Lightweight 3-point bend

TMS lightweight 3-point bendThe TMS lightweight three-point bend is a medium scale fixture used to snap, bend and measure the flexure properties of brittle foods such as biscuits, potato chips and vegetable crudités.

The principle component of the fixture is a 120 mm adjustable span support plate which fits directly to the “T” slots on the TMS base.

This plate is constructed from anodized aluminium and comprises of two adjustable 60 mm (2.4 in) high support arms, each of which is capped with hard wearing 3 mm diameter stainless steel rods for friction free and damage proof testing.

The support arms are held in place via a stainless steel locking bar and hex screw, which gives maximum freedom of configuration. A top blade type assembly, also with a 3 mm diameter stainless steel rod, completes the fixture and is used to travel down and snap samples positioned on the support arms.

  

Applications

TMS lightweight 3-point bend

  • Crispness of vegetable crudités
  • Break strength of chocolate bars to predict transport damage
  • Crispness in staling of potato chips
  • Brittleness and hardness of hard baked biscuits
  • Flexure and softness of American style cookies
  • Freshness of asparagus spears
  • Brittleness and flexure of spaghetti and lasagne sheets
  • Snap force of tablets
  • Break strength of tortilla shells
  • Softening in celery stalks

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-248 TMS LIGHT WEIGHT THREE-POINT BEND
Mid-scale three point bend assembly with 60mm high arms and 120mm support span. Ideal for most snapping applications including cookies, crackers and snack foods. Recommend for use with 'S' beam type load cells and forces are below 1000N.

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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/

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/

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

Use with

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