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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)

Trusted by customers across the world

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

My first contact with FTC was through buying texture analyzer equipment as my area of interest is Rheology. We faced a problem operating the appliance. The company tried hard to help us through the internet, but the University thought it was better to send me to the company branch located in England. I received a highly advanced training course for 10 days free of charge. They provided me with programs that operate the equipment along with the information needed.

It was a great effort and outstanding support. I would like to thank Shirl Lakeway and FTC for providing me with this opportunity and for his continuous help. Finally, I encourage researchers who are interested in the physical properties of foods and dairy to choose FTC as it is a respectable and dependable company and offers the best deals concerning prices and training with different languages, such as Arabic for the Middle East.

Professor Hoda El-Zeini, Dairy Science and Agriculture University - Cairo, Egypt
Professor
https://cu.edu.eg

At the University of Saskatchewan, we are the proud owners of three generations of Food Technology Corporation texture equipment, all of which are still in working condition.

We are looking forward to future innovations from FTC.

 

 

Phyllis J. Shand, University of Saskatchewan - Canada
https://www.usask.ca/

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm