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Complete, Uncompromised Mechanical Testing

Researchers and industry specialists involved in the study of friction, wear, corrosion and lubricants have produced well-documented studies on the detrimental and costly impact surface degradation has on machinery, manufactured products , and manufacturing efficiency. Tribology crosses all industries, from mechanical, electromechanical, to chemical and even biological systems. Design requirements in these areas often depend heavily on very accurate friction and wear values for proper functioning of parts and assemblies, and to minimize waste.

Controlling friction and wear is a complex science. High friction and high wear do not always equate; friction force is not proportional to load force; friction coefficients of materials are not absolute, but instead represent values obtained under specific use conditions; and environmental conditions, such as heat and moisture, can impact not only how a testing procedure is done, but the test results, as well. It’s complicated.

Bruker’s TriboLab system is designed for tribology testing in real-world conditions.  And as the most versatile, easiest to use, and most accurate tribology testing system available, it is capable of high performance testing across many industries.