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FTC Heavy-duty probes

FTC Heavy-duty probesFood Technology Corporation’s heavy duty range of probes are made from stainless steel and can be used for higher force or corrosive applications where strength and robustness are critical. Ideal for compression, penetration and puncture tests, the range has four platens (circular plates) and a cylinder.
These probes are able to penetrate into and crush much harder samples up to a force of 2500 N.

They are also ideal for stress relaxation type investigations, as they can be lubricated with vegetable oil to minimise surface friction.

Custom designs and geometries are available on request.

FTC Heavy-duty probes application

 

Applications

  • Firmness of raw vegetables
  • Hardness of toffee
  • Bite force strength of hard shell confectionery
  • Hardness to touch of hot dogs

 

Contents and summary 

User-specified size of heavy-duty cylinder probe:
Part Number Description
432-299 FTC 1/2 INCH (12.7mm) DIAMETER CYLINDER
Stainless Steel heavy duty cylinder. 19mm long with M6 mount
432-300 FTC 1 INCH (25.4mm) DIAMETER PLATE
Stainless steel 1/4 inch (6.35mm) thick heavy duty platen with M6 mount
432-301 FTC 1&1/2 INCH (38.1mm) DIAMETER PLATE
Stainless steel 1/4 inch (6.35mm) thick heavy duty platen with M6 mount
432-302 FTC 2 INCH (50.8mm) DIAMETER PLATE
Stainless steel 1/4 inch (6.35mm) thick heavy duty platen with M6 mount
432-303 FTC 2&1/2 INCH (63.5mm) DIAMETER PLATE
Stainless steel 1/4 inch (6.35mm) thick heavy duty platen with M6 mount

Trusted by customers across the world

Nestle purchased a texture system from Food Technology Corporation in 2006. Since then I have recommended the texture system to several vendors in North and Central America. Staff at FTC was able to develop a simple training manual and procedure for the texture system allowing easy training in short period of time.

From purchasing of equipment through to installation and start-up, the level of personal care and service was remarkable. Shirl Lakeway and his staff at Food Technology Corporation are patient and understanding, and are always at our disposal for any assistance. Since we bought the equipment we have had no problems and feel very secure knowing that we can count on FTC for their support and service.

Dr Mawele Shamaila, Nestle - USA
http://www.nestleusa.com/

As a seasonal vegetable processor, understanding crop maturity and the accuracy of this measurement is key to staying ahead of crop and knowing when to make the move from value to premium product as harvest time constraints permit.

The TU units provided by FTC give us the accuracy to work to much tighter tolerances, replacing older less accurate analogue equipment which in turn can affect final product grading and profitability.

The units are well designed, very low maintenance and are backed up with a strong support service which will allow them to provide many years of accurate, reliable service.

Colven Wilson
Technical Manager
http://www.eyefreeze.co.uk/

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/

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm