We are the world leaders in texture analysis, materials characterisation and volume and density measurement

Our instruments power laboratories around the world

We believe testing should have no limits. For over 35 years we’ve been providing the scientific community world-class tools for research and development and quality control. Our range of Texture Analysers, Materials Testers and Volume and Density Measurement instruments are internationally recognised. With over 200 precision attachments and the most comprehensive software package to ensure the validity of your test results, ours is the complete solution.

Our business is built on three key principles


Innovation is at the core of our business. We were the first to collect data at 2000 points per sec and provide the synchronised measurement of sound with an Acoustic Envelope Detector. Whether it’s new software features or a new test method or fixture, we will push the boundaries of mechanical property measurement to the limit. Finding new solutions to your testing problems is where we shine and as such we are the only instrument manufacturer in our field who holds any Community Registered Designs – testament to our desire to be at the forefront of science and pushing the boundaries to property measurement.


No-one knows more about texture analysis than we do. We also know a thing or two about materials characterisation and volume and density measurement. We share our expertise through the Education Zone – our unrivalled built-in library of advice, assistance and learning material. With over 300 application studies, step-by-step tutorials, data analysis techniques and more, we have the most comprehensive support material for continued education to help you to get the most from your instrument, from your initial project interest to your future unknown testing needs.


The possibilities of applying our instruments to measure the mechanical properties of your product are endless. At the outset, our experts will find a tailored solution based on your required application. Users can then access our unrivalled Application Studies library – covering a wide range of industries, these application studies demonstrate viable test methods for specific products and also act as an ideal starting point for studying similar products. Whatever your preferred application, we will help you find a tailored solution.

Global leaders trust us with their testing and analysis

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"Texture Analyzers, and the diverse accessories, have helped me measure the texture of many different food products over the course of my career in the food industry. The equipment is versatile and easy to use. There are many application notes to help get a user started. Plus, the support from Stable Micro Systems is incredible – whether it’s a quick question that needs to be resolved or training programs – they want users to be successful."

Elaine Sopiwnyk Food industry professional with over 20 years of experience

"In the past years we have developed many new methods to test various applications in our bakery laboratory. The Texture Analyzer and it’s different probes helps us to get that objective comparison. We were very happy with the help we got from the texture analyzer team of Stable Micro Systems. They always have replied very fast, and the outcome always was positive. Their technical support is on point."

Emma Hendrickx Assistant Manager Customer Innovation | AAK

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Achieving excellence

We’re proud of our long history of excellence. Here’s why we’re outstanding at what we do.

Product development

Collaboration is key to our product development success. Our teams work closely together on any new project finding clever solutions to sometimes complex briefs. All product development takes place at our Godalming headquarters. To date we’ve developed 10 core instruments, more than 20 major peripherals and over 200 attachments. All attachments originated by Stable Micro Systems since 2007 are protected as Community Registered Designs.

Software development

Our software is crafted in-house, giving us the ability to rapidly add required features suggested by our users, providing unmatched software packages dedicated to texture analysis and volume measurement. Continually evolving, our engineers strive to bring our customers upgrades that are more powerful and user friendly. Best of all, we include free software updates for the life of your instrument.

Manufacturing and engineering

Our roots lie in high quality design and development engineering. We hope that this will be evident when you see the engineering excellence built into every one of our instruments and accessories. Every probe and attachment is rigorously inspected for dimensional accuracy, profile and finish during manufacture. We are challenged to achieve the highest standards through our own applications laboratory tests and feedback from our customers.

Service and support

Our renowned service doesn’t stop when you unbox your new instrument. Our experts are on hand for any assistance required – from test advice to macro writing and training. And we’re so confident of our products we offer complimentary technical support for all of our users.

Bespoke design service

We love a challenge. If none of our 200+ attachments are suitable, we can create a purpose-built solution to your testing problem.

Certification and quality

As you would expect, we’re certified. We are an ISO9001:2015 Quality Assured Company, which means we have approved systems in place to achieve constant high standards. View our certificate

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We are a Test and Measurement Member of GAMBICA, the national organisation representing the interests of companies in the instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology industry in the UK. Visit Gambica website


As a producer of electrical and electronic equipment we ensure we are WEEE compliant through B2B Compliance.

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To find out more about our company, vision and story visit our About Us page

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