Rtec Instruments provides single-function and multi-function tribometers that characterize friction, wear, adhesion, fatigue, and several mechanical surface properties—providing advanced, precise, and customizable tribology testing equipment.

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Multi Function Tribometers

The versatile MFT series tribometers offer multiple precise and comprehensive tribology tests across various applications. Whether examining friction, wear, or material properties, the MFT tribometers deliver accurate and reliable results, making them indispensable tools for researchers and engineers in various industries.

Universal tribometer MFT-5000 by Rtec Instruments
Multi Function Tribometer

Our most versatile tribometer with a patented integrated 3D profilometer. Its large working area and most comprehensive test conditions represent 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 downforce control
  • -120 °C to 1200 °C Temperature
  • Modular – interchangeable modules
  • Full motorized stage X, Y, Z 130 mm x 270 mm x 150 mm
Benchtop Multi-function Tribometer MFT-2000A
Multi Function Tribometer

Our bench-top tribometer for tribology, wear, and scratch tests. With a patented integrated 3D profilometer and real-time force control, the MFT-2000 is easy to use. Wide force and environmental conditions are available.

Main Features

  • Load range up to <1 mN to 100N
  • Integrated 3D Profilometer
  • Close loop downforce control
  • up to 1000 °C temperature 
  • Rotary and reciprocating motion
  • Modular – interchangeable modules
  • Full motorized X, Y, and Z  stages

Single Function Tribometers

These tribometers are optimized to provide specialized testing solutions, offering focused and reliable assessments for specific tribological parameters. Designed with precision and expertise, these instruments cater to the distinct needs of industries, delivering targeted insights into friction, wear, and material properties.

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 with several ASTM, DIN, and 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

The SRV test system measures the friction and wear of lubricant and grease. Compliant with several ASTM, DIN, and 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
Up to 200 PSI high-pressure tribometer to analyze 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
two roller tribometer
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
MPT-3000-micropitting tester three roller contact surface fatigue tester
Micropitting Tester

Rapidly study traction, wear, and rolling contact fatigue (RCF) with several million contact cycles per hour by three-point roller contact. 

Main Features

  • Load up to 5000 N (more ranges available)
  • Real-time force and speed control
  • High power motors
  • -35 to 150 °C temperature

Reasons For Choosing Rtec Tribometers

Rtec-Instruments integrates cutting-edge tribology testing technology into their tribometers, enlisting the latest innovative features that often address emerging industry needs, ensuring that users stay at the forefront of tribological testing technology.

innovative tribology testing equipment

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.


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 testing equipment standard across a wide range of applications. 

Application Support

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

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