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Materials

Tribology - for progress in the selection of materials and coatings

When it comes to sustainability in the selection of materials and coatings, it is indispensable to carry out functional performance checks using our tribometers

Optimol tribometers assist you in quick, straightforward and low-risk comparisons of materials and material combinations. System properties, such as the coefficient of friction and the degree of wear, are important factors here. Today's planning and development processes require a lot of time and effort, which is due to the fact that entire components must often be manufactured from different materials and then be tested on the test bench or even in the field. Thanks to our know-how and the selection of quick, straightforward and cost-efficient methods offered within our range of products, our customers and partners can test their materials under realistic conditions. Apart from that, they can make reliable predictions with regard to the service life and load limits when their products are exposed to dynamic, tribological loads. Taking into account the fact that simulations of tribological systems in calculation programmes are gaining in importance, our results serve as a data pool that provides the simulation software with realistic parameters relating to friction and wear.

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Categories

Materials

Examples of tribological challenges
  • Effect of the temperature on the wear behaviour
  • High temperature resistance
  • Wear resistance
  • Tribological performance capability of lightweight and 3D printing materials
  • Fatigue properties of materials

Relevant standards and specifications

DIN 51834-3 / ASTM D7217-16 / ASTM G99-17 / DIN EN 1071-13 – DIN ISO 7148-1:2014-07 / DIN ISO 7148-2:2014-07 / ISO 20808 / DIN EN 1071-12

Surface Technology

Examples of tribological challenges
  • Service life of coatings and layers
  • Optimising the surface quality
  • Friction reduction through adaptive surface designs
  • Adhesive capacity of coating-substrate combinations
  • Wear protection characteristics of coatings

Relevant standards and specifications

DIN 51834-3 / ASTM D7217-16

Tribometers / Equipment Options

  • Oscillation standard appliance
  • Rotation unit
  • Dynamic load unit
  • Tilting mechanism
  • Fluid pump
  • -45°C low temperature unit
  • High temperature unit
  • Option for measuring the electrical resistance
  • Noise emission measurement
  • Online wear measurement
  • Multi-component block
  • Varioblock 
  • High Resolution Signal Analysis (Software) 
  • Advanced Tribodata (Software) 
  • Triboprofiling (Software) 
  • Fluid pump 
  • -10°C low temperature unit
  • Option for measuring the electrical resistance
  • Noise emission measurement
  • Online wear measurement
  • High Resolution Signal Analysis (Software) 
  • Liquid bath
  • Online wear measurement