Lloyd Instruments/Ametek TA1 Texture Analyzer

The TA1 Texture Analyzer is an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution to evaluate the textural properties (compression, shear, extrusion, puncture, hardness forces, etc.) of a wide range of products at all stages of manufacture. It can perform rapid, detailed texture profile analysis (TPA) for applications up to 102 kgf (1 kN, 225 lbf).

With this texture analyzer you can perform several different types of tests including:

  • Food testing
  • Pet food testing
  • Cosmetic testing
  • Pharma testing


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ta1Scottish Agricultural College Uses the TA1 to Measure the Eating Quality of MeatNovember 2, 2016

To measure the eating quality of meat, the Scottish Agricultural College uses the TA1 texture analyzer from Lloyd Instruments. Uniformity and enhancement of meat eating quality is seen as an important factor in the sustainability of the Scottish (and UK) red-meat sector, in securing increased high-end market share locally and internationally. A number of factors affect meat […]

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bakery industryBakery Industry TestingDecember 15, 2016

Ametek Test & Calibration Instruments has long supplied the baking industry with advanced testing solutions to ensure end-product quality on the consumer shelf. The TA1 is the latest texture analyzer to offer affordable, high performance testing whether in Quality Control or product development.

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cereal testingCereal TestingDecember 15, 2016

Firmness, hardness, crispiness, chewiness, flexural strength and shear are just a few of the test types that you can perform with our food grips and fixtures for cereals.

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snacks testingConfectionary and Snacks TestingDecember 15, 2016

Firmness, hardness, gumminess, fracturability, stickiness, springiness, flexural strength and tensile strength are just a few of the test types you can perform with our food grips and fixtures for confectionary and snacks.

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cosmeticsCosmetics TestingDecember 15, 2016

Lipstick bending and cutting force, penetration test, consistency and eye pencil breaking are just a few of the test types you can perform when combining the TA1 texture analyzer with our grips and fixtures for cosmetics testing.

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Quality Control Testing dairyDairy TestingDecember 15, 2016

Consistency, gel strength, spreadability, tensile strength, extensibility, viscosity, creep, relaxation, cutting resistance, firmness and hardness of cheese, yoghurt, butter, sauces and ice cream are just a few of the test types you can perform by combining the TA1 texture analyzer with our food grips, fixtures, jigs and probes for dairy.

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vegetables testingFruit and Vegetables TestingDecember 15, 2016

Firmness of whole fruits/vegetables and extrusion properties of soft fruits, peas, beans, corn and processed fruit/vegetables are just a few of the test types you can perform when combining the TA1 texture analyzer with our food grips and fixtures for fruit and vegetables.

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Texture Analysis gelsGels TestingDecember 15, 2016

Gels are widely used in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

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fish testingMeat, Poultry and Fish TestingDecember 15, 2016

Toughness of cooked meat, firmness, cutting strength and rapid slice shear force are just a few of the test types you can perform when combining the TA1 texture analyzer with our food grips and fixtures for meat, poultry and fish.

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packaging testingPackaging TestingDecember 15, 2016

By combining the TA1 texture analyzer with our grips and fixtures for packaging testing you can perform tests such as tension, carton erection, friction, puncture and top loading.

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ricePasta, Rice and Noodles TestingDecember 15, 2016

The TA1 texture analyzer and NEXYGENPlus food texture applications software can assess product quality on a wide range of food items including dairy products, bakery, confectionery, gels and more.

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pet foodPet Food TestingDecember 15, 2016

Texture analyzers are routinely used for determining the hardness and consistency of various pet food products.

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Applications

  • Bakery
  • Cereals
  • Dairy
  • Fruit & vegetables
  • Gels
  • Pasta
  • Meat, poultry & fish
  • Pet food
  • Cosmetics
  • Packaging

 

  • Exceptional load accuracy – +/- 0.5% down to 1% of load cell value provides a high dynamic range, thereby reducing the number of load cells required to cover the full force range
  • Plug & Play YLC load cells – featuring anti-rotation collars to avoid load train twist and facilitating easy axial alignment
  • Large work area – 180 mm (7.08 in) throat depth for larger specimens and wide range of work tables for flexibility

 

ModelDescription 
TA1Texture Analyzer