Temperature and Humidity Measurement

Controlling and measuring temperature and humidity for Texture Analysis

Peltier Cabinet and controller

There are many products that are ‘temperature critical’ and which need testing at a specific non-ambient temperature or range of temperatures to provide reproducible comparative texture analysis results.

Such information is far more relevant than ambient testing alone can ever achieve.

Samples such as gels, confectionery, waxes and high fat or oil content products are very temperature critical and as such careful equilibrating and stabilising of testing temperature should be considered.

Stable Micro Systems solve these temperature associated problems by offering a range of temperature control solutions to suit various temperature range and testing dimension requirements.

Exponent software is integrated to the Stable Micro Systems Temperature Control products so that temperature can be changed quickly but more importantly, displayed in real time alongside the texture analysis plot.

Temperature equipment

Thermal Cabinets

Humidity Temperature Module

PT100 Temperature Probe

Peltier Controllers

Peltier Plate

Peltier Cabinet

Thermal Cabinets

Thermal Cabinets

TC/LN2 for the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser
TCHD/LN2 for the TA.HDplus Texture Analyser

Thermal Cabinets with liquid nitrogen cooling and electric heating (-40°C to +180°C) solve the problems usually associated with the testing of hot and cold products such as molten cheese, ice cream, adhesives or waxes.

Samples can be allowed to equilibrate to the required temperature before testing is performed within the cabinet.

Humidity Temperature Module

Humidity Temperature Module

XT/HTM Humidity Temperature Module

This provides the facility to capture temperature and humidity data (sampled every 10 seconds) during a test.

The Hygroclip is a product designed according to ISO 9001 and meeting EN50082-2 EMC requirements. It has an operating range of 0-100%RH (relative humidity) and -30°C to 100°C. Accuracy at 23°C is ±2.5%RH and ±0.3°C.

PT100 Temperature Probe

PT100 Temperature Probe

XT/PR Temperature Probe

This PT100 thermocouple probe plugs into the PT100 connector on the Texture Analyser and gives direct measurement over the temperature range -50°C to 250°C.

Two probes can be connected via the PT100 ports to log data simultaneously from separate locations.

Peltier Cabinet and controller

Peltier Temperature Controllers

When used in conjunction with the TA.XTplus or TA.HDplus Texture Analyser, the Temperature Controlled Peltier Cabinet and Temperature Controlled Peltier Plate provide a highly stable and accurate testing environment for many products.

The Plate or Cabinet is coupled to a separate Peltier Control Unit (PCU) which can be conveniently located so that the required temperature is easily set and displayed or placed away from the Texture Analyser if space is at a premium.

Peltier Plate


XT/PP: Temperature Controlled Peltier Plate

The Peltier Plate provides a stable surface temperature for testing small or thin products such as pressure sensitive adhesives or films. This ensures that temperature effects are either minimised or are able to be accurately investigated.

The surface dimensions are 110mm x 100mm and maximum operating temperature is +80°C to a minimum of 30°C below ambient.

Peltier Cabinet


XT/PC: Temperature Controlled Peltier Cabinet

The Peltier Cabinet provides a temperature controlled environment using PID control with an operating range from +80°C to 20°C below ambient.

It is fixed directly to the base of the texture analyser via nylon insulating pillars that provide a thermal barrier from the instrument.

Samples can be allowed to equilibrate to the required temperature before testing is performed within the cabinet.

Texture Analysis probes

Probes and attachments

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

Exponent 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

Additional measurement options

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

Automated Linear Indexing System


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

Loadcell in case


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

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