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TMS lightweight blade set

TMS lightweight blade set	Food Technology Corporation’s TMS shear blade set has been designed to replicate the specification of the original Warner-Bratzler blade - triangular notch and 0.04 inch (1.2 mm) thickness. The test set should be used in conjunction with the TMS standard fixture table to allow blades to pass completely through samples during shear testing.

The fixture set comprises of a blade holder with 2 locking screws. A central slot allows free movement of the blade to limit friction during analysis. Each blade is manufactured from stainless steel, reversible and 1 mm thick.

The first blade has a plane flat bottom and a 20 mm notched end. The second has a 44 mm and a 32 mm inverted “V” with small, circular, central cut out. The stainless steel blades travel through 35 mm high guide arms positioned 50 mm apart into a 1.4 mm wide slot at the base – these dimensions govern the size of samples used in assembly.

  

Applications

TMS lightweight blade set

  • Shear forces to compare meat tenderness
  • Cross-section evaluation of nougat bars to determine hardness
  • Cutting force to measure hardness of bite in fudge
  • Crumb hardness in fruited cakes
  • Stalk softening in frozen broccoli florets
  • Asparagus stalk toughness
  • Cutting resistance of soft cheese
  • Slicing hardness and properties in hard cheeses
  • Bite force in prepared meats and hotdog sausages
  • Shear toughness of chicken breast

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-245 TMS LIGHT WEIGHT BLADE SET
Precision stainless 1.2mm thick steel blades accurate testing of low force applications. Set consists of 2 Warner-Bratzler type options, notched and flat end configurations for maximised test flexibility. Includes base plate for easy alignment and complete shearing through sample. Recommended for use with 'S' beam type load cells in applications below 1000N.

Notes

Ideally used with heavy duty design load cells, maximum rating of 1000N dependent upon load cell fixing. 

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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/

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

Use with

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