The TriboLab HD high-torque friction materials tester enables more precise and repeatable brake friction, wear, and particle emissions studies than previously possible in a laboratory setting.
This system features the most advanced technology and offers the widest range of test capabilities, the most control over test parameters and conditions, and the most force torque in a research testing system, as well as support for brake particle analysis. With the ability to simulate the SAE J2522 protocols and other standards in the lab, TriboLab HD provides the data needed to make critical decisions earlier in the brake material development process, bridging the gap between the drawing board and dynamometer testing of brake pad and rotor materials.
TriboLab HD uniquely enables engineers and manufacturers to reduce development time and comply with emerging standards and consumer demands, while reducing costs and staying ahead of their competitors.
Traditionally, dynamometer testing is the only method used to evaluate novel brake pad formulations under simulated driving conditions before actual on-road vehicle testing.
TriboLab HD provides the notable advantage of comprehensive materials testing under the various driving conditions required for regulatory compliance or certification earlier in the development cycle. This allows researchers to fine-tune materials formulations to a greater extent before expensive dynamometer testing.
As engine types evolve and environmental concerns become more critical, new brake materials must meet increasingly stringent performance, comfort, cost, and safety requirements. The standard development cycle for these materials may take up to five years to bring these materials to market.
Specifically designed to help increase agility and reduce development time, the TriboLab HD high-torque friction material tester allows more rapid development of new materials at the cutting edge of the industry. Developers can achieve superior results by concentrating on only the best formulations — an extreme advantage in such a competitive market.
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TriboLab HD makes it easy to get meaningful test results. Its combination of advanced hardware and intuitive software is designed specifically for automotive friction materials testing and includes:
The health and safety implications of airborne particles created by brake wear are gaining international attention. As regional environmental standards develop, brake component approval regulations and consumer expectations will become increasingly strict. Developers will need to change the physical properties of new formulations or modify existing formulations to reduce particle emissions.
The TriboLab HD particle collection chamber seamlessly integrates with third-party particle analyzers to make it easy for manufacturers to study the entire wear process.
Critical functions for precise and repeatable in-lab wear studies include:
TriboLab HD addresses these functions with:
The TriboLab HD's dedicated brake materials testing software features extremely versatile operator ease of use and pre-set push-button tests to expedite operation, test development, and reporting: