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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. 

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The University of Arizona’s Nutritional Sciences Food Lab acquired a Texture Analyzer from Food Technologies about 5 years ago. The company has a great product, which is tailored to food needs. 

We have used the Texture Analyzer for both research projects and as a tool to demonstrate to students how food manufacturers can employ objective testing in product evaluation to show how differing ingredients in the same product can affect quality attributes. Its use adds another dimension to the foods labs.

Drew Lambert has been instrumental in helping with set up for testing and providing support whenever there’s a question. He has been a pleasure to work with and is always accommodating with our needs and schedules.  He has even sent us special attachments for special projects.  We couldn’t ask for a better technical support.  Thanks for a great product and great service.

Patricia Sparks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice
https://www.arizona.edu

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David Smith, Riviana Foods Inc.
http://www.riviana.com/

Use with

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