TMS multiple probe fixture

 TMS multiple probe fixture	The TMS multiple probe fixture consists of matching upper and lower parts to penetration test multiple individual samples of baton-shaped products.

The upper accessory has an array of 20 stainless steel needle tipped rods arranged in rows of pairs. The lower fixture aligns flat raised supporting surfaces to present the product sample(s) to an individual needle probe. By placing a sample across the supports, bridging the gap, the middle of the sample is presented to the probe, with clearance below to allow for complete penetration.

If required, the pitch of the needles and supports may be modified to accommodate other products – contact FTC with your own specification.

TMS multiple probe fixture

 

Applications

  • Overall firmness or penetration resistance of a number of individual product samples
  • Consistency of French fries, to control cooking profile

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-253 TMS MULTIPLE PROBE FIXTURE
Set of 20 stainless steel rods with corresponding base holder for the measurement of French fries and other baton shaped products. Easily adapted for use with bean and berry shaped samples at customers request.

Notes

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

 

Trusted by customers across the world

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

Nestle purchased a texture system from Food Technology Corporation in 2006. Since then I have recommended the texture system to several vendors in North and Central America. Staff at FTC was able to develop a simple training manual and procedure for the texture system allowing easy training in short period of time.

From purchasing of equipment through to installation and start-up, the level of personal care and service was remarkable. Shirl Lakeway and his staff at Food Technology Corporation are patient and understanding, and are always at our disposal for any assistance. Since we bought the equipment we have had no problems and feel very secure knowing that we can count on FTC for their support and service.

Dr Mawele Shamaila, Nestle - USA
http://www.nestleusa.com/

As a seasonal vegetable processor, understanding crop maturity and the accuracy of this measurement is key to staying ahead of crop and knowing when to make the move from value to premium product as harvest time constraints permit.

The TU units provided by FTC give us the accuracy to work to much tighter tolerances, replacing older less accurate analogue equipment which in turn can affect final product grading and profitability.

The units are well designed, very low maintenance and are backed up with a strong support service which will allow them to provide many years of accurate, reliable service.

Colven Wilson
Technical Manager
http://www.eyefreeze.co.uk/

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm