Texture Analyzer Hardware Upgrades

Texture Technologies Corporation offers upgrade options for Stable Micro Systems' family of Texture Analyzers.

Please contact your regional representative for whatever assistance you may need in choosing an upgrade and/or understanding the upgrade process better.

All of Texture Technologies' instruments are upgradable - no matter their age.

TA.XTPlus upgrades allow users of TA.XT2i or TA.XT2 instruments to upgrade existing mechanics with new advanced electronics and Texture Exponent software. Upgrading your instrument will protect your investment in the original texture analyzer system. While preserving the major mechanical components, Stable Micro Systems will provide all new electronics and software necessary to keep your texture analyzer working for you well into the future.

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  • Reduce maintenance costs: By upgrading to the most current electronics, it will provide special firmware to report and overcome technical problems and accommodates flash upgrading. This eliminates the problems occurring from excessive downtimes as instruments can be diagnosed and updated via email attachments. You will also receive another one year parts warranty on your complete system.
  • Provide a migration path to future enhancements: By upgrading your texture analyzer to a Plus, you will be able to take full advantage of any future development of optional equipment and software, this gives you the versatility to adapt the instrument for different applications and Windows operating systems.
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  • Improved accuracy and speed: Not only will the Plus upgrade provide greater accuracy and control, the test speeds will cover a much wider range. Your new plus will run tests from 0.01mm/sec up to 20mm/sec and provide you with greater resolution for distance measurements.
  • Develop your own test routines: A standard facility of the Plus upgrade is the ability for the user to develop and write their own unique test procedure or Sequence. The number of these sequences that can be produced and their complexity is limitless. Designing your own test method has never been so easy as with the new Sequence Wizard provided with the software.
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  • Achieve complete flexibility and portability: Exponent is a completely new 32 bit software package exclusively for use with the Plus system which has the added advantage of not requiring a card to be fitted into the PC. Just one new serial cable connects the Plus to the PC and you will now be able to run the instrument from a notebook or Laptop PC without the need for any interface devices.
  • And more features and enhancements: Experience enhanced calibration procedures, extended file names, improved presentation & layout options, new and vastly improved application help files, and compatibility with existing ARC files.

Texture Technologies Corporation offers upgrade options for Stable Micro Systems' family of Texture Analyzers.

All of the legacy probes, fixtures, peripheral devices, and other accessories are designed to be forward compatible and usable on the upgraded systems. All data and project files created on earlier models will also be fully compatible with the software packages that come with Plus upgrades.

Upgrades for the TA.XT2 Texture Analyzer, with serial numbers that are under 3000:

  • The TA.XT2 Texture Analyzer can be upgraded to a TA.XTPlus Texture Analyzer. The upgrade package includes the Exponent software. This upgrade takes 3 days and is accomplished in our Brewster, NY office.

Upgrades for the TA.XT2 Texture Analyzer, with serial numbers that are greater than 3000:

  • The TA.XT2i Texture Analyzer can be upgraded to a TA.XTPlus Texture Analyzer. The upgrade package includes the Exponent software. This upgrade takes 2 days and is accomplished in our Brewster, NY office.

Note that the TA.HD and the TA.HDi Texture Analyzers as well as the MT.LQ Materials Testers are not upgradeable to the TA.HDPlus. Texture Technologies, from time to time, offers trade-in opportunities for customers of these legacy systems that need to move to more modern testing programs and computers.