The facilities in our test labs are continually upgraded to provide the latest in testing technologies. Some of our standard testing capabilities are listed in the table below. However, our applications engineering department can work with you in identifying the right testing method and provide assistance in designing tests for customized requirements.
Standard Title ASTM B 611 Abrasive Wear Resistance of Cemented Carbides ASTM D 2266 Wear Preventive Characteristics of Lubricating Grease (Four-Ball Method) ASTM D 2596 Measurement of Extreme Pressure Properties of Lubricating Grease (Four-Ball Method) ASTM D 2783 Measurement of Extreme Pressure Properties of Lubricating Fluids (Four-Ball Method) ASTM D 2509 Measurement of Load-Carrying Capacity of Lubricating Grease (Timken Method) ASTM D 2782 Measurement of Extreme-Pressure Properties of Lubricating Fluids (Timken Method) ASTM D 2981 Wear Life of Solid Film Lubricants in Oscillating Motion ASTM D 3704 Wear Preventive Properties of Lubricating Greases Using the Block on Ring Test Machine in Oscillating Motion ASTM D 3702 Wear Rate of Materials in Self-Lubricated Rubbing Contact Using a Thrust Washer Testing Machine ASTM D 4172 Wear Preventive Characteristics of Lubricating Fluid (Four-Ball Method) ASTM D 5183 Determination of the Coefficient of Friction of Lubricants Using the Four-Ball Wear Test Machine ASTM D 6079 Evaluating Lubricity of Diesel Fuels by the High-Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) ASTM G 65 Measuring Abrasion Using the Dry Sand/Rubber Wheel Apparatus ASTM G 76 Conducting Erosion Tests by Solid Particle Impingement Using Gas Jets ASTM G 77 Wear Resistance by Block-on-Ring Wear Test ASTM G 99 Wear Testing with a Pin-on-Disc Apparatus ASTM G 105 Conducting Wet Sand/Rubber Wheel Abrasion Tests ASTM G 133 Linearly-Reciprocating Ball-on-Flat Sliding Wear ASTM G 137 Ranking Resistance of Plastic Materials to Sliding Wear Using a Block-on-Ring Configuration ASTM G 171 Scratch Hardness of Materials Using a Diamond Stylus ASTM G 211 Test Method for Conducting Elevated Temperature Erosion Tests by Solid Particle Impingement Using Gas Jets CEC L-45-T-93 Viscosity Shear Stability of Transmission Lubricants (Taper Roller Bearing Rig) IP 300 Rolling Contact Fatigue Tests for Fluids in a Modified Four Ball Machine
The Ducom Test Lab houses the below instruments which can be used to conduct tests customized test procedures when testing needs exceed scope of available standards.
Instrument Name Options Dry Abrasion Tester Standard Gas Jet Erosion Tester Ambient to 400 Deg C Gas Jet Erosion Tester Ambient to 800 Deg C Scratch Tester Image Acquisition, Acoustic Emission Rotary (Pin/Ball on Disc) Tribometer 200 N Load, Lubrication Module, Environment Chamber Rotary (Pin/Ball on Disc) Tribometer 20 N Load, Ambient to 600 Deg C, Angular Reciprocation Module Hot Forming (Strip) Tribometer Standard BioTribometer Single Station, Programmable Pin Rotation BioTribometer Six Stations, Programmable Pin Rotation, Wear Measurement, Friction Measurement Linear Reciprocating Tribometer (LRT) Ambient to 600 Deg C, Advanced Motion Control Module, TriboCorrosion Module High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) Standard Timken OK Load Tester Automated Loading Automated Macro Indentation Tester (AMIT) Benchtop Stand, Pipe Attachment Module Four Ball Tester KRL Shear Stability Attachment, Thrust Washer Attachment Low Temperature Torque Tester Standard Multi-Specimen Tribometer Three Pin on Disk, Thrust Washer Attachment, Four Ball Test Attachment Non-Contact 3D Profilometer Standard
Pre and Post Test Surface Metrology
Complete evaluation of test samples often calls for several different types of pretesting and post testing measurements to fully understand material properties. In addition to tribology testing, Ducom Test Lab offers a variety of surface imaging and measurement services that include: Digital Microscopy, Stylus Profilometry and 3D Non Contact Profilometry.
Testing requirements can sometimes come up unexpectedly and we understand that a lot depends on having reliable results at the right time. On the occasions where situations where our standard turn around times do not work, you can opt to use our premium +Express Testing option for a high priority delivery of results.
Meaningful testing of samples for their tribological and mechanical properties often calls for test parameters to be customized. Customization allows for testing conditions to be as close to the intended application as possible. With our experienced applications and testing engineers and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility we can work together with you to make testing more meaningful.
We offer discounted pricing for volume testing and customers that have frequent and recurring testing needs. Contact us with details of your testing requirements for a proposal
About the lab
The Ducom Contract Testing Lab is equipped with a range state-of-the-art of test instruments for tribological and mechanical characterization. Capabilities range from evaluation for lubricants, fuels and additives to unique abrasion and erosion testing capabilities for advanced materials and coatings. Specialized tribometers for high temperature testing as well as testing in special environments are also available.
In addition to the sample testing, we also provide value added services like sample preparation and post-test surface measurements for your convenience.
Our testing lab facilities are in three locations: Bohemia, NY (USA), Bangalore (India) and Groningen (Netherlands) for quick turnaround times. Our testing engineers are highly trained and have many years of experience in running standard as well as complex customized testing procedures.