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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

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/

I have been working with FTC for the past 3 years, we bought in that lapse of time 2 texture analyzers with different probes fixtures for all kind of applications at our Monterrey Plant. We have always been able to count on the technical support of FTC who kindly answers our requests in a prompt manner and with the best disposition.

As we continue developing our process to achieve better results at our company, we will for sure rely on FTC for technical support and equipment upgrades that will deliver us the best possible results.

Claudia Rojas, Hershey Monterrey Plant - Mexico
Asst. Staff Scientist
https://www.hersheys.com

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm