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FTC universal cell CE-1

FTC universal cell CE-1The CE-1 universal cell is used to perform back and forward extrusion, compression and resistance to flow tests. The fixture consists of a cylinder, a close-tolerance piston, a back-extrusion piston, an extrusion grid base, three orifice bases and a solid base.

The sample containment cylinder has a diameter of 2-1/4 inches (57 mm) and is 3 inches high with a volume of 11.9 cubic inches (195 ml); a ridge is formed near the bottom of the cell to support the inserts.

The close-tolerance piston has a diameter of 2-1/4 inches and is used in forward extrusion methods when paired with the one of the orifice plates or the grid base disc. The extrusion grid base has eleven (11) 0.095-inch, parallel slots.

The back-extrusion piston has a diameter of 2 inches (51 mm) and is used with the solid base.

Each of the orifice base plates has a different sized circular hole, the diameters being 0.062 inches (1.6 mm), 0.031 inches (0.8 mm) and 0.015 inches (0.4 mm).

This fixture is suitable for bulk analysis methods.

  

Applications

FTC universal cell CE-1

  • Consistency of heavy gels, shortening, etc (close-tolerance piston and slotted base)
  • Fruits grading and selection tests for puree.
  • Flow, cohesiveness, yield point, coating properties, pumpability of dips, spreads, sauces, etc.
  • Viscosity effects and flow evaluation for tomato products, mayonnaise, rehydrated potato flakes, peanut butter, sugar syrups, etc.

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-032 FTC UNIVERSAL CELL - MODEL CE-1
Test cell for back and forward extrusion. Consists of 57mm diameter cylinder with slotted, solid and drilled base plates, with 57 and 51mm diameter pistons. Recommend for use with 1000 and 2500N load cells with dovetail adaptor.

Notes

Maximum rating of 500 N dependent on loadcell. 

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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

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

Excellent customer service. Consistently followed up and offered help without asking. Relatively low priced - provides good value. 

Easy to switch different load cells. Used it for 5 lab sessions for 68 students this semester and performed well.

 

 

Professor Jeyam Subbiah, University of Nebraska
https://nebraska.edu/

Use with

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