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 pharmaceutical packaging products. Test procedures include: compression, puncture/penetration, tension, fracture/bending, extrusion, cutting/shearing.

 

Pharmaceutical Packaging Testing

 

 tensile-grips-seal-strength  self-tightening-roller-grips  friction-rig-1
Tensile Grips
Used for the assessment of
Seal Strength (an important
characteristic of packaging
to ensure sterile integrity).
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  blister-pack-test  universal-peel-strength-rig
Friction Rig
Used to assess packaging friction
properties.
Blister Pack
This simple imitative test enables
the average extraction force as
well as the maximum and
minimum extraction forces to
be determined.
Universal Peel Strength Rig
Allows measurement of the peel
strength of sample containers up
to 95mm diameter and 120mm
height at three angles.
 film-support-rig  tube-sachet-extrusion-rig
Film Support Rig
This rig allows testing of thin, film-
like products to measure the burst
strength, resilience and
relaxation properties.
Tube/Sachet Extrusion Rig
allows manufacturers to measure
the ease of removal and application
of products such as sauces,
pastes, creams and gels.
The Texture Analyser Range

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Most popular
single column
Texture Analyser
for universal application
High capacity
versatile
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:

  • Seal Strength: sterile packaging for surgical instruments
  • Friction
  • Peel Strength: sanitary towels, nappies, labels
  • Puncture: blood bags, films
  • Blister pack extraction force
  • Blister packaging compaction
  • Sachet/tube content removal force
  • Crush Resistance
  • Burst Strength
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