Because of the wide variety of specifications in use worldwide for testing of different materials, the Tensilkut machine does not include any standard templates. All standard specifications available for the Tensilkut machine are listed below, and can be ordered with the Tensilkut machine, or at a later date.
To prepare a test specimen, a rough sheared or sawn strip which is the overall width of the finished specimen is inserted into the template between the upper and lower guide bars, and is not removed from the template until both sides of the specimen are completely machined. This reduces errors caused by reversing samples, as required by conventional milling. Where the finished specimen is too small to be held securely in a conventional two-sided template, a one-sided template is used. A sample which requires machining along its entire length is also prepared with a one-sided template. As with the more commonly used two-sided templates, any tapers are accurately blended into the template bars, eliminating the need for costly hand finishing.