. These reductions in coolant quality can often be responsible for unreliable machining tolerances and  reductions in machine efficiency.

Tramp oil is often a cause of skin dermatitis in workshops due to components in machine lubricants being irritating to the skin. It also facilitates the growth of bacteria in coolant, and the resulting odour can make working conditions very unpleasant. Efficient removal of tramp oil is of vital importance in avoiding health issues and maintaining high quality machining performance.

Contamination of the fluid can cause:

  • Decreased fluid life
  • Increased hazardous fluid disposal
  • Increased chemical concentrate purchases
  • Increased bacteria activity leading to odor, rancidity and degradation of fluid
  • Decreased tool life
  • Increased machine downtime
  • Increased smoke generation in machining process
  • Increased use of filters due to media blinding
  • Decreased cleaning performance leading to quality issues and rejects

Benefits of the C-thru® Separator

  • Extended fluid life
  • 10 times more efficient then belt, disk, or rope skimmer
  • Reduced waste disposal
  • Increased tool life
  • Simple and quick installation using magnetic base
  • No consumables
  • Compact
  • No floor space utilized
  • Easy to clean
  • Patented, transparent design

C-Thru® Separator can be used in many applications, including:

  • CNC Mills

  • CNC Lathes

  • Grinders

  • Wash Systems

  • Dip Tanks

  • Mop Water reclaim

  • Evaporator hold tank

  • Coolant recycling tanks

How does the unit perform against competitors when it’s smaller?

Our standard unit is capable of flow rates up to 4.5 gpm which is considerably higher than any competitor in the market place. We even achieve the higher flow rates despite having 75% less volume in our process compared to competitor’s units.

We are able to achieve this phenomenon based on the patented design which is optimally suited for removing oil from water based solutions.

How durable is the C-thru® unit?

The unit is made via injection mold which allows for a seam free product. All threaded fittings on the tank are molded into the tank and supported via bosses and ribs which allow for an extremely durable tank. The tank is so strong it can withstand being dropped 15 feet onto concrete, hit with an 8 pound sledge hammer, and driven over with a 4 tonne truck.

Can I expect the transparent plastic to breakdown due to chemical attack?

The c-thru separator is manufactured via injection mold. This process allows useage of a unique, transparent resin which is resistant to just about any chemical including the following:

  • Brake Fluid
  • Ethanol, 95%
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Kerosene
  • Mineral Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • ndustrial water based cleaners
  • Isopropanol
  • Metalworking fluids
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Nitric Acid, 40%
  • Sodium Hydroxide, 50%
  • Sulfuric Acid, 30%

The unique resin has a diverse chemical resistance capability. If you have a specific chemical please contact us and we can confirm it’s compatability.

We provide C-Thru® Separator in following options:

  • Air Pump
    WA0009 Air Pump

    Compressed air double diaphragm pump

  • Air Pump High Temperature
    Air pump high temperature

    Compressed air double diaphragm pump with parts suitable for high temperatures.

For more information regarding our C-Thru Separator product please contact us and also take a look on the download section of our website.