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Agrosta Texture Analyzer

Food, pharmacy, meat, fruits and vegetables, resins, glue,

semi-solids, gels and gellatin, bread and bakery, dough,

packages, foams - According to Bloom, Warner Bratzler

shear force, AOCS and more..

Agrosta Texture Analyzer principle :

- First of all, you can adjust the home position thanks to the upper endstop, and adjust the stroke to the size of your samples - So with Agrosta Texture analyzer, you will save time on large batches - The motor starts the movement according to the high speed you have defined - Once the sensor reaches the sample, the pressure starts to increase - Once the pressure on the probe reaches the value defined by you in the software, the motor switches to the low speed mode you have defined - The motor continues making the stroke you have defined - Data are recorded at a frequency of 80 Hz, and a curve is displayed - When measuring factors like springiness, or gumminess, you can parameter a second pressure on sample - Then the texture analyzer goes back (Stroke defined + backlash compensation), waits (time adjustable in the software), and starts a second pressure with new parameters - The curve is displayed, and you obtain a double curve (You can compare the 2 maximums in order to have a good indication of springiness or form memory) New in September 2017 : The PULL mode You can now ask the tray to go to a precise position with 2 arrows in the software (UP and DOWN), and then start a PULL cycle at a determined speed - This is very useful for Raft Hook test, or stickiness testing - The curve is displayed in negative values New in October 2017 : The CONSTANT PRESSURE mode You can now ask the machine to apply a defined pressure during a defined time, and record the sample deflection / deformation in 1/10th of mm

New in 2019 :

Continuous improvement of your Texture Analyzer : - Design of Agrosta Texture Analyzer has been improved, using laser cutted mat black plexiglass for the parts been in contact with samples (Smooth resistant surface for easy cleaning) - The software of our texturometer has been upgraded : More parameters and options, and the possibility to save or load parameters profiles under Excel. export of raw data to Excel is more intuitive as well - The Texture analyzer main boards and motor driver have been improved : The motor driver comes from the Usa, the main board managing movements comes from Italy, and the load cell conditionner comes from the Usa - None of the texture analyzers we have sold since we have launched this machine have stopped working till now - Prices of Texture Analyzer and accessories have decreased - We have invested in a new workshop for manufacturing Texture Analyzer accessories : 2 CNC machines, one lathe, one SLA 3D printer - With the SLA 3D printer, we print Texture Analyzer tips (sensor heads, plungers) in Epoxy resin - The new Texture Analyser epoxy plungers have the following advantages : - Very high mechanical and thermal resistance (Thermoset plastic) - High precision (0.08 mm) and perfectly smooth surface - Specific Texture Analyzis tips can be produced on demand for a low cost - A new accessory is proposed : A shaft holder that can be fixed easily on our Texture Analyzer head, with spring collets for axis with diameters 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 mm - So just test your samples very easily with any rod of one of those diameters - A training about Texture Analysis principles adapted to your specific products is proposed on Skype in english, french or german : 2 hours with an expert for 250 €
From PepsiCo USA : This is a fantastic machine that will be put to good use within the next couple weeks. From Jacobs, The Netherlands : After some tests we managed to find correlations between our standard equipment and Agrosta device - Based on this I would like to order 5 additional machines
LOAD RANGE (LOAD CELLS TYPES  AVAILABLE) 5 Kg4 Kg AVERAGE ACCURACY      0,2 g POSITION RANGE 0 to 150 mm TEMPERATURE MEASURING RANGE 0 to 90 °C COMPATIBILITY Windows 2000 XP Vista Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 10 POSITION ACCURACY 0.03 mm SPEED From 0,1 mm/s to 27 mm/s SPEED ACCURACY  +/- 0.1% of set speed CUSTOM DESIGN FIXTURE AND PROBE YES (3D printing, immediate result) CUSTOM SOFTWARE Option CUSTOM ELECTRONICS Electronics can be customized Additional features available OPEN SOURCE Code provided to pilot the machine Standard Nema 17 motor Standard Arduino boards Low cost spare parts DESIGN Generation    2018 TEMPERATURE PROBE No CALIBRATION    		    Stand VARIETY OF BASE PLATES AND PROBES More than 100 TEST PARAMETERS 14 PRESSURE PROFILES    Stored under Excel MADE IN FRANCE  DATA EXPORT FROM SOFTWARE Excel, Word, Xml, Jpg WORKS WITHOUT COMPUTER NO GUARANTEE 2 Years full guarantee STATISTICS Unlimited data
From CL, France : The machines has better features than Brookfield CT3 for a price divided by 3

Our objective : Provide the best value for money

texturometer worldwide

Our engineers have worked hard during many years on this highly accurate machine Our Texture analyzer has been designed with top quality components, like main boards coming from the USA, high precision stepper motors, carefully drawn plastic parts stabilized in temperature, high quality load cells This machine has been designed to determine the texture, freshness, creaminess of any food product, as well as gels and gelatins springiness, semi-solids viscosity for pharmacy, meat tenderness.. Till now, we have proposed the following solutions to our clients : - Bakery products and bread texture analysis - Test of vacuum level in coffee packets (designed for Jacobs group) - Citrus ripeness testing (designed for Pepsico) - Glue viscosity measurement for battery manufacturers (Used as bloom gelometer) - High level research on fruits and vegetables (designed for government research centers) - Testing machine for a frozen food manufacturer - Chicken breasts hardness testing for the biggest US poultry genetician - Individual rice grains testing for an Indian university - Graphene compound cohesiveness for an Australian Research Center + Rupture resistance of a thin film in graphene oxide - Bloom test on medical resins And many more….

Our machine features :

Proposed with a load cell having a capacity of 4.5 Kg pressure, with a precision of 0.2 grams More than 100 types of tips or tables, adapted to quite all products The software, compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8 and 10 comes with the following features : - Single pressure test with adjustable speeds and strokes - Double pressure tests for checking springiness or form memory of products, with adjustable time between the 2 pressures - Pull test provides negative values : You first place your probe in the right position, and then start to pull; Used for stickiness testing for example - Constant pressure test : Just provide the pressure to be applied, and the holding time; the software provides the deflection of the sample in 1/10th of mm - Full pressure profiles can be recorded or loaded under Excel format - Raw data and statistics can be exported to Excel, Word or Xml - Graphics can be exported to picture format (jpeg) Catalogue of prices and options
© Made by Agrosta 2018 lak@agrosta.org

The Machine comes with :

- The machine itself - Power cable - Software for Windows (Data can be exported to Excel) - Calibration Stand (1 Kg calibration weight to be purchased separately if required) - Tables or beakers according to requirements (Catalogue with prices hereafter) - Tips according to requirements (Catalogue with prices hereafter) - Usb cable - Spring on head if ordered - Any specific equipment or option
Texture analyser for food and pharmacy From PT Indolab Indonesia : We have tested samples using the tensile tester with the customer. The result was great! The sensor is so sensitive From Electrolux, Sweden : Yesterday, we unpacked our new toy after Christmas. The system looks very good Agrosta Texturometer accessories Accessories for Agrosta Texture Analyzer
© Made by Agrosta 2018 lak@agrosta.org

Agrosta Texture Analyzer

Food, pharmacy, meat, fruits and vegetables, resins, glue, semi-

solids, gels and gellatin, bread and bakery, dough, packages,

foams - According to Bloom, Warner Bratzler shear force, AOCS

and more..

Our objective : To provide the best value for

money texturometer worldwide

Our engineers have worked hard during many years on this highly accurate machine Our Texture analyzer has been designed with top quality components, like main boards coming from the USA, high precision stepper motors, carefully drawn plastic parts stabilized in temperature, high quality load cells This machine has been designed to determine the texture, freshness, creaminess of any food product, as well as gels and gelatins springiness, semi-solids viscosity for pharmacy, meat tenderness.. Till now, we have proposed the following solutions to our clients : - Bakery products and bread texture analysis - Test of vacuum level in coffee packets (designed for Jacobs group) - Citrus ripeness testing (designed for Pepsico) - Glue viscosity measurement for battery manufacturers - High level research on fruits and vegetables (designed for government research centers) - Testing machine for a frozen food manufacturer - Chicken breasts hardness testing for the biggest US poultry genetician - Individual rice grains testing for an Indian university - Graphene compound cohesiveness for an Australian Research Center + Rupture resistance of a thin film in graphene oxide - Bloom test on medical resins And many more….

Our machine features :

Proposed with a load cell having a capacity of 4 Kg pressure, with a precision of 0.2 grams More than 100 types of tips or tables, adapted to quite all products The software, compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8 and 10 comes with the following features : - Single pressure test with adjustable speeds and strokes - Double pressure tests for checking springiness or form memory of products, with adjustable time between the 2 pressures - Pull test provides negative values : You first place your probe in the right position, and then start to pull; Used for stickiness testing for example - Constant pressure test : Just provide the pressure to be applied, and the holding time; the software provides the deflection of the sample in 1/10th of mm - Full pressure profiles can be recorded or loaded under Excel format - Raw data and statistics can be exported to Excel, Word or Xml - Graphics can be exported to picture format (jpeg)
LOAD RANGE (LOAD CELLS TYPES  AVAILABLE) 5 Kg4 Kg AVERAGE ACCURACY      0,2 g POSITION RANGE 0 to 150 mm TEMPERATURE MEASURING RANGE 0 to 90 °C COMPATIBILITY Windows 2000 XP Vista Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 10 POSITION ACCURACY 0.03 mm SPEED From 0,1 mm/s to 27 mm/s SPEED ACCURACY  +/- 0.1% of set speed CUSTOM DESIGN FIXTURE AND PROBE YES (3D printing, immediate result) CUSTOM SOFTWARE Option CUSTOM ELECTRONICS Electronics can be customized Additional features available OPEN SOURCE Code provided to pilot the machine Standard Nema 17 motor Standard Arduino boards Low cost spare parts DESIGN Generation    2018 TEMPERATURE PROBE No CALIBRATION    		    Stand VARIETY OF BASE PLATES AND PROBES More than 100 TEST PARAMETERS 14 PRESSURE PROFILES    Stored under Excel MADE IN FRANCE  DATA EXPORT FROM SOFTWARE Excel, Word, Xml, Jpg WORKS WITHOUT COMPUTER NO GUARANTEE 2 Years full guarantee STATISTICS Unlimited data

The Machine comes with :

- The machine itself - Power cable - Software for Windows (Data can be exported to Excel) - Calibration Stand (1 Kg calibration weight to be purchased separately if required) - Tables or beakers according to requirements (Catalogue with prices hereafter) - Tips according to requirements (Catalogue with prices hereafter) - Usb cable - Spring on head if ordered - Any specific equipment or option
Catalogue of prices and options
From PepsiCo USA : This is a fantastic machine that will be put to good use within the next couple weeks. From Jacobs, The Netherlands : After some tests we managed to find correlations between our standard equipment and Agrosta device - Based on this I would like to order 5 additional machines From CL, France : The machines has better features than Brookfield CT3 for a price divided by 3 From PT Indolab Indonesia : We have tested samples using the tensile tester with the customer. The result was great! The sensor is so sensitive From Electrolux, Sweden : Yesterday, we unpacked our new toy after Christmas. The system looks very good

New in 2019 :

Continuous improvement of your Texture Analyzer : - Design of Agrosta Texture Analyzer has been improved, using laser cutted mat black plexiglass for the parts been in contact with samples (Smooth resistant surface for easy cleaning) - The software of our texturometer has been upgraded : More parameters and options, and the possibility to save or load parameters profiles under Excel. export of raw data to Excel is more intuitive as well - The Texture analyzer main boards and motor driver have been improved : The motor driver comes from the Usa, the main board managing movements comes from Italy, and the load cell conditionner comes from the Usa - None of the texture analyzers we have sold since we have launched this machine have stopped working till now - Prices of Texture Analyzer and accessories have decreased - We have invested in a new workshop for manufacturing Texture Analyzer accessories : 2 CNC machines, one lathe, one SLA 3D printer - With the SLA 3D printer, we print Texture Analyzer tips (sensor heads, plungers) in Epoxy resin - The new Texture Analyser epoxy plungers have the following advantages : - Very high mechanical and thermal resistance (Thermoset plastic) - High precision (0.08 mm) and perfectly smooth surface - Specific Texture Analyzis tips can be produced on demand for a low cost - A new accessory is proposed : A shaft holder that can be fixed easily on our Texture Analyzer head, with spring collets for axis with diameters 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 mm - So just test your samples very easily with any rod of one of those diameters - A training about Texture Analysis principles adapted to your specific products is proposed on Skype in english, french or german : 2 hours with an expert for 250 €
Agrosta Texturometer accessories Accessories for Agrosta Texture Analyzer