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Sample Presentation

sample presentation fixtureThe way in which a sample is held or presented will directly influence the accuracy of results generated. Forces are commonly manipulated with test accessories to replicate consumer handling or consumption. It is also important to secure or present the sample to the instrument as reproducibly as possible.

The FTC sample presentation fixtures are specifically designed to accommodate irregular shaped samples or containers. These fixtures prevent sample movement during testing, allowing accurate calculation of characteristics, such as adhesiveness, where it is critical that the sample remains firmly in place during the return stroke of the texture analyzer.

Once set up, the technologist can simply test sample after sample with the guarantee of central alignment between test probe and product.

The TMS mini vice grip and 3-point bend fixture is also available for presenting small samples, such as tablets, for snap or penetration tests.

 

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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/

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 have found FTC to be an excellent partner for our company. In particular, it has been especially gratifying to work with Shirl Lakeway. Both creative and accommodating, he worked very hard with us to develop our projects.

I appreciate his commitment to our joint efforts and his open-minded approach. He and FTC have been exceptionally helpful.

Steve Antonius, Del Monte Foods
http://www.delmonte.com/