The 3 points bending fixture is used to determine the rigidity properties of hard products such as shortbreads (premium vs low-cost vs gluten-free).


The  shortbreads is placed horizontally and symmetrically on the 3 points bending fixture in order to apply the force in the middle of the sample. Then a few centimeters (2cm) compression is applied at 0.5mm/s to break the sample.



        TX-700          3 points bench            Software


Using this device equipped with the 3 points bend cell, variety of hard products can be mechanically analyzed. The adjustable bench allows you to characterize different types of  shortbreads (wheat or gluten-free) with only one cell.

The TX-700 can be used to assess the mechanical properties of  shortbreads. We can see that there is a difference in the required force to break the  shortbread. Gluten-free  shortbreads are much more brittle than the wheat one. The curve irregularities come from the crackling of the product during the compression.

The TX-700 is the suitable device to test the mechanical properties of hard product like  shortbreads. It is possible to use it in quality control but also during R&D.