Comparison of SMS' Texture Analyzers

TA.XTPlus

TA.XTExpress

TA.XTPlus 100

TA.HDPlus

Size and Dimensions
Size Size Size Size
650 mm tall (25.5") 490 mm tall (19.3") 670 mm tall (26.3") 967 mm tall (38")
540 mm deep (21.3") 540 mm deep (21.3") 540 mm deep (21.3") 475 mm deep (18.7")
280 mm wide (11.0") 280 mm wide (11.0") 280 mm wide (11.0") 545 mm wide (21.4")
Weight Weight Weight Weight
14.9 Kg 13.0 Kg 19.3 Kg 39.2 Kg
Speed and Accuracy
Speed Speed Speed Speed
0.01 – 40 mm/s 0.01 – 10 mm/s 0.01 – 20mm/s 0.01 – 20 mm/s up to 500 Kg
0.01 – 13 mm/s 500 Kg up to 750 Kg
Speed accuracy Speed accuracy Speed accuracy Speed accuracy
Better than 0.1% Better than 0.1% Better than 0.1% Better than 0.1%
Range
Maximum Aperture Maximum Aperture Maximum Aperture Maximum Aperture
370mm 210mm 350mm 550mm
Range Accuracy Range Accuracy Range Accuracy Range Accuracy
0.1% measured over 100 mm travel 0.1% measured over 100 mm travel 0.1% measured over 100 mm travel 0.1% measured over 100 mm travel
Distance Resolution Distance Resolution Distance Resolution Distance Resolution
0.001 mm 0.1 mm 0.0005mm 0.001 mm
Sample Testing Area Sample Testing Area Sample Testing Area Sample Testing Area
247mm x 228mm 247mm x 228mm 247mm x 228mm 320mm x 298mm
Load Cells
Capacity (resolution) Capacity (resolution) Capacity (resolution) Capacity (resolution)
500 grams (0.1g) 500 grams (0.1g) 500 grams (0.1g) 500 grams (0.1g)
5 Kg (0.1g) 5 Kg (0.1g) 5 Kg (0.1g) 5 Kg (0.1g)
10 Kg (0.1g) 10 Kg (0.1g) 10 Kg (0.1g) 10 Kg (0.1g)
30 Kg (0.1g)   30 Kg (0.1g) 30 Kg (0.1g)
50 Kg (0.1g)   50 Kg (0.1g) 50 Kg (0.1g)
    100 Kg (0.1g) 100 Kg (0.1g)
      250 Kg (0.1g)
      500 Kg (0.1g)
      750 Kg (0.1g)
Load cell Accuracy Load cell Accuracy Load cell Accuracy
0.5% of reading down to 1% of load cell capacity. Exceeds the requirements of BS EN ISO 7500:1999 Class 0.5, ASTM E4, DIN 512 0.5% of reading down to 2% of load cell capacity. 0.5% of reading down to 1% of load cell capacity. Exceeds the requirements of BS EN ISO 7500:1999 Class 0.5, ASTM E4, DIN 512
Load cell Interchangeability
Yes – directly by the user. Load cells have full identification and calibration details embedded in an on-board non-volatile memory, it stores factory calibration information
Other Specifications
Software Compatibility Software Compatibility Software Compatibility Software Compatibility
Exponent Exponent Lite Express Exponent Exponent
Exponent Lite Expression Exponent Lite Exponent Lite
Measuring Units
g, mm, s (Metric) or lbs., in, s (Imperial)
Test Types Test Types Test Types
Library tests: Cycle, Hold, Return to Start, Repeat (all in Compression & Tension), Adhesive Test. Apply distance or Apply Force options. Totally programmable arm movement sequencing with Exponent software. All standard library tests available, custom sequences not available. Library tests: Cycle, Hold, Return to Start, Repeat (all in Compression & Tension), Adhesive Test. Apply distance or Apply Force options. Totally programmable arm movement sequencing with Exponent software.
Data Channels
Filtered Force at 20 bit, distance at 24 bit, unfiltered force at 16 bit, two linear analogue inputs (range +/- 4.5V at 16 bit) or PT 100 temperature probe inputs (range –50 to 250°.C). Bi-phase digital encoder input at 24 bit suitable for any compatible linear or rotary extensometer.
Data Acquisition Rate Data Acquisition Rate Data Acquisition Rate
Up to 500 points per second (PPS) for each channel. Up to 400 points per second (PPS) for each channel. Up to 500 points per second (PPS) for each channel.
Filtered Force
Oversampled at 8000 samples per second and digitally filtered to 500pps at 20 bit resolution.
External Instrumentation Channels
Four channels of RS 485. Each channel logs one sample per 10 sec at 16 bit and is suitable for external sensing of temperature, humidity etc.
Optional Touchscreen Keypad Optional Touchscreen Keypad Optional Touchscreen Keypad Optional Touchscreen Keypad
No Yes No No
Peripheral Devices Peripheral Devices Peripheral Devices Peripheral Devices
Yes No Yes Yes
PC Interface
USB
Operating Temperature
0 – 40°C
Operating Environment
Laboratory conditions. Dust and splash resistant.
Power supply
Universal mains input voltage
Firmware updates
FLASH update of firmware via PC
Noise Level
55dB - Measured using a sound level meter set to C-weighted slow response at a distance of 1 meter

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