Tribology plays a crucial role in driving performance in racing cars.
Positively impacting the friction, wear, and lubrication between the moving parts can deliver crucial gains in performance, influencing various aspects of the vehicle’s speed, efficiency, reliability, and safety.
The Ingram-Roots Method
To help our engineering customers more effectively evaluate lubricants’ properties, we challenged ourselves to create a simple way of presenting information about a lubricant’s performance in an easily comparable way.
The Ingram-Roots Method is a sophisticated tool that’s been shown to be repeatable and reproduceable for a given selection of oils. It uses an MTM test to rate performance using Stribeck Curves, with the results being simply expressed as ratings – helping people who are less experienced in tribology to quickly assess their formulations.
“Ingram has been very flexible and helpful to adapt the analysis proceedure according to our research question.”Fabrizio Steinebrunner, Igralub AG für Schmiertechnik
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We have started a Podcast! Our first guest is Dr. Connor Myant from Imperial College. We discuss biotribology, as related to the testing of food and hip joint failures. We discuss the advances in 3D printing and how Connor moved from Tribology into 3D printing. We discuss all Connors current projects and thoughts for the…
We are recruiting an Engineer to join our team at Ingram Tribology. The deadline for applications is 4th September 2023.
We have been busy preparing for the conferences this summer. By drafting some of our micropitting work for publication. This will be presented at STLE, Lubmat and TriboUK. We have been busy working on a rapid micropitting test that correlates to the FZG micropitting test. Our new test takes less than 40 hours and correlates…
We are currently working on an exciting project with the Railway Standards Safety Board (RSSB) and the European Lubricating Grease Institute (ELGI), to develop a new performance test for Top of rail (TOR) materials. These TOR materials are used to ensure traction and reduce noise at the wheel/rail interface. This allows trains to start without…
This year the animals at the South Pole have been having fun demonstrating the different shapes of contacting bodies.
A Stribeck Curve (sometimes also called a Stribeck Friction Curve) is a common name used to described friction vs entrainment speed results, measured on a tribometer. These are very useful as they give a good overview of the frictional performance of a lubricant. The Stribeck Curve is named after the German engineer Richard Stribeck, who…
At the beginning of the first COVID lockdown in the UK – March 2020, we like many other people didn’t know what effect the lockdown would have on our business. But we did know and feel like we needed to help our local community. This included the manufacture of protective face visors, using our 3D…
Traction curves can be used to develop lubricants for specific applications, for example high traction fluids for CVTs. They can also be used to help understand the physical changes of the lubricant under high contact pressures. This can then be used to help develop new lubricants with special properties, for example with low traction to…