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Spherical probes

Spherical probesFor determining surface hardness of products such as cheeses, fruits and vegetables, or the fracturability of potato chips, the FTC spherical probe range features precision-engineered stainless steel ball-end probes, and plastic hemispherical probes which replicate squeezing in hand.

This ball design of probe is ideal for tesing products with uneven surfaces.

spherical probes

 

 

Applications

  • Chewing gum firmness
  • Soft candy firmness
  • Flatbread tear or burst strength
  • Guacamole, cream cheeses

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

 

Contents and summary

Part Number Description
432-088 25.4mm BALL PROBE
1 inch diameter Nylon standard Avery Adhesive ball probe
432-304 1 inch (25.4mm) DIAMETER BALL PROBE
Heavy duty stainless steel ball probe (available with 1/4 inch shaft)
432-305 3/4 inch (19.05mm) DIAMETER BALL PROBE
Heavy duty stainless steel ball probe (available with 1/4 inch shaft)
432-089 12.7mm BALL PROBE
1/2 inch diameter stainless steel
432-090 10mm BALL PROBE
Stainless steel 10mm diameter test area
432-091 8mm BALL PROBE
Stainless steel 8mm diameter test area
432-092 6.35mm BALL PROBE
1/4 inch diameter stainless steel
432-093 3mm DIAMETER ROUND END PROBE
Stainless steel 3mm hemispherical probe
432-094 2mm DIAMETER ROUND END PROBE
Stainless steel 2mm hemispherical probe
432-095 1mm DIAMETER ROUND END PROBE
Stainless steel 1mm hemispherical probe
432-096 1mm DIAMETER ROUND END PROBE
Stainless steel 1mm hemispherical probe
432-097 12.7mm DIAMETER ROUND END PROBE
1/2 inch Black Acetate hemispherical probe. 35mm Long

Notes

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

 

Trusted by customers across the world

I have been using the TMS-Pro mechanical tester in our undergraduate biological materials property course for the past 3 years. The simple setup and operation of the TMS-Pro allows my students to focus on learning the theoretical underpinnings of mechanical properties instead of fighting with a finicky test system.

An added bonus is working with Shirl and his amazing team at Food Technology Corporation. They respond almost immediately to questions and inquiries and are always friendly and helpful. 

Jennifer (Melander) Keshwani, Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
http://www.unl.edu/

Our experience with FTC has been more than satisfactory, not only for the quality of the equipment you’ve got but for the post selling service that has proved to be excellent.

Any problem that we had, it took nothing more than a simple mail or phone call to have your immediate answer. We want to thank you very much for the quality of service provided.

 

 

Gonzalo Moraes, Arrozur S.A. Montevideo – Uruguay

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