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Sidewinder® Tube Oil Skimmer

Product Number: ZVA8-*

Tube Oil Skimmer

Sidewinder® Tube Oil Skimmer

Product Number: ZVA8-*


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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 tube oil skimmers are manufactured in the United States. We like to say “American-Made, American-Quality”. How do you determine reach? click to learn how.


  • Integrated ON/OFF switch
  • 10 foot power cord
  • Rated capacity: 1 quart per hour
  • 90-day warranty on product
  • Motor versions (120V or 220V)
  • Tube lengths from 8″ through 101″
  • Continuous-duty, fan-cooled motor
  • Large discharge port eliminates clogging
  • Industrial strength ceramic scrapers
  • The Sideways Tube Oil Skimmer

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. The oil removal capacity is engineered to work effectively on the machines it is installed on, pulling out about a quart of oil a day. Because its rate of oil removal is matched to that of the machine it is installed 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 plastics. The Sidewinder Tube Skimmers 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.

Mounting the ZVA8 Sidewinder
The ZVA8 Sidewinder will not mount directly to the BGX2 LockJaw™ Mount. To mount the ZVA8 to a BGX2 lockjaw, add a BGST4 diverter in between (diverters pay for themselves in saved coolant!!). Remember, a BGST4 diverter uses up 2″ of reach.

If you want a quick mount, use the ZXB8-MAG. See the videos.

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.

Providing world class customer service and technical support has been a benchmark of our reputation since our founding. We’re always here to help and can be reached at 440.528.0699.

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