Electrified Tribology

Rtec-Instruments’ modular electrified drives offer advanced electric tribology capabilities, allowing precise control and analysis of friction, wear, and lubrication in electric systems. Empower your research and dive into electric vehicle performance and durability optimization with precision and efficiency.

Traction Machines

Our versatile traction machines use two independently controlled closed-loop high-power servo drives to provide a wide sliding-to-rolling ratio. With several environmental chambers and electrified capabilities, investigate the friction and wear properties of lubricants, oil, and additives, optimizing lubricant efficiency.


Indentation and

Scratch Tester

Rtec Instruments’ benchtop instrumented indentation and scratch tester provide surface characterization. At nano and micro force ranges, the SMT-5000 analyzes hardness, modulus, adhesion, and more. Characterize surfaces with confidence with the in-line 3D profiler and film thickness probe.

UP Series

3D Optical Microscopes

Mechanical and surface testing analysis and characterization with a click of a button. High-speed cameras with the highest X, Y, and Z resolutions in the market. Analyze any surface and characterize roughness, step height, topography, defects, and more. Additionally, our profilometers combine confocal, interferometry, dark field imaging, and more.


Vacuum Tribometer

Mechanical characterization under a vacuum environment. The instrument includes a 10-7 Torr vacuum with a temperature range of -150°C to 1000°C.


Multi Function Tribometer

This mechanical and surface testing instrument evaluates friction, wear, and mechanical properties. Furthermore, our tribometer analyzes the surface topography of materials, coatings, and assesses lubricants. With the broadest testing range on one platform, the MFT-5000 is versatile, easy to use, and provides 3D imaging.

fft series

Fretting Testers

Rtec Instrument fretting testers contain breakthrough technology in voice coil control. Notably, the high-frequency signal analysis allows for versatile fretting wear tests. For instance, the FFT series reaches a wide range of loads, speeds, strokes, and temperatures.

Characterize Coatings, Lubricants, Materials, and More


Tribology Testing

Examine friction, wear, or material properties under a variety of environments with accurate and reliable results.


Scratch & Indentation Testing

Measure mechanical properties, such as hardness, modulus, scratch adhesion, film thickness, and surface roughness.

3D Glass Topography by Rtec 3D optical profilometer

Surface Inspection

Combine many optical imaging techniques on one platform to measure roughness, step height, texture, geometry, thickness, and more for any material

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