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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

I have been working with FTC for the past 3 years, we bought in that lapse of time 2 texture analyzers with different probes fixtures for all kind of applications at our Monterrey Plant. We have always been able to count on the technical support of FTC who kindly answers our requests in a prompt manner and with the best disposition.

As we continue developing our process to achieve better results at our company, we will for sure rely on FTC for technical support and equipment upgrades that will deliver us the best possible results.

Claudia Rojas, Hershey Monterrey Plant - Mexico
Asst. Staff Scientist
https://www.hersheys.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