Texture: Measure and analyse properties

Discover the wide range of texture and physical properties that can be measured with a texture analyser.

MEASURE SYRINGEABILITY

Syringeability measurement applications using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser

SYRINGEABILITY can be considered to be the ability of a product to be successfully administered by a syringe and appropriate needle.

Syringes are used in hospitals, surgeries and homes around the world on a daily basis, and for a multitude of purposes. Successful administration, as well as comfortable receipt of the material under the skin, rely on the effective tracking of the syringe piston within its outer tube. By testing the ease with which an injectable solution is expressed, manufacturers are able to optimise usability and patient comfort, while guaranteeing quality control and product safety.

Manufacturers can also determine the force required to remove the plunger from the syringe, thus emulating the ease with which the syringe piston is withdrawn.

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

Stiction, Extraction & Aspiration Force, end constraints

The above are only typical examples of syringeability 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.

Typical texture analysis graph

Typical Texture Analyser graph with annotated properties


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Texture Analysis probes

Probes & Fixtures

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

Exponent Software

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

Measure More than Force

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

Automated Linear Indexing System

Automation

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

Loadcell in case

Accessories

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