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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.

TMS wire shear probe and plate

 TMS wire shear probe and plateThe TMS wire shear probe and plate uses a cutting wire to slice through a sample at a low force in order to give an overview of its cross-sectional properties.

With the cutting wire attachment fixed to the travelling beam of the texture analyzer, the cutting base plate included allows the wire to pass completely through the sample.

The probe consists of a 0.3 mm diameter wire fitted between two rigid supports providing a 80 mm x 60 mm useable test area. The wire is held taught between two locking nuts and can therefore be easily replaced in situ by the technologist should it be damaged.

This fixture can be applied to the measurement of shearing and cutting forces in a wide range of soft solid foods and has particular conformance to ISO standard 16305:2005, Butter – Determination of firmness.

  

Applications

 TMS wire shear probe and plate

  • Cheese testing - imitates wire cutting and provides hardness indicator
  • Vegetable assessment – accommodates irregular geometries, enabling cross-sectional measurement of broccoli florets pre- and post-blanching
  • Fruit texture measurement – accommodates non-homogeneous consistencies such as strawberries
  • Pasta, nougat and other similar products
  • Toughness of croissants
  • Cross-section to measure softness of bananas
  • Hardness to bite of hotdog for product comparisons
  • Slice marzipan to assess softening properties

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-242 TMS WIRE SHEAR PROBE AND PLATE
Rigid 80mm frame support supplied with 0.3mm diameter wire conforming to ISO 16305:2005 Butter Firmness standard method. Base plate is included for easy alignment and complete shearing of sample. Recommended for applications below 100N.

Notes

This fixture is only recommended for texture measurement applications below 100 N. 

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