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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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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

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

I am impressed by the great attitude you have toward your customers.

With all the responsibilities you have, but in less than an hour you reply to our one year’s worth of questions, as if you are dedicated to provide support to our company only.

 

 

Ahmed N. Alajaji, Aljazirah Dates and Food, Saudi Arabia
http://www.aljazirahdates.com.sa

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm