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.

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

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

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