Taste, smell and texture have long been associated with eating enjoyment but there is one characteristic that is yet to be fully explored: sound. The noise food makes influences perceived quality and now the latest advances in analysis technology are making it possible for manufacturers to extract this valuable data. Jo Smewing, applications manager, Stable Micro Systems

The Triple Ring Cutting System is a popcorn testing device that reduces testing time and manpower requirements when compared to sensory testing.

Used with the same company’s texture analyser TA.XTplus, it comprises concentric rings that provide a large cutting surface area. This allows a monolayer of sample to be tested in a vessel only 95 mm in diameter.

The rings cut into the popcorn to a chosen distance above the vessel base, forcing the sample to break down. The texture analyser measures and gathers force data, automatically calculating work of shear, brittleness, crispiness and crunchiness.

A centralising platform ensures the test vessel is located in the optimum position, while the test head’s magnetic coupling enables quick removal and replacement for cleaning.

Taste, smell and texture have long been associated with eating enjoyment but there is one characteristic that is yet to be fully explored: sound. The noise food makes influences perceived quality and now the latest advances in analysis technology are making it possible for manufacturers to extract this valuable data. Jo Smewing, Applications Manager, Stable Micro Systems

Stable Micro Systems, a designer and manufacturer of texture analysis equipment launched a unique rice extrusion rig that conforms with the updated International Standard (ISO 11747) for rice testing.

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