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).

  

TMS multiple needle probe

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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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/

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.

The units are well designed, very low maintenance and are backed up with a strong support service which will allow them to provide many years of accurate, reliable service.

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

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

Use with

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