General probe kit

General probe kitFTC has collected a versatile set of probes for a range of general texture testing methods, available in a portable carry case.

The kit contains commonly used cylinders, cones and ball probes, in several sizes, plus a needle probe. This selection enables compression, extrusion, penetration/puncture, tension (adhesion) methods to be applied.

Additionally, the Perspex knife edge adds the capability to shear samples to provide the ability to perform a variety of texture tests.

General probe kit

Applications

  • Gel strength
  • Firmness of dough
  • Firmness of guacamole or spreads
  • Cutting resistance of bakery items
  • Bite strength requirements of confectionery
  • Crush resistance of scones, biscuits, etc.

Augment your testing with any of FTC's more specialised probe fixtures, here.

Contents and summary

Part Number Description
432-056 RECOMMENDED GENERAL PROBE KIT
CYLINDERS: 38.1mm (432-058); 25.4mm (432-057); 12.7mm BS (432-059); 10mm (432-066); 6mm (432-070); 2mm (432-076)
CONES: 90 degree (432-079); 60 degree (432-080); 45 degree (432-081); 30 degree (432-083)
BALLS: 25.4mm (432-088); 12.7mm (432-089)
MISC: 2mm Needle (432-087); Perspex Knife Edge (432-018)

This kit formerly had part number TA-P-KIT2.

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