The Texture Analyser range

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The TA.XTplus Texture Analyser

About the instruments – NEW Connect series

The TA.XTplusC Texture Analyser presents a small portable solution for your texture analysis testing, measuring up to 50kg in force, and is consequently the most popular choice for universal texture analysis.

The TA.XTplus100C retains the benefits of the TA.XTplusC, with the additional capability of utilising forces up to 100kg, along with an improved distance resolution, doubled to 0.0005mm.

Alternatively, the TA.HDplusC Texture Analyser offers a maximum force capacity of 750kg (7.5kN), and a family of intelligent, factory calibrated loadcells down to 0.5kg. It can perform precision testing to a few grams without compromising accuracy, whilst providing the required rigidity to accommodate measurements of considerably higher force for heavy duty applications. The greater testing bed area and height range offer the ability to test much larger samples within a twin column frame, making this instrument the obvious choice for users testing a wide range of products, or for those who have an uncertain future product testing requirement.

The TA.XTExpressC is an entry level and QC-based texture analysis option when compared to our sophisticated full-featured Plus range. It offers cost-effective portable analysis for a wide range of low force applications. With a choice of two dedicated software packages or keypad operation, the instrument is easily configured to meet the user's exact requirements. Test profiles are stored for immediate use and the results analysed automatically using either 'in-built' Standards, such as TPA or Bloom, or product specific procedures.

How to operate a Texture Analyser using a range of devices

All Stable Micro Systems Connect series Texture Analysers are capable of operation by the standard equipment Touchscreen Interface as well as by a desktop or laptop PC. In addition, they may also be operated from a mobile phone or tablet using the Browser Interface.

Giving you the choice of how to setup, control, test and collect data
Texture Analyser User options

Whether you are new to texture analysis, or an experienced super user, or have specific requirements, you have the flexibility to choose how you interact with your instrument.

We offer three ways to run your instrument. Each can be used independently from each other, or you can have a combination of all three. Whichever suits your requirements, the choice is yours.


The Touchscreen is supplied with all of our Texture Analysers and is capable of controlling your instrument and running simple tests.

It is ideal for providing a quick result with some single point analysis, such as Maximum Forces in both compression and tension tests. It will even give you a visual summary curve of your test, providing a quick check to see that your test has performed as you expected.

Using the Touchscreen, you will also be able to calibrate, control security settings for operators and set up network connections (if required).

Exponent Connect

Exponent Connect software is our feature-rich texture analysis package.

It provides full control and customisation, ultra-fast data collection and a huge range of analysis features for your every application.

Connect it to your instrument locally or install it on a desktop in your office*.

For use with the TA.XTExpressC model, and for texture solutions that do not require any other peripheral devices connected to the Texture Analyser, Exponent Connect Lite may be a simpler option for your application.

Browser Interface*

The Browser Interface is also supplied with all of our Texture Analysers and has many of the capabilities provided within the Touchscreen Interface,

However, it offers the additional convenience of running on your tablet, phone or laptop.

You no longer need a dedicated PC connected to your Texture Analyser. Just open your instrument’s web view, run your tests and analyse your data back at your desktop with Exponent Connect or Exponent Connect Lite software.

Multiple instruments can be setup and controlled by one device, either nearby or remotely from your desktop, so that your laboratory staff can be running tests that you have configured.

*A network connection is required.

Employ your texture analyser to:

Provide an objective quantifiable result which can be archived and retrieved for future viewing

Assess raw materials or excipients, semi-finished goods, packaging and finished products

Determine the effects of formulation or processing variables on end product acceptability

Assess changes during storage or transportation

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Substantiate your product claims

Determine the physical properties of your 'gold standard' product for future consistent quality control

Texture Analysis probes

Probes & Fixtures

The Texture Analyser uses a range of different probes and fixtures 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 controlling 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


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

Texture Analyser layout

More information

Have a look at an overview of the instrument, and let us tell you why you should choose a Stable Micro Systems Texture Analyser.

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