Any of the Stable Micro Systems Texture Analyser range may be used for testing the products listed below. A selection of special attachments and typical measurements are also shown which are commonly used in this application area. However, this does not show the complete range of attachments available for the testing of fish products. Test procedures include: compression, puncture/penetration, tension, fracture/bending, extrusion (forward and backward), cutting/shearing.


Fish Testing



 ball-probe-fish  kramer-cell-5-blade  warner-bratzler-blade
1" Ball Probe
Used to assess fish firmness.
5-blade Kramer Shear Cell
Used to assess (in bulk) the
firmness of such non-uniform
samples as prawns.
Warner-Bratzler Blade
Used to assess cutting force
('bite') of fresh fish.
The Texture Analyser Range

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Most popular
single column
Texture Analyser
for universal application
High capacity
twin column
Texture Analyser
Simple stand-alone
Texture Analyser
with limited capacity
and testing stroke
Capacity 50kg 750kg 10kg
Speed Range 0.01 - 40mm/s 0.01 - 40mm/s 0.01 - 10mm/s
Maximum Data Acquisition 500pps 500pps 400pps
Full Library Test Availability x x
Full Flexibility of
Test Programming
and Data Analysis
x x
Expandability x x
Ease of Use x
Portability x x

Typical measurements include:

  • Firmness: fresh/cooked fish fillets, prawns, fish gels
  • Cutting Strength: fish fillets, surimi
  • Springiness: surimi
  • Elasticity:fish gels
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