TMS-Pro texture analyzer

TMS-Pro texture analyzer uses computer-control

The TMS-Pro is the flagship of the FTC line of food testing texture analysis instruments. When the application calls for precise force, position and speed control, the TMS-Pro is unsurpassed.

The Pro was designed as an affordable alternative texture analyzer to the very high priced test systems offered by competitors.

With a capacity of 2500 Newtons, (550 lbs.) in compression or tension, the TMS-Pro can handle the toughest applications.

The system comes complete with the Texture Lab Pro (TL-Pro) software package. The TMS-Pro texture analyzer accepts the full and expanding line of FTC test cells including the industry standard, FTC Kramer Shear Cell as well as fixtures from our competitors.

Best of all the TMS-Pro is backed by FTC's 40 years' experience experience in food texture measurement, applications development and outstanding customer service.

TMS Pro accepts a wide range of fixtures for all texture tests

Features

  • Intelligent load cells changeable in seconds
  • High force capacity in compression or tension
  • Unequalled data acquisition rates of up to 2,000 readings per second
  • Full range of test cells, probes and fixtures
  • Portable, simple to set up and easy to learn
  • Master and operator modes with password protection
  • Powerful yet easy to use software for your PC
  • Fully programmable for unlimited test designs
  • Real time graphing and display
  • Automatic statistical calculations

Specifications

  • Force Range ±2500 N (562 lbf, 255 kgf)
  • Force Resolution 0.015% of load cell - 15 gf (0.5 ozf) for a 1000 Newton load cell
  • Crosshead Travel Range 320 mm (12.5 in)
  • Position Resolution 32 cm (12.5 in.) of travel with 2.5 micron resolution
  • Speed Range: 1 - 1000 mm/min
  • Speed Accuracy Better than 0.1%
  • Data Acquisition Rate 16000 readings/sec, filtered to 1000 readings/sec
  • Data Display/Output Rate: Selectable from 1000, 500, 100, 50, 10 Hz
  • Capacities Available 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2500 N (0.45 - 562 lbf, 0.2 - 255 kgf)
  • Weight 18 kg (40 lbs)
  • Power Supply 120/220 V AC 50/60 Hz, selectable

Standard Equipment

Supplied with: One fixture table (either 432-043 or 432-243), T-slot mounting base; software; cables; manuals.

Trusted by customers across the world

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

I have been working with FTC for the past 3 years, we bought in that lapse of time 2 texture analyzers with different probes fixtures for all kind of applications at our Monterrey Plant. We have always been able to count on the technical support of FTC who kindly answers our requests in a prompt manner and with the best disposition.

As we continue developing our process to achieve better results at our company, we will for sure rely on FTC for technical support and equipment upgrades that will deliver us the best possible results.

Claudia Rojas, Hershey Monterrey Plant - Mexico
Asst. Staff Scientist
https://www.hersheys.com

Service, equipment and people are all first class with Food Technology Corporation.

Questions and problems are handled quickly, which is something that is hard to find in today’s business environment.

 

 

 

David Smith, Riviana Foods Inc.
http://www.riviana.com/