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Grain To Dough Noodles

How the Texture Anayzer Guarantees Consistent Quality

1/5/16 11am EST

An Interview With Dr. Gary Hou

What methods do noodle manufacturers use to evaluate textural and physical properties of dough? Without question the texture analyzer is the essential instrument for controlling the processing performance and end product quality of noodles. For example, some noodles are purposely soft and elastic, while others exhibit a harder and chewier texture. Your choice of wheat flour quality, dough formulation, processing equipment, and noodle preparation procedures - all impact the noodle texture in your end product.read more

Blister Pack Blues – The Struggle to Extract Vital Medication!

Blister Pack Blues – The Struggle to Extract Vital Medication!

1/13/15 11am EST

An Interview with Dr. Kathy Jones

Blister packs offer many advantages, but they pose challenges if difficult to open, especially where repetitive dispensing methods such as in institutional setting are employed. Nurses may dispense medications from blister packages to multiple patients multiple times during a shift. Tablets and blister packaging, which come in many sizes and shapes, require variable forces and techniques to extract the medicine. Dr. Kathy Jones discusses how a texture analyzer can be used to measure the force required to depress the blister and therefore can be utilized to compare blister designs in an R&D setting. read more

Cheese With a Bite: Controlling Cheese Processing With a Texture Analyzer

Cheese With a Bite: Controlling Cheese Processing With a Texture Analyzer

5/29/2014 at 11am (EDT)

An Interview With Dr Shamsheer Mahammad

Dr Shamsheer Mahammad from Kraft Foods in Glenview Illinois USA will share his recommendations for test methods that make best use of texture analyzers and rheometers to characterize the flow properties of cheese formulations used in a variety of food product applications. read more

 

BROOKFIELD RESPONDS: Q+A

11/2016

Customer Challenge: There are several types of probe to choose from when setting up a test: cylinder, ball, cone, blade, etc. How do I determine which is best for evaluating my material?

BROOKFIELD ANSWERS: Experimentation is the best approach for determining which probe gives repeatable data that correlates with acceptable product quality. Published literature on QC test methods will oftentimes suggest a probe that has proven its usefulness and become a standard choice, such as AACC36 for testing sliced bread (American Assoc of Cereal Chemists). Shape of probe may have relevance, such as ball probe for penetrating soft solid materials like mayonnaise; product underneath the ball flows up and around the curved surface as the probe penetrates downward, giving a constant force signal which correlates with stiffness of the mayo.

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09/2015

Customer Challenge: The test does not start when the probe reaches the product. What is wrong?

BROOKFIELD ANSWERS: The trigger force may be too high for this particular sample and should therefore be lowered.

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