Any of the texture analyser range can be used for the product tests listed below.

A selection of special attachments and typical measurements which are commonly used in this application area are shown above. However, this does not show the complete range of attachments available for the testing of gels and films. Test procedures include: compression, puncture/penetration, tension, fracture/bending, extrusion, cutting/shearing.


Gels and Films Testing



 cylinder-probe-bloom-jar  cylinder-probe-petfood  back-extrusion-rig-gel
0.5" Diameter Cylinder Probe 
With the use of a Bloom Jar
and Centralising Base.
For GMIA or ISO Standard Bloom
Strength (Gelatine) or Gel
Strength measurement.
Cylinder Probes and
Compression Platens
Self-supporting gels can undergo
compression testing to provide a
measure of fundamental moduli.
Back Extrusion Rig
This rig measures the consistency
of viscous and gelled products.
 film-support-rig  peel-rig-90-deg  flexible-substrate-clamp
Film Support Rig
This rig allows testing of thin, film-
like products to measure the burst
strength, resilience and relaxation
90 degree Peel Rig
Allows 90 degree peel testing
via a sliding platform.
Flexible Substrate Clamp
This device incorporates a multi-slot
plate and a clamping fixture for the
measurement of adhesiveness of
films against a substrate.
 tensile-grips-films  pneumatic-grips
Tensile Grips
Provide a means of clamping a
film material for the measurement
of tensile strength and elongation.
Pneumatic Grips
Gripping pressure can be controlled
precisely, providing an alternative
means of holding a sample for
tensile testing.
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:

  • Gel Strength
  • Bloom Strength (according to ISO, AOAC or GMIA)
  • Rupture Force
  • Elasticity/Brittleness
  • Adhesiveness
  • Mucoadhesion
  • Fundamental moduli
  • Film burst strength, resilience and relaxation
  • Film tensile strenth and elongation
  • Film peeling properties
  • Stable Micro Systems
  • Rudolph Research Analytical
  • Novasina
  • 3NH Colorimeter
  • Triowin