Tribological tests and lubricant characterisation

In the field of watchmaking and microtechnology, friction consumes a large part of the small energy reserves available.

The development of friction pairs and high-performance lubrication systems considerably improves the service life and reliability of the products.

For example, we perform the following tests with a ball-disc tribometer :

  • Dry or lubricated friction tests, in a dry medium or with controlled moisture, with  friction coefficient measurement and determination of the wear rate
  • Oil lubricity measurements
  • Quality control of lubricants-Evaluation of additives
  • Lubricant ageing and conditions of storage
  • Wear and service life of materials / coatings
  • Characterisation of surfaces before /after tests
Friction test on ball-disc tribometer
Worn ball after test
Lubricant oiliness behabiour