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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

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 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/

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

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm