Indian Council of Agricultural Research
(Agricultural Knowledge Management Information System)

ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, CIFT Junction Matsyapuri PO, Cochin-682029, Kerala (
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Instrument Details
Instrument/Facility Name: TA plus Texture Analyser
Make                                   : LLOYD Instruments , UK
Model                                  : TA Plus
Specification   :Maximum Force ( Tension and compression ) 1000 N Overall Force range using Interchangeable load cells 01. N – 1000N Force measuring system (Using Load cells) Exceeds the requirements of BSEN ISO 7500 -1 :1999 Class 0.5 ASTM E$, DIN 1221

Click to ViewForce Measuring Accuracy (Using load cells) Better than 0.5% Crosshead speed Range 0.05 – 1270 mm/min at full load Cross Head speed Accuracy +/- 0.2 % at steady state Maximum Working Between force line and column 175 mm Crosshead Travel 500 mm Internal Extension resolution Better than 1 micron Frame stiffness without load cell Less than 1 mm/1000 N Supply voltage 230 V

  Working Principles
Click to ViewTexture analysermeasures product characteristic such as hardness, fracturability, adhesiveness, gel strength, extensibility of foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, gels, adhesives and other consumer products. A texture analyserrecords the force response of the sample to the deformation that is imposed on it. Force, Distance and Time data is collected and presented as a curve on a graph which, when analysed, indicates the texture of the sample.

  User Instructions
1. Sampleshould be submitted in leak proof containers. 2. Samples should be of regular shape and surface 3. Kindly mention the storage temperature (if the material need to be stored under refrigerated or frozen condition).

  Contact Us
Contact No. 0484-2412300
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  TA plus Texture Analyser Charges
Procedure Name
National LAB/R&D
Sample measurement and Data analysis
per sample

Additional Rs 100/-towards postal charges if result are to be posted
The Demand Draft should be in favour of "The Director, ICAR-CIFT, Cochin OR the payment can be made directly at ICAR-CIFT office"
Letter, DD & Samples send to "The Director, ICAR-CIFT, Willingdon Island, Cochin, Kerala-682029 "