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Bruker is a global leader in design and manufacturing of high-performance measurement and characterization equipment. Our Contour™ and NPFLEX™ 3D optical profilers, based on more than 30 years of Wyko® technology, provide the flexible imaging and measurement capabilities for fast, comprehensive, and extremely accurate characterization of surfaces. Bruker’s modular UMT TriboLab™ mechanical testers are versatile tribology systems for comprehensive investigation of friction, wear, load, hardness, and lubrication. Our metrology and test solutions help engineers and manufacturers better understand how their materials and parts will perform in real-world applications.

Screen Lubricating Materials More Efficiently

Bruker’s High-Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) Module for the TriboLab enables a versatile and cost-effective way to screen lubricants and materials. Traditionally, the testing of surfaces and lubricants on reciprocating systems, such as engines and linear compressors, has required the use of laboratory-scale tribometers prior to final component tests. Now, with the HFRR Module, samples can be tested at the benchtop scale to rank the performance of lubricants and surfaces under simulated conditions while monitoring small changes in friction. These tests perfectly simulate standard protocols, such as the ASTM D6245-17, allowing researchers and engineers to more easily and economically develop top-performing materials and recipes.