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

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Texture Analysis in action: Universal Syringe Rig

Syringe RIg test using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser The innovative UNIVERSAL SYRINGE RIG* (A/USR) effectively measures the aspiration and extraction forces of syringe pistons.

The extraction force quantifies how easily the injectable material is expressed during syringe depression and material discharge. This measured force impacts patient comfort during injection and affects how the material is received when deposited under the skin.






Assessment of force to expel syringe contents
Assessment of force to expel syringe contents
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This rig also allows manufacturers to determine the force required to withdraw the plunger from the syringe.

The method enables syringe manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies to precisely quantify the performance of their products so that they are able to optimise usability and patient comfort, while guaranteeing quality control and product safety. 


The universal design allows a wide range of syringe types and sizes (from 5-50mm diameter) to be supported securely for testing.


Some more information on this fixture

The Universal Syringe Rig effectively measures the ease with which a fluid flows out of a syringe and through a needle. Determining the force required to operate the syringe quantifies how easily the preparation can be administered, so impacting patient comfort during injection and affecting how the material is received when deposited under the skin.

The method enables syringe manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies to precisely quantify the aspiration and extraction performance of their products. Recent modifications have been made to improve the design of this rig to allow universal accommodation of different types and sizes of syringes (approximately 5-50mm in diameter) without the need for bespoke fixings of each syringe size.

 

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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