Mechanical Testing

Mechanical Testing

Mechanical testing equipment is used to analyze and quantify surface properties such as hardness, adhesion, friction and wear. All these parameters are an integral part of product design and improvement of product materials. ST Instruments distributes Rtec Instruments‘ scratch testers, hardness testers, tribometers and fretting testers in Benelux and Scandinavia.

Indentation

HARDNESS, MODULUS & CREEP

 

High Temperature Hardness Tester

♦   Hardness vs Temperature up to 1200 °C

♦   Sealed chamber with Inert Gas to prevent oxidation of sample/tip

♦   Multiple Indents on multiple samples

♦   Up to 2000N close loop force

♦   Oxygen Concentration Sensor

Scratch

ADHESION & RESISTANCE

Rtec scratch tester image

 

Scratch Tester

♦   Nano Scratch, for coatings <1000nm

♦   Micro Scratch, for coatings < 10µm

♦  Macro Scratch, for coatings > 5µm

♦  Heavy Duty, for coating > 200µm

Tribology

FRICTION & WEAR

Rtec tribometer

 

Tribometer

♦   Universal Tribometer + Inline 3D Imaging

♦   Interchangeable load cells to allow a wide range of force mN to 12,000N

♦   -120°C to 1200°C Temperature Control, Tribo-Corrosion

♦   Vacuum Tribometer

♦   Rotary Drive, Reciprocating, Block on Ring Drive, Fretting Drive

Fretting

TWO-BODY ABRASION, ADHESION AND FRETTING FATIQUE

Fretting Tester

♦   Floor Standing, 5000N Down Force (Dual Coil)

♦   Floor Standing,  3000N Down Force (Single Coil)

♦   Desktop, 1000N Down Force (Dual Coil)

♦   Desktop, 300N Down Force (Single Coil)