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Needle probes

Needle probes are used for firmness and penetration testingAvailable in either 1mm or 2mm diameter, the FTC needle probes are used on fruits, vegetables, confectionery, cosmetics and fats.

Values relate to firmness, yield, consistency and even skin or coating characteristics.

Solid cosmetic products can be tested for their resistance to crumbling.

 

Applications

Needle probes applications in cometic and cnfectionery

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Confectionery
  • Fats
  • Cosmetics - soaps, lipsticks, solid deodorant blocks

These fixtures are only recommended for low force texture measurement applications such as those above.

Contents and summary

Part Number Description
432-086 TMS 1mm NEEDLE PROBE
1mm hardened stainless steel needle with 9-10º taper
432-087 TMS 2mm NEEDLE PROBE
2mm stainless steel needle with 9-10º taper

Notes

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

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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/

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

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/

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm