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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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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

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/

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/

Use with

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