TMS small sample holder

 TMS small sample holder	The Small Sample Holder has been designed to accommodate spherical or irregular samples. Three sizes of holding plate are supplied which are fitted above and below samples, maximizing test flexibility. The small sample holder is a must for clumsy puncture tests where it is difficult to hold individual samples.

Three sets of top and bottom plates are supplied with 5mm, 10mm and 15mm apertures to maximise test flexibility. These plates are positioned above and below the sample in order to firmly hold it in place ready for testing. Plates can be easily interchanged using a unique hinge mechanism allowing quick set-up of test measurements.

 TMS small sample holder

Compression springs provide support to the top plate and enable users to finely adjust its position to prevent pre-test damage to samples.



  • Puncture and penetration tests of small foods such as small berries and jelly sweets
  • Puncture and penetration tests of larger food products such as whole eggs, fruits such as plums, and confectionery bars


Contents and summary


Part Number Description
Specialist jig for spherical and small irregular samples. Unique hinged top plates for maximum test flexibility and access during test configuration.
  • TMS Small Sample holder base with set screws
  • Three bottom plates, one solid, two with holes for product
  • Three hinged top plates
  • Four thumb screws and springs for securing the plates

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David Smith, Riviana Foods Inc.

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

At the University of Saskatchewan, we are the proud owners of three generations of Food Technology Corporation texture equipment, all of which are still in working condition.

We are looking forward to future innovations from FTC.



Phyllis J. Shand, University of Saskatchewan - Canada

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: standard T-slot fixture table