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Sidewinder® Tube Oil Skimmer

Part #: ZVA8-*

The ZVA8-* Sidewinder Tube Oil Skimmer removes oil from the tightest places, even off the floor. It can snake around corners, enter through narrow slits, and be moved from machine to machine in a minute. It’s one of  the best solution for your tramp oil issue. All Zebra Skimmer Sidewinder are manufactured in the United States. We like to say “American-Made, American-Quality”. Browse our outlet storefront! find some great deals on products.


  • Integrated ON/OFF switch
  • 10 foot power cord
  • Rated capacity: 1 liter/hour
  • 90-day warranty on product
  • Motor versions (120V or 220V)
  • Tube lengths from 8″ through 101″


Tube Oil skimmers such as the ZVA8 Sidewinder unit removes tramp oil from the tightest places, even off the floor. It can snake around corners, enter through narrow slits, and can be moved from machine to machine in a minute. The ZVA8 Sidewinder Tube Oil Skimmer model is manufactured in our Solon, OH facility and is one of  the best solutions for skimming tramp oil.

How the ZVA Sidewinder Tube Oil Skimmer works
The Sidewinder tramp oil skimmer uses an O ring arrangement to drag the oil out of the sump. The ring goes through a scraper removing the oil from the ring. The clean ring then passes back into the machine. Its oil removal capacity is engineered to that of the machines it works on, pulling out about a quart of oil a day. Because its rate of oil removal is matched to that of the machine it works on, there is virtually no coolant removed. With a continuous duty motor, it can be on all the time, and it is made of indestructible space-age plastics. It fits in your hand, and can mount under a chip conveyor, or on the side of any tank in a matter of minutes, with no down time. And since the O rings can be any size, the skimmer can reach anywhere.


  • ZVA-*  Tube Oil Skimmer Models boasts a compact and versatile design
  • Installs in seconds
  • Efficient and Low Maintenance
  • Skims hard-to-access or enclosed sumps
  • Rated at 1 quart per hour
  • Skims underneath conveyors
  • Skims across elongated surface areas
  • Skims oil spills
  • Industrial-grade oil pick up tubing
  • Ceramic scraper wipes tube clean
  • Weighted tube keeps from walking
  • Reach from 8 inches to 8 feet
  • Large discharge port eliminates clogging
  • Continuous-duty, fan-cooled motor
  • The Sideways Tube Oil Skimmer
  • 90-day warranty on product
wdt_ID Part Number Rated Capacity Motor
1 ZVA8-08 1 liter / hour 100-120v, 60Hz, 28 rpm, 130W
2 ZVA8-08E 1 liter / hour 208/220/240v, 50 Hz, 23/28 rpm, 65W
3 ZVA8.2-08 250 ml / hour 110v, 60Hz, 7 rpm
4 ZVA8.4-08 1 liter / hour 100-120v, 60Hz, 28 rpm, 130W with integrated timer

Learn more about SUMP TRAMP OIL


  • All ZVA Sidewinder Models with the -08 suffix have an 8 inch reach (discharge from mounting point to tube end). Longer reaches are also available up to 95 inches in 3 inch increments. ZVA Models requires access of 1/2 inch by 3 inches either horizontally or vertically. Maximum temperature for the tubing is ambient (no more than 90°F or 30°C).
  • 220v, 50 Hz European models available by adding “E” to the end of the part number (not for use in the United States)
  • Motor power requirements are very much dependent upon individual situations and can not be exactly determined. If this is information that is being used to set a limit for a fuse, then a professional fuse engineer should be consulted because there are many types to choose from.
  • Our customer service is always here to help, contact us at 888-249-4855 to discuss your Tube Oil Skimmer needs.


wdt_ID Part Number Reach
1 ZT8-08 8"
2 ZT8-11 11"
3 ZT8-14 14"
4 ZT8-17 17"
5 ZT8-20 20"
6 ZT8-23 23"
7 ZT8-26 26"
8 ZT8-29 29"
9 ZT8-32 32"
10 ZT8-35 35"

ZVA8 Profile and Specification Sheet

Sidewinder Gear Replacement Instructions

Tube Oil Skimmer Manual

Tube Replacement Instructions

Unboxing the ZVA Sidewinder tube skimmer

Installing the ZVA Sidewinder tube skimmer

Replacing a tube – replace tubes every two years




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