TMS standard fixture table

TMS standard fixture tableUsed in conjunction with the TMS range of fixtures, the TMS standard fixture table is used for easy configuration and alignment of the test hardware. Samples can be tested directly on the flat surface of the base plate provided, or products can be tested in their containers. The reverse of the base plate supplied is designed with a 63mm recess. This enables, for example, rapid alignment of Bloom samples used within gel strength assessment.

This fixture is much more than a simple testing platform, it is designed so that the base plate supplied can be removed and replaced by other standard Food Technology Corporation test fixtures. Each compatible accessory is securely held in place with the two thumbscrews provided. Its extra height allows test probes to completely pass through samples.

Used in conjunction with the 'T' slot base plate, the fixture table is fully adjustable allowing fine precision alignment under a TMS texture analyzer's travelling beam. Dual movement both horizontally and vertically, means quick, accurate set-up of tests.

In addition, the table is designed to accept competitor fixtures and accessories with dimensions up to 108 mm x 100 mm. This maintains consistent test conditions and facilitating cross-correlations between different instruments - for complete confidence when transferring texture methods between testing locations.

TMS standard fixture table

 

Applications

  • Break tests using the TMS mini vice and three-point bend
  • Shearing tests using the Volodkovitch bite jaws
  • Puncture and penetration tests using the TMS small sample holder
  • Shearing tests using the TMS wire shear probe and plate
  • Bulk analysis tests using the FTC Kramer Shear Standard Compression Cell
  • Shearing tests using the TMS light weight blade set
  • Hold containers securely in place for extrusion and penetration tests using the TMS container grips

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-243 TMS STANDARD FIXTURE TABLE
Standard test table to for easy configuration and alignment of TMS test fixtures. Accommodates competitor accessories and fixtures for consistent test conditions between laboratories. Supplied as standard with TMS-Pro instruments
  • Removable platform (100x90x10 mm)
  • Two 10-32 thumb screws to secure platform or other fixtures in place
  • Maximum rating of 5000N

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/

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

Nestle purchased a texture system from Food Technology Corporation in 2006. Since then I have recommended the texture system to several vendors in North and Central America. Staff at FTC was able to develop a simple training manual and procedure for the texture system allowing easy training in short period of time.

From purchasing of equipment through to installation and start-up, the level of personal care and service was remarkable. Shirl Lakeway and his staff at Food Technology Corporation are patient and understanding, and are always at our disposal for any assistance. Since we bought the equipment we have had no problems and feel very secure knowing that we can count on FTC for their support and service.

Dr Mawele Shamaila, Nestle - USA
http://www.nestleusa.com/