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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

The University of Arizona’s Nutritional Sciences Food Lab acquired a Texture Analyzer from Food Technologies about 5 years ago. The company has a great product, which is tailored to food needs. 

We have used the Texture Analyzer for both research projects and as a tool to demonstrate to students how food manufacturers can employ objective testing in product evaluation to show how differing ingredients in the same product can affect quality attributes. Its use adds another dimension to the foods labs.

Drew Lambert has been instrumental in helping with set up for testing and providing support whenever there’s a question. He has been a pleasure to work with and is always accommodating with our needs and schedules.  He has even sent us special attachments for special projects.  We couldn’t ask for a better technical support.  Thanks for a great product and great service.

Patricia Sparks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice
https://www.arizona.edu

At the University of Saskatchewan, we are the proud owners of three generations of Food Technology Corporation texture equipment, all of which are still in working condition.

We are looking forward to future innovations from FTC.

 

 

Phyllis J. Shand, University of Saskatchewan - Canada
https://www.usask.ca/

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