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MCR plus tribology cells:

  • For extended Stribeck curves, static friction, limiting friction (including break-away torque)
  • Test both dry and lubricated systems
  • Apply rotation or oscillation and control temperature and normal force
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Employ the precise motion and force control of MCR tribometers for your tribological measurements. Use a range of accessories designed to work at their best in the MCR series.

The systems’ user-friendly application software enables flexible test programming in rotation and oscillation for all accessories, featuring all tribological parameters and pre-defined measuring templates.

You can use this unique setup to acquire extended Stribeck curves, static friction, limiting friction (including break-away torque) and apply specific motion profiles combined with normal force and temperature control. This allows for the characterization of a broad range of applications from the characterization of lubricants, biomaterials, polymers, food and beverages, etc. You can also run component tests at model scale for bearings or the like.

Key features

Your key to accuracy – the motor technology

Your key to accuracy – the motor technology

25 years of experience in one motor – you only get this with tribometers from Anton Paar. The air-bearing-supported synchronous EC motor deploys a frictionless synchronous movement of the rotor inside that enables the most sensitive and therefore most precise movements.

Step-by-step software

Step-by-step software

The intuitive software helps you find the test template you need, customize tests and analysis definitions, export your data, and generate reports. You are guided through your first tribological measurements with predesigned but individually adaptable templates, including integrated videos and pictures for extra support. Different accounts can be created for each operator working in the lab.

Contact Condition Control

Contact Condition Control

Sample holders and measuring setups are available to customize your MCR tribometer to achieve significant and representative results for each measurement. Benefit from developments in close collaboration with research and industry partners. Measuring setups for both model tribosystems as well as components, e.g. bearings, and custom-tailored solutions are available to meet your specific needs. Test dry and lubricated systems. Even small quantities of lubricants can be tested effectively. Test point, and flat contacts by merely exchanging a sample holder. Furthermore, options for optical and electrical investigations may be added.

Technical specifications

MCR Tribometer Base

Temperature Control TechnologyPeltierElectrical
Measuring CellT-PTD 200T-PID/44T-BTP

Environmental conditions

Temperature Range-40 °C to 200 °C-30 °C to 190 °C-20 °C to 180 °C-160 °C to 600 °C
Relative Humidity Level--5 % to 95 %-

Contact conditions

Normal Force Range1 N to 50 N0.7 N to 50 N0.1 N to 70 N
Normal Force Resolution0.005 N
Contact TypePoint, BearingPoint, FlatPoint

Motion conditions

Continuous rotation

Speed Range10⁻⁶ rpm to 3000 rpm10⁻⁶ rpm to 1000 rpm10⁻⁶ rpm to 3000 rpm
Sliding Speed Range10⁻⁸ m/s to 3.3 m/s10⁻⁸ m/s to 2.3 m/s10⁻⁸ m/s to 1.4 m/s
Torque Range1 nNm to 300 mNm
Torque Resolution0.1 nNm
Friction Force Range250 nN to 120 N
Friction Force Resolution25 nNm

Oscillatory rotation

Frequency10⁻⁷ Hz to 100 Hz
Angular Amplitude1 μrad to ∞ μrad
Angular Resolution10 nrad

Additional parameters

Min. Online Wear Depth0.65 μm

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  • More than 350 manufacturer-certified technical experts worldwide
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  • 3-year warranty
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