Center for Tribology Research

Solutions for Magnetic and Optical Disk Drives

CETR offers a wide range of solutions to meet your tribology and reliability testing and failure analysis needs.   If you would like testing performed for you, CETR has a full-service testing laboratory.  Strict confidentiality of your data is guaranteed.  If you wish to perform your own tests, CETR manufactures and sells the most advanced tribology test instrumentation on the market.  Our equipment is backed by a full parts and labor warranty, outstanding customer service, on-site installation and full training.

Please choose and click below on one of the two different types of test equipment for you:

Olympus HDI Reliability Testers for start-stop and load-unload testing of a head-disk interface,

UNMT Nano+Micro Testers for friction, stiction, wear, scratch, nano-hardness, Young's modulus and other mechanical properties of heads, media, ramps, motors and other drive components and materials. 


Contact CETR to discuss your testing needs in detail, for more information and pricing or to set up an appointment to visit our lab in Northern California. You will surely be pleased with our wide expertise, unique equipment and friendly effective services.