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

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Texture Analysis in action: the Blade Set

Blade and Warner-Bratzler Blade tests on the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThe BLADE SET (HDP/BS*) comprises a Warner Bratzler blade, a reversible blade, a slotted blade insert and a blade holder. 

The reversible blade has a knife edge at one end and a flat guillotine edge at the other. In operation, the blade is firmly held by means of the blade holder which screws directly into the Texture Analyser. 

The slotted blade insert is located directly into the Heavy Duty Platform and acts as a guide for the blade whilst providing support for the product.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Application advice - comparing cutting/shearing accessories

We are often asked why there are so many different blade fixture options available from Stable Micro Systems.  

Our range of blades vary considerably in size, material, thickness and sharpness. In general they are used to measure the Bite/Cutting Force of products which in some instances can relate to their ‘Toughness’. The following guidelines may help in clarifying the potential use of each.