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INNOWEP Surface Testers

INNOWEP was founded in 1990 in Würzburg, Germany. Together with our manufacturing facilities in Germany, INNOWEP has established itself as a world-leading specialist in material and surface testing, characterization, documentation and standardization.

Knowledge of surface properties is important for the successful development of new materials in all technical applications. Comprehensive mechanical testing and evaluation of material and surface coating is a core competence of a product. These testings include in-situ microtribology with high local resolution, hand abrasion, hardness, elasticity, deformation, scratch resistance, as well as human-physiological effects, e.g. touch haptics and visual impression.

INNOWEP applies innovative and standard methods for material research & characterization, process development and quality assurance of the final products. Over the last 25 years, INNOWEP has been working closely with many industry leading companies, universities, research institutes and government agencies for product design, R&D and industrial standardization.

INNOWEP also actively participates in many national and international government and industrial research projects and working groups. We provide our competencies and our instrumentations for our customers, research projects as well as implementing contract testing services.

INNOWEP manufactures measuring and testing instruments that allow the characterization of a wide range of materials, surfaces and final products:

  • ABREX® – Abrasion Tester
  • UST® – Universal Surface Tester
  • Optotop® – Optical Surface Tester
  • TRACEiT® – 3D Surface Analyzer
  • TAPERADER® – Mobile Abrasion Tester
  • DynaSPA® – Scratch / Punch Tester