Posts Tagged ‘izod test bars’

Tensilsaw Demo

July 28, 2017

The Tensilsaw, with the 60-66 diamond plated Tensilsaw Blade, is perfect for cutting fiber filled plaques into strips, as shown in this video.

The Tensilsaw cuts through this sheet very efficiently, creating strips which are ready to be cut into tensile bars on the Tensilkut I, Tensilkut II or CNC Tensilkut III, notched for izod impact testing in accordance with ASTM D256, or used for flexural or other tests requiring a straight strip of a precise width.  The width is controlled via precision spacers, ensuring that the width doesn’t change unless you wish to change it.


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June 17, 2009

The Impactmill accurately notches plastic and non-metallic materials in accordance with ASTM D256 or ISO 180.  The totally enclosed ½ HP motor rotates a precision ground, single tooth cutter at 1000 RPM.  One or more prepared .500” wide blanks are clamped in the Impactmill’s holding fixture; a rotating cutter notches the specimens as the handwheel is cranked to move the fixture through the cutter’s path.  A micrometer control is used to raise and lower the notching cutter on the Impactmill.  To check the depth of the notch, a micrometer with a knife edge is mounted on the unit.  It is used to accurately measure the critical distance between the tip of the “V” notch and the back of the izod or charpy impact bar.  As with all Tensilkut equipment, the Impactmill is designed for location in the laboratory, and can be operated by technicians with no machining experience.

Impactmill for notching plastic izod and charpy test bars

Impactmill for notching plastic izod and charpy test bars