Tribometers are the devices used to analyze and characterize tribological systems. The most common direct measurement is the measurement of friction coefficient (and shear strength). During the post processing stage other quantities can be measured, such as wear volume, surface roughness evolution, tribofilm thickness, etc. Tribometers can also operate at various scales, ranging from macroscale to nanoscale measurements.
The following are common tribometers:
|Four Ball Test|
|Reciprocating Sliding Friction and Wear test
|Dry sand rubber/wheel abrasion test
|Falex Pin & Vee Block Test|
|High temperature Tribometer|
|Low temperature Tribometer|
|Scratch Test Instrument|
|Taber Abraser Test|
|Air Jet Erosion Test|
|Water/Slurry Jet Erosion Test|
|Tribocorrosion test systems|
A list of various tribometers and their specifications is given on tribometers page.