Zwick USA Datasheets for Texture Analyzers

Texture analyzers evaluate the cohesiveness, spreadibility, fracturability, tackiness, gumminess, firmness, pliability, consistency and other texture characteristics of foods, rubber, foams, coatings, grease, asphalt and other materials.
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Penetration Dies These dies are used mostly for penetrations tests to determine the hardness of foodstuffs. These tests are widely used and find their application with many foodstuffs. Fundamental is...
In a 3-point flexure test the specimen lies on two anvils and is centrally loaded with an upper anvil. The span is adaptable to the specimen. This test is particularly...
In a compression test the specimen is smaller than the compression die. Also under compression the specimen should not extend over the edges of the die. The compression test is...
In the Warner Bratzler test a blade cuts through a specimen. The shear behavior gives information about the toughness and tenderness of meat and fish products, the crunchiness of sausages...
Several working processes gradually break down the fat crystal network of fats like butter and margarine.This change of material is measured by the work softening or the remaining hardness. The...
The dough tensile test is a micro-scale tensile test: Only a small volume of flour or dough is sufficient. The test determines the processing characteristics, extensibility, elasticity and stickiness of...
The Kramer shear cell simulates a single bite on foodstuffs and provides information about bite characteristic, crispiness and firmness. It is used for meat and fish products, small sized fruit...
The OTMS cell (Ottawa Texture Measuring System) determines the firmness of products by compression and extrusion. This shows characteristics like ripeness, tenderness, crispiness or extrusion work on a defined sample...
The penetration test, also called "puncture test" or "force penetration", is used frequently to test the degree of ripeness of fruits and vegetables as well as of the skin strength.
This test tool is used for the determination of butter firmness according to ISO 16305. In this test a stainless steel wire cuts through a defined cube of butter. This...