High-temperature tribometry

The two CSM Instruments high-temperature tribometers of type ball-on-disk and pin-on-disk allow tribological investigations at temperatures between room temperature and 1000°C. Sliding contacts of materials in different atmospheres under dry and lubricated conditions can be studied. The coefficient of friction is measured during the test and plotted versus the sliding distance. Using a white light profilometer, the area of the wear track can be measured and wear rates can be calculated.