The Low Load High Temperature Pin on Disc Machine is suited to the friction and wear testing of materials under low loads in pin or ball on disc contacts and dry conditions. The machine can perform tests according to ASTM G 99 and DIN 50 324 and provides a Class 1 contact configuration (pin or ball loaded vertically downwards onto a horizontally rotating disc).

    The unit comprises the loading and friction force measurement system mounted on a base plate, with a variable speed motor and reduction gear-box, test spindle and disc carrier. Load and disc track diameter are set manually. The machine is bench-top mounted.

    Specimen heating is by means of a PID controlled hot air blast electric heat allowing test temperatures up to 500°C with an optical pyrometer for temperature sensing.

    The control and data acquisition hardware incorporates a SUPERSLIM serial interface and COMPEND 2000 control and data acquisition software.


  • Technical Specifications

    Normal Load: 0.1 to 20 N
    Friction Force Range: 0 to 50 N
    Contact Configurations: Pin on Disc
    Ball on Disc
    Disc Diameter: 75 mm
    Track Radius: 0 to 35 mm
    Rotational Speed: 2 to 200 rpm
    Sliding Velocity: 0.007 to 0.7 m/s
    Temperature: Ambient to 500 °C
    Air Heating Power: 2.8 kW
    Interface: Serial Link Interface Module
    Software: COMPEND 2000
    Motor: 190 W dc
    Automatically Controlled Parameters Rotational Speed
    Test Duration
    Manually Controlled Parameters Load
    Measured Parameters Rotational Speed
    Sliding Distance
    Friction Coefficient
    Electricity: 220/240 V, single phase, 50 Hz, 3 kW
    110/120 V, single phase, 60 Hz, 3 kW
    Installation 570 mm x 600 mm x 600 mm high, 40 kg
    Floor-standing: 530 mm x 530 mm x 240 mm high, 20 kg
    Control cabinet: 0.59 m3, GW 120 kg, NW 70 kg

  • Applications

    abrasive wear
    ball on disc
    dry contact conditions
    friction materials
    pin on disc
    wear mapping

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    Launched 2005

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