SKF has been a leading global technology provider since 1907. Our fundamental strength is the ability to continuously develop new technologies – then use them to create products that offer competitive advantages to our customers.  We achieve this by combining hands-on experience in over 40 industries with our knowledge across the SKF technology platforms: bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. Our success is based on this knowledge, our people, and our commitment to SKF Care principles. The focus of SKF’s technology development today is to reduce the environmental impact of an asset during its lifecycle, both in our own and our customers’ operations. The SKF BeyondZero product portfolio is the latest example of what SKF has to offer in this area.



PCS Instruments designs and manufactures equipment for the testing of fuels and lubricants. They have a worldwide client base of users performing to ISO and ASTM test procedures as well as specialised research in the field of tribology.

PCS Instruments supply to a wide range of industries including automotive, wind turbine, oil and additives, food and personal care markets. Their diverse range of instruments allows frictional properties to be studied across a wide range of applications. 






Bruker is a leading provider of high-performance scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and materials research, as well as for industrial and applied analysis.  Bruker Nano Surfaces Division manufactures atomic force microscopy, white light optical profilers, stylus profilers, tribology & mechanical testing tools and fluorescens microscopes. Whatever your surface measurement and surface analysis needs, Bruker has a specialized high-performance solution for you.



The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 167,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.

The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.


Anton Paar established in 1922 manufactures cutting-edge measuring and laboratory instruments for industry and research. It is the world leader in the measurement of material surface mechanical properties. Anton Paar operates across 110 countries.

A variety of measurement solutions are available from Mechanical Surface Characterisation, including Instrumented Indentation Testers, Scratch Testers, to Tribometers. Applications areas include hard & soft materials, coatings, biomaterials, semiconductors, optical components, decorative, automotive and ceramics

Other areas of specialisation include measurement solutions for density, CO2 concentration, Microwave Synthesis, Viscometry, Polarimetry, Refractometry, Rheology, X-Ray Scattering, Sample Preparation, Surface Characterisation, Particle size Characterisation, Chemical and Nanostructure Analysis.


STS-LogoSTS is an Oil Analysis laboratory with a diverse customer base both throughout the UK and overseas. We test lubricating and hydraulic oils, fuels, coolants and greases. In addition we offer filter and wear debris analysis, Analytical Ferrography, oil varnish potential and oxidation testing and other specialist services. Condition monitoring through lubricant analysis is a great way to improve reliability and reduce maintenance costs.