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The Falex Four-Ball Wear Test Machine is used to determine the relative wear-preventing properties of lubricating fluids and greases in sliding and rolling applications. Lubricants are compared using the average size of the scar diameters worn on the three lower clamped balls.
The Falex Four-Ball Wear Test Machine is available in
standard or variable drive configuration.
Standard Test Methods
ASTM D2266 – D4172 - D5183 - IP 300 - NF E48617 §3
Full manufacturer's specifications can be found here. Back
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