Stable Micro Systems User Training Courses

One-day User Training courses are held at our Surrey HQ throughout the year.

Texture Analysis training

Each course covers essential aspects of both SOFTWARE and APPLICATIONS training.

SOFTWARE: you will learn to:

Input settings to control the Texture Analyser Run a test, save data and carry out post-test analysis

Produce graphs with different scales and axes to compare data

View calculated results in a custom made spreadsheet

Produce charts and reports that include this calculated data

Macros and Projects and their relevance to your application will all be revealed!

APPLICATIONS: the latest versions of the TA.XTplus and TA.HDplus Texture Analysers will be set up for groups of 4 people to:

Prepare samples and select suitable methods for your applications

See and handle the complete range of probes and fixtures available for the texture analyser range

Observe variations in products due to alignment, grain and non-uniform structure

Calibrate the instrument, change a load cell and carry out simple maintenance

Obtain advice and guidance on your own difficult applications

Measure your own samples by arrangement


Technical and R&D staff who wish to improve their understanding of texture analysis and who wish to obtain maximum benefit from the use of their Plus range Texture Analysers and texture analysis software.

Course topics include:

The Principles of Texture Analysis: types of texture analysis tests and probes and attachments available

Exponent software: making macros, setting up spreadsheets, creating projects etc.

Tips for better testing: how to choose the correct test parameters, guidelines for test choice, sample preparation and more accurate testing

Getting around common problems encountered during the use of your texture analyser

Interactive practicals

There will also be an opportunity to test any samples which you bring along and discuss the optimisation of their testing.

Training course dates for 2018...

This year's final one day course for users wishing to obtain the maximum benefit from our texture analysis equipment and software will run on:

• Wednesday 12th December 2018

The charge for this training course will be £110.00 + VAT (this does not include any overnight accommodation), payable to Stable Micro Systems Ltd in advance.

Places for each course will be for a maximum of 8 people. Accommodation can be arranged at additional cost. Registration is at 9.00am. We will require a cheque or purchase order for the full amount to reserve your place. No refund will be offered but you may substitute another delegate at any time.

Training Course Organiser: Claire Venn

To arrange a place:

Tel: 01483 427345

Fax: 01483 427600



Dates for 2019 will be released soon.


There are also regular Advanced User Training Courses, usually running over three days.

The next Advanced Training course will be held on Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th February 2019.

Please click or tap here to apply for a place, or for more information...

More detailed training courses on a variety of specialist testing topics can be arranged on request. Please email us for further information on either of these options.

Real life applications for texture analysis