Designing and manufacturing equipment for the testing of fuels and lubricants.

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PCS Instruments are global leaders in the tribology test equipment industry. Established in 1987, we design and manufacture cutting edge instruments for analysing the properties of lubricants and fuels.

Our instruments give researchers the tools to benchmark their products against market leading brands, and play a pivotal role in the development of world class lubricants, materials and formulations.

We have a worldwide client base, spanning over 100 countries, of users performing to ISO and ASTM test methods as well as specialised tribology research in a wide range of industries.

We support our products either directly from the UK or through our extensive network of trained distributors, which ensures all our customers receive fast, reliable service and support.

Our mission is to supply the most innovative test equipment to researchers, providing them with the tools to produce market leading lubricants and fuels.

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Why choose PCS Instruments

Compact, benchtop and highly automated, our instruments require minimal lab space and user intervention.

Intuitive software applications make defining and running different test profiles a straightforward task.

Simple test setup and calibration procedures help users to produce fast, repeatable results and reduce training time.

Test data can be easily imported into other applications for further analysis.

Tribology Key Elements



The resistance that one object encounters when sliding over another.



The damaging, gradual removal of material at contacting solid surfaces in relative motion.



The process of introducing a substance to reduce friction and wear between surfaces in contact.

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PCS core values

Innovation: We are at the forefront of producing cutting edge products and leading the way in the tribology industry

Integrity: Conducting business to the highest level of professionalism and honouring our ethics and company ethos

Quality: Ensuring all our products and services achieve the highest quality and exceed expectations

Customer Focus: We are fully committed to developing our customer knowledge and research capabilities

Consistency: Continuously offer the most reliable instruments alongside excellent service provision

Continuous Improvement: Always striving to constantly improve our products, processes and services

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