Consulting & Services


We offer consulting in the areas of:

  • The causes and prevention of damage to mechanical systems.
  • Causes and reduction of wear on the engineering surfaces.
  • Fatigue and delamination.
  • Causes and minimize energy losses due to friction.
  • Concepts for the control of friction (higher or lower) in mechanical systems.
  • Selection of materials, coatings, surface treatments, topography, lubricants and lubrication for tribological effective systems and contacts in lubricated or dry operating conditions.
  • Design and optimization solutions for tribological efficient mechanical systems.
  • Selection of solid and liquid lubricants, greases and additives suitable for various applications.
  • Evaluation of lubrication quality and possible solutions to problems from field of lubrication and lubricants.
  • Sub-surface residual stresses.
  • Application and optimization of protective coatings and chemo-thermal treatments on the surface to achieve effective tribological properties.
  • Adsorption and wetting of the solid-liquid interfaces.
  • Integrated contact engineering at the macro-and nano-scale.


Following measurements can be performed:

  • Friction of different materials, different pressures (p, v, F, f), different atmospheres (air, different gases, ..) and environmental conditions (lubricated, non-lubricated).
  • A comprehensive selection of contact conditions, movements, environment and expert opinions for the efficient simulation.
  • Wear of materials in a variety of contact conditions at the macro-and nano-scale.
  • Roughness (2D and 3D).
  • Topography of the area, more detailed statistical and parametric analysis of surface topography.
  • Viscosity of oils at different temperatures.
  • TAN, TBN, water content.
  • Analysis of the wear particles in oils and fats.
  • Hardness, micro-hardness.
  • Residual stresses and their orientation in the subsurface layers.
  • Contact angle, wetting, surface energy, surface tension.
  • Maximum thickness of lubricating films.
  • Scanning electronic microscopy (SEM).
  • Qualitative chemical analysis of surfaces (EDS, EDX method).
  • Infrared spectroscopy with microscopy and surface analysis using ATR crystal (FTIR + microscope + ATR).
  • Microscopy using atomic force microscope (AFM) with different options: (topography, adhesion, friction, nano-, nano-wear, nano-hardness, elastic modulus, nano-electrical properties, ..).