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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

The University of Arizona’s Nutritional Sciences Food Lab acquired a Texture Analyzer from Food Technologies about 5 years ago. The company has a great product, which is tailored to food needs. 

We have used the Texture Analyzer for both research projects and as a tool to demonstrate to students how food manufacturers can employ objective testing in product evaluation to show how differing ingredients in the same product can affect quality attributes. Its use adds another dimension to the foods labs.

Drew Lambert has been instrumental in helping with set up for testing and providing support whenever there’s a question. He has been a pleasure to work with and is always accommodating with our needs and schedules.  He has even sent us special attachments for special projects.  We couldn’t ask for a better technical support.  Thanks for a great product and great service.

Patricia Sparks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice
https://www.arizona.edu

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/

I am impressed by the great attitude you have toward your customers.

With all the responsibilities you have, but in less than an hour you reply to our one year’s worth of questions, as if you are dedicated to provide support to our company only.

 

 

Ahmed N. Alajaji, Aljazirah Dates and Food, Saudi Arabia
http://www.aljazirahdates.com.sa

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm