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

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Measure Cutting Force


Measurement of toughness/cutting force and related properties using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserBITING/CUTTING FORCE gives an indication of the firmness/hardness of a product.  

Bearing in mind that if a row of top front teeth were pulled from a curve into a straight line they would represent a 'knife edge', using a knife blade gives a close representation of the biting or cutting action.

TOUGHNESS – whilst Hardness/Firmness is usually the textural property possessed by most products, the word 'toughness' or ‘chewiness’ may be substituted for a textural property more associated with the product.  

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The latest research work in the field of Crispness Measurement


Setting up the Acoustic Envelope Detector on a TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThe Acoustic Envelope Detector is now an established tool for the measurement of the acoustic energy release during a physical test. 

Attached to the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser, it is being employed to advance the investigation into
crispy products and assess the effect of formulation change, improved design and suitability for market.

If you haven’t seen this system in action you may wish to watch an overview of the types of products it is being used to test.

Recently Zeelandia announced their use of the Acoustic Envelope Detector which we featured in a previous blog post: Measuring the noise of bread roll crusts
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