Multi Function Tribometer MFT-3000

Modular bench top tribometer. Patented dual sensors technology. Wear and mechanical property analysis across nano, micro, and macro range. The state-of-the art Multi Function Tribometer MFT-3000 is a versatile and technologically advanced bench top tribometer. With next generation patented dual force sensor technology, it generates friction tests from nano to macro test range with great accuracy. With ultra high resolution, high speeds, and a wide environmental control range, several tribological applications possible with ease.


Rtec Instruments

Rtec Instruments develops and manufactures advanced mechanical and surface testing and measurement solutions for research and industrial applications. We specialise in combining techniques that provide a unique perspective in material testing. Our testers include tribometer, profilometer, scratch tester, high-temperature indenter, and corrosion testers. Furthermore, our testers provide the most robust and versatile platform in the market for testing friction, wear, adhesion, hardness, roughness, and film thickness from nano to macro-scale.


Key Features

  • Patented dual load sensor technology
  • Nano, Micro and Macro Load Ranges
  • -50 °C to 1000 °C
  • Modular with Interchangeable Modules

A Compact Tribometer Like No Other

Customisable For Your Needs:

  • A: Platform - Rigid heavy duty construction design to conduct tribology tests on a bench top design
  • B: Environmental control - Wide temperature (-50 °C to 1000 °C), humidity (5 to 95% RH), tribocorrosion and many more chambers available on the same platform
  • C: Lower Interchangeable Test Module - Interchangeable fast-exchange test modules
  • D: Dual Force Sensor - Dual simultaneous mounted patented range sensors from mN to 3000 N.
  • E: X Stage - High precision 150 mm X stage to move test modules automatically
  • F: Data Acquisition, Motion Controller - Advanced high speed, low noise, multiple channel, fast feedback and highest data acquisition rate (200KHz) controllers

Interchangeable Modules

Multiple modules can be added on top of the XY stage:

Linear reciprocating tribometer wear, pin on plate up to 80 Hz

Pin on disk tribometer, ball on disk tribometer 0.001 – 10,000 RPM

Unmatched Load Cell Technology

Capacitive, Piezo, And More
The universal mechanical tester MFT-3000 has a wide range of patented load cells providing unparalleled stability and resolution. The wide load range extends from nN to 3,000 N with easy interchangeable load cells.

Capacitive Load Cells
Highest resolution load cells with rigid design

Strain Gauge Load Cells
Sensors with widest load range

Piezo Load Cells
Highest resolution load cells with high frequency response

Environmental Chambers

The friction coefficient and wear highly depend on environmental conditions. Therefore, tests should occur in conditions close to real application. MFT-3000 has a wide range of options (high temperature, corrosion, cooling, inert gas) available on the tribometer. Contact us for more application specific information.

High Heat and Cryogenic
Cryogenic to high temperature close loop chambers. -50 °C to 1000 °C\

Controlled Humidity
Control humidity from 5 to 95% RH to simulate real life scenarios

Environmental Control
Tribocorrosion, inert gas chambers for various applications

Patented Dual Sensor Technology

  • Automatically change from nano to macro force range.
  • Full range available on same setup: No removing or interchanging sensors.
  • Highest resolution across the entire range.
  • Automatic sensor recognition.

Product range

Multi Function Tribometer MFT-2000

Multi Function Tribometer MFT-3000

Multi Function Tribometer MFT-5000


  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Bio-materials
  • Ceramics
  • Hard Coating
  • Lubricants
  • Metal
  • Optics and Glasses
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Polymer
  • Semicon


Multi Function Tribometer MFT-3000 Brochure

Multi Function Tribometer MFT-3000 Brochure

Would like to find out more about Rtec’s Multi Function Tribometer MFT-3000? Contact our experienced technical team today, who would be happy to discuss your requirements in further detail. Contact us today!