Stable Micro Systems have continued to develop their range, from the early TA.XT2, to the TA.XT2i with interchangeable load cells, to the TA.XTPlus with new electronic and mechanical parts. The TA.XTConnect Texture Analyser is the next generation Texture Analyser - light years ahead of any other instrument. Imagine completely programable test sequences, long file names, true stress-strain ability, additional multi-channel data acquisition, complete integration with any Windows compatible program, etc. The TA.XTConnect has load cells from as low as 500g up to 100kg.
SMS took all of the features of the TA.XTConnect and folded them into their heavy-duty model, the TA.HDConnect. The TA.HDConnect can be fitted with 1, 5, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 or 750 kilo load cells; and changing load cells only takes a few minutes.
Food Product Testing: Virtually the entire food industry uses the TA.XTConnect range Texture Analysers to quantify textural parameters. Key Diagnostics and Stable Micro Systems have extensive experience in helping food industry customers quantify their products in R&D, QA/QC or right on the production line. Whether it is the firmness of bread crumb, setting of yoghurt, springiness of confectionary, crisp of snacks, or pasta, the TA.XTConnect can be used by production teams for QC or by NPD teams for developing products.
Pharmaceutical Testing: Our instruments are extremely popular for testing a wide variety of pharmaceutical products to quantify virtually every physical property of pharmaceutical products. SMS now has an Enhanced Security Module for compliance with the FDA's Chapter 21 part 11 standards for all tests with their TA.XTConnect & TA.HDConnect.
Adhesive Testing: The TA.XTConnect & TA.HDConnectTexture Analysers are used to quantify the adhesive & tack characteristics of an incredible array of products.
Capillary Fixture: Dr Jae Park of Oregon State University's Seafood Lab in Astoria has helped develop the TA-525 Capillary Fixture Kit for calculating the apparent viscosity of thick fluids and pastes.
Film Testing: The TA.XTConnect & TA.HDConnectTexture Analysers can be used to quantify just about every film characteristic imaginable.
Gel Testing: SMS' texture analysers are used worldwide for testing conducting standardised tests for gels. But world-class gel manufacturers have gone beyond the standardised tests to explore gel properties that are more important for their gel applications.
Cosmetic & Personal Care Product Testing: Test any cosmetic product for firmness, cohesiveness, resilience, fracturability, etc. New rig for hair testing.
Powder Flowability: It is now possible to test powder flowability, cohesion, attrition, caking, and many other powder parameters with SMS' new Powder Flow Analyser.
Electronic Industry Testing: Test silicone gels, films & wafer dicing tapes, underfill epoxies & other products with the TA.XTConnect. Also measuring membrane switches. Quantify many more parameters than possible with other instruments.
Data Analysis & Reporting: Texture Exponent software captures the data generated, perform analysis, create summary reports.
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There are many more applications so if not listed here, call us to discuss your texture testing needs.