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Biaxial Loadcell Actuator for Vacuum Tribometer

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Joseph Lupton
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Atribometer,an instrument which measuresvalues such ascoefficient of friction, friction force, andwearvolume, between two surfaces in contact makes use of a load head and the use of motors. This technology makes use of a custom biaxial load cell that provides a specific force resolution compatible with the sample selection. The primary advantage is that this system is compact and capable of operating in space environments, because it does not use fluids or rotating parts.