Let us show you a range of possibilities of how to measure the physical properties of materials with a texture analyser.
Measure a multitude of physical properties in a huge range of different ways
Materials testing is a wide-ranging field from the tension of a shoelace to the crush resistance of cardboard packaging, the actuation force of switches to the measurement of friction between two materials. At their most simplistic form, these tests all have one of two things in common – a test in either tension or compression.
The TA.XTplus / TA.HDplus is an expert in all of these applications and many more, with ASTM Standard tests built into the software. High accuracy and reliability are the instrument’s forte, with forces of up to 750kgf and distance resolutions of half a micron available. Testing is easy and repeatable as test settings are automatically loaded and additional data such as audio and visual can be recorded to help with analysis, such as in the event of a fracture.
Perhaps most importantly, the recording of sample dimensions for stress and strain analysis could not be easier with the option of user prompts before each test or standardised measurements when samples are all uniform. No matter how desirable or valuable a product, if it fails physically, it may become unfit for purpose, impossible to handle and store, or even completely unusable and unsellable. Poor physical performance can not only damage the product but also the reputation and profitability of the company that supplied it.
A wide range of MATERIALS test methods (including ASTM and ISO Standards) is built into Exponent Texture Analyser software and will automatically load at the click of a button. We help make your testing quicker to access and the analysis of your product properties already prepared for you.
Typical measurements include: • Fracturability / Brittleness • Compressive Strength / Hardness / Firmness • Rupture Force • Toughness • Elongation • Stress Relaxation behaviour • Yield Strength • Breaking Strength • Stickiness / Adhesiveness • Coefficient of Sliding Friction • Actuation Force • Tensile Strength • Peel Strength • Crush Resistance • Puncture/Burst strength • Abrasion • Seal Strength •
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Any of the texture analyser range can be used for the product tests listed.
A selection of special attachments and typical measurements which are commonly used in this application area are shown, although this does not necessarily include the complete range available for the testing of materials. Test procedures include: compression, puncture / penetration, tension, fracture / bending, extrusion, cutting / shearing.