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

High-Stress Fretting, Wear & Fatigue Rig 

Our high-stress wear and fatigue 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 wear and fatigue rig at ITS can be used to evaluate coatings, material couples, wear rates, or static and dynamic coefficient of friction. It can also perform fretting fatigue testing, which allows for a specimen to be in tension while sliding is occurring on a matting surface. 

The specimens were designed so that they can be modified to any desirable mating conditions.

High-Stress Fretting/Wear/Fatigue Rig Capabilities

Displacement Range: 0.0005 inches to 0.5 inches
Stress: 10psi to 130,000ksi
Frequency: up to 60 Hz
Temperature: up to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit

Bar & 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. 

Bar & Block Wear Rig Capabilities

Displacement Range: 0.002 inches to 1 inch
Stress: 10psi to 55,000ksi
Frequency: up to 40 Hz
Temperature: up to 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit  

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 degrees Fahrenheit), or cryogenic conditions (to a minimum of -320 degrees Fahrenheit).  

Commonly 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 standardized tests, as well as many others. 

For more information regarding friction and wear testing, please request a quote below.

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