The Tribometer provides highly accurate and repeatable wear friction testing using rotative and linear modes compliant to ISO and ASTM standards. Designed, at the core, with a high quality motor with a 20bit position encoder, the Tribometer provides access to an unmatched range of rotational speeds from 0.01 to 2000rpm. These speeds can be changed quickly in either a stepwise jump or at a continuous rate. This is specifically useful to obtain Stribeck curves or to study static coefficient behaviors. Data can be accurately recorded at specified interval of time or position (>0.006°). The motor has also an integrated self-tuning system which ensures that speeds remain calibrated through time. To match real environment conditions, the Tribometer comes standard with an acrylic enclosure and attached valves which brings inert and other gases to achieve a controlled environment.
An optional humidifier and dehumidifier module allows precise control of the humidity levels. A large removable oven allows for high temperature rotative testing up to 900°C. Also, tests can either be done in full immersion for the study of wear and/or corrosion. A Lubrication system is also available for drop by drop or continuous spray of liquids. A heating probe is also available to provide controlled liquid heating up to 150°C. To precisely measure wear track volume, a non-contact optical profiler module is used to quantify wear rate in a fast and convenient manner without removing the sample. This gives the unique capability to measure the variation of wear rate during the same test. A mobile imaging option allows recording of the sample surface before and after the test. Because Tribology tests are often of long durations, and require a durable and open testing area, a dedicated Tribometer is preferred to that of a so-called “universal” testing system.The robust high quality design allows Nanovea to offer the longest warranty in the industry.