Archive for the ‘Tensilkut I’ Category

Tensilkut Catalog, Circa 1955

August 9, 2017

In this day of instant electronic communication, it’s hard to believe that 60+ years ago, not only was everything mailed, but Tensilkut’s catalog, when it arrived in the mailbox, contained a tensile test bar which had been cut on the Tensilkut.

Tensilkut catalog with aluminum tensile sample

The 1955 Tensilkut catalog included a drawing of the only tensile bar we made at the time, along with an actual specimen!

I don’t imagine the founder of Tensilkut ever imagined a time when we could not only send information to customers nearly instantly, but also a time when we’d be able to make videos available for people to see whenever they wished.  Despite sea changes in communication, the need for his original machine remains very real – and at least one of the machines made in his first couple of years remains in service today.

A Blast From The Past

August 7, 2017

Recently, while browsing the Tensilkut Ancient History file, our catalog from October 1, 1956 appeared.  It was a simple affair, with a heavy sheet as front and back cover, and a single sheet describing the entire Tensilkut line, consisting of the Tensilkut (one model only) and its template.  The cover was adorned with a four-color photograph, glossy, of course (at a time when color photography was less common and rather expensive).

Tensilkut I

The cover of the original Tensilkut catalog, from October 1, 1956!

How far we have progressed today, to our line containing numerous models of the Tensilkut I, Tensilkut II and CNC Tensilkut III for preparing flat tensile specimens, along with the Tensilgrind for high hardness flat samples, and machines for round and notched test specimen preparation!

Visit our website at www.tensilkut.com to see how greatly our line of equipment has expanded, and how we can assist you with your test specimen preparation needs.

ASTM D412 Die D Tensile Bar Preparation

May 13, 2015
Tensilkut Master Templates 50-97, 50-98 and 50-99 for preparing rubber test specimens in accordance with ASTM D412 Die D: Available for use on Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II models.

Tensilkut Master Templates 50-97, 50-98 and 50-99 for preparing rubber test specimens in accordance with ASTM D412 Die D: Available for use on Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II models.

50-99 Tensilkut Master Template in accordance with ASTM D412 Die D

50-99 Tensilkut Master Template in accordance with ASTM D412 Die D

50-98 Template: ASTM D412 Die D

50-98 Template: ASTM D412 Die D

50-97 Template: ASTM D412 Die D

50-97 Template: ASTM D412 Die D

ASTM D412 Die C Tensile Specimens

May 13, 2015
Tensilkut Master Templates 50-92, 50-93 and 50-94 for preparing rubber test specimens in accordance with ASTM D412 Die C: Available for use on Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II models.

Tensilkut Master Templates 50-92, 50-93 and 50-94 for preparing rubber test specimens in accordance with ASTM D412 Die C: Available for use on Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II models.

50-94 Tensilkut Template for ASTM D412 Die C

50-94 Tensilkut Template for ASTM D412 Die C

50-93 Tensilkut Template

50-93 Template: ASTM D412 Die C

50-92 Template

50-92 Template

ASTM D695 Compression Testing

May 13, 2015

Preparing the ASTM D695 Specimen for compression testing is a two step process.  First, the gauge section must be cut in the blank, using one of the Tensilkut Master Templates designed specifically for this purpose.

50-82 Tensilkut Template for preparing the gauge section in ASTM D695 Compression specimens

50-82 Tensilkut Template for preparing the gauge section in ASTM D695 Compression specimens

 

After the gauge section has been cut, the specimen is inserted into the Tensilkut Master Template which cuts the ends square and parallel at 3.13″, in accordance with ASTM D695.  Different templates are available for  Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II machines.

50-89 Tensilkut Master Template for cutting the ends of the compression specimen square and parallel

50-89 Tensilkut Master Template for cutting the ends of the compression specimen square and parallel

50-88 Tensilkut Master Template for cutting the ends of the ASTM D695 compression specimen square and parallel

50-88 Tensilkut Master Template for cutting the ends of the ASTM D695 compression specimen square and parallel

50-87 Tensilkut Master Template for cutting the ends of the ASTM D695 compression specimen square and parallel: for use on the 10-20 or 10-40 series Tensilkut I or 10-82 Tensilkut II

50-87 Tensilkut Master Template for cutting the ends of the ASTM D695 compression specimen square and parallel: for use on the 10-20 or 10-40 series Tensilkut I or 10-82 Tensilkut II

Flexural Specimen Preparation

May 11, 2015

For .500″ wide strips, Tensilkut Master Templates will prepare specimens in accordance with ASTM D790.

50-72 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing .500" wide ASTM D790 specimens

50-72 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing .500″ wide ASTM D790 specimens

Tensilkut Master Templates for preparing ASTM D790 flexural specimens using all available Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II machines.

Tensilkut Master Templates for preparing ASTM D790 flexural specimens using all available Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II machines.

50-73 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing .500" wide ASTM D790 specimens

50-73 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing .500″ wide ASTM D790 specimens

50-74 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing .500" wide ASTM D790 specimens

50-74 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing .500″ wide ASTM D790 specimens

 

Also available: Templates for preparing 1″ ASTM D790 flexural specimens.

50-77 Tensilkut Template for 1.000" wide flexural specimens in accordance with ASTM D790: for use on 10-20 and 10-40 series Tensilkut I and 10-82 Tensilkut II

50-77 Tensilkut Template for 1.000″ wide flexural specimens in accordance with ASTM D790: for use on 10-20 and 10-40 series Tensilkut I and 10-82 Tensilkut II

Tensilkut Master Templates for preparing 1.000" wide flexural bars in accordance with ASTM D790 are available for use on all Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II models

Tensilkut Master Templates for preparing 1.000″ wide flexural bars in accordance with ASTM D790 are available for use on all Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II models.

50-78 Tensilkut Template for 1.000" wide flexural specimens in accordance with ASTM D790

50-78 Tensilkut Template for 1.000″ wide flexural specimens in accordance with ASTM D790: for use on 10-30 and 10-58 series Tensilkut I and 10-85 Tensilkut II

50-79 Tensilkut Template for 1.000" wide flexural specimens in accordance with ASTM D790

50-79 Tensilkut Template for 1.000″ wide flexural specimens in accordance with ASTM D790

ASTM D1822 Type L Tensile Impact Bars

May 11, 2015

Master Templates for preparing ASTM D1822 Type L Tensile Impact bars for use with the Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II:

50-69 ASTM D1822 Type L Tensilkut Master Template: for use with 10-68 or 10-78 Tensilkut I or 10-88 Tensilkut II

50-69 ASTM D1822 Type L Tensilkut Master Template: for use with 10-68 or 10-78 Tensilkut I or 10-88 Tensilkut II

50-68 Tensilkut Master Template in accordance with ASTM D1822 Type L

50-68 Tensilkut Master Template in accordance with ASTM D1822 Type L

Templates for preparing ASTM D1822 Type L specimens on all available Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II models

Templates for preparing ASTM D1822 Type L specimens on all available Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II models

50-67 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing ASTM D1822 Type L Tensile Impact Specimens

50-67 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing ASTM D1822 Type L Tensile Impact Specimens

ASTM D1822 Type S Tensile Impact Bars

May 11, 2015

ASTM D1822 Type S Tensile Impact bars are typically used when the available material is too small to prepare traditional impact bars.  Tensilkut Engineering has a master template to fit every Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II machine which will easily prepare these test bars.

50-64 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing ASTM D1822 Type S tensile impact bars on 10-68 or 10-78 Tensilkut I and 10-88 Tensilkut II models

50-64 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing ASTM D1822 Type S tensile impact bars on 10-68 or 10-78 Tensilkut I and 10-88 Tensilkut II models

50-63 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing ASTM D1822 Type S tensile impact bars on select Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II models

50-63 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing ASTM D1822 Type S tensile impact bars on select Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II models

50-62 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing ASTM D1822 Type S tensile impact bars

50-62 Tensilkut Master Template for preparing ASTM D1822 Type S tensile impact bars

ASTM D638 Type III Templates

May 11, 2015
The 50-57 Template for preparing ASTM D638 Type III tensile bars on the 10-20 or 10-40 series Tensilkut I or 10-82 Tensilkut II

The 50-57 Template for preparing ASTM D638 Type III tensile bars on the 10-20 or 10-40 series Tensilkut I or 10-82 Tensilkut II

The family of Tensilkut Master Templates available for preparing tensile bars in accordance with ASTM D638 Type III on all available Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II model machines

The family of Tensilkut Master Templates available for preparing tensile bars in accordance with ASTM D638 Type III on all available Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II model machines

The 50-58 Template for preparing ASTM D638 Type III tensile bars on the 10-30 series or 10-58 Tensilkut I or 10-85 Tensilkut II

The 50-58 Template for preparing ASTM D638 Type III tensile bars on the 10-30 series or 10-58 Tensilkut I or 10-85 Tensilkut II

The 50-59 Template for preparing ASTM D638 Type III tensile bars on the 10-68 or 10-78 Tensilkut I or 10-88 Tensilkut II

The 50-59 Template for preparing ASTM D638 Type III tensile bars on the 10-68 or 10-78 Tensilkut I or 10-88 Tensilkut II

ASTM D638 Type II Templates

May 11, 2015

Tensilkut master templates for preparing tensile bars in accordance with ASTM D638 Type II from plastics and other non-metallic materials are available for all Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II models.

50-51 Template for preparing samples in accordance with ASTM D638 Type II

50-51 Template for preparing samples in accordance with ASTM D638 Type II

Tensilkut Master Templates for cutting ASTM D638 Type II tensile bars can be used with all Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II models

Tensilkut Master Templates for cutting ASTM D638 Type II tensile bars can be used with all Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II models

50-53 Tensilkut Master Template for ASTM D638 Type II plastic tensile bars

50-53 Tensilkut Master Template for ASTM D638 Type II plastic tensile bars

ASTM D638 Type II Master Template for use with 10-68 or 10-78 Tensilkut I or 10-88 Tensilkut II

ASTM D638 Type II Master Template for use with 10-68 or 10-78 Tensilkut I or 10-88 Tensilkut II

Visit http://www.tensilkut.com for ordering information.