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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
Equipment News NEW ! Belgian Falex lab acquires a Miller Number Slurry Abrasivity Test Machine
Falex Tribology nv has added a Miller Number Slurry Abrasion Test Machine to its already extensive tribotester base. We can now perform your ASTM G75 or custom slurry abrasion tests in our lab in Belgium.
As of May 2016, the Tetra-Falex MUST microtribometer system will no longer be supported and is replaced by the Tetra Basalt-N2 testing platform which has, among other configurations, a microNewton reciprocating configuration.
This configuration completely replaces and improves the MUST specifications.
A limited offer is given to current users : in return for your MUST test system, you are eligible for a substantial discount on the new test system. Please contact
Dr. Dirk Drees for more information on this. 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 email@example.com !
Falex Tribology nv was present at Materials 2016, on 20 and 21 April 2016, in the special theme area
on Smart Coatings.
We presented our competences and the
TETRA BASALT® N2, our answer to high precision demands of today's tribology and material surface measurements.
Conceived to be modular in manufacturing, this test system can adapt easily to various requirements in surface and coatings testing.
Some application examples of
high precision testing were presented at the stand.
More info on the Tetra Basalt N2 Read more
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After some initial trials and a lot of brainstorming ......