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/

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/

I have been using the TMS-Pro mechanical tester in our undergraduate biological materials property course for the past 3 years. The simple setup and operation of the TMS-Pro allows my students to focus on learning the theoretical underpinnings of mechanical properties instead of fighting with a finicky test system.

An added bonus is working with Shirl and his amazing team at Food Technology Corporation. They respond almost immediately to questions and inquiries and are always friendly and helpful. 

Jennifer (Melander) Keshwani, Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
http://www.unl.edu/