TMS-Pilot texture analyzer

Flexible, portable and affordable

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

Designed exclusively for customers who desire an easy-to-operate, portable texture analyzer, the TMS-Pilot by Food Technology Corporation (FTC) 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 and 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.

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.

TMS-Pilot accepts many fixtures for simple texture analysis


  • 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 (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.