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TMS large knife edge

Large knife edge	 for shear testingThe TMS large knife edge fixture is a blunt-edged probe, by virtue of the taper angle of the contact surface. Combining compression with the shear capability the accessory is able to give a measurement of firmness in products which deform before shearing, chewy confectionery, for example.

The stainless steel blade is also able to fracture small individual products, such as nuts, to simulate biting.

TMS large knife edge shear tests products for firmness analysis

  

Applications

  • Firmness of confectionery, e.g. licorice (liquorice)
  • Shear resistance of almonds, nuts, etc.

 

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-017 TMS LARGE KNIFE EDGE
Stainless steel blunt knife edge probe for creation of shear forces in sample. Wide angle creates wedge effect in biscuits, hard cheeses, confectionary and pulses.

Notes

Optionally, for sample presentation, use: TMS standard fixture table (432-243)

 

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Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm