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Our compression testing capabilities

Marshmallow Firmness Testing by Compression Platen Method

Many products require only a simple compression test to measure the desired textural attribute. For candy corn, a 75 mm compression plate was used to test the samples.

This very simple test compressed each sample to a certain distance. At the conclusion of the test, the software was used to make calculations on the force/distance curve.

Candy Corn Hardness Testing by Compression Platen Method

Many products require only a simple compression test to measure the desired textural attribute. For candy corn, a 75 mm compression plate was used to test the samples.

This very simple test compressed each sample to a certain distance. At the conclusion of the test, the software was used to make calculations on the force/distance curve.

Tablet Crush and Brittleness Testing by Cylinder Probe Compression Method

The force needed to crush a tablet (either a pharmaceutical or some other form) can be an indication on whether or not the product was produced correctly and meets certain quality standards.

Using this test, the manufacturer can measure the amount of force needed break the product.

Candy (Peppermint) Hardness Testing by Cylinder Probe Penetration Method

The hardness of some candy is very important as it is an indication of its resistance to breakage during shipment. Most of these hard candies are consumed in a way that does not involve chewing.

Gum Hardness Testing by Spherical Probe Penetration Method

The 6.35 mm ball probe can be used for a number of different products.

It is typically used in situations where the sample being tested is not consistent or is not completely flat. The round shape of the probe allows for a consistent force to evenly be applied across the surface of the sample. When fitted to one of the TMS texture analyzers, this probe can be very helpful in determining several textural properties.

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