We offer contract testing using our in-house instruments. Contract testing is carried out for a variety of clients, including lubricant and additive manufacturers, OEMs and researchers working at the cutting edge of Tribology. We ensure the highest levels of repeatability and reproducibility, by using standard operating procedures, regular instrument servicing, calibration and reference testing.
We present the test results in a short report, giving a summary of the results. All raw data from the instrument and from post test analysis is presented to the client in an easy to understand format. We carry out post analysis for some clients, to present the results in their preferred format.
Test Method Development
We have a proven track record of developing very useful and reliable test methods. These test methods are used in the development of new lubricants, additives, coatings and materials for a variety of applications.
We can design bespoke test conditions to mimic the field parts of interest, to aid in product development or rapid screening. Past work has included developing test methods to simulate IC engines, gearboxes, aircraft undercarriages, train/wheel interfaces, industrial gearboxes, wind turbine bearings and many others…
We take our clients IP very seriously. We maintain high levels of data security throughout the project. We frequently work under NDA and confidentiality agreements with our clients.
We know that R&D projects can present many challenges and require constant changes. We are easy to work with and flexible. Giving you the confidence that changes can be made easily to your testing schedules without penalty.
We conduct complex modelling projects, linking the results from small test rigs to large expensive test rigs. This can include the development of bespoke test methods, using the most appropriate materials, speeds, loads temperatures etc – then we use statistical methods and complex algorithms to find correlations between the screener test and the engine test/field test.