TMS-Touch texture analyzer

TMS-Touch texture analyzer is operated by a touch screen

The TMS-Touch texture analyzer is an affordable, stand-alone system designed specifically for quick and easy food texture testing by unskilled operators.

Texture measurements normally reserved for the laboratory can now be brought to the factory floor to instantly determine consistent standards within raw and finished product, saving time, resource and money.

Controlled by an easy-to-use LCD touch screen and TL-Touch software, the TMS-Touch requires minimal operator training and doesn't require a computer for testing. Tests are performed at the push of a button and regularly used tests can be saved as 'Favorites' for instant test recall and set-up, plus there's password protection to safeguard data and test set-ups.

TMS-Touch accepts many fixtures for quick touch screen texture testing

Features

  • Password protected log-in - identifies operator for full traceability
  • Fast access to 5 favorite tests - customized icons ensure instant test selection
  • Unlimited library storage of test methods - minimizes set-up time
  • Easy-to-use with minimal training - "Simplicity itself" one button launches the test
  • Large, easy-to-read touch screen display - clearly shows Test Results and Graph
  • Easy programming - intuitive menus guide you through creation of test routine
  • Choice of 3 program modes:
    • "Quick Test" for basic force testing
    • "Program Test" for standard test routines
    • "Advanced Test" for sophisticated test routines
  • Access - master and operator modes for test security
  • Customized reports - create and print tailored reports
  • Flexible - "plug & play" for easy interchange of load cells
  • Full range of test cells, probes and fixtures

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: 330 mm (13 in)
  • Position Resolution: 0.01 mm (0.0004")
  • Speed Range: 1 - 1000 mm/min
  • Speed Accuracy: ±0.1% of set speed
  • Test Modes: Compression, Tension, Cycle, Hold
  • Data Output/Display Rate: Selectable from 1000, 500, 100, 50,10 Hz
  • Loadcells: Intelligent load cells, changeable by the user in seconds, 16 kHz data acquisition
  • Capacities available: 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2500 N (0.45 - 562 lbf, 0.2 - 255 kgf)
  • Weight: 27 kg (60 lbs)
  • Power Supply: 250 V AC 50 Hz or 100 V AC 60 Hz
  • Loadholding: Yes
  • PLC/Digital Control Interface: Yes, via programmable digital ports (6 Inputs, 6 Outputs)

 

Standard Equipment

Supplied with: Operator manual; T-slot mounting base, and one fixture table (either 432-043 or 432-243).

Trusted by customers across the world

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

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/

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