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Precision texture analyzer

Precision texture analyzer Mecmesin TMS-Pilot

Designed for customers that need an easy-to-operate portable texture analyzer.

The TMS-Pilot is a versatile and affordable food texture measurement system.

Example applications


Designed specifically for quick and easy texture assessments, the TMS-Pilot provides an affordable solution for texture analysis up to 500 N.

Compact, rugged and portable, the motorised TMS-Pilot texture analyzer ensures reliable and repeatable test results.

Use the TMS-Pilot to quickly determine the textural properties of bakery products, cereals, confectionery, snacks, dairy products, fruit and vegetables, as well as non-food products such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and many more.

The TMS-Pilot requires minimum operator training. Supplied with Mecmesin's powerful Emperor software, tests can determine consistent standards within the raw or finished product and programs can be saved for instant recall.

The TMS-Pilot can accommodate a range of probes and fixtures (sold separately). Just choose from a range of ‘Plug and Play’ loadcells (sold separately) and start testing your products.


  • Robust bench-top machine – portable and easy to move around
  • Easy-to-use with minimal training – one touch to start test
  • Integrated bellows – protect against ingress
  • Extensive range of probes & fixtures – flexible and versatile
  • ‘Plug and Play’ loadcells – quick and easy to interchange
  • Password protected login – identifies operator for full traceability
  • Unlimted storage of test methods – minimises set-up time
  • Customised test reports – tailor reports of results to your needs


Maximum Load Rating in tension or compression

500 N (110 lbf)

Load Accuracy

±0.1% of full scale for loadcells from 2 – 500 N


Intelligent digital loadcells, changeable by the user in seconds

Loadcell Capacities Available

2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 N (0.45 – 112 lbf)


Speed Range

1 – 500 mm/min (0.04 – 19.5 in/min)

Speed Accuracy

± 0.1% of set speed

Speed Resolution

1 mm/min (0.04 in/min)


Displacement Accuracy

±0.13 mm

Displacement Resolution

0.01 mm (0.0004”)

Maximum Travel

300 mm (12”)


Data Acquisition Rate

Selectable from 1000, 500, 100, 50, 10 Hz

Internal Sampling Rate

16 kHz

Power Supply

110V/230V ac, 60/50 Hz


19.2 kg (42.3 lbs)

Operating Temperature

10ºC – 35ºC (50ºF – 95ºF)

Humidity Range

Normal industry and laboratory conditions, non-condensing

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