How to Measure Springiness and Product Recovery

Springiness measurement applications using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser

SPRINGINESS is the rate at which a deformed material goes back to its undeformed condition after deforming force is removed. It is a measurement of elastic recovery. It is the textural property commonly possessed by baked goods such as cake or bread, but also possessed by novel confectionery products and pharmaceutical materials (e.g. cosmetic sponges).

The Texture Analyser can be used to partially compress a product to a distance and over a chosen period of time the attempted recover of the product can be monitored. By tracking the force given back from the product after initial compression a calculation can be made to see how close the product is to a 'perfect spring'.

Typical properties that can be obtained from a texture analyser graph:

Springiness, Elasticity, Elastic Recovery
Typical texture analysis graph

Typical Texture Analyser graph with annotated properties from compression test and relaxation test

Typical Probe/Fixture used for Measurement:

Large Cylinder Probes >>
Compression Platens >>


The above are only typical examples of springiness measurement. We can, of course, design and manufacture probes or fixtures that are bespoke to your sample and its specific measurement.

Once your measurement is performed, our expertise in its graphical interpretation is unparalleled – no-one understands texture analysis like we do. Not only can we develop the most suitable and accurate method for the testing of your sample, but we can prepare analysis procedures that obtain the desired parameters from your curve and drop them into a spreadsheet or report designed around your requirements.

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Texture Analysis probes

Probes and attachments

The Texture Analyser uses a range of different probes and attachments according to your specific application.

Exponent Software


Whether you require a simple test and data analysis solution or a fully featured software package – we give you the choice.

Peltier cabinet

Temperature Control

If your product is temperature sensitive, we have a range of temperature monitoring and control options.

Acoustic Envelope Detector setup

Additional measurement options

By attaching peripheral devices you can collect additional measurement parameters during your standard texture analysis test.

Automated Linear Indexing System


Find out how to increase your sample throughput, walk away time and testing efficiency with several automation options.

Loadcell in case


Our range of Texture Analyser accessories covers requirements for the use, maintenance and protection of your instrument.

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