The TA1 texture analyser is a cost effective, easy to use solution for performing rapid, detailed texture analysis tests on applications up to 1 kN (225 lbf).
The Benefits of Texture Analysis:
Texture analysis can highlight quality improvement opportunities throughout the supply chain and the production process. New or alternative ingredients can be compared with existing ingredients.
In production, texture analysis is used for the measurement and control of process variations such as temperature, humidity and cooking time.
A texture profile analysis test replicates the effect of two bites on a sample. Lloyd Instruments NEXYGENPlus texture analysis software captures force, distance and time during the test, allowing the calculation of texture critical parameters such as:
Adhesion Force • Firmness • Modulus
Adhesiveness • Fracturability • Resilience
Chewiness • Gumminess • Springiness
Cohesiveness • Hardness • Stringiness