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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

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

My first contact with FTC was through buying texture analyzer equipment as my area of interest is Rheology. We faced a problem operating the appliance. The company tried hard to help us through the internet, but the University thought it was better to send me to the company branch located in England. I received a highly advanced training course for 10 days free of charge. They provided me with programs that operate the equipment along with the information needed.

It was a great effort and outstanding support. I would like to thank Shirl Lakeway and FTC for providing me with this opportunity and for his continuous help. Finally, I encourage researchers who are interested in the physical properties of foods and dairy to choose FTC as it is a respectable and dependable company and offers the best deals concerning prices and training with different languages, such as Arabic for the Middle East.

Professor Hoda El-Zeini, Dairy Science and Agriculture University - Cairo, Egypt
Professor
https://cu.edu.eg

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.

Last year, I decided to try a different system for my lab, the TMS-Pro Texture Analyzer from Food Technology Corporation. The system has all the attributes I was expecting to conduct texture and shear force analysis in a quick and not complicated way. The customer support provided by them is outstanding and their technicians are always ready to walk me through new procedures and initial set up. If you are looking for a reliable system for food texture analysis and special customer service, the TMS-Pro is the system to go for and the Food Technology Corporation is the one that can deliver the support.

Amilton de Mello
Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Meat Science and Food Safety
https://www.unr.edu/anvs