These dies are used mostly for penetration tests to determine the hardness of foods. These tests are widely used and can be used for many foods.
Choosing the appropriate die is fundamental: cylindrical dies apply compressive stress to the surface and shear stressto the edges and the outer surface area. Ball dies start with vertical forces and during the test more and more horizontal forces are added.
Zwick offers penetration dies of various shapes, sizes, and materials to meet all of your requirements.