Perhaps the most versatile commercially available laboratory test system for evaluating friction, wear and abrasion characteristics of materials, coatings and lubricants. Standard Test Methods and Application Specific Custom testing programs are possible due to a wide range of user selected contact geometries, motions, velocities, temperatures, contact pressures, and test specimen materials. This one test apparatus can meet many test specifications and simulate a broad range of field applications. Applications include research and development, quality control, product qualification and the evaluation of physical and performance characteristics of materials, coatings and lubricants. Test studies and a number of technical publications confirm exceptional correlation with field service.