Bruker’s Universal Mechanical Tester (UMT) platform has been the most versatile and widely used tribometer on the market since the first model debuted in 2000. Now, newly designed from the ground up, the UMT TriboLab™ builds on that legacy of versatility with a unique modular concept that harnesses more functionality than ever before—all without any compromise in performance. In fact, the UMT TriboLab offers higher speeds, more torque, and better force measurement than any of its competitors, plus it introduces powerful new features for improved efficiency and ease-of-use.
Quick changeover of drives using tool-less clamping allows the user to position the drive easily, then lock it into place in seconds. No cable connections are required for standard drives, and blind-mate connectors on the mounting ring automatically connect fans, sensors, and other electronics. Each hardware component includes a Tribo ID chip. Software interrogates the system, interprets the chip and “understands” the configuration without operator-entered commands.
The UMT TriboLab excels at producing highly accurate and repeatable test data by utilizing the latest developments in sensor technology from Bruker. These new “Gold Series” sensors offer noise levels at an industry-leading 0.02% of full scale values, with circuitry completely redesigned to reduce noise to an absolute minimum. The range of sensors also has been extended to eleven sensors, spanning forces from 1 milliNewton up to 2 kiloNewtons.
Through Tribo ID chips on the test hardware, the software “understands” the configuration and menus show only the active features. Utilizing an icon-based user interface, TriboScript allows you to simply drag and drop icons into the workspace to make test scripts. Only compatible icons interlock together, and the system prompts for needed variables, such as speed or force. TriboScript is also pre-loaded with many of the most frequently used standards, such as ASTM, DIN, JIS, etc. Finally, for post-test analysis and reporting, simply select the data channels you wish to consider, and the software will synchronize and display results to provide a complete understanding of what occurred during the test.
Bruker has utilized the versatility and modular architecture of the TriboLab platform to create turn-key kits for specific applications and industries. In addition to tailored hardware components, these modules feature software developed in conjunction with industry-leading manufacturers to address targeted standards. Bruker’s industry-specific solutions include Brake Material Screening, Clutch Friction Material Screening, HFRR Test, 3-Point-Bend Testing, and Hot-Hardness Testing.