CT3 Texture Analyzer

The Brookfield CT-3 Texture Analyzer is a powerful universal testing machine that offers both compression and tensile testing at a much lower price than other testers in its class.
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The CT3 can calculate, through compression and tensile data, a number of physical properties that have proven to be highly correlated to human sensory evaluation of food and other consumer products. With six built-in test modes and ten memory slots for operator-protected tests with administrator rights, a wide choice of accessories and an optional software package, the CT-3 is perfect for most any physical testing requirements. The CT3 performs like a high end texture analyzer but at a fraction of the cost. Its uses can expand with your applications - or your testing imagination! The CT3's easy-to-operate design will have your R&D and QC up and running in no time.


FEATURES & BENEFITS

  •  Choice of five load ranges up to 50kg
  • A variety of probes and accessories for new application opportunities
  • Choice of two adjustable base tables allows for for versatility of sample testing
  • Six available test modes plus a calibration check
  • Stores up to 10 additional customized test methods
  • Easy-to-read display and easy-to-use, intuitive controls
  • Provides a "real life" insight into physical properties
  • 21CFR compliant with optional TexturePro CT software
  • Texture Profile Analysis (TPA) specific for the Food Industry
  • USB and RS232 outputs
  • Conforms fully with GME and GMIA monograms for gelatin Bloom assessment; includes built-in Bloom Test function
  • Gelatin Bath System available for sample conditioning
  • Easiest-to-use Texture Analyzer in its class
  • Supplied with Texture Loader software to allow creation of up to 10 customized tests
  • Can be used with optional software, TexturePro CT, to easily create custom reports and graphs

 

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

Food Applications Non-Food Applications
Biscuits Adhesives
Bread Asphalt
Butter Candles
Cakes Cosmetics
Candies Creams
Cheese Detergent
Chocolate Foams
Confectionery Grease
Cookies Gum
Crackers Packaging
Gels/Gelatin Personal Care
Margarines Polymers
Meat Products Rubber Sealants
Pet Foods Silicone
Pudding Soap
Sauces Sponges
Snack Foods Wax
Spreads  
Starch  
Surimi  


PARAMETERS MEASURED

  • Elasticity
  • Hardness
  • Cohesiveness
  • Burst Strength
  • Breaking Point
  • Fracturability
  • Gel Strength
  • Ripeness
  • Yield Point
  • Spreadability
  • Tackiness
  • Consistency
  • Relaxation
  • Pliability
  • Adhesiveness
  • Firmness


FIXTURES AND PROBES

To see a complete listing of the fixtures and probes available, please download our CT3 brochure.


LEARN ABOUT TEXTURE
Need help? Our education section may be just the thing to clarify unfamiliar terms and help start you on your way to a better understanding of texture analysis.


TEXTURE ANALYSIS TESTING SERVICES
A variety of texture analysis testing services can be performed at all Brookfield locations:

  • Test and Recommend to determine the appropriate CT3 equipment for your application.
  • Sample Profiling to determine specific properties of your sample.
  • Dispute Resolution for mediating a resolution between producers and/or suppliers which each has different results for the same material.
  • Multiple Sample Test expands your lab capabilities by using Brookfield to accomplish testing.


ANNUAL CALIBRATION SERVICE (RECOMMENDED)
We recommend that this instrument be returned to Brookfield or an authorized dealer on an annual basis for our Calibration & Certification Service. Having this annual maintenance done will ensure the instrument's long life and optimal performance.



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    What's Included
    Instrument with choice of load cell
    Texture Loader Software
    USB cable
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    SPECIFICATIONS

    MODEL Load Range/Resolution*
    CT3-100 0-100g/0.01g
    CT3-1000 0-1000g/0.10g
    CT3-1500 0-1500g/0.20g
    CT3-4500 0-4500g/0.50g
    CT3-10kg 1-10000g/1.0g
    CT3-25kg 1-25000g/2.0g
    CT3-50kg 2-50000g/5.0g


    MODEL Trigger Point Range/Resolution
    CT3-100 0.1-10g/0.01g
    CT3-1000 0.2-100g/0.10g
    CT3-1500 0.2-150g/0.10g
    CT3-4500 00.5-500g/0.10g
    CT3-10kg 1-1000g/1.0g
    *Accuracy=±0.5% Full Scale Range (FSR)

    ALL CT3 MODEL SPECIFICATIONS
    Speed:  
    Range 0.01-0.1mm/s(increments 0.01mm/s)
      0.1-10mm/s (increments 0.1mm/s)
    Accuracy ±0.1% of set speed
    Position:  
    Range 0-101.6mm
    Resolution 0.1mm*
    Accuracy 0.1mm
    m=millimeter s=seconds
    *Resolution 0.01mm when used with TexturePro CT Software
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