Tribometers

Range of Single Function and Multi Function Tribometers  to characterize friction, wear, adhesion, fatigue, and several mechanical surface properties

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Multi Function Tribometers

Versatile MFT series tribometers for multiple measurements on the same platform

Universal tribometer MFT-5000 by Rtec Instruments
Multi Function Tribometer MFT-5000

Our most versatile tribometer with patented integrated 3D profilometer. With its large working area and widest test conditions, it represents a highly customizable instrument with a full list of environmental chambers and options.

Main Features

  • Load range <1 mN to 10,000 N
  • Integrated 3D Profilometer
  • Close loop down force control
  • -120 °C to 1200 °C Temperature
  • Modular – interchangeable modules
  • Full motorized stage X, Y, Z 130 mm x 270 mm x 150 mm
Universal tribometer Bench Top MFT-3000 by Rtec-Instruments
Multi Function Tribometer MFT-3000

Our bench top tribometer with patented dual force sensor technology allows nano to macro range sensors with no configuration change. Wide force and environmental conditions are available.

Main Features

  • Load range <1 mN to 3,000 N
  • Dual  force sensor technology
  • Close loop down force control
  • -50 °C to 1000 °C temperature  
  • Modular – interchangeable modules
  • High frame stiffness
Bench top tribometer MFT-2000 by Rtec Instruments
Multi Function Tribometer MFT-2000

Our bench top tribometer for essential tribology, wear and scratch tests. Real time force control, easy to use. Wide force and environmental conditions are available.

Main Features

  • Load range up to 100 N
  • Integrated 3D Profilometer
  • Close loop down force control
  • upto 500 °C temperature chambers 
  • Rotary and reciprocating motion
  • Modular and open platform construction

Single Function Tribometers

Tribometers optimized for specific conditions of friction and wear tests. 

Vacuum Tribometer by Rtec Instruments
Vacuum Tribometer

10-7 Torr vacuum tribometer for rotary and linear friction, hardness, scratch and other mechanical tests across wide test conditions.

Main Features

  • Load  mN to 200 N
  • up to 400/1000 °C  heating
  • -150 °C cryogenic cooling
  • Rotary and linear friction, wear, indentation, scratch modules
Fretting tester bench top from Rtec instruments model FFT-m
HFRR Tester

The HFRR tester measures the lubricity of lubricant, oil, grease, and additives. Compliant to several ASTM, DIN, ISO standards.

Main Features

  • Real time force control
  • 10 µm to 2.8 mm stroke
  • High frequency piezo sensors
Fretting tester from Rtec instruments model FFT-1
SRV Tester

SRV test system to measure the friction and wear of lubricant, grease. Compliant to several ASTM, DIN, ISO standards.

Main Features

  • Load mN to 3000 N
  • High frequency piezo sensors
  • Electromagnetic actuator 
  • 10 µm to 2.8 or 5 mm strokes
High pressure tribometer from Rtec instruments
High Pressure Tribometer

Up to 200 PSI high pressure tribometer to analyse coatings, lubricants, and materials used in high pressure applications.

Main Features

  • Load up to 2000 N
  • ASME certified
  • Patented force sensors
  • -35 to 100 °C temperature 
High pressure tribometer from Rtec instruments
Twin Roller Tribometer

Study traction, wear, and rolling contact fatigue. Used in lubricant, automotive, railways, and aerospace applications.

Main Features

  • Load up to 8000 N (more ranges available)
  • Real time force and speed control
  • High power motors
  • -35 to 150 °C temperature 

Reasons For Choosing Rtec Tribometers

Industry and R&D Standard

Technology

The only global tribometer manufacturer that possesses wide technology experience: from force sensors (capacitive, strain gauge and piezo load cells) to optical profilometry (Nipkow disk confocal microscope and white light interferometer) through voice coil and servo motors. With this in-house expertise, we provide world-class tribology solutions.

Future

Rtec Instruments is an application-driven company. We work closely with our international industrial and university partners to develop new functionalities in mechanical surface testing and optical profilometry, resulting in numerous patents. With constant innovation, we are today’s de facto standard for future needs.

Diverse Application Usage

Today several Fortune 500 companies and top global universities use Rtec Instruments products. With an ever growing number of users, our tribometers have become the tribology standard across a wide range of applications. 

Application Support

Our team has 20 years of experience in manufacturing testing equipment for the most advanced applications. Additionally, our tribology experts in US, Europe and Asia are ready to provide outstanding application and local support from understanding tribology data to full application development.

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