Gravity-penetrometer for food testing
The PNR 12 Penetrometer, belongs to the group of conventional gravity-penetrometers, well proved for many decades and used for the determination of consistency of highly viscous and plastically workable stuff.
A needle shaped or a conical test body is precisely lowered to the surface of the material under test, and then sinks into the matter by its own weight during a defined test duration. This penetration, which is indicated in Penetration Units of 0.1 mm per unit or directly in millimetres, and allows a rating of the plasticity or consistency.
The origin of these penetrometers is in petroleum industry for testing the constitution of lubricating greases and waxes, or to measure the hardness of bitumen’s. Due to its ease of manipulation the gravity-penetrometer has gained a wide scope of application: consistency tests of butter, margarine and other edible fats, in cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry to test ointments and creams, in dairy industry for the examination of yoghurts, cheeses etc, or to examine the condition of freshness or ageing of food and fruits.
A wide range of accessories are available to meet your sample and temperature requirements.