The self-lubricating properties of some polmeric materials make them very valuable in bearing application. When
these materials are reinforced with high resistance fibers such as carbon fibers, glass fibers or polyester fibers, they are able to operate under conditions which conventional bearing can not.
In conventional tribotesting, small-scale tests are mainly used because of their cost effectiveness, time efficiency, and the easiness of handling of small samples.
However, because clearances and pressure distribution can not always be scaled properly, Conditions can strongly differ from the real application scale, and extrapolating
towards the real working conditions occasionally results in significant errors. From this point of view, experimental setups in which full-scale bearings can be tested statically and dynamically are very important.
·Co-efficient of friction measurement of composite bearing with low speed high torque (500NM)
and high speed low torque (5NM)
· Servo drive and motor for constant torque application
· Direct method of co-efficient of friction measurement
· Hydrodynamic operation is possible.