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TMS Perspex knife edge

TMS Perspex knife edgeThe TMS Perspex knife edge is ideal for performing low force tests on soft foods such as nougat and mallow in order to assess their shear properties.

The "V" shaped probe edge compresses onto the sample before shearing through it to measure its cross-sectional properties. The blade width is 60 mm (2.4 in).

A Perspex blade is suitable for tests where it is important not to alter the temperature of the sample, for example, butter, in order to obtain accurate, reproducible results.

This fixture is also included in the recommended general probe kit and the mini‑vice and 3‑point bend assembly.

TMS Perspex knife edge

  

Applications

  • Shear resistance of confectionery
  • Firmness of soft foods

 

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-018 TMS PERSPEX KNIFE EDGE
Perspex light weight knife edge for low force shear tests in soft foods (less than 250N) such as Nougat and mallow.

Notes

This fixture is only recommended for texture measurement applications below 250 N. 

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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.

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

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/

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/

Use with

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