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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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Asst. Staff Scientist
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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.

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Assistant Professor of Practice
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Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm