World leaders in the measurement of texture and physical properties

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The TA.XTplus Texture Analyser

Our approach

Stable Micro Systems are totally dedicated to scientific texture analysis.

Our range of Texture Analysers is internationally recognised as the “complete” instrument and your passport to the advancing world of texture analysis. Whether you require routine measurements or undertake fundamental research, Stable Micro Systems provide you with an unmatched array of precision accessories and the most comprehensive unrivalled texture analysis software package available to ensure the validity of your test results.

Built in advice and learning material

At Stable Micro Systems we don't just make texture analysers; we strive to provide our users with continual information to enhance their instument understanding and increase the background knowledge available to them.

Through our continued co-operation with universities and research establishments involved in texture analysis, and our in-house applications laboratory and software department, we aim to provide the most up to date applications information and to offer you the most comprehensive range of attachments and analytical techniques available.

Exponent software is unique in its offering of Integral Software Support and provides the following features in Windows™ Help File format to assist you to:

Test

Analyse

Learn

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Test

Application Studies

Our Application Studies library is perhaps of primary importance to you as these studies demonstrate a viable test method for a wide range of specific products, and also act as an ideal starting point for studying similar products.

Detailed reports present typical results and interpretation. Test Methods can be chosen:

• by Product Type

• by Probe/Fixture

• by Textural/Physical Property

• by Standard Method

Analyse

Data Analysis Techniques

Let us guide you through the range of data analysis options available to you to evaluate your data and help you to understand and interpret the results.

Sample Graphs, Macros, Projects

For ease of testing, more than 200 product projects have been included. Any chosen suitable method can be loaded by clicking on the 'Load Project' buttons which automatically open all associated files ready to perform the test, analyse the data and collect the results in a spreadsheet and report.

Learn
Tutorials
These are written to guide new users through basic procedures of using the software step-by-step.
Introduction to Texture Analysis
Background information on the Texture Analysis Principles and a Guide to TPA. Contains animations to make the explanations as simple as possible.
Probe Guide
What to use and how to use it, what it’s most suited to testing and notes on its optimum set-up and application.
Published Papers
Abstracts and citations of papers published that refer to the use of Stable Micro Systems’ Texture Analysers.
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Video Clips

A comprehensive collection of video clips demonstrating certain tests and fixture arrangements on the YouTube TextureAnalysis channel...

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In-depth support, not available elsewhere

Software Downloads

Software Packages have updates available for download free of charge from our website within the Software Download section.

Software Troubleshooting

Often customers have a requirement to train new staff and, coupled with the fast advancement in computers and their operating systems, customer find the need to call us for technical advice. Our team of Software Development and Support engineers are available to troubleshoot software problems, provide registration codes and assist customers in the development of their required test sequences and analysis macros.

Testing Advice Service

We would like to help you get the most from your Texture Analyser by enabling direct contact to our in-house application laboratory from which useful testing advice can be given confidentially and free of charge. We are confident that our laboratory services demonstrate our commitment to the “complete system” philosophy.

Macro/Sequence Writing Service

If you would like us to help you write a macro or special sequence for your Texture Analyser our online form will enable you to supply us with your analysis requirements.

Worldwide Sales and Technical Support

Handpicked distributors specifically trained to meet your testing and analysis needs.

The feedback we get from our customers speaks for itself

Customer Case Studies

Recent Research Findings using the Texture Analyser

Finding other ways to help you:

Q & A

Literature

Training Courses

UK Service Contracts

UK users who have had their texture analysers for more than one year, and whose warranty has subsequently expired, are likely to be interested in our service contracts.

This includes an annual visit by our service engineer to check and recalibrate your instrument by verifying force, distance and speed settings.

We will also update your software to the latest versions (this does not include upgrades from Exceed to Exponent).

Should you require any more information, please contact our sales team on 01483 427345 or by e-mail: sales@stablemicrosystems.com


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.