Tribometry with Tauro Tribometer

Tauro Tribometer

The Tauro Tribometer is a test system for evaluation of friction and wear at cutting and forming thread tapping. The analysis software TauroLink allows for recording of measurement data, graphical representation of torque curves, statistical analysis and comparison of test objects. The test system is designed for optimization of cooling lubricants, lube oils, fine tuning lubricant additives and improvement of tool geometry and coating. With a high precision XY coordinate table, test bores are positioned automatically and accurate. An optional cleaning station provides the automatic tool cleaning between measurements.

Optimized for the Tauro Tribometer, our partner Microtap USA Inc. has developed a new international ASTM standard:
ASTM D8288 - 19 "Standard Test Method for Comparison of Metalworking Fluids Using a Tapping Torque Test Machine", that has been officially approved in January 2020.

 Foto Tauro Tribometer with analysis software TauroLink and XY coordinate table

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TauroLink Analysis and control software

  • Adjustment of process parameter
  • Data aquisition of torque up to 1ms sample interval
  • Data transfer by Ethernet
  • Graphical representation, comparison and statistical analysis of test series
  • Assessment of test series by determination of key figures
  • Export measurements to csv files
  • Save / open charts
  • Automation of test series with the XY table
  • Tool management
  • Test board management

Minimum system requirements:

  • Windows® 7, Windows® 8.0/8.1 or Windows® 10
  • Intel Pentium® 3, or an equivalent x86 CPU, with 1 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 100 MB free disk space
  • Screen resolution of 1024 x 768 (without XY table) and 1200 x 900 pixel (with XY table) 

Tauro® Link Screenshots:

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Coordinate Table for fully automated test series

  • Controlled by TauroLink analysis software
  • Driven by AC servo motors with resolver and circulating ball screw
  • Range X 300mm / Y 250mm (other ranges on demand)
  • Positioning accuracy +/- 5µm
  • Limit switch and home switch
  • Mounting plate with T slot
 Foto Coordinate table for automated measurements

Cleaning station for automated cleaning of the test tool

  • Controlled by TauroLink analysis software
  • Tool cleaning of abrasion and chips
  • Manual triggered or automatic cleaning
  • Easy emptying of cleaning station
 Foto Cleaning station for cleaning of the test tool