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Tribometers are used to measure the friction or wear properties of materials. Testing can be carried out in various environments to simulate real life scenarios. In addition testing rigs can take numerous geometries but generally take the form of a loaded probe that impinges the sample that travels in a circular or reciprocating fashion. Friction can be calculated by measuring the forces acting between the 2 materials and wear by measuring the volume of material lost during the test.
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Featured Equipment
High flexibility in indentation and scratch testing is offered by Bruker's UMT-1 nano- and micro-mechanical test instrument platform.
The new NanoTest Vantage system from Micro Materials Ltd offers a range of mechanical tests on the nano-scale, allowing the researcher to build a complete picture of material performance. The nanotest Vantage can characterise you samples using numerous techniques including nanoindentation, nano-impact and fatigue, nano-scratch and wear and nano-fretting.
Taber Rotary Platform Abrasion Tester (Model 5135 or 5155) is a precision-built instrument designed to perform accelerated wear testing.
Other Equipment
Bruker's UMT-2 Nano and Micro Tribometer is highly versatile. It features a fully computerized, multiple configuration, single instrument platform that uses Bruker’s acclaimed and unique modular design, and can practically perform every common tribological test on nano and micro scales.
The Crockmeter-Model 418 offered by Taber Industries has been designed to accurately evaluate the amount of color transferred from leather, fabric, yarn and other textile materials to other surfaces.
Bruker's UMT-3 high-load tribometer is a fully computerized, multiple-configuration, single-instrument platform that uses the unique and acclaimed Bruker modular design to offer tribological testing for high-load samples.
The tribiology cell is capable of turning the MCR rheometers into a tribometer using the ball-on-three-plates principle.
The control of friction and wear in moving machine parts is a critical issue facing all manufacturers. It can be crucial to have quantitative data obtained at varying humidity and temperature and in the presence of lubricants. CSM Tribometers have proven their reliability in over hundreds of laboratories worldwide, for studying:
Linear Abraser - Model 5750, offered by Taber Industries, has been specifically designed to test both flat and contoured surfaces.
The Tribology Cell available from Anton Paar is capable of turning the MCR rheometers into a tribometer and is based on the principle of ball-on-three-plates.