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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

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

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

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