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The Falex Pin & Vee Block Test Machine is a laboratory tool for evaluating wear, friction and extreme pressure properties of materials and lubricants. The equipment rotates a ¼ inch diameter test pin against two ½ inch diameter vee blocks. A four line contact is established as load is applied through a mechanical gage by a ratchet wheel and an eccentric arm.
The Falex Pin & Vee Block Test Machine is available in
manual, digital or computer controlled configuration.
Standard Test Methods
ASTM D2670 – D2625 – D3233 - D5620 - FTM-791-3807.1 - FTM-791-3812.1
461-C-84-01 - 461-C-84-02 - 461-C-84-03 - FMC-BJ1-1 - IP 241
Full manufacturer's specifications can be found here. Back
Equipment News 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 !
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
Falex Tribology nv launched its Global Application Center in Tribology during the
Materials 2016 trade fair in Veldhoven.
Together with Tetra GmbH we presented 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.
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 Conferences and events 2016-2017 Read more