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

Thursday 26 February 2015

Texture Analysis in Action: the Film Support Rig

Film Support Rig test using the TA.XTplus Texture AnalyserThe Film Support Rig (HDP/FSR) provides a biaxial extension approach to the measurement of burst strength of thin, film-like samples such as the increasingly popular breath strips, nori, leaf gelatine, wafer thin meats or rice paper. 

The sample is supported between plates which expose a circular section of the sample allowing a spherical probe to be pushed through to perform extension and elasticity measurements. During a test, the maximum force to rupture the sample (burst strength) is recorded. 
Comparison of burst strength of fresh and 13 day old Breath Strips
Comparison of burst strength of fresh
and 13 day old Breath Strips
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The additional measurements of resilience and relaxation of a wide range of food products broadens the application of this rig, which can also assess mechanical properties of sheet packaging materials.  

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.

No-one understands texture analysis like we do!

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Watch our video about texture analysis Replicating Consumer Preferences
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