Grease tribology – static and kinetic friction measurements on the MCR Tribometer


Greases are used in various fields such as automotive or aviation applications. They have to perform under ambient conditions but also under extreme conditions such as sub-zero temperatures. Tribological testing can help you to better understand and increase the performance of your grease. This webinar will focus on the tribological testing of greases at model and component level on an MCR Tribometer. It will be explained how to measure the friction over up to nine decades of sliding speed, capturing the static and the kinetic regime of friction. The webinar will be completed by rheological characterization of the greases.

The main topics will be:

  • Measuring the transition from static to kinetic friction
  • Extended Stribeck curves
  • Breakaway torque measurements
  • Ball bearing testing

Date: 2020-01-16, 09:00 - 09:30 (CEST UTC+02)
Language: English
Trainer: Florian Rummel

Florian Rummel studied food technology and biotechnology at the Technical University of Munich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. As the International Product Specialist for Tribology at Anton Paar, Florian has been working extensively on topics related to biotribology with special focus on implants, tissue/material interaction, and food and beverages. He is also a part of the Young Tribologists association which aims at a broader exchange of knowledge and know-how between tribologists from different fields.

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