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Compression platens and plates

Compression platens and platesCompression platens (or compression plates) are designed to completely cover the text sample throughout its entire deformation, with 100% surface contact.

FTC compression fixtures are available in a choice of circular platens with various diameters, and a large rectangular plate.

Compression testing can also be achieved with any of the range of FTC probes where the sample is small enough in comparison to the area of contact surface of the accessory, or the stroke of the crosshead does not result in penetration.

Compression platens and plates

 

Applications

  • Firmness and stickiness of pasta for cooking profile
  • Cheese Texture Profile Analysis (TPA)
  • Soft candy, marshmallow firmness
  • Hot-dog, sausage firmness
  • Pharmaceutical gel capsule rupture strength

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-009 TMS 50mm DIAMETER PLATEN
Large 5mm thick aluminium platen with anodised finish for compression testing. Fitted directly to load cell extension piece.
432-010 TMS 75mm DIAMETER PLATEN
Large 5mm thick aluminium platen with anodized finish for compression testing. Fitted directly to load cell extension piece.
432-011 TMS 100mm DIAMETER PLATEN
Large 5mm thick aluminium platen with anodized finish for compression testing. Fitted directly to load cell extension piece.
432-013 TMS RECTANGULAR PLATEN
100mm x 150mm Rectangular plate for crush testing of large samples. Should be used with higher force capacity load cells only due to high forces generated. Ideal for packaging, whole loaves of bread, cross section samples of vegetables etc.

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