WearCheck History

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The first WearCheck laboratory was established in Canada in 1966. Since the formation of WearCheck International on 1973, in the interest of betterment and growth, WearCheck International is continuing the search for laboratories around the world. A request to be considered as part of WCI may be made through the request form below. Request for WCI affiliates is considered yearly at the WCI conferences.

Laboratories considering application must meet the following criteria;

not exist or have affiliates in the existing WCI territories
currently have an operating oil analysis laboratory
currently offer oil analysis services and testing
have the following instrumentation as a minimum;
ICP spectrometer

If you wish to apply for membership in WearCheck International (WCI) please fill out our Request for Membership form (letter) ( or in (A4) format ). All applications should be sent by facsimile to +1 905-569-8605, or you may contact Bill Quesnel, the current Admissions officer for WearCheck International.

Six Decades of Leadership


The story begins

WearCheck was established in Canada as a full service analytical laboratory, specializing in trendline oil analysis of all types of lubricating and hydraulic oils.


WearCheck International Formed

WearCheck International was formed when the original owners sold this laboratory and moved to the USA and set up a new WearCheck laboratory, Spectrometrics.


Wearcheck International Grows

WearCheck International began to search the world for other oil analysis laboratories that met the criteria for a WearCheck laboratory. Member laboratories were added in 6 other countries including, South Africa, Wales, Australia, Belgium, Spain expanding WearCheck International globally.


Global Branding

Laboratories were added in Germany and Hungary. All of these laboratories either use the company name WearCheck, or supply oil and wear particle test kits, under the WearCheck® brandname.


WearCheck Summit

WearCheck International held it’s first International meeting in Brussels, Belgium. WearCheck laboratories meet once a year to stay current with new technologies and industry trends.


Charter signing

The WearCheck International charter was created and signed by the eight original members, in Brannenburg, Germany. This charter outlined the mission statement for WCI, as well as defining standards for operation, and quality.


WebCheck Launched

First web based Oil Analysis data retrieval system introduced globally. Customers can manage equipment and review reports online.



Development of first commercial laboratory instrument, the CINRG CS-APC-2 Automated Auto-Diluting Particle Counter.


Asia & South America

Expansion of WearCheck International Group into Asia & South America.



CS-APC-2 Automated Particle Counter starts shipping globally.



WebCheck version 2 (WCV2) Oil Analysis & Asset Management system starts beta testing on Desktop and Mobile platforms.


Mobile App for Apple & Android

WearCheck launches mobile app in Q2 2018.



Using modern technology, up-to-date test methods and procedures,
WearCheck’s low cost, customized analytical programs are widely used
by industry to augment preventative maintenance programs on all
types of equipment and components on a regular basis.
  • Professional Memberships & Associations

    Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP)

    The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the reliability and physical asset management industry and to create leaders in the field. SMRP provides unparalleled value for individual practitioners looking to expand their knowledge and skills in maintenance and reliability and build more business connections with other practitioners. SMRP is the premier asset management resource for companies looking to improve their processes and procedures.

    Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers (STLE)

    STLE is an individual membership society focusing on professional, technical and scientific issues and needs. It was founded on March 3, 1944, in Chicago as the American Society of Lubrication Engineers (ASLE). From these early days, into the 1980s, the organization’s primary audience was plant engineers in charge of lubrication for production equipment at major facilities like auto plans or steel mills. Major activities were technical conferences, peer-reviewed publishing and educational activities.