GlutoPeak
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GlutoPeak

Fast, simple, reliable way to measure gluten aggregation in minutes

Test procedure

The test is simple and explained quickly. First you place the paddle in the instrument. Then, 10g solvent (water) will be weighed out in the sample cup, the cup will be placed in the instrument. Now the sample is added into the cup and the measuring head is placed in the starting position.

The instrument starts automatically and mixes the sample at the preset speed. The software will automatically record and display the data relative to the time and torque graph/curve.

For typical flour samples, approximately 10 tests can be completed within 1 hour.

The principle

In a flour, whole meal or gluten water slurry; gluten will be separated by the mixing action and aggregated. The sample and amount of solvent (water) added is constant during the whole test procedure. The sample temperature and the speed are kept constant until the completion of the test.

After a time (dependent upon the property of the flour sample), the gluten aggregates. A uniform gluten network is formed, which results in a strong increase of the torque curve. Further mixing destroys the network and the torque curve will decrease. The resulting torque curve has a typical shape.

After the test, the software automatically evaluates the results. Most important is the peak time (time to reach the maximum torque) and the maximum height of the curve. Strong gluten shows short peak Advantages times with high peaks, while weak gluten shows late aggregation peak times with low peaks or even no peaks (biscuit flours).

The ranges of peak times are between 60 and 600s (1-10 min). The flours can be rated due to their different peak maximum times and heights.

Additional images

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Downloads

     
     

    See our poster at IFT 2014

    Effect of Extrusion on Functional Properties of
    Wheat Bran

    Presentation ID # 206 - 53
    Date: June 24, 2014
    at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    IFT 2014 Food Expo, June 21 - 24, 2014
    New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA


     
    Kinetics of Gluten Aggregation - an Indicator of Refrigerated Dough Quality
     

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    Modified GlutoPeak Method
    for Additives
Speed profiles 0...3500 min-1
PC port USB
Mains connection 230 V; 50/60 Hz
115 V; 50/60 Hz
Dimensions (W x H x D) 460 x 920 x 350 mm
Weight approx. 32 kg
...where quality is measured.