High Temperature Tribometer

Upto 1200C Close Loop Temperature Control 

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High Temperature Tribology Module Overview

High temperature friction and wear tester modules allow to study wear and friction at elevated upto 1200C. The test can run under wide range of motion, load, sliding speed and temperature. Various motions such as rotary and reciprocating, combined with high load upto 5000N allows to do several high temperature materials testing standards on same platform.

Module Features
● Temperature upto 1200C
● Inert Gas Options
● Rotary and Reciprocating Motions
● Cool operation to prevent thermal drifts
● Automatic shut off based on temperature, friction and wear  

MFT-5000 Platform Introduction

Rtec Universal Tribometer MFT-5000

The state of the art Rtec Multi Function tribometer Mft-5000 is globally regarded as the most versatile and technologically advanced tribometer.  The patented integrated 3D profilometer allows to analyse surface change vs time makes it usable for many application across various industries. In addition it comes with patented force sensors (piezo, capacitive & strain gauge) with ultra low resolution, highest speeds, stable torque and widest load range than any other commercially available tribometer. 

MFT-5000 verstatily allows to mount several test/application specific modules on same platform. Please visit following links to learn more -  Hot Hardness, Product pageMain Applications

Detailed Module Information

High temperature tribometer

Characterizing tribological, friction and wear properties of material at high temperatures is critical in applications such as engines, turbines, aerospace, power plant constituent parts, hot rolling, ceramics, combustion engine, metallic alloys etc. where materials are subjected to high temperatures.

The high temperature friction and wear tester modules comes with several important design features that allows to do the friction and wear test at with high repeatability. The high resolution Rtec load cells are protected and isolated using innovative design and methods resulting in negligible thermal drift during the test. The holders and sample testing stages are made up of exotic alloys to minimize heat transfer and also to maintain good mechanical properties at high temperature. 
The chambers also offer options to test under inert gas atmosphere to prevent oxidation of the sample surface at high temperatures. In addition special materials are used to provide excellent insulation to these chambers (the chamber external body is cool to touch even when the internal temperature is at 1200C). The modules comes with multiple thermocouples that allows to measure the chamber and sample temperature at same time.

Sample Test Data, Analysis

High Temperture Test Data

The graph shows friction coefficient at elevated thermal conditions for certain metallic alloy to simulate service conditions.  


MFT-5000 high temperature wear tester modules are an excellent option to run tests in various modes under elevated temperature. All the above makes this tester a very powerful tool in the hand of the researcher or QC engineer. Please contact us at info@rtec-instruments.com or call us at +1 (408)708-9226 for more information.

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