Electric Vehicle Tribology

We offer a comprehensive range of electric vehicle (EV) tribology, friction, and wear test solutions, empowering you to maximize EV efficiency and durability with precision.
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Module Features

  • Several electrified tribology and mechanical test modes
  • e-Traction, e-4 Ball, e-Reciprocating, e-Rotary, e-Fretting
  • e-Twin Roller and e-3 Roller (Rolling Sliding Pitting)
  • DC mode, AC mode, with Impedance, spark studies
  • Closed-loop temperature control
  • Highly versatile load and speed range

What is electric vehicle tribology? Electric vehicle tribology is a specialized branch of tribology that focuses on studying the friction, wear, and lubrication of components specific to electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs).  Studying electrified tribology is essential for optimizing the performance and longevity of electrified systems such as electric and hybrid vehicles. Standard information that can be gathered from EV tribology testing are:

  • Change in lubricant film properties due to the effect of charge carried by the fluid
  • Effect of EDM or arcing on friction.
  • Study stray current (pitting, loose particles, brittle materials)
  • Effect of higher temperature at the interface
  • Tribology associated with higher operational speed
  • Development of specialized materials and lubricants that are tailored to withstand the unique mechanical and electrical stresses

Rtec-Instruments’ electrified tribology solutions:

Rtec offers a comprehensive range of test setups, meticulously designed for electrified tribology tests. These solutions are at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring that you stay informed and equipped with the latest tools in your field.

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    Electrified MFT-5000 Platform

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    The EV Tribology Solution

    With advanced capabilities and customizable setups, Rtec’s tribometers supply the advanced EV tribology that empowers researchers and engineers to optimize materials, lubricants, and more for enhanced durability and efficiency in electric vehicle applications.

    • Bearings
    • Seals
    • Thermal Fluids
    • Lubricants
    • Connectors
    • Coatings
    • Materials
    • Brakes
    • Shafts
    • Gears

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