The state of the art Rtec Tapping Torque, cutting, drilling test module allows to study metal working fluids, lubricants, taps, coatings etc. Automatic XYZ stage allows to tap, drill or do cutting automatically at several position with ease.
● Wide range of standard taps
● Inline Torque measurement
● Automatic Multiple Tests
● Inline Acoustic sensor to measure failures
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 - Lubricant Modules, Main Applications, Product page
In addition to measuring the torque, it is also measures acoustic signal, electric contact resistance and the temperature of the tip to generate more comprehensive information about the formulations tested. The setup is versatile and automated allowing the user to test different materials and taps in an easy recipe based method.
Materials and Test Setup
Different formulations were evaluated for forming and cutting aluminum and steel samples using Rtec Instruments Tapping Torque tribology instrument. M6 aluminum and steel taps were used to tap the threads in the samples at 600 RPM. Each test was repeated at least five times on the automated platform. The test set up is shown in Figure 1.
Sample 1- Low concentration of Additive A
Sample 2- High concentration of Additive A
Sample 3- High concentration of Additive B
Tapping Torque test is used as a method to characterize and evaluate lubricants and fluids for the metal working industry using the Rtec-Instruments tapping torque setup. It is seen that the easy to use, automated set up with advanced sensors can provide reliable, reproducible data that can evaluate formulations in different processes such as forming and cutting. The instrument is versatile and can support various materials, taps and tapping speeds. The high end sensors make it possible to see differences in formulations that differ by only small percentages of additives making the tool a useful component in an effort to develop and test metal working fluids to meet specific applications.
All the above makes this tester a very powerful tool in the hand of the researcher or QC engineer. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +1 (408)708-9226 for more information.