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Applies to machines built from: January, 1989
This procedure tells you how to install an Oil Skimmer system. The Oil Skimmer does these functions:
You can install the Oil Skimmer on machines that have an external 55-gallon (208 L) or 95-gallon (360 L) coolant tank.
The machines in the list below have a hole and a slot in the coolant tank cover for the Oil Skimmer:
For all other machines, you must use the Tank Cover Template to make the hole and the slot in the coolant tank cover.
For all machines made before October 2014, you must use the Enclosure Apron Template to makes holes in the enclosure apron for the female connector on the 25 FT EXTENSION CABLE [B].
Note: This procedure shows a vertical machine. The installation on lathes and horizontal machines is similar.
KIT PN: "OIL SKIMMER", COOLANT TANK OIL SKIMMER. QTY: 1
Tank Cover -Template
Use this template to make the hole and the slot in the coolant tank cover.
Cut the hole and slot on the left or right side of the cover. Choose the side for your machine that gives you access the Oil Skimmer.
On the top of the cover for the coolant tank, measure and mark the dimensions [A] from the front edge and [B] from the side edge of the cover.
Measure and mark these dimensions for the hole:
Measure and mark these dimensions for the slot:
Cut and de-burr the hole and the slot.
Enclosure Apron - Template
For all machines made before October 2014, you must use this template to make (3) holes in the enclosure apron for the female connector on the 25 FT EXTENSION CABLE.
Choose a location in the apron that is near the Oil Skimmer. Put a mark in the apron [A] for the center of the hole.
Measure and mark these dimensions for the holes:
Cut and de-burr the (3) holes.
Install the OIL SKIMMER [A].
Put the long tab  on the OIL SKIMMER [A] into the slot  on the cover for the coolant tank.
Install the flexible grommet  on the hole.
Put the tubing and washer  into the hole on the coolant tank cover.
Attach the female connector on the 25 FT EXTENSION CABLE [B] to the enclosure apron. Use the (2) BOLTS [G].
Apply the DECAL [C] to the enclosure apron.
Connect the 25 FT EXTENSION CABLE [B] to the GFCI outlet  on the control cabinet.
Use the CABLE TIES [D], the CLAMPS [E], and the MOUNTS [F] as necessary to route the cable.
Connect the power cable  for the Oil Skimmer to the female connector on the 25 FT EXTENSION CABLE [B] in the enclosure apron.
Push the toggle switch to start and stop the Oil Skimmer.
Note: You can use an electrical timer to stop and start the Oil Skimmer automatically. This kit does not supply the electrical timer.
Note: After you install the Oil Skimmer, check it frequently to determine how often you must empty the container .
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