Pin-on-Plate Wear Testing
This multi-axial motion pin-on-plate reciprocator can be used for material screening and ranking purposes, as well as generation of wear debris. This wear machine has six stations.
Wear of the pin and/or plate is produced by linear forward and reverse motion combined with rotation of the pin.
Typical test involves 3 experimental and 3 control pin and/or counterface samples.
Polyethylene, polyurethane, metal, & ceramic materials
Motion: Unidirectional or Multi-directional
Cycle rate : 1 Hz
Stroke from 10 - 30 mm
Lubricant : 25% bovine serum, 0.03% Sodium Azide
Loads upto 200 N
Typical test duration: 3 weeks, 1 million cycles (polytheylene on metal)
Gravimetric measurements to determine wear volumes
For further information please contact Dr Louise Jennings, Research & Laboratory Manager.
Pin-on-Plate Friction Testing