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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Measure Bending Force


Measurement of bending force and related properties using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserBENDING FORCE: the physical nature of some products make them more suitable for testing via a bending test. 

Generally the higher the force to bend (usually up to the point of break) the firmer the sample. 

The force and distance references at the point of break provide a measure of BREAK STRENGTH by this action.

STIFFNESS
is associated with a material that cannot easily be bent and therefore has a high degree of hardness and usually lacks flexibility.

FLEXIBILITY
is the opposite of this and is a characteristic of a product that can be bent, flexed or deformed to a much higher degree of deformation before failing. 


Typical Methods & Fixtures for Bending Force/Stiffness/Flexibility/Break Strength Measurement in action:


Typical physical properties that can be obtained from a texture analysis graph: Stiffness, hardness, brittleness, breaking strength, fracturability.
 

A wide range of attachments is available for measuring texture analysis properties.  

Typical Texture Analyser graph with annotated properties
Typical Texture Analyser graph
with annotated properties
The above are only typical examples of bending force/stiffness/flexibility/break strength measurement

We can of course design and manufacture probes or fixtures for the TA.XTplus texture analyser that are bespoke to your sample and its specific measurement.

Once your measurement is performed our expertise in its graphical interpretation is unparalleled – no-one understands texture analysis like we do. Not only can we develop the most suitable and accurate method for the testing of your sample but we can prepare analysis procedures that obtain the desired parameters from your curve and drop them into a spreadsheet or report designed around your requirements.

For more information, please visit the Texture Analysis Properties section on our website.

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