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Pin on Disk Tribology

The Nanovea Tribometer offers precise and repeatable wear and friction testing using ISO and ASTM compliant rotative and linear modes. Designed, at the core, with a high quality motor and a 20bit position encoder, the Tribometer provides access to an unmatched range of rotational speeds from 0.01 to 2000rpm. High resolution means that data can be accurately recorded at specified interval of time or position (>0.006°). The motor has an integrated self-tuning system which ensures speed remains calibrated through time. Full and precise control of the motor ensures that a series of step speeds can be run continuously during the tests. Several testing options are available to closely match real environment conditions.

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The Tribometer comes standard with an acrylic enclosure and attached valves which brings inert and other gases to achieve a controlled environment. An optional humidifier and dehumidifier module allows precise control of the humidity levels. For high temperature pin on disk, up to 900°C, an oven allows control to better than 1°C. A linear heating plate is used for reciprocating test up to 300°C.

Various cups are available for controlled liquid testing. Tests can either be done under full immersion or using the Lubrication system with drop by drop or control spray. A liquid heating module is also available to provide controlled liquid heating up to 150°C.

To precisely measure wear track volume, a full 3D non-contact Optical profiler, integrated on Tribometer platform, is available to quantify wear loss in a fast and convenient method without sample removal.

The Tribometer Software uses this information and the test parameters to calculate a precise wear rate for the specific test. The profiler, which has extended capability, can also be used for surface topography measurement including roughness. A Flexible mobile imaging option allows zoom-in ability to record the sample surface for playback review.

T3 Automated Tribometer

The T3, like the M3 was developed to provide quick, easy and affordable access to high end mechanical measurement capability. The T3 is an automatic nano through micro wear tester using linear reciprocating for wear rate study (ASTM G133). Until now, there has never been such an highly advanced option for wear rate study in the £20k price range. The T3 utilizes the same head as the M3 providing precisely controlled load and depth during wear testing. Input function includes: Load, Duration, Wear Length & Ball Tip Radius. Output function includes: Wear Rate & Depth vs. Time.

T3 Automated Tribometer

T50 Micro Tribometer

The compact Micro Tribometer is designed for loads from 100mN to 40N. A coated 20mm thick steel plate ensures stability and longevity of the system. A load cell directly attached in-line to the balancing arm offers high sensitivity and accuracy for applications with low level of friction. This load cell is compensated in temperature which ensures accuracy when the High Temperature oven is used. The tribocorrosion module is only available on this model.

Micro Load Tribometer

T500 High Load Macro Tribometer

The Macro Tribometer is designed with high torque capability for loads from 0.5N to 500N. A large coated 20mm steel plate ensures stability and longevity of the system. The system has been designed with a continuous stiff arm to ensure accuracy at these high loads. Friction is measured directly with a load cell directly in contact with the arm. This model offers high accuracy for applications with high loads and friction forces. On request, this higher load system can be customized to offer Ring on Disk Testing, Block on Ring Testing and others.

Macro Load Tribometer

Application Notes

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