Stable Micro Systems offers a wide range of specialist solutions for testing products in the petfood market. Examples of some of the tests available are described in this document.
· Sensory Palatability Testing
· Testing of Dry Petfood
· Testing of Wet Petfood
Used for determining the
compressibility, and therefore the
ease of chewing, of dry petfood
in a bulk compression test.
|Three Point Bend Rig
This rig reveals the break point,
demonstrating hardness and
brittleness or flexibility of dog
biscuits or snack sticks.
|Back Extrusion Cell
This test makes unpleasant manual
assessments obsolete by providing
an objective imitative assessment
of faecal consistency.
Compression of cat food or fish
pellets tests for product hardness
or softness which may be vital to
|Kramer Shear Cell
Multiple shearing tests overcome
sample variability in meat based
|Multiple Puncture Probe
This probe has an averaging effect
on products of variable particulate
size or texture without the need for
very high forces to be applied.
|Acoustic Emission and
Allow the collection of acoustic
data during a test and the
synchronisation of force data with
video frames - of particular interest
for the testing of brittle products.
Compare Texture Analysers - take your choice of instrument
for universal application
with limited capacity
and testing stroke
|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
and Data Analysis
|Ease of Use||x|
Typical measurements include: