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The Tribometers provide highly accurate and repeatable wear and friction testing compliant to ISO and ASTM standards. Now available as a stand alone dual load controlled or traditional desktop dead load system. Each 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 Tribometers uses a high precision load cell that measures accurately and separately friction forces. The Tribometers 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


TRIBOLOGY CHARACTERIZATION

Micro through Macro Wear Friction Tribology

 

TRIBOMETERS

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

T50
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

 

T2000 Tribometer

 

 

T2000
The Nanovea T2000 is the worlds first dual controlled load Tribometer providing vertical force oscillation at frequencies up to 150Hz. It combines advanced pneumatic technology with a state of the art linear electromagnetic stage to provide controlled loading from 1mN to 2000N during rotative and linear testing. Pneumatic is used from 5 to 2000N offering multiple advantages compared with age old spring/motor technologies used on other systems. With spring/motor technologies, the load sensor is typically placed behind the spring. This means that it is not measuring the actual variation of load applied on the surface during the test. The T2000 measures the load by a direct connection between the ball holder and the actual load cell. This ensures that the load measured is actually the load applied on the surface. The linear electromagnetic loading system of the T2000 can apply a vertical force of 0.2 to 20N at frequencies up to 150Hz. As an example, the normal load can be increased from 0 to100N with the pneumatic technology and then the linear motor can vary the load from 90 to 110N and up to 150 times per second. This gives the unique capability of superposing a control fatigue or vibration level to the main constant force applied by the pneumatic system. This electromagnetic linear stage can also apply directly very low loads from 1mN to 5N to complete the full range. See News Feature

• Extreme Robust Design • Dual Controlled Loads • Inline Line Sensor Capability • Worlds First>