TensileKut Tensile Bar Cutting Machine

Prepared by:

Zach Platsis

Location:

Dow 2231

Hazards:

The following materials and equipment associated with this procedure present exposure or physical health hazards. Safety precautions are prudent and mandatory.

The cutting tool is very sharp and rotates at high speeds. Keep all body parts away from cutter. The TensileKut machine is VERY noisy, wear hearing protection and make hearing protection available to others in the room.



Controls:

Prior to performing this procedure, the following safety equipment must be accessible and ready for use: (e.g. chemical fume hood, biological safety cabinet, laminar flow hood, chemical spill kits)

None



Protective Equipment:

Prior to performing this procedure, the following personal protective equipment must be obtained and ready for use: (e.g. acid resistant gloves, safety eyewear, lab coat, chemical splash apron)

Safety glasses, long pants and closed toed shoes must be worn at all times. The TensileKut machine is VERY noisy, wear hearing protection and make hearing protection available to others in the room.



Waste Disposal:

This procedure will result in the follow regulated waste which must be disposed of in compliance with environmental regulations.

Vacuum up ALL of your mess when you are finished.



Spill:

In the event that a hazardous material spills during this procedure, be prepared to execute the emergency procedure below.

Not Applicable


Instructions:


  1. Place metal strips in the tensile bar shaped frames.
  2. Tighten the allen screws at both ends of the tensile bars to hold the metal strips.
  3. Close the door to the room and put on ear protection.
  4. Turn on the cutter. Turn the knob in the rear of the machine as needed to adjust the depth of the cut.
  5. Carefully cut the metal strip, using the tensile frame as a guide. Watch your hands as you run the frame back and forth across the blade.
  6. When you have finished your cut, turn off the machine and remove the specimen from the frame.

Equipment:


Last Revision:

Oct 27, 2020