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Food Technology Corporation texture analyzer system and accessories/fixtures

Leading supplier of food texture measurement solutions since 1966

  • Industry expertise
    An experienced management team that have been with the company over 25 years
  • Customer focus
    Understanding the needs and challenges of our customers
  • Extra value
    Great value solutions with in-house engineering and application specialists

How texture analyzers work

Incorporated in 1966

Food Technology Corporation (FTC) was formed in 1966 by Dr. Ahmed Kramer, Dr. B.A. Twigg, and General Kinetics Incorporated following the acquisition of ALLO Inc. and the rights to the Kramer Shear Press.

Our early products

The company was chartered to develop products for the food industry and over the years FTC produced many diverse lines including optical inspection systems for apple sauce and plastics, tomato harvesters and tomato brine sorters.

The food texture testing line has always been at the heart of the company.

In 1997 Food Technology's management purchased the company from General Kinetics.

FTC is now part of the Mecmesin Group and managed by a team that has been with the company for over 25 years.

Supporting our customers

From research and quality assurance, to the production floor and the grower’s field, FTC systems are relied upon each and every day to provide essential quality information to the food industry.

Our philosophy has always been to understand the needs and challenges of our customers first and foremost.

We never propose any system, accessory or piece of equipment unless it is assured to meet the customer’s requirement and expectations.

FTC has been the leading supplier of food texture measurement systems since 1966 for many reasons but mainly because they work.

Combined the outstanding quality built into every FTC product and our unparalleled customer service, the decision becomes very clear.

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Examples of foods, pet foods and cosmetic products for texture analysis

When it comes to texture... if you don’t measure it, you can’t control it!

Contact us to discuss your specific needs, or find a local distributor to arrange a demonstration.

Trusted by customers across the world

I have found FTC to be an excellent partner for our company. In particular, it has been especially gratifying to work with Shirl Lakeway. Both creative and accommodating, he worked very hard with us to develop our projects.

I appreciate his commitment to our joint efforts and his open-minded approach. He and FTC have been exceptionally helpful.

Steve Antonius, Del Monte Foods
http://www.delmonte.com/

Service, equipment and people are all first class with Food Technology Corporation.

Questions and problems are handled quickly, which is something that is hard to find in today’s business environment.

 

 

 

David Smith, Riviana Foods Inc.
http://www.riviana.com/

As a Meat Scientist and program leader for the University of Nevada, Reno, I need to ensure that equipment I use in my lab is reliable, durable, versatile, and accurate. For texture analysis of meats, there are many systems available in the market. Over the last 15 years of my career, I¹ve worked with many of them and had great and bad experiences with different brands.

Last year, I decided to try a different system for my lab, the TMS-Pro Texture Analyzer from Food Technology Corporation. The system has all the attributes I was expecting to conduct texture and shear force analysis in a quick and not complicated way. The customer support provided by them is outstanding and their technicians are always ready to walk me through new procedures and initial set up. If you are looking for a reliable system for food texture analysis and special customer service, the TMS-Pro is the system to go for and the Food Technology Corporation is the one that can deliver the support.

Amilton de Mello
Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Meat Science and Food Safety
https://www.unr.edu/anvs