TA1 For Texture Analysis and Packing Testing
Product Announcement from Ametek Test & Calibration Instruments
The TA1 replaces the TAPlus broadly used in the food, cosmetics and packaging industry. The TA1 is able to use the same extensive range of jigs, probes and fixtures designed from years of experience.The Lloyd Instruments TA1 testing machine has a new mechanical design featuring linear guide technology, pre-loaded ball screws and sophisticated software compensation systems for high accuracy measurements even over very small extensions or compressions. A load accuracy of 0.5% down to 1% of load cell value provides high accuracy measurement across a wide range of loads and means many users will now only need a single load cell for their applications. With an extended crosshead speed range from 0.01 - 2032 mm/min, the TA1 can be used for standard tests such as compression, tension and flexure in food texture testing, to measure hardness, crispiness, crunchiness, softness, springiness, tackiness and other properties related to foods.The Windows®7 compatible NEXYGENPlus software features an improved and intuitive User Configurable Test functionality complementing thecomprehensive texture analysis test library available.An extensive range of load cells and grips, together with the ability to accommodate up to two extensometers simultaneously allow the new TA1 test machine to provide a simplified testing platform for the food industry that can be used throughout the manufacturing cycle, right from the evaluation of raw product to the testing of finished product and all stages in between.