The T100 pneumatic tribometer from Nanovea is designed to deliver cutting edge pin on disc tribology in a compact and modern benchtop design.

With a variety of test and environmental configurations available up to loads of 100N the T100 has been designed with flexibility in mind.

Robust, low maintenance and easy to use with minimal requirements for calibration.

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.

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Key Features

  • Advanced pneumatic loading technology up to 100N
  • Accurate friction measurement from direct load cell
  • High quality motor with precision positioning >0.006° and precise speed control up to 5000rpm
  • 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
  • Minimal calibration requirements

Testing & Environmental Modules

The T100 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 T100.


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Why Pneumatic?

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.

Technical Specification

Min/Max Testing Loads 100mN-100N
Load Resolution 0.006mN
Loading Type Advanced Pneumatic
Frictional Force Maximum | Resolution (+/-)100N | 6µN
X Motorized Travel 50mm
Max Rotational Speed 5000rpm
Min Rotational Speed 0.01rpm
Rotational Speed Acceleration (0 to 1000rpm) 0.45 seconds
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 40mm
Scratch Speed 0.002-10mm/s
Scratch Loading Rate 0.01-20N/min

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