TU Tenderometer

The FTC Model TU is far and away the world's most widely used Tenderometer. FTC systems have proven to be the most dependable accurate, and trouble-free ever created for grading pea quality. Accurate readings can save thousands of dollars a day for a medium to large operation, and quickly pay back the initial investment. FTC also have a portable pea tester available in their range of products for testing peas in the field.

TU Tenderometer


In numerous industry and government trials, it has been proven time and again, to be the most accurate, reliable and easy-to-use instrument of it's kind. The TU system comes calibrated and reads out directly in traditional Tenderometer Units. Moisture sealed for use in a processing plant, the TU requires no maintenance and yearly recalibration of the system is easily performed by FTC with fresh peas each season.

Simply load the sample and press START. The system automatically clears the last reading, completes a test cycle and displays the results in industry standard Tenderometer Units.

For 40 years, pea processors worldwide have relied on FTC Tenderometers to determine harvest dates, buy on grade, and position harvesters for the most effective crop yield. With profits at stake a point or two off the standard can be very costly.

TU tenderometer is a rugged texture analyzer for pea harvest grading



  • Capacity: Over 300 Tenderometer Units
  • Stroke speed: factory pre-set to your specification
  • Power 120V/60 Hz or 240V/50Hz
  • Dimensions 24 x 24 x 36 inches
  • Weight 73 kg / 160 lbs



Standard Equipment

Supplied with: FTA-TU Load cell, CS-1-TU Test Cell, Certificate of Calibration and Operators Manual. The Model TU system comes calibrated with fresh peas for tenderometer use. Return to FTC annually to maintain calibrated TR value measurements.