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HERE’S A SIMPLE WAY TO TEST PASTA AND NOODLES

29-02-2016
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Now there is a simple way to measure the thickness of uncooked spaghetti, pasta and noodles to calculate parameters such as sample compressibility, recovery, springiness and to find the ideal cooking time to ensure an “al dente” product.

Manufacturer and worldwide supplier of texture analysis equipment, Lloyd Instruments, distributed solely by Bestech Australia in ANZ, has now launched a new test fixture designed specifically to meet the quality assessment requirements of spaghetti, pasta and noodles producers. 

The Spaghetti and Noodle Compression attachment fits the TA1 texture analyzer and other machines in the company's extensive range.

It is designed to take thickness measurements of the cooked product in order to calculate a range of parameters including sample compressibility.

The accuracy and ease of use makes the test system ideal for R&D and Quality Control during food production. A cooked product sample is placed onto the fixture's lower compression plate.

With a single key operation, the testing machine automatically lowers the upper compression plate via a high resolution encoder and takes three thickness measurements at two specified loads of 15gf and 515gf.

The machine then stores and analyses the results in the operating software. Additional results are calculated from these three thickness measurements to evaluate sample compressibility and other parameters.

The entire test is driven by the company's powerful NEXYGENPlus materials testing software.

Besides compressibility, the system evaluates product recovery, springiness and helps manufacturers calculate ideal cooking times (to ensure an ‘al dente’ product after cooking, for example), assess ingredients mixes, understand product behaviour after freezing and keep production costs low.

The TA1 texture analyzer and NEXYGENPlus food texture applications software can assess product quality on a wide range of food items including dairy products, bakery, confectionery, gels and more.

TA1 key features:

·       Large work area

·       Data sampling rate 8kHz

·       Save up to 600 test results

·       10 programmable test set-ups

·       Multilingual and multi-unit display options as standard

·       Export data directly into your Excel and Word templates

 

Bestech Australia

Ph: 03 9540 5100

www.bestech.com.au

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