Key to confidence in its bearings are Trelleborg’s advanced testing and qualification laboratories. “We can replicate applications in our lab and ensure that the product performs as it should,” says Alexander. “This lets us reduce the time to market for a custom product and show engineers exactly how it should work.”
On offer are compressive tests with 100kN loads, rotary friction and wear rigs with 300 m/min speeds, and linear testing up to 20 m/min. These can run customer tests to ensure products meet requirements or help ensure internal production quality.