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

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Texture Analysis in Action: the Abrasion Test Rig

Syringe RIg test using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser The ABRASION TEST RIG (HDP/ATR) analyses the frictional properties of a wide range of materials such as sandpaper, dental abrasive strips and flexible nail files.

This enables manufacturers to highlight strengths, weaknesses and variations in product lines and materials.

Prior to performing the test, a sample of the abrasive material is held in place in a self-tightening grip. 


Assessment of force to expel syringe contents
Assessment of stiction and friction
characteristics of dental abrasive strip
As the test is carried out, the arm of the texture analyser draws the sample under and around a cylinder at 90 degrees and the force required to pull the material is recorded.

A software macro is then employed to analyse the multi-peak force profiles obtained and apply special calculations to evaluate the frictional properties of the material and therefore allow manufacturers to evaluate the suitability of their products for a specific use. 



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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