Friction Material Characterization Machines

Friction characterization test systems have a dual-purpose function, in which they can be used for quality inspection or for material development. For the purpose of objective quality inspection, these machines are utilized to evaluate acceptable product tolerances and consistency in part production. With respect to material development, these machines are precisely utilized to evaluate frictional properties and raw material characteristics.

Measurement systems and mechanical assemblies are engineered to eliminate potential sources of test variability. Typical test measurements include compressibility and coefficient of friction and may be expanded further to include thermal and wear characteristics.

Some common friction material characterization test stands include: