EZ-SX Texture Analyzer
Quantitative Texture Analysis, a Powerful Supplement to Sensory Food Testing

Shimadzu’s EZ-SX texture analyzer provides quantitative texture data that supplements sensory testing in food development and quality control applications. The EZ-SX’s high-accuracy load cells, small footprint and full line of texture analysis fixtures make it an excellent choice.

EZ-SX Texture Analyzer:

  • Load cell options from 1 N to 500 N, with an accuracy range of 1/1 to 1/500

  • Wide variety of texture fixtures

  • Dedicated texture analysis software

Wide-Range of Texture Fixtures

The EZ-SX texture analyzer has a wide range of texture analysis fixtures, including compression, hardness, shear, Kramer shear, Warner-Bratzler shear, spreadability, puncture (Bloom value), Ottawa (forward and backward) extrusion, for testing the most demanding foods.

Software Screen
Texture Analysis Software

Texture properties such as hardness, cohesiveness, gumminess, and chewiness are easily selected from the interactive data processing screen.

Load Cell
High-Performance Load Cells

Load cells with ±0.5% accuracy over the wide range of 1/1 to 1/500 of the maximum capacity ensure highly repeatable and reliable results.

Fixture Platform
Flexible, Easy-to-Exchange Fixture Platform

The fixture platform enables quick setup and exchange between tests while doubling as a catch basin.

EZ-X Ergonomics
Compact and Ergonomic

The EZ-X series’ small footprint is ideal for labs with limited bench space. The open-column design provides easy access to the test frame, making fixture and sample exchange convenient.

Trapezium X Universal Testing Software

Dedicated software includes pre-installed settings for texture analysis tests of baked goods, cheeses, meats, etc. This software utilizes the same functionality as Trapezium X universal testing software. Common to all Shimadzu universal test frames, Trapezium X universal testing software redefines the user-friendly graphical interface, seamlessly integrating method development, testing, data analysis, and reporting. Visit the Trapezium X page for more information.

Trapezium Software Screens

PC Requirements
Operating System Windows 7 or 10
Type 32 or 64 bit
CPU Intel Pentium 4, 2GHz or higher
Memory 1 GB min.
HDD 80 GB or greater
CD-ROM Drive Required for software installation
USB Port 1 port for main frame, other accessories may require additonal ports
Display Size 19 inch minimum
Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels minimum

Hardware Specifications
Test Frame Range EZ-SX
Test Frame Load Capacity*1 Max. 500N (112 lbs)
Crosshead Speed Range 0.001 to 1000 mm/min
(0.00004 to 39 in/min)
Crosshead Speed Accuracy Within ±0.1% of test speed
Crosshead Positional Accuracy ±0.1% of indicated value or ±0.01mm, whichever is larger
Test Force Measurement Accuracy High-Accuracy Load Cells Within ± 0.5% of indicated test force (for 1/1 to 1/500 of load cell rated capacity)
Standard-Accuracy Load Cells Within ± 1% of indicated test force (for 1/1 to 1/500 of load cell rated capacity)
Depth of Test Space 100 mm (4 in)
Crosshead-Travel 500 mm (19.5 in)
Data Capture Travel 1000 Hz
Standard Input/Output Channels – 1 Dedicated load channel
– 1 Digital input/output channel*2
– 1 Control input/output channel *2
See brochure for more details.

Note 1: When the load cell capacity is smaller than the test frame load capacity, the former is the maximum test force.
Note 2: Optional expansion box can be used to increase the number of channels, see brochure for details.

Installation Space

Installation Space Diagram
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