+ 34000 tests since 2009, and counting

+ 33000 tests since 2009, and counting

+ 33000 tests since 2009, and counting

We always work according to these three principles:
  • Quality drives us.  Using test equipment that is best in its class, experienced operators and engineers for data evaluation and constant innovation. Adherence to quality guidelines of ISO 17025 and participation in ASTM proficiency programs ensure quality data.
  • Knowledge connects your application to the right test program and the answers that are needed.  Continuous innovation and education increase our knowledge.  Every new application problem is a learning opportunity.
  • Partner solutions means we design a data production program that is relevant and reliable and fits our partner's time schedule and budget.
Tribology also means "Friction, Wear and Lubrication"
  • What is 'FACT' : Falex Application Center for Tribology focusses on efficient and relevant answers related to tribological needs in industry.  Our unique combination of tools and know-how available for your needs.
  • Test methods : friction and durability (wear) tests from standard methods and QC procedures to the development of new and improved testing methods as well as consulting on tribology issues, test plan development and data analysis.
  • Our slogan : 'to measure is to know'.  Objective lab test methods help to innovate and improve your products and processes by data driven decisions.  Statistical analysis is essential to make confident decisions.
Tribology is relevant in many industrial sectors.  It ranges from development and QC of lubricants, over material selection in product design, to comfort and haptic qualities  for the consumer or functionality of medical products.  Friction and wear issues present themselves in the design phase, the production, the transport, the use and the final re-use or recycling of every object in our daily life and impacts the whole Life Cycle.
Our customers span all fields of industry and all phases of the life cycle of products.  The applications overview on our website is only one way of classifying the many topics that we cover.
In our BLOG, we publish the diversity of test methods that we have developed for new questions in tribology, or new approaches to an old question.
New challenges, new materials and new solutions all require (re)new(ed) test methods.  
So besides the many standardized tests (ASTM, ISO, DIN, IP and others) we develop a lot of innovative approaches to testing of materials and lubricants.
Our lab is our hardware. Tribology test equipment from leading manufacturers and some own developments are used to produce the answers for our customers. More than 15 different tribometers and related equipment means that we have the best tool(s) for the job.
Our experience is our software.  20 years of applying tribological principles to industrial questions has made us highly efficient in finding the right answers. 
Our people are our strength.  When you contact us, you will speak with real experienced people.  Don't hesitate to contact us

watch makers, processing equipment, dredging companies, oil refineries, additive formulators, plastics producers, inks, smartphones, bioimplants, plastic components joints, roof tiles and bricks, dental equipment, bottles of cleaning fluids, dust collectors, brakes, baking machines, mooring systems, elevator cables, 3D printed constructions, electronic connectors, truck engine manufactures, aerospace components companies, wind turbine constructions, bearing manufacturers,  ...
(the list goes on)

* to protect the confidentiality of our customers and their innovations, we do not show impressive logos here. companies that work with us can be found in the top of Fortune's 100, and are among global leading manufacturers of all kinds of products 

Service and quality you can rely on since 2000