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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 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

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.

Patricia Sparks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice
https://www.arizona.edu

Service, equipment and people are all first class with Food Technology Corporation.

Questions and problems are handled quickly, which is something that is hard to find in today’s business environment.

 

 

 

David Smith, Riviana Foods Inc.
http://www.riviana.com/

Use with

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