Friction and
wear reduction

An in-manufacture running-in process for improving the tribological properties of components made of steel and cast iron that leads to cost benefits

Application area
Application area
Application area
Application area

Triboconditioning – how it works

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Surface before

Typical surface before Triboconditioning. Surface peaks will increase friction and wear on the component and/or the countersurface.

triboconditioning process

The ANS Triboconditioning® process

The ANS Triboconditioning® process combines mechanical burnishing with tribochemical deposition of a friction- and wear-reducing compound onto the component surface.

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Surface after

Typical surface after Triboconditioning® treatment. The surface peaks have been pushed down without removing any material, thus improving the topography while keeping the oil retention capacity intact. In addition the tribofilm has been chemically diffused into the component surface.

The ANS Triboconditioning® technology greatly improves the tribological performance of the component in terms of wear-resistance and lowered boundary friction. The surface properties also increase the lubricant film strength which makes it ideal for deployment in combination with modern energy-saving lubricants.

Benefits – Triboconditioning

  • Reduced friction and wear
  • Improved scuffing, pitting, and rolling fatigue resistance
  • Simple and robust: Can run on standard turning, honing and milling machines
  • Cost-efficient
  • Simple and robust: Can run on standard turning, honing and milling machines
  • Improved scuffing, pitting, and rolling fatigue resistance
cam wear

lower cam wear compared to regular camshaft
according to ASTMD6891

Simple implementation in manufacture process

The Triboconditioning process can be implemented in existing production lines, sometimes re-using existing equipment. Most standard CNC, honing, grinding, Super finishing machines etc can be utilized with the Tribconditioning tools and Triboconditioning fluid.

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About ANS
– the team behind

ANS is a leading technology provider of innovative and cost-efficient technologies to reduce friction and wear in industrial applications.

The uniqueness of our technology is the great improvements and performance of the treated components in combination with a  technology that is easily implemented in existing production processes.