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TMS craft knife

TMS craft knife for slicing smaller samplesThe TMS craft knife is ideally suited to shearing applications of smaller sized samples.

Held within a rigid support frame, a sharpened craft blade is designed to pass completely through each sample, measuring the sample’s cross-sectional properties.

 

TMS small and large craft knife fixtures slice and shear

  

Applications

  • Measure crispiness of sugar coatings
  • Hardness to shear through pastels
  • Bite force of jelly sweets
  • Slicing force, shear resistance of products requiring relatively light forces

The TMS large craft knife is suitable for complete shear, or harder products.

Contents and summary

Part Number Description
432-019 TMS CRAFT KNIFE
Rigid support frame holding sharpened steel craft blade. Designed to pass completely through sample and measure entire cross-section.

Notes

This fixture is only recommended for texture measurement applications below 100 N.

Please use with safety goggles or eye protection.

 

Trusted by customers across the world

As a seasonal vegetable processor, understanding crop maturity and the accuracy of this measurement is key to staying ahead of crop and knowing when to make the move from value to premium product as harvest time constraints permit.

The TU units provided by FTC give us the accuracy to work to much tighter tolerances, replacing older less accurate analogue equipment which in turn can affect final product grading and profitability.

The units are well designed, very low maintenance and are backed up with a strong support service which will allow them to provide many years of accurate, reliable service.

Colven Wilson
Technical Manager
http://www.eyefreeze.co.uk/

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 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/

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm
Accessories required with this fixture: standard T-slot fixture table