TMS-Pilot texture analyzer

TMS-Pilot is an affordable texture analyzer for applications up to 1000 Newtons

Flexible, portable and affordable

Designed exclusively for customers who desire an easy-to-operate, portable texture analyzer, Food Technology Corporation’s TMS-Pilot is an affordable alternative for determining a variety of food texture characteristics. FTC has proven to have the most dependable, accurate and trouble-free systems for measuring texture within the food industry for over 50 years.

Easy to use

Operated via an intuitive touch screen interface, the TMS-Pilot requires minimal operator training. Tests are performed at the touch of an icon and programs can be saved as “favorites” on the main screen for instant accessibility, using the TL-Touch software. With a plug & play design, the TMS-Pilot has a simple set up, allows loadcells to be interchanged in seconds and accepts the majority of FTC's probes and fixtures.

TMS-Pilot accepts many fixtures for simple texture analysis

Versatile and affordable

Designed with the budget-conscious in mind, the TMS-Pilot has the capabilities needed to perform basic texture testing of most food products, including: bakery, cereals, confections, snacks, dairy, fruits and vegetables, meats, gels and more.


  • LCD touch screen interface
  • Plug & Play design
  • Password protected log-in
  • Customization of reports
  • Unlimited storage of test methods
  • Flexible use of probes, fixtures and loadcells


  • Force Range: ±500 N (112 lbf, 51 kgf)
  • Force Accuracy: 0.1% of full scale for load cells from 2 -500 N
  • Speed Range: 1 - 400 mm/min (0.04-15.7"/min)
  • Speed Accuracy: ±0.5% of set speed
  • Position Resolution: 0.01 mm (0.0004")
  • Position Accuracy: 0.5 mm (0.02") over full travel
  • Crosshead Travel: 300 mm (11.8"), without fixtures
  • Data Sampling Rate: Selectable from 1000, 500, 100, 50, 10 Hz
  • Power Supply 110/230 V AC, 60/50 Hz

Standard Equipment

Supplied with: Fixture table (432-043), T-slot mounting base, TL-Touch software, cables and manuals.