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FTC succulometer (CR-1)

FTC succulometer (CR-1)Juiciness is common trait of fruits, which is a critical factor in determining its acceptance among consumers. Other foods have similar desirable characteristics – i.e. succulence.

This texture is effectively measured by compression using the FTC succulometer cell. The fixture squeezes the moisture from the food – juice, oils or other liquid components.

The fixture comprises a heavy-duty cylindrical vessel to present the sample, usually as a bulk analysis, and a corresponding close-tolerance piston. The cylinder part of the fixture is fitted with a spout to allow free expressed moisture to be drained and so referenced as an indicator of the product’s succulence, by measurement of weight or volume.

The cylinder has a diameter of 2-1/4 inches and is 3-1/8 inches high with a volume of 1.4 cubic inches. The plunger’s close-fitting dimensions ensure compression rather than extrusion.

FTC succulometer (CR-1)

 

Applications

  • Succulence of sweetcorn (bulk analysis)
  • Juiciness of apples, pears, or other fruits
  • Hydration of dried fruit slices
  • Moistness of canned fish, tuna

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-255 FTC SUCCULOMETER - MODEL CR-1
Heavy duty cylindrical vessel with corresponding plunger. The cylinder part of the fixture is fitted with a spout to allow free water expressed during testing to be expelled and weighed as an indicator of sample succulence. For use with 1000N and 2500N load cells with dove tail adaptor or FTA force transducers.

Notes

Only suitable for use with:

1000 N or 2500 N loadcells and FTC dovetail top bracket (432-098 or 432-099), or FTA series force transducer

 

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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

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

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/

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: FTC large-scale accessory table
Accessories required with this fixture: standard T-slot fixture table