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Texture: Measure and Analyse Properties

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Stable Micro Systems' range of instruments can measure and analyse fundamental, empirical and imitative tests, covering those relating to texture analysis, materials science and rheology of solid, semi-solid, viscous liquid, powder and granulate materials.

Texture Analysers are used to measure many properties, such as Hardness, Brittleness, Spreadability, Adhesiveness, Tensile Strength, Extensibility etc, on a vast range of products.

A representative selection of physical properties and tests that may be of interest is illustrated below.

Click the relevant image for more details on each property.

Aerosol actuation force

Prawn on fork - firmness

Butter spreadability

Cereal bowl crunchiness

Actuation Force

Firmness/Hardness

Spreadability

Crunchiness

Chocolate bite force

Potato crisp crispness

Yoghurt container corner peel

Compressibility of cardboard box

Bite Force

Crispness

Seal Strength

Compressibility

Flloor sanding - abrasion

Car cleaning sponge - friction

Frayed rope - tensile strength

Finger in ointment - consistency

Abrasion

Friction

Tensile Strength

Consistency

Chewing gum on sole of shoe - stickiness

Honey on wooden stick - tailing

Lipstick - bending force

Spoon in jelly - gel strength

Stickiness

Tailing

Bending Force

Gel Strength

Pizza slice - stringiness

Bread squeeze - springiness or recovery

Rubber band - extensibility

Combability

Stringiness

Springiness

Extensibility

Spaghetti break strength

Syringe needle

Snapped cracker - fracturability

Dough proving

Break Strength

Syringeability

Fracturability

Proving

Bandaged finger - adhesiveness

Doughnut chewiness

Spaghetti flexibility

Tablet on tongue - disintegration

Adhesiveness

Chewiness

Flexibility

Disintegration

Broken egg - rupture

Tablet brittleness

Eye shadow brush - compactability

Sugar sprinkle - flowability

Rupture

Brittleness

Compactability

Flowability

Balloon inflation - burst point

Spring stiffness

Dripping paint - cohesiveness

Capsule swelling

Burst Point

Recovery

Cohesiveness

Swelling

Christmas cracker - seal strength

Meat toughness or cutting force

Sticky dough - viscoelasticity

Blue paint tube - extrudability

Elongation

Toughness/
Cutting Force

Viscoelasticity

Extrudability

Apple ripeness

Tape reel - tackiness

Stringy pizza - tug force

Spice jar - powder caking

Ripeness

Peel Strength

'Tug' Force

Caking

 
We can all feel it; let us show you how to measure it - click on the video to see an overview of Texture Analysis and the properties it can measure...

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