Mechanical Testing

Mechanical Testing

Characterizing mechanical properties of materials and coatings is of utmost importance for product design, developing products and research on new materials. Tribology, scratch testing and hardness testing are essential techniques to analyse and quantify the mechanical properties of all types of materials. ST Instruments is representing and servicing the comprehensive products of Rtec Instruments in Benelux and Nordic countries.

Indentation

HARDNESS, ELASTIC MODULUS, CREEP & FRACTURE

Scratch

ADHESION, SCRATCH RESISTANCE, SELF-HEALING & FRICTION PROPERTIES

Tribometer

High Temperature Hardness Tester

♦   Hardness from RT up to 1200 °C

♦   Oxygen reduction chamber to prevent tip oxidation

♦   Full automated measurement on multiple samples

♦   Up to 5000N with force feedback

scratch tester

3D Scratch Tester

♦   Inline 3D imaging with confocal and interferometry

♦   Nano, micro and macro scratch testing

♦   Self-healing properties vs time

♦   Optional temperature and humidity control

Tribology

FRICTION, WEAR & LUBRICATION

Fretting

TWO-BODY ABRASION, ADHESION & FRETTING FATIQUE

Tribometer

Multi Functional Tribometer

♦   Versatile platform with interchangable modules

♦   Vacuum Tribometer

♦   Temperature chambers from -120˚C to 1200˚C

♦   Inline 3D Profiler or Raman spectroscopy

Fretting Tester

Fretting Tester

♦   Up to 10.000N down force, 2.500N friction force

♦   High reliability, flexure design without bearings

♦   Controllable stroke length from 5µm to 5mm

♦   Temperature stages from -40°C to 1000°C