• Food Texture Analyzer

Food Texture Analyzer

  • Choice of five load ranges up to 50kg
  • A variety of probes and accessories for new application opportunities
  • Choice of two adjustable base tables allows for for versatility of sample testing

The Brookfield CT-3 Texture Analyzer is a powerful universal testing machine that offers both compression and tensile testing at a much lower price than other testers in its class.

The CT3 can calculate, through compression and tensile data, a number of physical properties that have proven to be highly correlated to human sensory evaluation of food and other consumer products. With six built-in test modes and ten memory slots for operator-protected tests with administrator rights, a wide choice of accessories and an optional software package, the CT-3 is perfect for most any physical testing requirements. The CT3 performs like a high end texture analyzer but at a fraction of the cost. Its uses can expand with your applications - or your testing imagination! The CT3's easy-to-operate design will have your R&D and QC up and running in no time.

Features & Benefits

  • Choice of five load ranges up to 50kg
  • A variety of probes and accessories for new application opportunities
  • Choice of two adjustable base tables allows for for versatility of sample testing
  • Six available test modes plus a calibration check
  • Stores up to 10 additional customized test methods
  • Easy-to-read display and easy-to-use, intuitive controls
  • Provides a "real life" insight into physical properties
  • 21CFR compliant with optional TexturePro CT software
  • Texture Profile Analysis (TPA) specific for the Food Industry
  • USB and RS232 outputs
  • Conforms fully with GME and GMIA monograms for gelatin Bloom assessment; includes built-in Bloom Test function
  • Gelatin Bath System available for sample conditioning
  • Easiest-to-use Texture Analyzer in its class
  • Supplied with Texture Loader software to allow creation of up to 10 customized tests
  • Can be used with optional software,TexturePro CT, to easily create custom reports and graphs

Applications

Quality Control, Product Development and R&D

FOOD 
Dairy, Butter, Cheese, Tofu, Yogurt, Bakery, Bread, Dough, Pastry, Snack Foods, Chips, Confections, Granola Bars, Meat, Beef, Poultry, Seafood, Surimi, Fruits & Vegetables  

COSMETICS 
Creams, Mascara, Eye liner pencils, Powder compacts, Lipstick, Soap bars 

PHARMACEUTICALS 
Ointment, Tablet hardness, Adhesive dressing, Gelatins, Syringe testing  

MATERIALS 
Adhesives, Rubber, Caulking, Wax Packaging, Grease Properties, Measured Adhesiveness, Burst Strength, Cohesiveness, Fracture, Force Hardness, Ripeness ,Yield Point, Apparent Modulus, Chewiness, Consistency, Gel Strength, Pliability, Spreadability, Breaking Point, Coefficient of Friction, Gumminess, Relaxation, Tackiness 

Parameters Measured

  • Elasticity
  • Hardness
  • Cohesiveness
  • Burst Strength
  • Breaking Point
  • Fracturability
  • Gel Strength
  • Ripeness
  • Yield Point
  • Spreadability
  • Tackiness
  • Consistency
  • Relaxation
  • Pliability
  • Adhesiveness
  • Firmness

Optional Accessories

The CT3 has a wide variety of probes, fixtures and jigs, which enable it to be very versatile. Brookfield can also custom design fixtures and probes for most applications.

  • TexturePro CT Software - TA-CT-PRO-AY
  • Temperature Probe - DVP-94Y
  • Bubble Level - TA-LVL
  • Calibration Weight Set
  • Gelatin Bath System for gel conditioning
  • Bloom Jar-industry approved - TA-GBB-2

Food Texture Analyzer  - rotary base table

TA-RT-KIT
Rotary Base Table

Food Texture Analyzer  - fixture base table

TA-BT-KIT
Fixture Base Table

Fixture used with rotary base table TA-RT-KIT

TA-BEC TA-ATT TA-JPA
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Back Extrusion Cell for displacing applesauce, pudding, yogurt and similar products. Adhesive Tack Tester for measuring stickiness of pressure sensitive adhesive materials such as tape. Junior Punch Fixture is small scale holder for punching through flat samples with maximum 12.7mm diameter probe. Hole in fixture is 14mm.
TA-JTPB TA-AVJ TA-5
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Small scale version of Three Point Bend fixture and is used with TA7 blade from general probe kit. Adjustable Vice Fixture for holding small samples for puncture test. Good for jelly beans, gummy bears, etc. GMIA & GME probe and spec Bloom bottle TA-GBB-2 sold in package of twelve bottles.

 Fixtures used with fixture base table TA-BT-KIT

TA-CTP TA-AACC36 TA-DSJ
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Compression Top Plate for applying uniform compression forces on samples up to 4x6 inches (10x15cm). AACC spec probe for bread firmness and texture profile analysis. Dough Stickiness Fixture is standard test for measuring dough stickiness which is an important parameter for processing raw dough.
TA-FMBRA TA-DE TA-STJ
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Standard dough pot set for preparing dough samples and measuring dough firmness. Dough Extensibility fixture for holding sheet of raw dough or flat bread. Biaxial test force is applied by spherical probe. Test measures force and distance as sample is stretched to breaking point. Syringe Test Fixture for measuring the force required to push or pull syringe plunger. Important to pre-filled syringe market or manufacturers of custom syringe products.
TA-DEC TA-OC TA-KSC
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Dual Extrusion Cell for either forward or back extrusion of fruit puree, pudding, yogurt or similar products. Ottawa Cell for extruding assorted soft samples through one of two interchangeable bases. Good for cooked pasta or diced vegetables and fruit. Kramer Shear Cell for combination cutting-shear and extrusion tests. Small fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, grapes, figs, corn and beans.
TA-CJ TA-DGA TA-VBJ
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Confectionary Fixture for holding candies and the like for penetration testing. Prevents sample from lifting during probe retraction. Pair of grips for tensile testing of thin films or integrity of seals for packaging. Volodkevich Bite Jaws for testing bite force of meat products using cutting-shear test.
TA-SBA TA-MTP TA-JMPA
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Shear Blade for products where a cutting-shear test is meaningful: meat, fish, sausage, etc. Magness-Taylor Probes for testing hardness of fresh fruit and vegetables. Small scale Multiple Probe Assembly consisting of nine 3mm probes and corresponding base plate specifically designed to hold nine small samples of irregular geometry such as peas, corn, nuts or dried fruit.
TA-WSP TA-P-KIT2  
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Wire Shear Plate allows cutting wire to pass completely through the sample. Good for products with significant stickiness which would cause cuttingshear blade to show significant drag. Good for cheese and butter. Standard Probe Kit A variety of cylindrical (8), cone (3), ball (2), needle (1), knife-edge (1), and wire cutting (1) probes. Complies with BS and AACC standards.

 

TexturePro CT Software (Optional )

COLLECT DATA AND PERFORM DETAILED DATA ANALYSIS WITH REAL-TIME GRAPHIC PLOTTING.

While the CT3 can perform many tests in stand alone mode, use of the TexturePro CT Software permits creation of multiple tests and automatic execution without operator involvement.

Easily create custom reports and graphs right from the menu screen.

  • Sample identification set-up screen helps new operators quickly get started; test fields outline a variety of parameters
  • Intuitive set up or test methods and database file structures in a single window
  • Data is captured as a graph and stored in tabular database format
  • Advanced data analysis with built-in parameter calculations such as springiness, chewiness, hardness and much more! 

Analyseur de texture d'aliments - logiciel

Load Range/Resolution* 
CT3 - 100 0 - 100g / 0,01g
CT3 - 1000 0 - 1000g / 0,10g
CT3 - 1500 0 - 1500g / 0,20g
CT3 - 4500 0 - 4500g / 0,50g
CT3 - 10kg 1 - 10000g / 1g
Speed
  • Range 0.01-0.1mm/s*
  • 0.1-10mm/s**
  • Accuracy ±0.1% of set speed 
Position
  • Range 0-101.6mm
  • Resolution 0.1mm***
  • Accuracy 0.1mm 

m=millimeter s=seconds *Increments of 0.01mm/s **Increments of 0.1mm/s ***Resolution 0.01mm when used with TexturePro CT Software