Texture Analysis Accessories

The Stable Micro Systems Texture Analyser range supports a wide selection of special attachments, covering many application areas.

This page details some of the accessories which are also available to enhance the use of the Texture Analysers across all areas of testing.

Video Capture and Synchronisation System

Texture Analyser Accessories

Please note that some accessories are not compatible with some Texture Analyser models.

Each of our accessories is detailed on our in-house CAD system and manufactured on one of five CNC machines at our machining facility.

Only the finest quality materials and the best quality finishes are used in the manufacture of our probes and attachments; food quality or better Stainless Steels (polished and mirror finish), aerospace quality aluminium alloys (micro finished and hard anodised) and ICI or GE engineering plastics.

Every accessory is rigorously inspected for dimensional accuracy, profile and finish during manufacture, again both during and after assembly and finally before despatch to the customer.


Texture Analyser General Attachments

Information on Stable Micro Systems' range of attachments is available in a series of publications describing items suitable for use in specific industries. You may order any of these, along with more detailed brochures on each of the major peripherals above, from the Brochure Request page.


Texture Analyser Major Peripherals


Please note
that items marked** are unsuitable for use with the TA.XTExpress.
Powder Flow Analyser

Powder Flow
Analyser**

The Powder Flow Analyser can be rapidly fitted to the Texture Analyser, enabling rapid, accurate assessment of powder flow characteristics.
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PT100 Temperature Probe

PT100 Temperature Probe

This thermocouple probe plugs into the PT100 connector on the Texture Analyser, giving direct measurement over the temperature range -50°C to 250°C.
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Low Force Loadcell

Low Force Loadcell

The 500g loadcell provides high resolution force output, with noise reduced to at least ten times less than its 30kg counterpart, and offers the setting of lower trigger forces than is possible with other loadcell capacities.

Loadcells

Loadcells

Loadcells are supplied calibrated over 0-100% of their range, the calibration information being programmed into the non-volatile memory. They are supplied in a protective case and are interchangeable.

Heavy Duty Platform

Heavy Duty Platform

This is used for fixing many of the general attachments to the Texture Analysers. It ensures the precision alignment of probes and product samples. PTFE insulating pillars provide a thermal barrier to minimise heat transfer between the sample and the Texture Analyser.


Twin Blade Sample Preparation Tool

Twin Blade Sample Preparation Tool

This tool is for those looking for a simple and quick means of preparing samples of repeatable width, height or thickness. This is of particular importance when required to prepare cubed samples for compression testing or when a sample of uniform width is necessary for tests using blade fixtures.

Shatter Screen

Shatter Screen

Constructed from heavy duty perspex sheet and giving a high degree of protection during destruction testing, the Shatter Screen is a cost-effective option for any of the Texture Analyser range.

Safety Screen

Safety Screen

This screen ensures maximum protection when testing brittle samples to destruction. Easily installed on any model of Texture Analyser it is supported by gas struts for easy access to the testing area, and is configured to allow instument operation only when in the closed position.


Circular Sample Support

Circular Sample Support

Used to provide stable support for circular samples for e.g. penetration/compression tests with the ability to retain any potential fluid expressed during the test.

Bloom Jar

Bloom Jars

ISO Standard jar for Gelatine testing. Jars have an internal diameter of 59mm and a capacity of approximately 155ml. A Centralising Base which fits in the heavy duty platform is also available for quick jar centralisation.

Flexible Clamping Arm

Flexible Clamping Arm

The Flexible Clamping Arm may be used for the holding of such devices as pipettes or temperature probes over the sample (around the testing area) via a strong clamp with spring-loaded jaws.


Remote Switch

Remote Switch

This USB User Programmable Remote Switch is able to replicate a key switch combination – particularly useful if your PC is not situated adjacent to your texture analyser and you wish to commence or observe a test whilst standing next to your instrument.

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Barcode Scanner

Barcode Scanner

With the aid of a BASIC script, a product barcode can be scanned to automatically select the correct project ready for testing, allowing even more automation and reducing user error.

Core Borer

Core Borer

For the preparation of repeatable diameter samples by insertion into the sample mass.


Dust Cover

Dust Cover

Texture Analyser Dust Covers are made from waterproof light grey nylon with mid blue rib edging. They provide excellent environmental protection for the instrument when not in use.

Transportation Case

Transportation Case

This case accommodates a single column Texture Analyser with additional space for accessories and tools.

Probe Display Base

Probe Display Base

Perspex display bases are made to special order and can accommodate 6, 12 or 18 probes. They facilitate easy selection and safe storage. Probe code numbers and quantity must be specified when ordering.


Texture Analysis probes

Probes & Fixtures

The Texture Analyser uses a range of different probes and fixtures according to your specific application.

Exponent Software

Software

Whether you require a simple test and data analysis solution or a fully featured software package – we give you the choice.

Peltier cabinet

Temperature Control

If your product is temperature sensitive, we have a range of temperature monitoring and control options.


Acoustic Envelope Detector setup

Measure More than Force

By attaching peripheral devices you can collect additional measurement parameters during your standard texture analysis test.

Automated Linear Indexing System

Automation

Find out how to increase your sample throughput, walk away time and testing efficiency with several automation options.

Loadcell in case

Accessories

Our range of Texture Analyser accessories covers requirements for the use, maintenance and protection of your instrument.