TensileMill CNC MINI – Compact Flat Tensile Sample Preparation

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  • TensileMill CNC MINI - Compact Flat Tensile Sample Preparation

General

Despite its small size, the axis of the heavy cast iron frame on which the TensileMill CNC MINI slide on linear rails very smoothly. Its exceptional machining capability is provided by high powered servos and a 24,000 RPM ISO20 spindle.

The TensileMill CNC MINI - Compact Flat Tensile Sample Preparation is the most recent addition to the family of CNC machining. It makes the preparation of tensile specimens with high quality as easy as it has never been before. Operation of our TensileMill CNC MINI is done with our powerful Carbon software that has a tensile milling interface which is very user-friendly. With respect to the outlined parameters in your ISO, ASTM, JIS, DIN, or any other industry, the interface enables the quick and easy selection of the desired tensile specimen size by the operator. The machine is ready for milling a few seconds after you simply enter your specific measurements.

The different sizes of specimens previously entered are saved by the tensile software interface for quick and easy access. The interface also comprises a wide range of tensile specimens which has been programmed to allow the operator easy and quick launch of a program with no need to enter any measurements. Your new TensileMill CNC MIN - Flat Specimen Preparation provides the possibility of an upgrade to our powerful and intuitive CNC control system (Carbon software interface) with endless possibilities.

Controller

Our uncomplicated touch screen controller supports upgrade to our full Carbon software. A 21" touch screen is included in the upgrade with 64 Gb of storage, WiFi, Ethernet, 4 Gb of RAM, USB ports, 254 tool offsets, macro B programming, 126 work offsets, helical interpolation, scaling and mirroring, cutting edge dual mode cutter compensation, drilling canned cycles, advanced trajectory planning etc. In addition to the software interface for tensile milling, the operator is allowed by Carbon to access the Industrial CNC Software (MACH4), which is used to control professional CNC functions. New features are being developed constantly for our Carbon software and at no extra cost, updates are included into every TensileMill CNC system.

Specifications

Our small compact TensileMill CNC MINI is a super fast machining center which has been designed mindful of industry testing. Despite its small size, the axis of the heavy cast iron frame on which the TensileMill CNC MINI is built slides on linear rails very smoothly. Its exceptional machining capability is provided by high powered servos and a 24,000 RPM ISO20 spindle.

Technical Specifications

TensileMill CNC MINI
Working/ Traveling Area 400mm x 400mm x 200mm ( 15.75 x 15.75 x 7.87 inch)
Spindle Motor 1.5 KW Water Cooling spindle
Motor Drive Closed Loop Stepper Motor/Driver
Drive Mechanism Precision Ballscrew
Resolution 0.01mm
Max Engraving Speed 10,000mm/min
Rotating Speed of Spindle 24,000rpm
Tool Shank Up to 12.00mm
Frame Cast iron
Controlling Code TensileMill CNC Interface on 10" Touch Screen Control
Operating Voltage 220V / Add a up transformer for 110VAC
Machine size 43.3" x 43.3" x 65"
Options:
TurnKey Package Upgrade Available
(1) .250" ER Collet
(1) .250" Shank Endmill
(1) Clamp Fixture
Upgrade Spindle Upgrade Available
2.2 kw ISO20 Holder
Full Carbon CNC Package Upgrade Available
21" touchscreen
Full Carbon Interface
Tensile Interface
3 Axis Servo Motor Upgrade Upgrade Available
TensileMill CNC MINI
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FAQs

Yes, you can do the upgrade. You can request a quote from TensileMill CNC to receive a software upgrade option for your MINI. The upgrade will allow the MINI to operate as a CNC capable machine and tensile sample preparation machine.

The TensileMill CNC MINI has 400mm (15.75 in) x 400mm (15.75 in) x 200mm (7.87 in) working traveling area. The size of the tensile sample specimen that should be prepared using the MINI should not exceed the mentioned working traveling area. This allows the MINI to handle practically any type of tensile sample as long as they are within appropriate industry standards. Contact us today to know more.

The MINI has its own internal re-circulating fluid chamber. You need to change the fluid when it starts to give off a foul odor. This usually occurs after 6 to 12 months of use. Generally speaking, you only need to change the cooling fluid of the spindle, and you only need to do this once a year. You just need to add more cutting fluid when it gets low.

We made a series of YouTube videos regarding the process of tensile specimen preparation from aluminum blanks as well as carbon steel blanks. You can watch the videos and see.

If you want to see it with your own eyes, please contact us at +1 877 672-2622 so we can go about the details of your visit to our Maine facility.

The MINI is compact, but it is powerful enough to take on the task with its triple sample fixture. The fixture aims to maximize the efficiency of production and minimize human intervention. It allows you to stack thrice the usual number of samples that you prepare. All you need to do is click the chosen setting option, which is provided by the software. The operator can start the machine to commence the preparation, and then move on to do other tasks. The tensile specimens should be ready by the time he comes back.

The MINI has 200-240V voltage tolerance. You can use a step-down converter when you wish to bring down voltage and a step-up converter when you wish to elevate voltage. Stepping up or stepping down depends on the electrical requirements of your facilities.

Both models have several technical differences that you see in the comparison table, which you can obtain upon request. The major differences between the two models include costs, volume capacity, and size. Between the two, the MINI is smaller in size that's just right for small to medium scale of sample preparation. It is also a more affordable solution if used as standalone equipment for tensile sample preparation.

You can make a full upgrade to turn your TensileMill CNC MINI into an extremely cost-effective solution when it comes to preparing tensile samples. You can request for a detailed quotation to know more about the flat tensile preparation machines and determine the best one for your facility.

The 10-gallon re-circulating water-based coolant comes standard with the MINI. The coolant has been formulated based on the particular materials that must be cut. We recommend brands like Blaser, Hocut, and Cim Cool for the preparation of tensile specimens as well as other CNC machining needs.

The flat tensile specimen prep systems, including the TensileMill CNC MINI, can prepare the tensile specimens from sheets and strips. To save time, it is best to prepare tensile dog bone samples from sheets. However, you can still prepare specimens from strips if you prefer it that way. Take a look at these options:

- First Option

You may cut the tensile specimen blanks initially into strips before loading them into the clamping fixture, which comes with the unit. Try cutting down the specimens to 2-inch thickness (or less) to make it work more efficiently. You may load up to half-inch thick specimens per clamp, then get them all ready in a single cycle.

- Second Option

You may cut the tensile specimens directly from the sheets. The custom clamping fixture setup, which is included in all standard quotations, allows you to cut from the sheet tops. This gives you the advantage of preparing some specimens from one sheet in a single cycle. The number of specimens that you can cut depends on the size of the sheet that you are using.

The main difference between cutting from sheets and cutting from strips is the manner the cut is created. For sheets, the cuts start from the top, then the outline is made. For strips, the cuts are made from the specimens' side. If you prefer to cut from sheets, you need to inform our technical team regarding the dimensions of the sheet that you want to use.

You can hasten the preparation when you stack your tensile samples. The TensileMill CNC MINI has a clamping device that makes it possible to stack the tensile samples, which could be of any material, for fast preparation. You can stack samples with a thickness of 1-inch and below using the clamping device, which can hold the specimens firmly in place. This allows the machine to run smoothly and produce perfect tensile samples. If you have unique specimens, there are available specialty clamps that you can use. You can visit our site to know more about the quick tensile sample preparation or you may also request a quote.

The TensileMill CNC MINI tensile preparation machine has taken the market by storm. The huge volume of orders that the company continuously receives is causing some delays in the expected delivery of the unit. You can contact us first to know how fast we can ship your MINI to your facility.

The triple-position clamping fixture base comes standard with the MINI. It has a one size clamp for every position that lets the user mill at least 3 samples at once. The maximum length of starting samples that the turnkey solution allows is 12 inches. There are also available custom solutions.

Additionally, the unit also comes with endmill and ER collet that you can use for a long time. If you need additional endmills, ER collet, clamping fixtures, and base fixtures, you can submit a request to order anytime.

Sometimes, you need a little bit of trial and error to find the material's feed rate and optimal speed. Of course, it is necessary to use the right endmills that your material is compatible with. This process may take a while but will still not consume too much of your time. TensileMill CNC MINI Inc. offers free tensile dog bone preparation as one of the unique benefits.

All you need to do is send the specimens to us. Our engineers are the ones who prepare the specimens. They can usually identify the feed rate and suitable speed on the second or third cycle run. Once the specimens are prepared, our technical engineers will present to you the most fitting recommendations. Also during the training and installation process, we cover the feed rate and speed optimization to ensure that you will be able to perfectly prepare your tensile specimens each time.

You can prepare both tapered edge and regular (standard) tensile specimens. We have clients who prepare tensile dog bones based on the standards of ASTM and ISO. See the illustration below to serve as guide:

TensileSoft

You can contact us today for further explanation or learn more when you request a free quote.

We aim to make the training and setup process as easy as possible. We offer onsite installation, and we provide training to guide your people. We also put together a few videos demonstrating the entire process from beginning to end. If you don't have a budget for training your people, here are the links that can help you:

  1. https://youtu.be/KXEHxwTJX6I - this is about the proper use of TensileMill CNC MINI
  2. https://youtu.be/NL8-L8Mznxk - this is about TensileMill CNC MINI's loading and unloading
  3. https://youtu.be/vLTGg8jNYEg - this is about control panel operation

If you have more questions about how to operate your TensileMill CNC MINI, feel free to contact us today. You can proceed to our support page if you need assistance.

We have a Turnkey Package that includes a custom fixture, shank endmill, and ER collet. The full Carbon CNC Package gives the MINI the ability to handle advanced applications and to function as an advanced CNC machine. You can upgrade the spindle to a 2.2kW ISO20 holder that allows the machine to cut through samples, which are thicker than usual, with ease. Also, the 3-axis servo motor upgrade gives your unit the power to have higher precision and accuracy as well as faster turnaround time.

The wait is over, and you now have the solution regarding the enhancement of your system - the TensileMill CNC MINI. It is the market's leading tensile test specimen preparation today. Your lab will surely benefit from it for a long time. You can contact us now to find out the other wonderful things that MINI can do for you.

Your TensileMill CNC MINI needs a 20A, 3-prong receptacle. All you need to do is plug the receptacle. You may also choose to hardwire to a disconnect. You may also contact us anytime if you want to know more.

The unit itself approximately has the following dimensions in inches: 48 (width) x 48 (depth) x 75 (height). Take note that the controller requires an additional 12 to 14 inches space since it goes on the left-hand side. Make sure to follow the recommended safe distance and other safety regulations being implemented to avoid untoward incidents. If your facility demands specific space requirements, you may contact us at any time so we can give you the most suitable suggestion.

The usual price of the endmills is between $30 and $85, and you can place your order at TensileMill CNC. After using the spindle rigorously for a few years, it may already need to be replaced. Before the replacement, we have seen some spindles work for more than a decade. Some spindles that constantly ran in heavy production environments only lasted for 6 years. The replacement cost of the spindle is around $1,400.

Most consumables and spare parts can be obtained in-house or you can have them delivered in a few weeks. You can contact us today or go online to place a request.

The following are the requirements of TensileMill CNC MINI:

  • 15amp
  • 220V power supply

The unit comes with the standard way lube system and re-circulating coolant. You don't need any special connections to make the unit run. There's also an optional pneumatic connection.

This is a floor-standing system, which can be installed according to your preference. We suggest tilting the machine slightly to the front right side to gain a more efficient circulation of the fluid.

An open roof is provided to this enclosed unit. You may choose to put a hood range over the unit if you prefer - it is not mandatory to do so.

It is recommended to have starting blanks that are almost as thick as the net size. This means each clamping fixture can easily accommodate blank widths of 38mm or 1.5 inches thick. In case your sample is wider, you can consult our staff in the engineering section to get the best solution for the milling process.

The MINI has a standard spindle between 1.5kW and 2hP. If you are going to use a tougher material for tensile sample preparation, the ISO 20 spindle can give you the optimal benefit. This gives you a choice between 2.2kW and 3hP. You can actually prolong the lifespan of your machine even if you are milling materials that are tough.

To give you an accurate quantity of specimens that you can prepare in one cycle, you should speak with one of our Product Consultants to further discuss your application. The material's thickness, hardness, and type are the things that affect the time it takes to finish the machining process as well as the quantity of flat tensile milling samples. You are welcome to call us today or submit your request for further details.

When you purchase your TensileMill CNC MINI you will also receive the clamp fixture and designated endmills as part of the standard package. The soft and hard materials require different endmill bits. The engineers of TensileMill CNC MINI present the most suitable endmill bits recommendation according to the hardness or softness and type of material that you'll use. This also includes the total milling volume.

All endmills are uniquely designed and created to address the need to prepare tensile samples. This makes up for a longer or superior lifespan for each unit as compared to the other endmills in the market.

The average cost of endmills per bit is between $35 and $80. There are also bulk options that can save you more money. You can directly buy the bits from TensileMill CNC. You can request a quote today when you want to buy the consumables you need.

The tooling fixtures, which receive proper maintenance, are created to last for decades. During the one day installation and training, our engineers will provide proper guidance and knowledge to your operators regarding the preventative maintenance. Preventative maintenance is vital in the proper and smooth functioning of the unit. The equipment's manual provides more preventative maintenance instructions that can hinder or delay any problem from occurring.

If you upgrade to a 3-axis servo motor, you will gain a more accurate and faster axis movement for your TensileMill CNC MINI. This is considered an excellent upgrade so you can deal with advanced CNC machining requirements with ease.

The unit comes with the standard Way Lube system that uses ISO 68 way lubricant, which is designed to reduce drag and friction. Other brand suggestions include Irving, Shell, Mobil, and others with similar quality. If you have other questions in mind, do reach out to us and talk to one of our qualified representatives to discuss things. We will always be glad to extend some assistance.

A laboratory that only requires a low quantity of tensile sample preparation needs (around 5 to 45) per day will benefit a lot from TensileMill CNC MINI. The compact yet tough TensileMill CNC MINI can handle different types of composite materials and metals. It has a high-tech design that your laboratory requires, and the price won?t hurt your budget. The unit is equipped with our own tensile software interface that provides ease of use, which the larger machines typically give. When you upgrade to the full Mach4 Carbon package, your TensileMill CNC MINI can also handle the additional CNC machining requirements. Your tensile preparation is made easy with help from your reliable TensileMill CNC MINI. Ask for a quote today to get started.

When you request a quote, ask for TensileMill CNC MINI with a vise option. This makes it possible to prepare Charpy Specimens, which have sub size or standard dimensions, for impact testing. Take note that an experienced operator is the best personnel for the task.

There are several ways to troubleshoot your compact flat tensile sample preparation system's coolant pump. First, take a look at some of the reasons the coolant system may be causing trouble:

  1. The motor may overload due to a jammed pump impeller or the resistance to turning is too much. The corrosion from sitting idly, sludge build-up, etc. could be the culprit.
  2. The problem could be due to a wiring problem from the breaker to the pump. If there is a bad connection or the wire is chafed, a short could occur and cause the breaker to trip.
  3. Although it is not common or likely to happen, an issue in the internal motor might also cause some problems.

Before the units leave the facility, they are all tested for function and also during installation. There is highly likely an issue with the unit when it is running and pumping liquid for 10 seconds, especially if it has not been running for quite a while. We recommend submerging the belt in fluid during the time when it is sitting idle. You may contact us right now so we can assist you and bring light to the questions that you have in mind.

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