What are some fundamental maintenance tips for optimizing the life-span of our round tensile sample preparation machine?
All TensileMill machines are designed with ease-of-use and ease-of-maintenance in mind. By keeping the machine clean, checking and adding fluids as necessary and running the system consistently, you will maximize the life cycle of your system. Contact us today to learn more.
What are the standard connecting requirements for the TensileTurn CNC - Industrial Upgrade model for round tensile sample preparation?
The standard requirements are 220V 1ph VAC 20A. The additional requirement for this round specimen preparation machine is air for the tailstock of 90 psi.
What is the chip removal procedure for the TensileTurn CNC Industrial Upgrade model?
The chip removal procedure for the Industrial Upgrade tensile sample preparation machine is quite simple.
Estop the machine -> Open the door -> Remove the chips.
Please wear proper personal protective equipment for handling machining chips.
What are the optimal dimensions of the starting blank stock for the Industrial Upgrade tensile sample preparation system?
The Industrial Upgrade system provide the optimal output when a section of the starting blank material is in the chuck and the other end is supported by the tailstock. It is important to have enough material to hold onto by the chuck. We recommend about 1/2 - ¾" length. We especially recommend a little extra length for threaded end specimens.
If you are working with round starting blanks for tensile sample preparation, the system can accommodate specimens up to 4" diameter and 12" length.
If you are preparing starting blanks from square stock, the system can accommodate 1 x 1 by 12" dimensions. Additionally, our square chuck can comfortably hold on to specimens that are not 100% square. Minor deviations typically occur when an operator cuts a large sample on a band saw without precision instruments. In efforts to guarantee that our systems are the right fit for you, we always encourage our clients to send their samples to us to be prepared to give you the ultimate peace of mind. This service is completely free.
Should your specimens have an irregular stock shape, we would require a picture to provide a custom solution to meet your short- and long-term tensile sample preparation needs. Contact us today to learn more.
What are the ongoing costs for machine maintenance, consumables and spare parts?
Software Support and Spare Parts:
One of the unique values offered by TensileMill CNC Inc is that all of TensileMill CNC machines are designed to be easy and cheap to maintain. The spare parts primarily refer to consumables (inserts and fixtures) and these are virtually always in stock. We will supply you with an adequate amount to start with and normally throw in a few extras as promotions. Alternatively, you may buy them elsewhere, because they are non-proprietary. The only benefit of purchasing with TensileMill is that we know the ones we supply will last you longer and do a better job.
Above all, you will not have to worry about any unforeseen expenses associated with Software because all software upgrades are free for life.
The units come standard with an operational manual to help with your maintenance schedule. The unit is very typical and requires very low maintenance. Our standard recommendation is to run the machine every couple of days.
The TensileTurn systems have the following consumables:
- Fixtures and Inserts:
The unit comes standard with all the fixtures and inserts required for your specific types of material. This is part of our Turnkey Package with the main system. Additional inserts and fixtures are typically provided in the BONUS section of the quotation.
The system comes standard with a recirculating water based coolant system. It is a water based coolant formulated based on the specific materials being cut. We recommend the following brands for tensile specimen preparation and other CNC machining requirements: Cim Cool, Hocut, and Blaser. All can be purchased locally.
What is the accuracy & repeatability of your system?
The accuracy & repeatability for the Industrial Upgrade round tensile specimen preparation model is 0.0003". Due to the latest upgrades, this number will improve, guaranteeing that your tensile dog bones will be prepared to virtually any global industry standard.
Can we send our specimens to your facility to be prepared for us to make sure the system can meet our specific needs?
Sending your specimens to our facility for proper tensile sample preparation is one of the best ways to get the peace of mind that you are hoping for. It is our goal to ensure that you are 100% comfortable with our system. We will take the before and after photos of your specimens; we will create a video of the process to prepare your specimens; and we will send the prepared tensile samples back to your facility for quality inspection. The best part is this service is absolutely free for you! Contact us today to learn more.
What types of Industry Standards can the system prepare my material stock to?
TensileTurn CNC - Industrial Upgrade is fully equipped with our TensileSoft™ which allows to easily and accurately prepare most all types of tensile dog bone standards. With a push a of a few buttons, you will be able to prepare ASTM, ISO, DIN and JIS standards accurately and repeatably, without any further machining requirements. The smooth surface finish and the dimensional symmetry will always be within your required standard therefore readily available for your for tensile testing machine operations.
What type of fixtures / holders would I need for the system?
Fixtures and holders greatly depend on the type and symmetry of the materials of the starting blanks for your tensile sample preparation. Lathe systems have a wide variety of options available for your tensile specimens. By providing the types of materials that you are looking to prepare, our qualified CNC consultants will help recommend and supply the precise consumables for the job.
One of the values offered by TensileMill CNC is the ability to prepare your tensile specimens before making a financial investment into our systems. At that point, our production engineering team will be able to turn your samples and offer their best recommendations as to which inserts and fixtures will fit the bill. This service is offered at no cost to our clients. Contact us today to learn more.
What installation & training services are available to us?
TensileMill offers a 1 day standard installation & training session for our clients. Due to the nature of the lathe systems for tensile sample preparation, we recommend at least one day to ensure that all operators are fully immersed in the use of the TensileSoft™ ? our tensile sample preparation software, for the easiest, and most effective results.
TensileMill CNC Inc. is all about on-going improvement and therefore savings for our clients. Training and installation videos may be requested to identify if a formal training would still be required. In our best experience, CNC machinists with moderate to advance experience do not require formal training and installation. They can get away with a remote session over Skype or even a phone call. Learn more by connecting with our CNC consultants today for the optimal solution for your training and installation needs.
How simple is it to use the TensileTurn system for a non-experienced CNC machinist?
TensileMill's systems are designed to deliver the optimal solution for easy, user-friendly, as well as accurate & repeatable tensile sample preparation equipment. Of course, the operators should always have at least basic knowledge of lathe operations in order to avoid making costly mistakes associated with operating a lathe system.
Our recommendation is a minimum of 1 day training for the TensileTurn CNC systems. This training will allow the operators to know how to apply the CNC lathe to easily prepare their tensile dog bones. They will learn how to use our library of common standards, prepare round, square or irregular starting blanks, input new specimens dimensions into our user-friendly software and much more. Learn more by speaking with our qualified CNC consultants.