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

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Texture Analysis in Action: the Noodle Loop Tensile Rig

Noodle Loop tensile test using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser The NOODLE/PASTA LOOP TENSILE RIG (A/NPLT) comprises of a unique annular sample cutter, hand press and sample mounting washers that fit to the Spaghetti/Noodle Tensile Rig.

This fixture adapts the Spaghetti/Noodle Tensile Rig for use with sheet dough samples.

The unique cutter produces an annular sample that has been designed to promote failure away from the sample mounting points.

Measurement of tesnile strength of cooked noodle
Comparison of extensibility
of two types of lasagne
Click to view application video

Failure within the gauge length of the sample is imperative to ensure good quality test data.

This rig allows noodle/pasta extensibility and tensile strength to be determined.

These are important properties for assessing the quality of ingredients and the effect of formulation and additionally how dough may withstand further processing during manufacture.

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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