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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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Jennifer (Melander) Keshwani, Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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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.

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Amilton de Mello
Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Meat Science and Food Safety
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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
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Use with

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