Factory preset to your specification (30 seconds default)
Over 300 Tenderometer Units (TU)
Tenderometer Units (TU)
FTA-TU, FTA-3000*, FTA-1000*, FTA-500*, FTA-250*, FTA-100*, FTA-50*, FTA-30* and metric equivalents (suffix 'M')
*The FTA-TU loadcell is calibrated specifically for pea tenderness TR readings directly in TU units. Other imperial or metric loadcells may be fitted to the Tenderometer to display load value results in pounds-force or Newtons; work measurements are displayed in either inch/pounds or Joules. Select a loadcell capacity rated close to the peak force to be measured in order to optimise accuracy.
115 V AC 50/60 Hz or 115 V AC 50/60 Hz
10A (T) 20mm x 5mm cartridge fuse, IP67 rated panel mounted fuse holder
Generator (for portable use)
3 kVa minimum
Height, Width, Depth
915 mm (36"), 610 mm (24"), 610 mm (24")
73 kg (160 lb). A stable workbench able to support the system must be used.
5 °C to 40 °C
30% - 80%, non-condensing
Other test cells to measure a variety of industry-standard textures are available**
**FTC test cells are used throughout the world to grade the textural attributes of products ranging from legumes, fruit and vegetables to gains, ground meat and pet food. Firmness, succulence, consistency and shearing properties can all be measured on the model TU with the appropriate loadcell and test cell combination. Contact us with your exact application requirements.
Integral function - calculates the work performed on the sample, or 'area under the curve', applicable to non-TU measurement