Posts Tagged ‘tensile bar preparation’

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