Nano Tribometer NT-30NANO TRIBOMETER NT-30 TO STUDY INTERACTIONS AT ATOMIC LEVEL

NT-30 enables user to study interactions at atomic level. Easy to interchange modules with advanced high precision mechanical design allows it to unfold new hidden mysteries in nanotechnology.


Ultra Nano, Nano & Micro range Interchangeable test heads 3D high resolution image Various lower Drives Environmental Options
Close loop controls Sturdy platform Insitu Sensors FingerPrint curve Software
  Applications Computational power Misc. features  

Ultra Nano, Nano and Micro Range

Modular design to maintain high resolution across entire range

Modular based construction allows NT-30 to control forces from micro N to 30N on same platform. It takes less than 5 minutes to interchange various heads.*

Ultra Nano Load Range
Nano Load Range
Micro Load Range

- upto 10mN
- upto 500mN or 1000mN
- upto 30N

*several other choices available

Interchangeable test heads

Comprehensive mechanical and tribological test

NT-30 offers following interchangeable techniques on same platform. It takes less than 5 minutes to convert a nanotribometer to a nanoindenter or scratch tester.

  1. Tribometer heads –Nano tribology, Micro Tribology
  2. Indentation- Ultra Nano indentation, Nano indentation, Micro Indentation
  3. Scratch test- Micro scratch, Nano Scratch
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3D High Resolution Images

3D Imaging at atomic level generated automatically

Inline imaging to automatically locate and image nano indents, scratch or wear mark after the test. NT-30 comes with several inline imaging options. Depending upon the test or the mechanical head installed an imaging option can be chosen. Sample automatically moves between imaging and mechanical heads.

3d High Res Images

High Magnification
Microscope

With Multiple objectives mounted on automatic or manual turret that can take high resolution colored picture and videos.

3D Contact Profilometer

Contact Stylus based profilometer with both tip and stage scan to generate 2D and 3D images with high reliability and without any material surface requirement.

Optical Profilometer

Non contact White light interferometer with high intensity LED allows to image sample with <0.4% to 100% reflectivity.

AFM

Atomic force microscope with all standard modes such as contact and non contact mode to generate high resolution atomic scale images.


Various lower drives

Any motion can be replicated on NT-30

Studying interaction at atomic level is very sensitive to direction, speed, load etc. NT-3000 comes with various easily interchangeable lower drives such as rotary, fast reciprocating, linear drive etc. to replicate any motion. It takes less than 5 minutes to interchange the lower drive. Choice of drive is dictated by the standard or the test required for eg. Indentation and scratch test uses linear drive, fretting test uses fast reciprocating drive, pin on disk uses rotary drive and so on . All these drives are independently programmable i.e its easy to customize motions.

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Environmental Options

Test in conditions its designed to be used at

NT-30 comes with close loop environmental control options. The wide range of computer controllable temperature ranges from -150C to 1500C, 5 to 95% RH . These chambers allow to reproduce lab results to field and also to design products considering different geographical location into consideration for eg. Bio material testing needs controlled humidity chambers, mems devices for automobile needs high temperature environment etc.

Close Loop Controls

High reproducibility and repeatability

NT-30 uses multi mode real time Z down force control. Tests can be done on flat or non flat samples as down force is controlled during the test. All velocities, stroke length, temperature, humidity etc are controlled in close loop to ensure data repeatability and reproducibility.

Study Platform

No vibrations, clean room compatible

To allow analysis at nano level, NT-30 offers cut-off environment. NT-30 is based on a strong sturdy platform that uses granite, anti dampening cast iron, optically flat reference discs, anti-vibration table, acoustic enclosure etc. High grade electronics from silicon valley allow for high data processing speeds. Fine finish, clean room compatible, low energy compliant, small foot print, multiple cameras, led lighting on the platform makes this platform an ideal platform for various nanotechnology studies.

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In-situ Sensors

Multiple parallel data to increase result confidence

NT-30 uses multi sensing technology to measure various data insitu during the test. Data such as acoustic emission, electrical contact resistance, down force, friction force, wear, displacement, humidity, temperature, velocity, stroke lengths, motion direction, images are all recorded and saved on same data file automatically. User can change the frequency of data collection to reduce file size if needed.

Finger Print Curve

Automatic generation of Friction vs velocity/load curve

To reduce guess work or to get a complete picture on how friction, wear changes across various condition (load, velocity, temperature etc.) NT-30 give users a starting point for any tribology test. It comes with standard recipe that allows automatic friction vs velocity/load curve generation at various environmental conditions. Tester automatically changes load and velocity during the test and produces the curves automatically. This curve should be used as a starting point for further specific experimental setups.

Software

Easy and intuitive software

Tester comes with latest windows based OS. It has an intuitive easy to run interface. With one click same area of sample moves between test and imaging head. After the data is collected, images are analyzed using powerful imaging software. Few features of software package is listed below

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Applications

Usage limited only by user need

Few industries using NT-30 are as following

Thin Films
DLC, CVD, ALD, electroplating, PVD, decorative coatings, solar cells, MEMS, etc.

Health Science / Biomedical
Joints, knee, bone, dental, skin, hair, sutures, stent, contact lens tissues, implants, pumps, lens etc.

Coatings
Hard coating, paint, protective coating, surface modifier etc.

Manufacturing
Cutting tool, surface inspection, wear volume, fretting, paint, surface finish, glass, polymer etc.

Chemicals
Solid lubricant, additives, anti friction coatings, etc

Computational power

High processing speeds

Strong hardware includes 64 bit, multiple core processors. The parallel processor configuration allows data processing independent of the number of channels being used. Tester comes with latest windows based OS.

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Misc. features

Contact us for more information

The current description doesn't list all new exciting features. The tester also has several other features such as dynamic liquid circulation, vacuum chambers, pH probes, universal holders etc. Please contact us for more detailed information.