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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.

Magness-Taylor probe set

Magness-Taylor probe setFood Technology Corporation’s TMS Magness-Taylor probe set is widely used in the texture assessment of fruits and vegetables - measuring the resistance to penetration, which is a key indicator of ripeness.

The test fixture provides food technologists with a wide range of penetration testing options beyond the boundaries of traditional Magness-Taylor penetrometry measurements. This diversity of applications has made it popular in many industries beyond fresh produce testing, such as confectionery and dairy products.

The test set consists of a 9.5mm (3/8") capacity chuck, which is fitted directly to the load cells and enables technologists to use almost any geometry of test cylinder for penetrating their samples. FTC supply 5 x 120mm long stainless steel probes with 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7mm diameters as standard. Each of these probes has both flat and rounded ends providing 10 versatile test options.

The set also includes 5/16" and 7/16" Magness-Taylor probes and fruit peeler used as industrial standards in assessing fruit ripeness and firmness (crispness).

  

TMS multiple needle probe

Applications

  • Structural properties of avocados during storage
  • Filling structure of soft centred confectionery
  • Ripeness testing of tomatoes
  • Firmness of pickled onions
  • Apple maturity and ripeness as indicated by hardness
  • Hardness properties of toffee

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-241 MAGNESS-TAYLOR PROBE SET
3/8" (9.5mm max capacity) Chuck with 3mm; 4mm; 5mm; 6mm; 7mm diameter stainless steel probes with 1 flat and 1 radius end. Also includes 5/16" and 3/16" traditional Magness Taylor probes for fruit penetrometry.

Notes

Optionally, for sample presentation, use: TMS spherical sample holder (432-039)

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