Measurement and Control Options
Benefit from additional tribological parameters.
Use the full potential offered by tribological measurement options
The science of tribology describes the friction, lubrication and wear of interacting surfaces.
In addition to classic measured values, there are other effects that have meanwhile come into focus. The recording of more in-depth tribological parameters, such as acoustic emissions or electrical resistances, is gaining in importance. Tribo-electrical properties and noise development data relating to lubricants and operating materials, but also to systems, are among the possibilities that we can measure.
The path towards electromobility serves as an example. It poses new challenges for component and equipment developers, as it is impossible for them to transfer their many years of know-how from conventional automotive engineering to the construction of electric vehicles. The early investigation of electrical interactions and factors such as frictional resistance, material compatibility, wear, and noise emission helps optimise efficiency, cruising range, CO2 balance and quality.
The tribological challenge posed by an e-car
1. Steering column
3. Sun visor, sunroof, blinds, cup holder
4. Windscreen wiper system
5. Exterior mirror adjustment
6. Power windows
7. Differential gear
8. Stator coil
9. Seat adjustment 1
10. Locking system
11. Friction linings
12. Hydraulic brake system
13. Cooling liquids
14. Plain and rolling bearings
15. Tyre tread