The Reichert Test method covers the procedure for determining wear properties (WP) and Extreme pressure properties (EP) to evaluate lubricant and additives. This test rig consists of rigidly mounted test roller (cylinder) is pressed against friction wheel which is cross-cylinder contact configuration.
The friction wheel partially submerged in the lubricant bath under test. In this test, rig loading is applied through dead weights.
Normal load and frictional force measured through dual measurement load cell.
Contact type acoustic emission detector incorporated for detecting scratching noise from the contact. Which will stop the test automatically in case the lubricant chamber heats up and controls lubricant temperature at set value.
Normal Load - 50N to 500N (in steps of 50N)
RPM - 50 to 1500 rpm
Temperature - Ambient to 120°C
Temperature Sensor - RTD
Sliding Speed - 0.85 to 2.50 m/s
Friction Wheel Dia - 31.4 dia x 10mm length
Test Roller - 12mm dia x 15mm length
Preset Timer - 100 Hr.
Sample volume - 25ml approx.