Food Texture Analyser

Food Texture Analyser is suitable for Texture Test on a variety of products using special Jigs & Fixtures.

Texture Tests comprise of Softness Test, Hardness Test, Bite Test, Slice Test, Poke Test, Bloom Test, Piercing Test, Snap Test, etc.

Can be used for testing of : Bakery, Dairy, Fruits, Confectionary, Chocolates, etc

Confirms to Industry Accepted Practice.

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Food Texture Analyser

Food texture analysis is a crucial aspect of food science and technology, as it helps in understanding and characterizing the physical properties of food products. Texture analysis involves measuring the mechanical and sensory properties of food items to evaluate factors such as hardness, cohesiveness, chewiness, crispness, and more. This information is valuable for quality control, product development, and ensuring consumer satisfaction. Here are some key points related to food texture analysis:

  1. Texture Parameters: Food texture can be described using various parameters, including hardness, adhesiveness, cohesiveness, gumminess, chewiness, springiness, and fracturability. These parameters provide a comprehensive view of the texture of a food product.
  2. Instrumental Methods: Food texture analysis is often conducted using specialized instruments called food texture analyser. These devices apply force to a food sample and measure its response. Common methods include compression, shear, and tensile testing.
  3. Sensory Evaluation: Sensory panels, comprised of trained or consumer testers, can evaluate food’s texture through human perception. Descriptive sensory analysis is used to create sensory profiles that describe the texture attributes of a product.
  4. Rheology: Rheological analysis focuses on the flow and deformation behavior of food products. This is particularly relevant for liquid and semi-solid foods like sauces, gels, and dough.
  5. Texture Profiles: Texture profiles are graphical representations of a food product’s texture properties. They often show force or deformation over time and can help compare different products or formulations.
  6. Applications: Food texture analysis is used in various food industries, such as baking, meat processing, confectionery, and dairy. It aids in product development, quality control, shelf-life assessment, and consumer preference studies.
  7. Food Product Development: Understanding and controlling texture is crucial in the development of new food products. Producers need to create foods with desirable textures to meet consumer expectations.
  8. Quality Control: Texture analysis helps manufacturers maintain consistency in their products. By setting standards for texture parameters, they can ensure that each batch meets the desired quality.
  9. Shelf-Life Assessment: Changes in texture can be indicative of food spoilage or quality deterioration. Food Texture Analyser can help in assessing the shelf life of food products.
  10. Consumer Acceptance: Texture plays a significant role in consumer acceptance. Food companies use texture analysis to fine-tune their products to meet consumer preferences.
  11. Regulatory Compliance: In some cases, regulatory agencies may set standards for food texture, particularly for safety and quality. Texture analysis can help ensure compliance with these standards.
  12. Sous Vide Cooking: Texture analysis is also relevant in modern culinary techniques like sous vide, where precise control of food texture is essential for achieving desired results.

Food texture analysis is a multidisciplinary field, combining elements of food science, engineering, and sensory evaluation to provide valuable insights into the properties of food products. It plays a pivotal role in the development and quality control of a wide range of food items, from bread and meat to snacks and desserts.

Product Specifications

Food Texture Analyser

Variable Speed Model with Stepper Drive
Fully Computerised Model                          
Suitable for Texture Test on a variety of products using Jigs & Fixtures (extra cost applies).
Texture Tests comprise of Softness Test, Hardness Test, Bite Test, Slice Test, Poke Test, Bloom Test, Piercing Test, Snap Test, etc.

It is used to measure or quantify feelings like Crispiness, Sponginess, etc.

Model # TA-10-Pro

Machine Capacity :                10 Kgf (100N)
Load Cell resolution :             1 gm (0.01N)
Variable Test Speed :             10 – 500 mm/min
Max Travel Length :               300 mm
Digital Display of Deflection (Resolution 0.1 mm)

Features of Food Texture Analyser :
Stepper Drive for step-less speed variation over a large range.
Microprocessor based controller with embedded Push Buttons on Control Panel.
Dual line, Backlit LCD display for stress free viewing.
Peak hold facility to register maximum reading during test.
Auto-stop facility on machine overload (Overload Protection).
Auto-Calibration facility using dead weights (to be arranged by Buyer).

Includes :

Data Acquisition System (Computer Uplink with Software)

Features of DAS :
Full Control of Food Testure Analyser via computer.
With Computer Uplink Facility for Data Processing
Test Report Printing Facility (with Load vs. Time / Deflection Graph)
( Includes Software and Linking Hardware. PC & Printer to be provided by you. )

Optional Modules / Jigs & Fixtures for Food Texture Analyser :

Special Jigs and Fixtures are required to perform tests on a Texture Analyser.

  • Flat Compression Platen (Set of Top + Bottom) For a variety of tests.
  • Tensile Grips (Set of Top + Bottom) For Peel / Seal / Tensile Tests on Plastic Films / Packaging.
  • 3-Point Snap (Set of Top Wedge + Bottom Support) For Chips, Wafers, Crackers, Biscuits, Chocolate, Breadsticks, etc.
  • Puncture / Poke Test Probe (5 / 10 / 12 mm Dia) For a variety of tests on Food, Dairy, Confectionary, etc. products. With rounded or flat tip.
  • Conical Probe (20 / 25 / 30 mm dia) For a variety of tests on gels or pastes or high-viscosity products.
  • Spherical Probe (10 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 38 mm dia) For a variety of tests on gels or pastes or high-viscosity products.
  • Extrusion Cell (25 / 30 / 38 mm inner dia)  With Extrusion Plates : 1 Blank + 4 with hole of  3,5,8,10 mm For a variety of tests on gels or pastes or high-viscosity products.
  • Wire Cutting Jig For Butter, Margarine, Cheese, etc.
  • Wet Tack Probe : For Adhesives. Spherical Flexible Probe of 20 or 25mm dia + Lower Disc with concentric circles.

Based on you your requirements, we will quote for other Jigs & Fixtures also.

Utilities Required for Food Texture Analyser (To be supplied by the buyer) :

  • Power Supply : 230/110 Volts AC at 50/60 Hz. (Fluctuation Free Power required)
  • 3 Kg Bullion Weights. These weights are required for calibration at the time of installation and then every 6-months for routine calibrations.
  • Desktop PC or Laptop PC
      • Processor Type :   Intel Core I3 or better.            (Preferably Core I5 or Higher)
      • Memory :              4 GB RAM or better
    • Space :                  50 GB free HDD space           (minimum)
    • Monitor :               17” or Larger Color Monitor with FHD resolution
    • Operating System: Windows 10 or higher (with latest updates & patches)
    • Supporting Software :       Adobe Acrobat Reader and Microsoft Dot Net Framework (Latest Version)
    • Printer :                 Laser or Inkjet Printer.

IQOQ Documentation Set available for Pharmaceutical companies