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What is Mecmesin | Texture Analysis?

 

Mecmesin | Texture Analysis is the rebrand of our Food Technology Corporation (FTC) business under our parent Mecmesin brand.

Through our 15 plus year association with FTC, Mecmesin has built up extensive experience in practical food texture measurement.

This rebrand is part of our strategy to emphasise the strength of our capabilities and to grow our food texture analysis business.

Our expertise combined with our cost effective solutions for field, factory and laboratory test environments makes us the ideal partner for your texture measurement needs.

Lightweight Perspex and acetate cylinders

TMS lightweight Perspex/acetate cylinder probesFood Technology Corporation’s TMS lightweight Perspex and acetate cylinder probes enable penetration tests to be undertaken up to a maximum force of 500N. The AOAC Bloom is the standard fixture used for gelatin Bloom testing.

The use of Perspex means temperature sensitive texture measurements can be undertaken, obtaining accurate, repeatable results.

Several of these probes have radiused edges helping prevent cutting or breaking of the sample and are ideal for use on lower capacity load cells due to their low mass.

Custom designs and geometries are available on request.

For gel sample preparation and presentation (including Bloom strength jars), see our range of gel testing fixtures.

 

Applications

TMS lightweight Perspex/acetate cylinder probes applications

  • Cheese and dairy products
  • Jams, jellies and preserves
  • Fruits and vegetables such as carrots, cherries, beetroot, apples, bananas, apricots and pears
  • Reconstituted meat products
  • Sugar confectionery
  • Gels and most hydrocolloids

 

Contents and summary

User specified size of stainless steel cylinder probe:
Part Number Description
432-057

TMS 25.4mm DIAMETER CYLINDER PROBE

Clear Perspex. 35mm Long. Rad .35 - .43mm. BS757

432-058 TMS 38.1mm DIAMETER CYLINDER PROBE
Clear Perspex. 20mm Long. Rad .35 - .43mm. BS757
432-059 TMS 12.7mm DIAMETER BS BLOOM CYLINDER PROBE
Black Acetate. 35mm Long. Rad .35 - .43mm. BS757
432-060 TMS 6.35mm DIAMETER CYLINDER PROBE
Black Acetate. 35mm Long. Rad .35 - .43mm. BS757
432-061 TMS 12.7mm DIAMETER AOAC BLOOM CYLINDER PROBE
Clear Perspex. 35mm Long
432-062 TMS 25.4mm DIAMETER AOAC CYLINDER PROBE
Clear Perspex. 35mm Long

Notes 

Optionally, for sample presentation, use: TMS standard fixture table (432-243)

These fixtures are only recommended for texture measurement applications below 500N.

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