Universal Surface Tester


Universal Surface Tester UST® is an open multi-modular system that provides a complete mechanical testing solution for the evaluation of bulk materials and surface coatings. Its unique configuration allows for a wide range of tip choices with various materials and sizes ranging from nanometer to centimeter.

  • High precision load sensor combined with piezo actuator and active feedback loop control for real-time measurement of normal load and friction force
  • Options with different load range by easy exchange of measuring head
  • Automatic X-Y table with built-in motor for high precision profiling, the measurement area is up to 60mm × 60 mm
  • High resolution table for high repositioning
  • Accurate depth measurement with bigger travel range for all tests, up to 4mm in Z direction
  • Advanced linear module with displacement sensor
  • In-situ measurement with local resolution
  • Compatible to ISO, DIN and ASTM standards
  • Real time data acquisition with full integration of images, data and graphics
  • Easy sample preparation and tip exchange
  • Customized tip choice for various applications
  • Compatible with various environments: liquid, or humidity.
Load range 1 to 100 mN (Model UST ® 100)
1 to 1000 mN (Model UST ® 1000 for harder surfaces and coatings)
Traverse speed 0.1 to 10 mm/s
Measurement area 60 mm x 60 mm
Resolution x- direction: 1 μm, y- direction: 0.1 μm , z- direction: 60 nm
  • 3D Deformation
  • 3D Topography
  • Scratch
  • Microfriction (Standard)
  • Abrasion and Wear
  • Damping
  • Viscoelasticity (Creeping & Recovery)
  • Universal Hardness
  • 2D Roughness
  • TAX – evaluation of abrasive wear resistance on the micro and macro scale



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