K93400 Friction Tester


 

Features and Benefits
• Perform friction tests on a wide variety of materials including fluid lubricants, greases, cutting fluids, metals, composites, ceramics, polymers, and coatings

• Ball on Flat, Pin on Flat, and Cylinder on Flat contact area
configurations available

• Requires only a few drops of lubricant sample or small specimen size

• Electronic control of stroke length, frequency, and temperature

• Windows 95/98/NT TriboDATA Data Acquisition Software included to record and graph test results

• Wear characteristics can be evaluated using a profilometer on the wear scar

• Custom configurations available


 

K93400 Friction Tester
The Friction Tester is used to test the frictional characteristics of materials in dry or lubricated reciprocating motion contact. A wide variety of materials including fluid lubricants, greases, cutting fluids, metals, composites, ceramics, polymers, and coatings can be tested. The test is performed by loading the test specimen against a ball, pin, or cylinder undergoing reciprocating linear motion. The frictional force developed at the contact interface is measured by a force transducer. The output signal can be captured by a storage oscilloscope or TriboDATA, Koehler's Data Acquisition Software, for evaluation. The reciprocating motion of the ball results in a unique velocity profile which allows for monitoring of static and dynamic friction force over a wide range of linear sliding speeds. The test load, stroke, frequency, and temperature can be adjusted to simulate different testing conditions. Wear testing may also be performed on the test specimen by evaluating the resulting wear scar with a profilometer.

Specifications
Test Frequency: 1 to 50Hz

Stroke Length: 0 to 10 mm @ 1 to 10Hz, 0 to 5mm @ 10 to 20Hz, 0 to 2mm @ 20 to 50Hz

Normal Load: 5 to 50 N

Temperature: Ambient to 100C

Duration: 0.1 - 999 min

Electrical Requirements
Koehler will configure your tribo-tester to operate within the electrical capacity of your facility.
Please contact Koehler Customer Service.

Included Accessories
Set of Weights
Test Specimen Holder
Ball Sample
Pin Sample
Set of Hand Tools
Electronic Controller
Connecting Cable
Temperature Sensor, spare
Heater Cartridges (2), spare
Fuses (2), spare
Analog/Digital (A/D) Card for PC
TriboDATA Data Acquisition Software
Operating and Maintenance Manuals
Calibration and Test Reports


Ordering Information

 

Catalog
Number

Product Description

Electrical Requirements

K93400

Friction Tester

Various electrical specifications are available. Please contact Koehler Customer Service.


Accessories

 

Catalog
Number

Product Description

K93327

Digital Storage Oscilloscope (capture and display friction force signal wave form)


 

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