MCR tribometers from Anton Paar allow outstanding characterisation of the lubricating properties of cartilage.
In order to improve the surface properties of implant materials, it is crucial to understand the properties of the natural material before a suitable substitute can be developed.
Cartilage is a prominent example of a tissue which is constantly exposed to friction forces and for which a suitable surrogate material is still missing.
The Anton Paar MCR tribometer enables the investigation of cartilage under defined conditions both in oscillatory and rotational motion. This setup allows friction measurements over a broad range of sliding velocities and normal pressures.
Characterise your tribological system under controlled conditions:
- Employ ex-vitro cartilage specimens
- Small sample volumes of ~1 mL
- Superior temperature control
- Optional humidity control (RH 5 % to 95 %)
- Easy to create test sequences
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Good to know
MCR tribometers provide precise motion control over nine decades in rotational and oscillating motion.
Anton Paar Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
Tel: (011) 021 5165/6/7
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