How to measure and analyse the texture of food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and adhesives.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Texture Analysis in action: the Miniature Kramer/Ottawa Cell



Mini Ottawa cell test on a TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThe MINIATURE KRAMER SHEAR/OTTAWA CELL (HDP/MK05* or HDP/MKS*) is particularly suited to reduce the force of bulk shearing/compression of multi particle products or non-uniform products.

It attaches to the HDP/90 Heavy Duty Platform. A 5-bladed head or compression platen can be attached to the arm of the texture analyser depending upon whether a shearing or bulk compression/extrusion test is required.



Measurement of the firmness of processed peas using a Mini Ottawa cell
Measurement of the firmness of processed
peas using a Mini Ottawa cell
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By reducing the volume used in this rig, smaller forces are produced during the test thereby making it ideal to use with the single column Texture Analyser.

The AACCI Standard Method 56-36.01 for determining firmness of cooked pulses uses the HDP/MKS to compress and extrude the sample and provide an indication of the cooking quality.


 *Attachments with code prefix HDP/ must be used in conjunction with HDP/90 Heavy Duty Platform.   



We can 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. Not only can we develop the most suitable and accurate method for the testing of your sample, but we can also 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 on how to measure texture, please visit the Texture Analysis Properties section on our website.

TA.XTplus texture analyser with bloom jar The
TA.XTplus texture analyser is part of a family of texture analysis instruments and equipment from Stable Micro Systems. An extensive portfolio of specialist attachments is available to measure and analyse the textural properties of a huge range of food products. Our technical experts can also custom design instrument fixtures according to individual specifications.

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