UniTest Universal Testing Platform

Mechanical testing, tribology or surface imaging in one platform

  1. General Details

    Mechanical testing, tribology or surface imaging, the UNITEST can handle it


    Fast interchangeability, a vast testing ecosystem and many modules to choose from is what makes the UNITEST so powerful and adaptable. Our platform design is modular and open. It comes standard with a synchronized dual drive system and an embedded high precision Y stage. High precision position sensors are embedded in both axes. Its electronics is physically separated for excellent isolation high fidelity data acquisition capabilities.


    The UNITEST can be equipped with a variety of loading and sensing heads that are quickly interchangeable.

    These heads are available with force measurementcapabilities in 1, 2, 3 and 6 axis. These load cells can be strain gauged, capacitive or piezoelectric.

    Our patented multi-axis load sensor offers unparalleled performance in a compact form factor. Another one of our patented sensor is designed to fully mechanically decouple forces for unparalleled performance.


    By interchanging load heads, the UNITEST platforms testing and measurement capabilities can range from nano scale to macro scales. Our load head options are our patented MicroForce load head for multi scale testing, DecaForce Load Head Series, HectoForce Load Head Series and the KiloForce Load Head Series. Our specially developed BioForce Load Head which was purpose built for biotribological applications is also available.



    Precise and controlled movements are fundamental to many mechanical tests and all tribological tests. The UNITEST offers a wide variety of motion modules, so you can adapt your test system to match your specific movement requirements. Motion modules are all software controlled and programmable. Some of our standard motion modules include Linear Micro Drive, Linear Macro Drive, Linear High Performance Drive and Rotary Drives. Other specialized drives are also available. These drives cover motion requirements for a range of applications from pin on disk testing and piston and cylinder liner testing to fretting wear tests.


    Low temperature testing options for ambient to -120 Deg C (-184 F) and high temperature options for ambient to 1200 deg C (2200 F) are available for testing temperature dependent properties of materials. Other environment control systems like lubrication modules, corrosion modules and humidity modules are also available.


    Using our plug and play digital microscopy module, you can now image samples with complete flexibility. With built-in Brightfield Microscopy and Darkfield Microscopy modes, the digital microscopy module can be mounted on our unique moving beam and a large platform that can accommodate small to large sample sizes with ease.


    Non contact 3D profilometry head can be added on to the UNITEST to enhance surface measurement capabilities. Mounted on the moving Z-Axis beam, the profiler head can quickly and conveniently be placed over the area of interest on a specimen for easy high resolution 3D sample imaging. The integrated software works seamlessly and test data, digital microscopy images and 3D profilometry data can all be combined for easy reporting.

  2. Standards & Methods
    • ASTM D1894 Piston Ring Liner
    • ASTM D2266 Four Ball Test
    • ASTM D2509 Block on Ring, Timken
    • ASTM D2596 Four Ball Test
    • ASTM D2714 Block on Ring, Timken
    • ASTM D2782 Block on Ring, Timken
    • ASTM D2783 Four Ball Test
    • ASTM D2981 Block on Ring, Timken
    • ASTM D3702 Thrust Washer
    • ASTM D3704 Block on Ring, Timken
    • ASTM D4172 Four Ball Test
    • ASTM D5183 Four Ball Test
    • ASTM D5706 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM D5707 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM D6079 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM D6425 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM D7217 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM D7420 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM D7421 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM D7594 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM G119 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM G132 Pin/Ball on Disc
    • ASTM G133 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM G174 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM G181 Piston Ring Liner
    • ASTM G203 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM G204 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM G206 Linear Reciprocating Tests
    • ASTM G77 Block on Ring, Timken
    • ASTM G99 Pin/Ball on Disc
    • DIN 50324 Pin/Ball on Disc
    • DIN 51834 Linear Reciprocating Tests
  3. Applications
    • 3 Point Bending
    • 3D Profilometry
    • 4 Ball
    • 4 Point Bending
    • Additives
    • Adhesives
    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Ball on Disk
    • Bearings
    • Biomaterials
    • BioTribology
    • Block on Ring
    • Brake Materials
    • Ceramics
    • Coatings
    • Composites
    • Confocal
    • Cosmetics
    • Cryogenic
    • Cutting Tools
    • Delamination
    • Dental Implants
    • Displays
    • Energy
    • Food tribology
    • Fretting
    • Fuel Lubricity
    • Glass
    • Greases
    • Hair Products
    • Haptics
    • Hard Coatings
    • Hardness
    • HFRR
    • High Temperature
    • Hip Implants
    • Hot Hardness
    • Humidity
    • Hydrogels
    • Indentation
    • Inert Gases
    • In-Situ Tribology
    • Knee Implants
    • Linear Reciprocating
    • Low Temperature
    • Lubricating Oils
    • Macro Scratch
    • Macro Tribology
    • Mar Resistance
    • Metal Forming
    • Metal Working Fluids
    • Metals
    • Micro Scratch
    • Micro Tribology
    • Microscopy
    • Nano Scratch
    • Nano Tribology
    • Nuclear
    • Ocular Tribology
    • Optical Coatings
    • Oral Tribology
    • Paints
    • Indentation
    • Inert Gases
    • In-Situ Tribology
    • Knee Implants
    • Perception studies
    • Petrochemical
    • Pin on Disk
    • Piston Ring and Cylinder
    • Plastics
    • Polymers
    • Raman
    • Rolling Contact Tests
    • Roughness
    • Scratch Resistance
    • Skin Care
    • Sliding Contact Tests
    • Soft Coatings
    • Soft Materials
    • Space
    • SRV
    • Storage Devices
    • Super Lubricity
    • Surface Finish
    • Surface Texturing
    • Tackiness
    • Textile
    • Three Body Abrasion
    • Traction
    • Tribocorrosion
    • Two Body Abrasion
    • Vacuum
    • Writing Instrument
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