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 food packaging. Test procedures include: compression, puncture/penetration, tension, fracture/bending, extrusion (forward and backward), cutting/shearing.


Food Packaging Testing



 tensile-grips-packaging-seal  self-tightening-roller-grips  friction-rig-1
Tensile Grips
Used for the assessment of
seal strength.
Self-tightening Roller Grips
Can be used to measure tensile
strength of packaging where
slippage at the grip face may be
a problem.
Friction Rig
Used to assess packaging
friction properties.
 friction-rig-2  film-support-rig  compression-platen-eggbox
Friction Rig
Used to assess packaging
friction properties according to
ASTM-D 1894-90.
Film Support Rig
This rig allows testing of thin, film-
like products to measure the burst
strength, resilience and relaxation
Compression Platen
Used to assess packaging
compressive strength.
 large-peel-strength-rig  universal-peel-strength-rig  tube-sachet-extrusion-rig
Large Peel Strength Rig
(45 degree peel action)
Adjustable peel action measurement
for e.g. yoghurt, ready meal
packaging. It accommodates pots
up to 120mm diameter.
Universal Peel Strength Rig
Allows measurement of the peel
strength of e.g. yoghurt containers
up to 95mm diameter and 120mm
height at three angles.
Tube/Sachet Extrusion Rig
Allows manufacturers to measure
the ease of removal and application
of products such as sauces, pastes,
creams and gels.
Articulated Tensile Grips
Allows the gripping of thin materials
while also providing rotational
The Texture Analyser Range

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single column
Texture Analyser
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Texture Analyser
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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
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Typical measurements include:

  • Seal Strength
  • Friction
  • Peel Strength
  • Puncture
  • Tensile Strength
  • Resilience
  • Sachet/Tube Content Removal Force
  • Crush Resistance
  • Burst Strength
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