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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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My first contact with FTC was through buying texture analyzer equipment as my area of interest is Rheology. We faced a problem operating the appliance. The company tried hard to help us through the internet, but the University thought it was better to send me to the company branch located in England. I received a highly advanced training course for 10 days free of charge. They provided me with programs that operate the equipment along with the information needed.

It was a great effort and outstanding support. I would like to thank Shirl Lakeway and FTC for providing me with this opportunity and for his continuous help. Finally, I encourage researchers who are interested in the physical properties of foods and dairy to choose FTC as it is a respectable and dependable company and offers the best deals concerning prices and training with different languages, such as Arabic for the Middle East.

Professor Hoda El-Zeini, Dairy Science and Agriculture University - Cairo, Egypt
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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.

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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
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Use with

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