TMS multiple needle probe

 TMS multiple needle probe	The TMS multiple needle probe consists of nine 120mm long stainless steel needles with a 15º taper at the tip. Each needle has an individual diameter of 2 mm and is removable to aid cleaning and provide food technologists with configuration flexibility.

The whole assembly has a diameter of 50 mm, which comfortably travels through the neck of standard 1lb (454 g) preserve or jam jars making it ideal for in container testing of jams, jellies, pickles and preserves. These products are very inhomogeneous in texture supporting varying sizes of fruit and vegetable pieces and, as such, cannot be measured easily through single point penetration.

  

Applications

TMS multiple needle probe

  • Gel strength testing of fruited jams, jellies and preserves
  • Set properties of English pickle
  • Rupture point of set marmalade
  • Firmness testing of fruited yogurts, cosmetic creams, etc.
  • Hardness and “scoopability” testing of ice-creams containing nuts, biscuits and confectionery inclusions
  • Bake quality of fruited cakes and puddings
  • Fracture and firmness of baked cookies and chocolate chip cookie dough
  • Biscuit hardness and friability through penetration
  • Curd strength of fruited speciality cheese
  • Toughness, resilience and rupture properties of processed meats and burgers

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-249 TMS MULTIPLE NEEDLE PROBE
Set of 9 stainless steel needle probes with 15 degree end taper for the measurement of jams, jellies and other inhomogeneous products.

Notes

This part replaces TMS Junior Multiple Probe Fixture (432-252)

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

 

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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/

As a Meat Scientist and program leader for the University of Nevada, Reno, I need to ensure that equipment I use in my lab is reliable, durable, versatile, and accurate. For texture analysis of meats, there are many systems available in the market. Over the last 15 years of my career, I¹ve worked with many of them and had great and bad experiences with different brands.

Last year, I decided to try a different system for my lab, the TMS-Pro Texture Analyzer from Food Technology Corporation. The system has all the attributes I was expecting to conduct texture and shear force analysis in a quick and not complicated way. The customer support provided by them is outstanding and their technicians are always ready to walk me through new procedures and initial set up. If you are looking for a reliable system for food texture analysis and special customer service, the TMS-Pro is the system to go for and the Food Technology Corporation is the one that can deliver the support.

Amilton de Mello
Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Meat Science and Food Safety
https://www.unr.edu/anvs

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/

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm