The TA.XTExpress uses
a range of different probes and fixtures according to the required
Each probe or fixture is designed
for a specific group of applications, and can be attached to the
texture analyser's base and/or arm.
Samples are either placed on the
base of the texture analyser, on the lower fixture, or held between
two fixtures. In a simple test, the arm of the texture analyser -
containing a loadcell - moves down to penetrate or compress the
product, and then returns to its initial position.
The list above is a representative
selection of physical properties and tests that can be performed.
A product's textural properties
are of fundamental importance to its acceptability. Whether this is
the 'mouth feel' of food, the flow properties of creams and pastes or
the tackiness of adhesives, Texture Analysis provides accurate
product information for research, QA and manufacture.
Many tests are International
Standards, such as the Bloom Strength for gelatin gels, whereas
others are recognised as standard tests within an industry, such as
Texture Profile Analysis for many food products.
stand-alone control and display functions:
Calibration, test setup and force measurement procedures
Security settings for multiple users
High speed data collection and display of results with print option
Quick probe positioning via Favourites icon
Connects to keypad port on Express back panel
Supports operation in multiple languages
Resistive touchscreen allows use of gloves
Automatic screen orientation
USB port for future updates
Built-in Help text and texture principles animations
Fully compatible with the TA.XTExpress
texture analyser, the new technology provides users with enhanced
flexibility for high speed data collection and display without the
need for additional software.
Suitable for routine QC and
production environments, the intuitive touchscreen interface now
supports operation of the TA.XTExpress in 22 languages
including: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese,
Dutch, Danish, Hungarian, Czech, Norwegian, Turkish, Polish, Russian,
Romanian, Serbian, Brazilian Portuguese, Thai, Chinese, Japanese,
Taiwanese and Korean, following growing demand for multi-lingual
operation from across the world.
The interface features a built-in
manual for individual texture tests, with added animation to show
what each test will look like, for enhanced user understanding.
With a screen measuring 12cm x
8cm, its compact design helps operators to save space in place of a
traditional keyboard. The touchscreen also maximises usability by
removing the need for additional software or hardware, and connects
directly with the texture analyser via a USB port for simplified
operation and control.
Additional features include a
resistive touchscreen, suitable for operators wearing gloves, as well
as automatic screen orientation and easy switching between left- and
to access all the capabilities of the TA.XTExpress
using a PC, two
software packages are available:
is the ideal package for users who need to measure standard textural
parameters but without the requirement for further post-test analysis.
Exponent Lite Express software
is project-based data recording and analysis software, with full
post-test analysis capability.
Force Capacity: 5kg.f
(50N); 1kg.f (10N) optional
Force Resolution: 0.1g
Loadcells: 0.5kg, 5kg, 10kg
Speed Range: 0.1 10mm/s
Sample Test Area: 247x228mm
Model 490: 210mm; Model 650: 370mm
Net weight: Model 490: 13.0
kg; Model 650: 14.9kg
Power supply: Universal
mains input voltage