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Gelatin and gel fixtures

Gelatine and gel fixturesFood Technology Corporation’s TMS texture analyzers conform directly to ISO 9665 and BS757:1975 or AOAC 23.007 recommendations for gelatin Bloom strength measurement. The FTC product range includes all equipment for the preparation, calibration and analysis of gel samples whether for Bloom strength or other industry procedures. High-level processing power of the TMS Lab Pro software makes detailed analysis of a wide range of other gelled ingredients and products possible. Our fixtures comprise various probes and industry standard gel sample containers. 

Bloom strength probes

FTC offers five cylindrical gel Bloom probes which conform to these industry test standards, plus a stainless steel Kobe test probe for agar gel strength measurement.

We also provide a general range of probes in the form of cylinders, ball or spherical tipped and blades. These accessories can be used to correlate to unique, in-house, sensory, textural or mechanical characteristics of products with gel and hydrocolloid content.

Typical products tested Texture characteristics
  • Agar
  • Alginates
  • Carrageenan
  • Gelatin (gelatine)
  • Mixed Polysaccharides
  • Pectin
  • Starch Gels
  • Surimi
  • Tara Gum
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Adhesiveness
  • Bloom Strength
  • Break
  • Deformation
  • Elastic Modulus
  • Hardness
  • Rigidity
  • Rupture Point
  • Stress Relaxation
  • Yield Point

Contents and summary

Bloom Sample Bottles (432-053)Bloom Sample Bottles

These bottles conform to ISO 9665, GME, AOAC 1985 and BS757 gelatin test standards. Bloom strength test jars are ideal not only for gel Bloom testing, but also testing other food or gel-like products requiring a container, such as pastes and viscous liquids.

The vessels are available as a set of 10 and should ideally be used in conjunction with the TMS standard fixture table (432-243).

Dimensions

  • Diameter: 59 mm
  • Height: 85 mm
  • Capacity: 160 ml (to base of jar neck)

Bloom Sample Bottle StoppersBloom Sample Bottle Stoppers (432-054)

These stoppers are used in conjunction with the Bloom sample bottles in order to maintain consistent, untainted samples within the bottles and conform to exactly the same standards. Available as a pack of 10.  

Trusted by customers across the world

Nestle purchased a texture system from Food Technology Corporation in 2006. Since then I have recommended the texture system to several vendors in North and Central America. Staff at FTC was able to develop a simple training manual and procedure for the texture system allowing easy training in short period of time.

From purchasing of equipment through to installation and start-up, the level of personal care and service was remarkable. Shirl Lakeway and his staff at Food Technology Corporation are patient and understanding, and are always at our disposal for any assistance. Since we bought the equipment we have had no problems and feel very secure knowing that we can count on FTC for their support and service.

Dr Mawele Shamaila, Nestle - USA
http://www.nestleusa.com/

Our experience with FTC has been more than satisfactory, not only for the quality of the equipment you’ve got but for the post selling service that has proved to be excellent.

Any problem that we had, it took nothing more than a simple mail or phone call to have your immediate answer. We want to thank you very much for the quality of service provided.

 

 

Gonzalo Moraes, Arrozur S.A. Montevideo – Uruguay

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/