Magness-Taylor probe set

Magness-Taylor probe setFood Technology Corporation’s TMS Magness-Taylor probe set is widely used in the texture assessment of fruits and vegetables - measuring the resistance to penetration, which is a key indicator of ripeness.

The test fixture provides food technologists with a wide range of penetration testing options beyond the boundaries of traditional Magness-Taylor penetrometry measurements. This diversity of applications has made it popular in many industries beyond fresh produce testing, such as confectionery and dairy products.

The test set consists of a 9.5mm (3/8") capacity chuck, which is fitted directly to the load cells and enables technologists to use almost any geometry of test cylinder for penetrating their samples. FTC supply 5 x 120mm long stainless steel probes with 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7mm diameters as standard. Each of these probes has both flat and rounded ends providing 10 versatile test options.

The set also includes 5/16" and 7/16" Magness-Taylor probes and fruit peeler used as industrial standards in assessing fruit ripeness and firmness (crispness).

  

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Applications

  • Structural properties of avocados during storage
  • Filling structure of soft centred confectionery
  • Ripeness testing of tomatoes
  • Firmness of pickled onions
  • Apple maturity and ripeness as indicated by hardness
  • Hardness properties of toffee

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-241 MAGNESS-TAYLOR PROBE SET
3/8" (9.5mm max capacity) Chuck with 3mm; 4mm; 5mm; 6mm; 7mm diameter stainless steel probes with 1 flat and 1 radius end. Also includes 5/16" and 3/16" traditional Magness Taylor probes for fruit penetrometry.

Notes

Optionally, for sample presentation, use: TMS spherical sample holder (432-039)

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Steve Antonius, Del Monte Foods
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As a seasonal vegetable processor, understanding crop maturity and the accuracy of this measurement is key to staying ahead of crop and knowing when to make the move from value to premium product as harvest time constraints permit.

The TU units provided by FTC give us the accuracy to work to much tighter tolerances, replacing older less accurate analogue equipment which in turn can affect final product grading and profitability.

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Colven Wilson
Technical Manager
http://www.eyefreeze.co.uk/

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

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm
Accessories required with this fixture: standard T-slot fixture table