The T2000 pneumatic tribometer from Nanovea is designed to deliver cutting edge pin on disc tribology with a range of extra capabilities.

With a variety of test and environmental configurations available up to loads of 2000N the T2000 has been designed with flexibility and advanced requirements in mind.

High end options include innovative dual controlled loading, in-situ microscopes and a high speed profilometer.

Nanovea Inc are based in Irvine, a tech hub of Southern California. They have been redefining standards in quality control and materials development internationally for over a decade. Nanovea’s instruments can be found in renowned education and industrial organisations around the world.

Nanovea CB500 Mechanical Tester

Key Features

  • Advanced pneumatic loading technology up to 2000N
  • Dual loading technology to simulate fluctuating loads
  • Accurate friction measurement from direct load cell
  • High quality motor with precision positioning >0.006° and precise speed control up to 5,000rpm (optionally 15,000rpm)
  • Range of testing modules including rotating, linear. block-on-ring, ring-on-ring (thrust washer) and scratch
  • Range of environmental modules including corrosion, high temperature, low temperature, liquid and humidity
  • High spec options such as in situ microscope and high speed 3D profilometer
  • Minimal calibration requirements

Testing & Environmental Modules

The T2000 is truly modular meaning you can start with test and environmental modules or easily add them later. There is no need to buy more than one tribometer for different tests and conditions because all can be completed on one T2000. In addition there are advanced optical options such as an in-situ microscope or high speed 3D profilometer available.


If you need a quote or would like more information on this product then please get in touch

Pneumatic Dual Loading

New Nanovea tribometers utilise advanced pneumatic loading technology to apply the vertical load onto a sample. This technology allows the tribometer to apply a constant force that is not badly influenced by changes in the sample topography. Pneumatic technology has an inherent natural dampening effect which further contributes to this constant force.

Pneumatic loading is computer controlled contributing to ease of use, allowing a greater deal of automation and allowing the addition of modes requiring load ramping such as scratch testing.


In addition a second linear stage can be used to apply a second oscillating load to simulate fluctuation of the overall load at frequencies up to 150Hz. This allows users to recreate real life applications where loads are not necessarily constant.


Technical Specification

Min/Max Testing Loads 0.5N-2000N
Load Resolution 0.12mN
Loading Type Advanced Pneumatic
Frictional Force Maximum | Resolution (+/-)1000N | 6µN
Fatigue Loading 0.2 to 20N
Frequency of Oscillation up to 150Hz
X Motorized Travel 250mm
Max Rotational Speed 5000rpm (optionally 15,000rpm)
Min Rotational Speed 0.01rpm (0.05rpm with 15,000rpm motor)
Rotational Speed Acceleration (0 to 1000rpm) 0.45 seconds (0.15 seconds with 15,000rpm motor)
Disc Size / Sample Mounting Area 100mm diameter
Linear Stroke Range 25mm
Maximum Linear Frequency (up to 5mm stroke) 60Hz
Linear Mounting Area 62 x 76mm
Max Scratch Length 50mm
Scratch Speed 0.002-10mm/s
Scratch Loading Rate 1-200N/min
In-Situ 3D Profilometer Standard or High Speed

If you need a quote or would like more information on this product then please get in touch

Other Products in Range

Products related to the Nanovea T2000 tribometer.

Request Product Brochure
When is the best time to call