hardness, fracture, brittleness, stiffness
The hardness or fracturability of many particles or granules may predict the characteristics of the end products. The TA.XTPlus family of texture analyzers are excellent tools for quantifying particles or granules because of its precision and its flexibility with regard to test settings and test design. Any of the instrument’s load cells (5, 25 or 50 kg) can be used depending on the expected granules hardness. This method analyzes the hardness or fracturability of individual granules to better predict end use characteristics.