Brookfield AMETEK

CT3 Texture Analyzer

Re-Setting the Standards in Physical Testing with a Universal Texture Analyzer

Product Description


The CT3 is a low cost, but powerful, universal testing machine that offers both compression and tensile testing. It 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 software
  • Texture Profile Analysis (TPA) specific for the Food Industry
  • USB and RS232 outputs
  • Conforms fully with GME and GMIA monographs 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

Non-Food Applications

  • Adhesives
  • Asphalt
  • Candles
  • Cosmetics
  • Creams
  • Detergent
  • Foams
  • Grease
  • Gum
  • Packaging
  • Paint
  • Personal Care
  • Polymers
  • Rubber Sealants
  • Silicone
  • Soap
  • Sponges
  • Wax

Food Applications

  • Biscuits
  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Cakes
  • Candies
  • Cheese
  • Chocolate
  • Confectionery
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Fruits
  • Gels/Gelatin
  • Margarines
  • Meat Products
  • Pet Foods
  • Pudding
  • Sauces
  • Snack Foods
  • Spread
  • Starch
  • Surimi

Parameters Measured

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


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.

Texture Analysis Testing Services

A variety of texture analysis testing services can be performed at all Brookfield locations (USA, UK, Germany, China and India):

  • 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.