Friction and Wear Testing

Innovative Test Solutions, Inc. provides a wide range of friction and wear services ranging from ASTM standardized testing to custom designed rigs to simulate real world environments from the aerospace, power generation, and transportation industries.

High Stress Fretting/Wear/Fatigue Rig


This high stress wear rig was designed for high crush stress at very small to moderate displacements. The setup allows for closed loop biaxial computer control which can be programed to accommodate complex loading procedures, advance data collection, and monitoring.   The specimens were designed so that they can be modified to any desirable mating conditions.   This rig can be used to evaluate coatings, material couples, wear rates, or static and dynamic coefficient of friction. This test rig also performs fretting fatigue testing which allows for a specimen to be in tension while sliding is occurring on a matting surface.

Uploaded Image: /uploads/images/high-stress-fretting.jpg High stress Fretting/Wear/Fatigue Rig Capabilities
Displacement Range: 0.0005” to 0.5”
Stress:  10psi to 130,000ksi
Frequency: up to 60 Hz
Temperature: up to 1600 F

 

Bar and Block Wear Rig

Similar to the high stress rig, this wear rig was designed for moderate crush stress at small to large displacements. The setup allows for closed loop biaxial computer control which can be programed to accommodate basic loading procedures.   The specimens were designed so that they can be modified to any desirable mating condition.   This rig can be used to evaluate coatings, material couples, wear rates, or static and dynamic coefficient of friction.

Uploaded Image: /uploads/images/bar-block-wear.jpg Bar and Block Wear Rig Capabilities
Displacement Range: 0.002” to 1”
Stress:  10psi to 55,000ksi
Frequency: up to 40 Hz
Temperature: up to 1600 F

 

Standardized ASTM Rigs

The Falex multi-specimen test machine can simulate sliding, rolling, oscillating, or combinations of sliding and rolling contacts. Our custom adaptors allow for dry, wet, heated (to a maximum of 600°F), or cryogenic conditions (to a minimum of -320°F).  Our common tests performed on these test rigs are ASTM D3702 -Thrust Washer, ASTM G99 - Pin on Disk, and ASTM G98 - Galling. The rig has been used for a variety of variations of each of these ASTM’s as well as many others.

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For more information regarding Friction and Wear Testing, please contact us at info@its-inc.com or request a quote here.