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Tension

See Belt Tension.

Tensioning Cylinder

A method or apparatus, usually pneumatic, for supplying continuous tension to a coated abrasive belt during use.

Terminal Equipment

Refers to equipment or apparatus for supplying continuous tension to a coated abrasive belt during use.

Thermo Setting (Resin)

Characterized by hardening when heated above a certain temperature, to a state which remains hard even if subjected to additional heating.

Thermal Tempering

Heat treating of hardened steels to temperatures below the transformation temperature range, usually to improve toughness

Thermoplastic

A material that will repeatedly soften when heated and harden when cooled.

Tolerance

The permissible variations in the dimensions of machine parts or the permissible deviation from a specified value in a manufacturing specification or procedure.

Tooth

One of the regular projections on the edge or face of a gear wheel. The coarseness or abrasive quality of a surface (i.e. roughing a surface for better adhesion of veneers, etc.).

Torn Edge Belt

A coated abrasive belt fabricated with one edge torn lengthwise and joined along a warp thread to ensure straight tearing of subsequent narrower belts when they are ripped. Using the torn edge of the original belt as a starting point, narrower width belts can be ripped in succession across, until the original belt is used up.

Tensile Strength

The maximum stress a material can withstand without breaking when subjected to a stretching load. Expressed as pounds per inch for most coated abrasive backings and pounds per square inch for most other materials.

Temper

The heat treatment of a material to develop required qualities.

Table

That pan of the grinding machine which directly or indirectly supports the work being ground.

Table Traverse

Movement of the table of a grinding machine….often reciprocating.

Tracking

The act of adjusting the idler pulley in a coated abrasive belt system so that the belt is properly aligned on the contact wheel.

Traverse Speed

Speed at which either the grinding head or the workpiece moves laterally during grinding or polishing.

Triple Flex

A combination of Single Flex and Double Flex. Specified on certain products for sanding irregular contours where maximum product conformability is requires.

Truing

1.The procedure used to restore a flat surface to a worn contact wheel or platen. 2.Dressing a contact roll or wheel to make its surface run concentric with the axis.

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