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Texture Analysis Fixtures

Texture analyzer fixtures manipulate the forces applied to the test sample, to accurately replicate the conditions of a consumer interacting with the product. These accessories ensure that the sample is secured or contained and then deformed in a manner appropriate to the specific test procedure. Typically a lower fixture supports and presents the test sample while an upper attachment on the texture analyzer’s crosshead is lowered into or through the product to implement a compression method or pulls the sample upwards to apply tension. The forces exerted during deformation may vary considerably and the loadcell or force transducer capacity should be matched appropriately.

Fixture categories

We have grouped our fixtures into general accessories, method-specific and industry-specific groups to make finding the right product for your application quick and easy.

General fixtures

General probes, in a range of shapes and sizes, are applicable to many test types, and sample presentation accessories locate and contain the sample securely. Auxiliary adapters allow flexibility in connecting other hardware for maximum versatility.

Probes

Auxiliary Adapters

Sample Presentation

Probes Auxiliary products Sample presentation

Method-specific fixtures

We offer a choice of fixtures designed for all texture-related mechanical test methods.

Bulk Analysis

Compression

Extrusion

Penetration and Puncture

Bulk analysis Compression Extrusion products Penetration products

Shear

Snap, bend and break

Tension

Shear products Snap bend break products Tension products

Industry-specific fixtures

We manufacture bakery and gel testing fixtures to enable procedures for specific industry standards to be performed.

Dough and Bakery

Gelatine (Gelatin) and Gels

Dough bakery products Gel products

FTC fixture compatibility

Our team of applications engineers will tailor the fixtures offered to meet your exact test requirements, or we can make a custom design to your specifications. Most Food Technology Corporation fixtures are compatible with our competitors’ products, so please contact us to complete your hardware set up even if you do not use an FTC texture analyzer.

Trusted by customers across the world

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

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/

Excellent customer service. Consistently followed up and offered help without asking. Relatively low priced - provides good value. 

Easy to switch different load cells. Used it for 5 lab sessions for 68 students this semester and performed well.

 

 

Professor Jeyam Subbiah, University of Nebraska
https://nebraska.edu/