A tribometer allows you to study the interaction of surfaces, from friction and lubrication to wear and abrasion. Interacting surfaces are found everywhere, in ball bearings, between car tyres and the road or between a finger and a touch screen. Friction is vital to breaks, but may damage parts inside an engine. Designing materials to interact in an optimal way, both with regard to performance and life-time, is therefore crucial.
The Rtec MFT-5000 tribometer offered by ST Instruments is a versatile, modular instrument which allows you to experiment even down to nanometer scales, at temperatures ranging from 1200 °C to -120 °C and in controlled environments, e.g. different gasses or a vacuum. A range of sensors and modules allows measurement of many different variables.
♦ Versatile design by interchangeable modules and chambers
♦ Load range from 1mN up to 12.000N
♦ Inline 3D Profilometer and Raman Spectroscopy
♦ Tribo-corrosion and salt-spray chamber
♦ Screening of brake pad materials
♦ Properties of lubricants, greases and additive
Rtec Instruments develops and manufactures advanced mechanical, surface testing and measurement solutions for research and industrial applications.
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our products answer real needs with innovative solutions.
♦ Upgradeable and modular platform
♦ Open access software for customized tests and
♦ Unique patented technologies