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The Falex Four-Ball Extreme Pressure Test Machine measures a lubricant’s extreme pressure properties under High Hertzian contact in pure sliding, or pure rolling motion. The test is used to determine the load carrying properties of a lubricant at high test loads.
The Falex Four-Ball EP Test Machine is available in two configurations :
Standard System and High Performance System with Data Acquisition.
Standard Test Methods
ASTM D2596 - D2783 – D2266 - D4172
CEC L-45-A-99 - IP 239 - DIN 51350-1 – 51350-2 – 51350-4 - 51350-6
Full Manufacturer's specifications can be found here. Back
We have put in operation the Basalt-N Microtribometer, after successfully working with the Basalt-M multistation precision pin-on-disk tribometer.
Read more NEW ! Belgian Falex lab acquires a Falex Timken test machine
By acquiring a Timken Extreme Pressure Test Rig, Falex Tribology nv has extended its standard test range available in Belgium with the
ASTM D2509 and D2782 tests.
By installing a
Nanofocus Confocal Microscope, we now have the capacity to measure with high precision 3-dimensional wear tracks and 2D-3D roughness on a wide range of test materials. This dramatically expands our capacity to measure the often low wear rates that we encounter in realistic industrial wear simulations. We also make this technology available as a contract measurement service, independent of friction and wear projects. Read more
Falex Tribology nv launched its Global Application Center in Tribology during the
Materials 2016 trade fair in Veldhoven.
Meanwhile, it has set up a new website , collecting typical examples of testing approaches for industry.
These can be found on the new application website : www.factlabs.org
Please go visit the application blog for inspiration and ideas.
Read more Hard Chromium alternative EU project succesfully concluded
This month, we have succesfully concluded our current 'Hardalt' European research project on finding alternatives for the standard Hard Chromium coatings.
Some alternatives, specifically Nickel Phosphorous based coatings with nano-particle strengthening, are showing promising results.
Falex have screened a number of these Ni-P-nanocomposites for a real industrial application with our 50-station parallel wear tester and found specifically 4 good alternatives for dry and lubricating sliding.
More information can be found on the project website
http://www.hardalt.eu and or our LinkedIn page
For more information on these promising coatings and our way of validating them for industrial applications, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org !