The release of the new Nanovea Tribometer marks the end to bulky, unappealing and complicated tribology testing. Nanovea’s Tribometer has been redesigned to complete Nanovea’s signature instrument look and user-friendly appeal. The Nanovea Tribometer also introduces, to the world of tribology, quick in-situ 3D Optical Profiler integration for wear calculation analysis along with other 3D surface measurements. In addition, the Nanovea Tribometer can reach speeds of 6,000 rpm. To offer the same quality data at these high speeds, Nanovea has integrated a fast 56,000-hertz acquisition card with 24-bit resolution. The system also comes standard with a motorized table that allows to precisely position the arm through computer control.
The diverse capabilities of Nanovea’s Tribometer design allows for Pin-On-Disk and Linear Reciprocating modules. Testing abilities include high-temperature testing up to 1,000 degrees Celsius, Tri-mode lubrication system and several other enhanced environment testing options. A precision RVDT can be used to measure the change of vertical displacement during testing. The value given may be used to manually calculate the sample’s wear rate. The optional 3D Optical Profiler provides the user a software automated option for calculating wear rate. This optional feature will also be useful for quick and easy analysis of roughness, critical dimensions, topography and full pre and post test area profile. Nanovea Tribometer software gives users the ability to easily control test parameters including: speed, frequency, contact pressure and varying time. To mimic a specific range of applications, Nanovea’s Tribometer can be built with custom adjustments.