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Lightweight Perspex and acetate cylinders

TMS lightweight Perspex/acetate cylinder probesFood Technology Corporation’s TMS lightweight Perspex and acetate cylinder probes enable penetration tests to be undertaken up to a maximum force of 500N. The AOAC Bloom is the standard fixture used for gelatin Bloom testing.

The use of Perspex means temperature sensitive texture measurements can be undertaken, obtaining accurate, repeatable results.

Several of these probes have radiused edges helping prevent cutting or breaking of the sample and are ideal for use on lower capacity load cells due to their low mass.

Custom designs and geometries are available on request.

For gel sample preparation and presentation (including Bloom strength jars), see our range of gel testing fixtures.

 

Applications

TMS lightweight Perspex/acetate cylinder probes applications

  • Cheese and dairy products
  • Jams, jellies and preserves
  • Fruits and vegetables such as carrots, cherries, beetroot, apples, bananas, apricots and pears
  • Reconstituted meat products
  • Sugar confectionery
  • Gels and most hydrocolloids

 

Contents and summary

User specified size of stainless steel cylinder probe:
Part Number Description
432-057

TMS 25.4mm DIAMETER CYLINDER PROBE

Clear Perspex. 35mm Long. Rad .35 - .43mm. BS757

432-058 TMS 38.1mm DIAMETER CYLINDER PROBE
Clear Perspex. 20mm Long. Rad .35 - .43mm. BS757
432-059 TMS 12.7mm DIAMETER BS BLOOM CYLINDER PROBE
Black Acetate. 35mm Long. Rad .35 - .43mm. BS757
432-060 TMS 6.35mm DIAMETER CYLINDER PROBE
Black Acetate. 35mm Long. Rad .35 - .43mm. BS757
432-061 TMS 12.7mm DIAMETER AOAC BLOOM CYLINDER PROBE
Clear Perspex. 35mm Long
432-062 TMS 25.4mm DIAMETER AOAC CYLINDER PROBE
Clear Perspex. 35mm Long

Notes 

Optionally, for sample presentation, use: TMS standard fixture table (432-243)

These fixtures are only recommended for texture measurement applications below 500N.

Trusted by customers across the world

I have been using the TMS-Pro mechanical tester in our undergraduate biological materials property course for the past 3 years. The simple setup and operation of the TMS-Pro allows my students to focus on learning the theoretical underpinnings of mechanical properties instead of fighting with a finicky test system.

An added bonus is working with Shirl and his amazing team at Food Technology Corporation. They respond almost immediately to questions and inquiries and are always friendly and helpful. 

Jennifer (Melander) Keshwani, Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
http://www.unl.edu/

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/

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
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Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm