MTM: Wet Clutch Screening

MTM: Wet Clutch Screening

Research using the MTM has been carried out using an MTM Clutch disc, the specimen consists of a friction material coated steel disc, which is designed for the accurate screening of lubricants in a wet clutch type contact. The MTM Clutch Screening Method was used; this test configuration, which has been successfully used at Imperial College London, UK […]

Biotribology Investigation of Chocolate

Introduction A selection of chocolate samples produced by Cadburys were supplied to PCS Instruments for analysis using a bio-tribology technique. This shows the lubrication regime of the chocolate and how it is controlled by the constituents within the chocolate. Method The chocolate test samples where heated in an oven at 60°C for over 1 hour […]

3D SLIM (SPACER LAYER IMAGING METHOD)

Both the MTM2 and EHD2 have a 3D SLIM option available. What are the differences and benefits of both options? EHD2 A lubricant film is formed between a rotating coated glass disc and 3/4” steel ball.  An RGB camera  is used to capture a dynamic image of the contact in the elastohydrodynamic region. The SLIM […]

ASTM D6079- What items do you require to conform to the standard?

ASTM D6079 : Evaluating Diesel Fuel Lubricity The ASTM D6079 specifies the PCS Instruments’ High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) mechanical and control Unit. HFRR system ( P/N:HFRRSYS) comprises of: Mechanical test unit with upper and lower specimen holders. Control and data acquisition system pre-loaded with standard test protocols.   User manual Main RTD temperature probe Tool […]

HFRR ASTM D6079 Reference Fuels

PCS Instruments is the sole supplier of the HFRR, as stated in ASTM method D6079. The procedure states that ASTM reference (A + B)  fuels must be tested every 20 tests  to verify the apparatus’s performance. These fuels adhere to the ISO method and can be purchased from PCS Instruments in 1.8 litre cans. The […]