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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.

Mini vice 3-point bend

TMS mini sample vice and 3-point bendThe TMS mini sample vice is a precision fixture for locating and presenting smaller samples, such as tablets, for fracturing. The fixture is supplied with the Perspex knife edge to enable 3-point bend testing.

Penetration/puncture methods can be performed by using the vice in conjunction with any suitable probe.

The lower fixture consists of two vice jaws fitted to a base plate that can be adjusted, both horizontally and vertically, to firmly grip the sides of regular shaped samples between 1 mm and 40 mm in width. The fine precision alignment provided by this movement enables consistent set-up of test measurements and much greater accuracy in results.

"V" slots in the jaws accommodate table type products and prevent movement during puncture and penetration tests.

 

Applications

TMS mini sample vice and 3-point bend

  • Snap force of tablets
  • Crispness of vegetable crudités
  • Crispness in staling of potato chips
  • Brittleness and hardness of hard baked biscuits
  • Flexure and softness of American style cookies
  • Break strength of tortilla shells

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-247 TMS MINI VICE & THREE POINT BEND
Small scale three point bend assembly with 1-40mm span for precision fracture of small samples such as tablets. Use with Perspex knife edge and is ideally suited for applications below 250N.

Notes

This fixture is only recommended for texture measurement applications below 250N. 

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