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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
Taber Rotary Platform Abrasion Tester (Model 5135 or 5155) is a precision-built instrument designed to perform accelerated wear testing.
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.
The UMT Tribolab has a versatile modular design which allows it to be transformed from rotary to reciprocating motion, from sub-newton to kilo-newton force measurement, or from room temperature up to 1000°C for environmental testing, all within minutes.
Other Equipment
The Pin-on-Disk Tribometer is a compact, table-top instrument, which can be installed on all stable tables. An easy-to-use instrument, it has an integrated computer control and TriboX software.
Linear Abraser - Model 5750, offered by Taber Industries, has been specifically designed to test both flat and contoured surfaces.
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.
The testing of the wear and friction properties of materials at high temperatures is essential, especially for the development and quality control of power plant constituent parts and combustion engines.
The FPT-H1 is a horizontal tester for testing the coefficient of friction, peel, and tear in compliance with major international standards. It is easy to use and has a modern and sleek style.
Controlling wear and friction in moving machine parts is a major issue faced by all manufacturers. Obtaining quantitative data at different humidity and temperature and in the presence of lubricants is critical.