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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

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

Nestle purchased a texture system from Food Technology Corporation in 2006. Since then I have recommended the texture system to several vendors in North and Central America. Staff at FTC was able to develop a simple training manual and procedure for the texture system allowing easy training in short period of time.

From purchasing of equipment through to installation and start-up, the level of personal care and service was remarkable. Shirl Lakeway and his staff at Food Technology Corporation are patient and understanding, and are always at our disposal for any assistance. Since we bought the equipment we have had no problems and feel very secure knowing that we can count on FTC for their support and service.

Dr Mawele Shamaila, Nestle - USA
http://www.nestleusa.com/

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