Instron’s food fixtures cover a wide range of industry-standard testing methods including compression, puncture, shear and extrusion. A variety of anvils, probes, shear, extrusion and bending fixtures are available for R&D, Quality Assurance, and Process Control testing. Food fixtures provided by Instron are designed with materials that are corrosion-resistant and durable. All fixtures can be mounted in a Drip Tray to help keep the test area clean when evaluating the texture of wet, juicy or easily fractured foods.


As chewing occurs food is compressed, sheared and torn causing it to disintegrate in preparation for swallowing. Texture can be described as a set of characteristics that define how food disintegrates during this process. Instron’s food fixtures are designed to provide a measure of these characteristics providing test results that relate to texture.


Texture analysis of solid and semi-solid foods including Cereal Products, Baked Goods, Processed and Muscle Meats, Fruits and Vegetables, Dairy Products, Snack Foods, Pasta and Noodles, Confectionery, Fish, Seafood and more…