technical device for surface examination

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Equipment list

Some selected facilities

Material Analysis

  • metallographic preparation
  • micro- and macro hardness tester
  • stereo microscope with digital camera and picture processing
  • light microscopy
  • SEM/ FIB Dual beam workstation with EBSD
  • advanced scratch tester (for spherical surfaces)
  • high temperature scratch and hardness tester (up to 1000 °C)

Metrology Equipment

  • 3D confocal white light microscope
  • 3D white light interferometer

Advanced Chemical Analysis

  • gas chromatography
  • high resolution and high accuracy tandem mass spectrometer
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
  • radio isotope concentration method (RIC) measuring nanoscale wear


  • SRV tribometers (up to 800 °C)
  • pin-on-disk tribometers
  • precision bearing tribometers
  • high load ring friction and wear tribometer (up to 700 Nm torque)
  • journal bearing tribometer
  • sliding corrosion tribometer
  • micro-load tribometer
  • sliding bearing vacuum tribometer
  • hip joint simulators etc.

Lubricant testing

  • FTIR
  • UV-VIS spectroscopy
  • artificial oil alteration devices
  • Diesel injector test rig
  • Stabinger viscometer ASTM D 7042
  • Brookfield viscometer ASTM D 2983
  • universal tensiometers
  • rotational rheometer
  • Baader stability test apparatus DIN 51554

In collaboration with the Austrian Excellence Center of Tribology AC2T research

in blue and yellow text "AC2T research" computer designed

© AC2T research GmbH (AC²T)