Purdue University

Purdue University

Mechanical Engineering
Tribology Laboratory

Pin-on-Disk Machine

The Pin-On-Disk (POD) shown was designed and developed by METL.
The POD can be used to characterize friction and wear of test specimen under
various load and speed combinations.
The POD can be fitted with three different specimen

1.  Flat

2.  Spherical

3.  Cylindrical

         National Instruments LABVIEW data acquisition software and
board are used to collect data and control the POD. The test rig is
designed to operate at extremely low speeds.

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