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Fret TriboTester - Small Distance Reciprocal Friction Tester

- automatic loading with range from sub Newton to hundreds Newton
- friction coefficient resolution to 0.001 with high force sensitivity (sub mN)
- reciprocal sliding with stroke / amplitude customized
- good for control temperature and relative humidity

Characterization

• materials/coatings evaluation in R&D
• friction / wear / lubrication / durability
• good repeatability with force calibration easy
• intuitive operation interface
• multi-contact modes
• option for pin-on-disc (rotation) mode

General Applications:

• Automotive - coatings, surface wear resistance
• Data Storage - Lubricant and DLC coatings on magnetic disk
• Optical and Decorative coatings - wear resistance
• MEMS/NEMS - friction, durability, adhesion measurement
• General Mechanical Engineering - micro/nano tribology system

Vacuum TriboTester -Ball-on-Disk Tester

- load from mN to tens Newton
- Ball-on-disc rotation mode (0.05 ~ 1000 rpm)
- linear speed from 0.0005 m/s to 2.0 m/s
- vacuum to 10-8 torr
- option 1: temperature -100°C ~ Ambient Temperature
- option 2: temperature 30°C ~ +200°C
- option 3: Pin-on-Disk configuration with higher load
- option 4: Block-on-Ring configuration
- option 5: high speed rotation up to 5000 rpm
- option 6: high pressure chamber (refrigerant tank, chemical / pharmaceutical vessel, etc )

Characterization

• materials/coatings evaluation in R&D
• high performance low cost - affordable tester

General Applications

• solid lubricant films / coating evaluation (MoS2, DLC...)
• study cold welding phenomena of materials in vacuum
• evaluation ionic liquid lubricant, z-Dol, silicon oil etc

Cryo TriboTester - Ultralow temperature Ball-on-disk tester

• load from sub Newton to tens Newton
• temperature from -150°C ~ +30°C
• Rotation speed from 1 rpm to 600 rpm
• high vacuum

Characterization

• New generation Refrigeration technology
• Double PID temperature control

General Applications:

• Automotive - coatings, surface wear resistance
• Friction mechanism of ice tribology
• Petrolium industry drilling and poring
• Transportation machinery in extreme environment

Reprocal Sliding TriboTester - high load, long stroke

• load from tens Newton to hundreds Newton
• temperature from -150°C ~ +30°C
• stroke from 1 mm to 50 mm
• maximum speeed from 0.01 mm/s to 10 mm/s
• option 1: temperature 30°C ~ +200°C

Characterization

• New generation electro-magnetic system
• variable stroke

General Applications:

• Automotive - coatings, surface wear resistance
• Lubricants and additives research
• Composite wear and friction mechanism research
• Petrolium industry tribology research

Vapor Pressure Tester

• Advanced Vacuum Chamber
• Multi stage temperature control
• Ultrahigh precision to sub mg
• temperature from 20°C ~ +300°C
• sensitivity 0.5 ug, a capacity of 1.5 g

Characterization

• Gravimetric measurment of vapor pressure
• Replace Effusion cell, Knudsen cell, K-cell
• Replace quartz crystal microbalance (QCM)
• Thermal decomposition research

General Applications:

• vapor pressure study of lurricant
• low-vapor pressure pesticides research
• $11 billion pesticides spent in US by EPA report 2001
• Petrolieum industry research

NanoTester

• load from nN to µN
• films / coating evaluation in R&D
• adhesion / stiction measurement from nN to µN and to sub mN
• nanotribology / microtribology
• stroke from nm to tens µm
• micro / nano - friction behavior

General Applications:

• Automotive - coatings, surface wear resistance
• Data Storage - Lubricant and DLC coatings on magnetic disk
• Optical and Decorative coatings - wear resistance
• MEMS/NEMS - friction, durability, adhesion measurement
• General Mechanical Engineering - micro/nano tribology system

Bainano Instrument LLC USA                        Last modification: 2017/02/10