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The Tribometer provides highly accurate and repeatable wear and friction testing compliant to ISO and ASTM standards. Designed, at the core, with a self-tuned high quality motor with a 20bit internal speed and a 16bit external position (>0.006°) encoder, the Tribometer provides an unmatched range of rotational speeds from 0.01 to 5000rpm. Because of the quick feedback control, these speeds can be changed almost instantly in either a stepwise jump or at a continuous rate. This is specifically useful to obtain continuous Stribeck curves or to study static coefficient behaviors. Contrary to systems that use a torque sensor, the Nanovea Tribometer uses a high precision load cell that measures accurately and separately friction forces. The Tribometer can be provided with a full range of environment modules to meet the requirements of specific applications. To precisely measure wear track volume and calculate wear rates in situ, a 3D non-contact optical profiler module allows calculation of the total wear volume of the entire track.  Because wear tests can be of long durations, a dedicated Tribometer is an essential part of any tribology research laboratory. The robust high quality open design of the Nanovea Tribometers ensures longevity with low cost of ownership. Brochure Download


Micro through Macro Wear Friction Tribology



T# | Fully Automatedd Nano Wear Testing

T3 | Automated Nano through Micro Wear Testing
The T3, like the M3 was developed to provide quick, easy and affordable access to high end mechanical measurement capability. The T3 is an automatic nano through micro wear tester using linear reciprocating for wear rate study (ASTM G133). Until now, there has never been such a highly advanced option for wear rate study in the $20k price range. The T3 utilizes the same head as the M3 providing precisely controlled load and depth during wear testing. Input function includes: Load, Duration, Wear Length & Ball Tip Radius. Output function includes: Wear Rate & Depth vs. Time. Learn more

Low Price Nano through Micro wear testing (ASTM G133) Fully automated with touchscreen Compact contained design • First of its kind


Pin On Disk Tribometer

The T50 Tribometer is designed for loads from 100mN to 60N. All Nanovea Tribometers are equipped with a solid coated 20mm steel plate attached to the main rotating shaft supported by high quality bearings for maximum stiffness, smooth rotation and longevity of use.  A state of the art motor equipped with a 20bit internal speed and a 16bit external position (>0.006°) encoder provides an unmatched range of rotational speeds from 0.01 to 5000rpm.  Friction is directly measured independently using an accurate load cell that is easy and quick to calibrate. All Nanovea load cells are compensated in temperature which ensures accuracy when the high temperature oven is used.  All Nanovea Tribometers are designed and equipped with an integrated heat sink part of the main shaft.  This allows cooling using only air when the high temperature module is used.  Block on ring is an additional configuration to the standard Rotative module.  Nano Wear and friction option is also available at Nanovea for loads down in the micron range.

• High Micro Accuracy • Longest Warranty in the Industry • Wide Range of Environmental Conditions • Durable and open platform

Macro Tribometer

The T500 Tribometer is designed with an advanced motor equipped with a 20bit internal speed and a 16bit external position (>0.006°) encoder which provides an unmatched range of rotational speeds from 0.01 to 5000rpm.  In addition, it provides very high torque capability up 18 N*m for speed of 0.01to 1500rpm and up to 9N.m at higher speeds.  With the high loads of up to 500N and extremely slow moving speeds, the T500 can be used to measure static coefficient of friction at high contact pressures. Superior to torque measuring systems because of higher accuracy, friction is measured directly with a separate load cell in contact with the continuous stiff arm. As it is for all Nanovea Tribometers, the system is equipped with an X motorized table used to change the radius automatically before the test or during the test for zigzag or spiral tests. The quick feedback control on speed allows constant linear speed during spiral tests to be achieved.  Block on Ring, Ring on Ring and 4Ball Testing are additional configurations to the standard Rotative module.

• Extreme Robust Design • Accurate High Load Friction Measurement • Wider Range of Testing Geometries

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