Focus On: Composite Bearing Testing

Powertech specializes in accelerated wear and friction testing for self-lubricating bearings. In fact, it is the only lab in the world with the unique expertise to conduct life testing of self-lubricating bearings for hydroelectric plants for the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

This background also has direct application for assessment of bearing performance in other fields such as the marine industry, wind turbines and other rotating equipment.

Testing is performed using our in-house custom universal load frame. Bearing properties such as static and dynamic coefficients of friction, wear rate, and operating temperature are continuously monitored and reported during testing under wet and dry conditions.