Cone probes

Cone probes penetrate samples with increasing displacement. In many instances, cone probes propagate cracks and fractures. Available in acrylic and stainless steel with angles that range from 30° to 90°.


TA-2

60 degree cone, acrylic


TA-2A

90 degree cone, acrylic


TA-2A-ss

90 degree cone, ss


TA-15

45 degree cone, ss


TA-15A

45 degree cone, acrylic


TA-16

40 degree cone, ss


TA-16A

40 degree cone, acrylic


TA-17

30 degree cone, ss


TA-17A

30 degree cone, acrylic


TA-425

TTC Spreadability Rig


TA-425A

Set Spare TA-425 Cones

Cylinder probes

Cylinder probes compress on or into samples. They are used measure compression/recovery, fracture, relaxation, visco-elastic creep, and other product behaviors. Available in acrylic, aluminum, or stainless steel and sizes from ¼" to greater than 4". Custom cylinder probes with different diameters, thicknesses, and materials can be created by request.


TA-3

1" dia. cyl., w. radius, acrylic, 35mm tall


TA-4

1-1/2" dia. cyl., w. radius, acrylic, 20mm tall


TA-5

1/2" dia. cyl., w. radius, acrylic, 35mm tall


TA-10

1/2" dia. AOAC cyl., acrylic, 35mm tall


TA-10ss

1/2" dia. AOAC cyl., ss, 35mm tall


TA-11

1" dia. AOAC cyl., acrylic, 35mm tall


TA-11ss

1" dia. AOAC cyl., ss, 35mm tall


TA-19

Kobe cyl., 1 cm2 area, ss, 10mm tall


TA-24

1/4" dia. cyl., acrylic, 35mm tall


TA-25

2" dia. cyl., alum., 20mm tall


TA-25L

2" dia. cyl., acrylic, 76mm tall


TA-30

3" dia. cyl., alum., 10mm tall


TA-30A

3" dia. cyl., acrylic, 10mm tall


TA-30WE

Water back extrusion rig


TA-40

4" dia. cyl., alum., 10mm tall


TA-40A

4" dia. cyl., acrylic, 10mm tall


TA-555

Insulated Compression Fixture

Rounded End probes

Rounded-end probes can be spherical, semi-hemispherical, or with defined radius ends. They are typically used for deflection, adhesion, puncture, and cyclic/fatigue tests. Available in stainless steel in both English and metric diameters..


TA-8

1/4" dia ball, ss


TA-8A

1/8" dia ball, ss


TA-8B

5 mm dia ball, ss


TA-18

1/2" dia ball, ss


TA-18A

3/4" dia ball, ss, 70 mm long


TA-18B

1" dia ball, ss, 70 mm long


TA-23

1/2" dia w/1/4" radius end, ss, 3" tall


TA-33

1 1/2" dia w/ 3/4" radius end, acrylic, 3" tall


TA-55R

5 mm dia., 1" radius, ss


TA-57R

7 mm dia., 1" radius, ss

 

Puncture probes

Puncture probes are used to penetrate into samples. Most of our puncture probes are made of stainless steel and are available in sizes ranging from 2.0 mm to 20.0 mm. Custom dimensions are available by request.


PN-2

Needle Probe


TA-51

Holder for up to 3mm needles


TA-52

2mm dia., 25mm long, ss


TA-52R

2mm dia., rounded end, ss


TA-53

3mm dia., 25mm long, ss


TA-54

4mm dia., 35mm long, ss


TA-55

5mm dia., 35mm long, ss


TA-55R

5mm dia., 35mm long, ss, rounded end


TA-56

6mm dia., 35mm long, ss


TA-57

7mm dia., 35mm long, ss


TA-57R

7mm dia., 1" radius, ss


TA-57M-10

Holder with ten 7mm dia. blanks, ss


TA-58

8mm dia., 35mm long, ss


TA-510

10mm dia., 45mm long, ss


TA-510A

10mm dia., 45mm long, acrylic


TA-512

12mm dia., 45mm long, ss


TA-520A

20mm dia., 45mm long, acrylic


TA-65

Multiple Puncture Rig, 13 tines


TA-65A

Multiple Puncture Rig, 29 tines


TA-210

Multiple Pea Rig


TA-212

Magness Taylor Fruit set 5-16" + 7-16" dia.


A/MC

SMS Multiple Chip Test Rig


HDP/MPT

SMS Multiple Pea Test Rig

Knife/Shear probes

Knives are used to shear individual or bulk products. Many of our shear fixtures are made of anodized aluminum or hardened stainless steel. Pasta or noodle blades are Lexan (polycarbonate).


TA-7

Warner-Bratzler knife with guillotine block


TA-26

Cutting wire, bell lock


TA-42

Knife blade with 45o chisel end, bell lock


TA-43

Knife blade 3mm thick flat end, bell lock


TA-43R

Knife blade 3mm thick rounded end, bell lock


TA-44

Craft knife + 10 razor blades, bell lock


TA-45

Incisor knife blade bell lock


TA-46 MORS

Muellenet Owens Razor


TA-47

Pasta blade + plate (Lexan)


TA-47W

Asian Noodle blade + plate (Lexan)


TA-91

Kramer Shear Cell 5 blades


TA-91M

Mini Kramer Cell 5 blades


TA-91X

SMS Kramer Shear Cell 10 blades


TA-112

Meullenet 9-bladed rice shear cell


TA-115W

French Fry Rig

 

Grip + Clamp probes

Grips and clamps are used to conduct tensile tests on samples in a wide variety of shapes, materials, and sizes. Tensile grips are generally tightened by hand. SMS' also has an array of grips and pneumatic clamps. Wedge and self-tightening spring clamps are also available. Custom grips for specific applications are very common.


TA-95

Adjustable Chuck


TA-96

Double clamp set


TA-96B

Miniature tensile grips


TA-96BW

Larger + Wider TA-96B grips


TA-96DWG

Dovetail Wedge Grips


TA-96DWG-HD

Heavy Duty Dovetail Wedge Grips


TA-96HDC2

2 Clamp hold-down fixture for TA-90


TA-96HDC4

4 Clamp hold-down fixture for TA-90


TA-96WC

Wire Clamp Fixture


TA-96TG

Tweezer Grip with cable


A/TGT

Self Tightening Roller Grips (TA-243)


A/ATG

Articulated Tensile Grips


A/UPS

Universal Peel Rig


A/TGP

SMS Pneumatic Tensile Grips

 

Friction Fixtures

Friction rigs measure the static and dynamic friction coefficients for a wide variety of materials. Typical applications include films, creams, and packaging. Texture Technologies can customize friction rigs to quantify the friction between any two materials.

Some friction rig configurations pull a sled in only one direction and others allow bidirectional cyclical or fatigue tests. Friction tests can be conducted in horizontal or vertical configurations.


TA-265

Sled fixture with Lexan sled and 3 glass panels


TA-265A

Coefficient of Friction Sled fixture


TA-265ELW

Lipstick Friction Sled Rig


TA-317A

Vertical Friction Rig - Tube holder


TA-317C

Vertical Friction Rig - Square Plates

 

Bend + Flexure Fixtures

Three point bend and four point bend tests are designed to stress, deflect and then break products of any size and degree of stiffness and brittleness. They can be used for empirical or fundamental test methods.


TA-92N

Three Point Bend Rig


TA-92A

Self Supporting Three Point Bend Rig


TA-92-1mm

Micrometer Three Point Bend Rig, 1mm supports


TA-92M

Micrometer Three Point Bend Rig, flat support


TA-92-4

Four Point Bend Rig


TA-92FS

Fixed Span Three-Point Bend Rig


TA-413-1

ISP Hair Bend Rig-3 PB


TA-413-2

ISP Hair Bend Rig-Omega Loop


TA-413-QR

Quick Release Hair Three Point Bend Rig

 

Extrusion Fixtures

Extrusion fixtures measure the force required to forward- or back-extrude liquids, semi-solids, and suspensions with particulates. They can also test hard and soft bulk solids such as breakfast cereals or diced fruit.

Forward extrusion fixtures extrude material through an opening. Back extrusion fixtures displace material which then wraps back around the plunger and disk.

Extrusion test results correlate very well with viscometers; however, extrusion tests are typically more repeatable since they are less affected by factors such as slip or particulates.


TA-93WST

Wire Screen Forward Extrusion


TA-93

Forward Extrusion Rig


TA-94

Back Extrusion Rig


TA-94BE

Back Extrusion Set + CAM Clamp


TA-113

Meullenet Rice Extrusion Cell


TA-525

Capillary Extrusion Rig


TA-TR

Tube Extrusion Fixture


A/OTC

Ottawa Cell & Plunger

 

Adhesion, Cohesion, + Peel Fixtures

Adhesive fixtures measure the tack, adhesion, cohesion by making and then breaking defined bonds. Peel rigs measure the strength to peel tapes and other materials from substrates. They also measure the strength to remove lids from packaging and other containers.


TA-303-ALIS

Indexable Rig for ALIS


TA-WDCS

Wet Dry Cleaning Station for ALIS


TA-57M-10

Holder with ten 7mm dia. blanks, ss


TA-57R

7mm dia., 1" radius, ss


TA-303

Indexable Tack Rig - ten 9mm openings


TA-303C

ASTM 2979 Indexable Tack Rig


TA-305

Adhesive wheel fixture for 90° pull tests + upper grips


TA-305A

90° Peel with Sled Fixture


TA-306

180° Peel Rig + grip + 5 Lexan 1" x 6" strips


TA-308

90° Floating Peel Rig


TA-310

Rig for testing adhesiveness of release liner


TA-312

Loop tack test system


A/LTS

SMS Loop Tack System (TA-312)


TA-315N

Mucoadhesive Tack Rig


TA-307-D3167

Floating Peel Rig ASTM D3167


TA-WDT

Wafer Dicing Tape Peel Rig

 

Pharmaceutical + Medical Device Fixtures

Pharmaceutical products and medical devices are tested with an array of standard probes and fixtures that are designed for specific applications. Our fixtures are flexible enough for testing products such as tablets, bi-layer tablets, capsules, gel caps, muco-adhesives, transdermal patches, powders, syringes, granules and fast disintegration or rapid dissolving tablets.


A/BTS SMS

Bi-layer Tablet Shear Rig


TA-92-1mm

Micrometer Three Point Bend Rig, 1mm supports


TA-227

Separating Rod Method


TA-416

Vaginal Ring


TA-270

Syringe Fixture with extended TA-90 legs and three inserts


TA-270New

Syringe Fixture


TA-272C

Syringe Cap Removal Fixture


TA-315N

Mucoadhesive Tack Rig


TA-402-10

Low force powder compaction rig indexing w/TA-10


TA-402-55

Low force powder compaction rig indexing w/TA-55


TA-403

Unconfined Yield Strength Rig


TA-419

Bi-layer Tablet Shear Rig


A-MUC

SMS Mucoadhesive Rig


TA-RTD

Fast Disintegration Fixture


TA-270C

ISO Annex G Syringe Rig


TA-450

Metered Dose Inhaler Fixture

 

Packaging + Film Fixtures

Evaluate tensile, elastic, brittleness, stiffness, adhesive, swelling, and other attributes of films and packaging materials with our fixtures. Lid Peel rigs securely hold containers using a variety of techniques can can be evaluated with a variety of fixtures. Measure both the compression and burst strength of product packaging with our specialty fixtures.


TA-108N

Large Film Extensibility Rig + probe


TA-108s

Single Small Film Extensibility Rig


TA-108s5

Small Film Extensibility Rig - Five


TA-108s5i

Indexable Film Extensibility Rig


TA-306A-BC

Lid Peel Rig - Bottom Clamp


TA-306A-TC

Lid Peel Rig - Top Clamp


TA-FBR

Film Block Rig - 4" x 4"


TA-TR

Tube Roller Fixture


TA-TIC

Fixture to Open Small Plastic Containers


TA-331

Small Container Squeeze Fixture


TA-306C

Sled Cartridge Lid Peel System


TA-SLT

Slot Tear Fixture

 

Cosmetic + Personal Care Fixtures

The cosmetics and personal care industries are passionate about validating their marketing claims. The TA.XTPlus Texture Analyzer and specialty fixtures are used to precisely quantify every unique behavior imaginable.


TA-205

Cosmetic Pencil Holder


TA-265ELW

Lipstick Friction Sled Rig


TA-275

Soft Matter Test Kit


TA-410

Lipstick Break Strength Rig


TA-412

TTC Hair Combing Fixture with Quick Release


TA-413

Omega Loop Sample Prep Fixture


TA-TR

Tube Roller Fixture


TA-413-1

ISP Hair Bend Rig-3 PB


TA-413-2

ISP Hair Bend Rig-Omega Loop


TA-416

Hair Tress Smoothness Rig


A/AIS

Nail Polish Indexing System


TA-413-QR

Quick Release Hair Three Point Bend Rig


TA-415

Mascara Brush Holder

 

Food Fixtures

Our special food fixtures help isolate, amplify, and quantify important textural characteristics of many food products. They offer the flexibility needed to accommodate unique shapes, sampling, or temperature considerations.


TA-25C

Three fixture crunchiness set


TA-25N

Nut Testing Cylinder & Plate


A/WDS500

Warburton Dough Stickiness System


A/WDS1000

Warburton Dough Stickiness System


TA-46 MORS

Muellenet Owens Razor


TA-47

Pasta blade + plate (Lexan)


TA-47W

Asian Noodle blade + plate (Lexan)


TA-49

Dry pasta bend/snap fixture


TA-85

Miller Dough Set + TA-23 + 3 cups


TA-100

Chen-Hoseney Dough Stickiness Rig + TA-11


TA-101

Crisp chip/cracker Rig + 1/4" rounded end probe


TA-105

SMS/Kieffer dough and gluten extensibility rig


A/ETK

Egg Testing Kit


A/SPR

Spaghetti Test Rig (TA-240)


TA-115W

French Fry Rig


TA-210

Multiple Pea Rig


TA-226

Tug Fixture set for pulling apart pizza crust, bagels, bread


A/GR

Cheese Grating Rig


TA-245

Ottawa Cell frame, plunger


TA-248

Force Reducing Chamber and Plunger for Ottawa Cell


TA-255

Bread Freshness Squeeze Inverted V fixture


TA-425

TTC Spreadability Rig


TA-426

Cheese extensibility rig (3 bases, 3 probes, 3 rings


TA-ESR

Egg Support Rig


TA-92CKR

Three Point Bend Cracker Fixture

 

Accessories

Texture Technologies and Stable Micro Systems offer many accessories and attachments for many different industries.

These accessories include adapters which mount fixtures, temperature measuring devices, and many general attachments that extend the capabilities of the TA.XTPlus Texture Analyzer.


TA-70

Extender 3.5 long


TA-71

Converter plug from M6 to M3 thread


TA-90

Heavy duty platform with aluminium plate


TA-99

Bloom Jar Centering Plate


ALIS 600

Automated Linear Indexing System


A/RAED

Reference Acoustic Envelope Detector


XT-TPR

Temperature Probe


ALIS 250

Automated Linear Indexing System


VC/CSS

Video Capture System


XT/DIB

Dynamic Integrated Balance


DR/DIS2

Dough Inflation System