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

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/

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
Professor
https://cu.edu.eg

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