Stable Micro Systems User Training Courses

User Training courses are held at our Surrey HQ throughout the year.

Texture Analysis training

Each course covers essential aspects of both SOFTWARE and APPLICATIONS training.


SOFTWARE: you will learn to:

Input settings to control the Texture Analyser Run a test, save data and carry out post-test analysis

Produce graphs with different scales and axes to compare data

View calculated results in a custom made spreadsheet

Produce charts and reports that include this calculated data

Macros and Projects and their relevance to your application will all be revealed!

APPLICATIONS: the latest versions of the TA.XTplus and TA.HDplus Texture Analysers will be set up for groups of 4 people to:

Prepare samples and select suitable methods for your applications

See and handle a variety of probes and fixtures available for the texture analyser range

Observe variations in products due to alignment, grain and non-uniform structure

Calibrate the instrument, change a load cell and carry out simple maintenance

Obtain advice and guidance on your own difficult applications

Measure your own samples by arrangement


Technical and R&D staff who wish to improve their understanding of texture analysis and who wish to obtain maximum benefit from the use of their Plus range Texture Analysers and texture analysis software.

Course topics include:

The Principles of Texture Analysis: types of texture analysis tests and probes and attachments available

Exponent software: making macros, setting up spreadsheets, creating projects etc.

Tips for better testing: how to choose the correct test parameters, guidelines for test choice, sample preparation and more accurate testing

Getting around common problems encountered during the use of your texture analyser

Interactive practicals

There will also be an opportunity to test any samples which you bring along and discuss the optimisation of their testing.

User Training Courses

Dates for 2020...

Our one day courses for users wishing to obtain the maximum benefit from our texture analysis equipment and software will run on:

Wednesday 11th November 2020

Provisional Dates for 2021...

Wednesday 14th April 2021

Wednesday 16th June 2021

Wednesday 15th September 2021

Wednesday 10th November 2021

The charge for this training course will be £150.00 + VAT (this does not include any overnight accommodation), payable to Stable Micro Systems Ltd in advance.

Places for each course will be for a maximum of 8 people. Accommodation can be arranged at additional cost. Registration is at 9.00am. We will require a cheque or purchase order for the full amount to reserve your place. No refund will be offered but you may substitute another delegate at any time.

Training Course Organiser: Claire Venn

To arrange a place:

Tel: 01483 427345

Fax: 01483 427600


More detailed training courses on a variety of specialist testing topics can be arranged on request. Please email us for further information on either of these options.

Real life applications for texture analysis


There are also regular Advanced User Training Courses, usually running over three days.

More detailed training courses on a variety of specialist testing topics can be arranged on request. Please email us for further information on either of these options.

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