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The TA.XTPlus family of texture analyzers now offers an even wider range of flexibility for automating high volume, repetitive testing via the Automated Linear Indexing System (A/LIS) and Exponent’s batch testing functionality.
The recently released A/LIS from Stable Micro Systems is now shipping to TTC customers in North America. The A/LIS automates the high volume, repetitive testing that many laboratories must conduct. Operators can load multiple samples into the A/LIS and leave the A/LIS to run the tests saving operators time to focus on the resulting data.
In addition to the A/LIS, the TA.XTPlus’ companion software, Exponent, offers batch testing functionality for further automation and faster test data generation. The batch testing functionality statistically compares the resulting data and helps users observe greater detail while exploring different product behaviors.
The batch testing functionality is designed to give users as much flexibility as possible in their testing. Users can customize their automated testing protocol for a variety of settings such as:
- Preset test heights
- Specified test times
- Program delays between tests
- Setting changes between samples
- Mounting multiple batches at the same time
The batch testing functionality is perfect for measuring changes in product behavior over time because users can program in precise time delays between replicates. The functionality makes it easy to generate test data that details behavior changes in products such as a caulking product as it dries over time or a donut as it progresses from fresh to stale.
The batch testing functionality also offers flexibility for testing batches with variable numbers of samples.
The A/LIS integrates seamlessly with the TA.XTPlus Texture Analyzer and Exponent software. It is suitable for a wide range of products including pharmaceutical tablets, nutritional supplements, gels, adhesives, and various foods such as dairy, bakery, confectionery, fruit, and vegetables. For more information on the A/LIS and Exponent’s batch testing functionality, please visit the TTC website or contact your regional manager for more information.