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TMS Volodkevich bite jaws

TMS Volodkovitch bite jawsThe TMS Volodkevich bite jaws fixture uses an established texture measurement technique to assess properties, such as the tenderness of meat, by simulating the biting action of the front incisor teeth with a pair of blunt wedges.

The fixture consists of upper and lower 3 mm diameter probe edges. The upper knife is attached to the texture analyzer loadcell and the lower securely fitted within the TMS standard fixture table. A sample is placed on the lower knife edge, whilst the loadcell moves the upper knife edge downwards to shear the sample in a guillotine action.

Samples of up to 1 cm2 (0.15 in2) in cross-section can be accommodated.

TMS Volodkovitch bite jaws

  

Applications

  • Tenderness of meat
  • Shear toughness of muscle
  • Firmness of muscle
  • Bite force of small individual samples

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-016 TMS VOLODKEVICH BITE JAWS
Established test technique used to imitative biting action of front incisors. Consists of upper and lower 3 mm diameter knife edges generating compression and shear forces. 1 cm square samples are fitted between knife edges and tested following guillotine action.

Notes

This fixture is only recommended for texture measurement applications below 100 N. 

Trusted by customers across the world

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/

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

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/

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm
Accessories required with this fixture: standard T-slot fixture table