For Machining Test Specimens

Tensilkut is a precision milling machine designed specifically for machining flat tensile samples from metals and non-metallic materials. Tensilkut machined specimens are free of induced heat or cold working distortion, and are accurate to within +.0005”. A sample can be machined in a few minutes by lab technicians with no previous machining experience.

With the 10-80 series Tensilkut II machines, tensile samples can be machined from ferrous and non-ferrous metals and a wide range of plastic and non-metallic materials. The configuration of the specimen is traced from precision master templates to achieve contour duplication within +.001”. The test strip is clamped in the template, which is manually adjusted using the Tensilkut micrometer control. The specific depth of individual machining cuts is dependent upon the machineability and gauge of the material being cut. Relatively deep cuts are used for roughing the sample to shape, whereas extremely light (.0005” to .001” deep) cuts comprise the finishing passes. When the sample is machined to its finished gauge width, the micrometer dial reaches a stop to automatically prevent further machining of the specimen. The top template guide bar is undersized in relation to the finished test specimen, thereby preventing the template from making contact with the Tensilbit.

The Tensilkut II series is equipped with a 3-1/4HP, 15 amp, 115 Volt motor; 220V models include a step-down transformer. All models include a motor speed regulator and mist coolant system, both of which contribute to an improved surface finish on most materials. The Tensilvac chip reduction system is also standard on these machines. The plexiglass chip shield around the control head contains those chips which escape the Tensilvac. A noise reduction lining inside the lower cabinet significantly diminishes the volume of the motor. Front mounted switches, an emergency stop switch and a foot control switch are included in the operator safety, comfort and convenience innovations in this series.

Machines ordered for 230V operation have 115 volt, single phase, 60 cycle motors and are supplied with a transformer for use with 230 volt, single phase, 50-60 cycle power supply