Mini vice 3-point bend

TMS mini sample vice and 3-point bendThe TMS mini sample vice is a precision fixture for locating and presenting smaller samples, such as tablets, for fracturing. The fixture is supplied with the Perspex knife edge to enable 3-point bend testing.

Penetration/puncture methods can be performed by using the vice in conjunction with any suitable probe.

The lower fixture consists of two vice jaws fitted to a base plate that can be adjusted, both horizontally and vertically, to firmly grip the sides of regular shaped samples between 1 mm and 40 mm in width. The fine precision alignment provided by this movement enables consistent set-up of test measurements and much greater accuracy in results.

"V" slots in the jaws accommodate table type products and prevent movement during puncture and penetration tests.

 

Applications

TMS mini sample vice and 3-point bend

  • Snap force of tablets
  • Crispness of vegetable crudités
  • Crispness in staling of potato chips
  • Brittleness and hardness of hard baked biscuits
  • Flexure and softness of American style cookies
  • Break strength of tortilla shells

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-247 TMS MINI VICE & THREE POINT BEND
Small scale three point bend assembly with 1-40mm span for precision fracture of small samples such as tablets. Use with Perspex knife edge and is ideally suited for applications below 250N.

Notes

This fixture is only recommended for texture measurement applications below 250N. 

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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.

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Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Meat Science and Food Safety
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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.

 

 

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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.

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Use with

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