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Food Technology Corporation

Designer and manufacturer of test equipment evaluating the quality of texture - hardness, cohesiveness, viscosity, adhesiveness, fracturability, chewiness and gumminess - by resistance to compression tension forces. Site includes product info, capability and methods, support, video and contact. Located in Sterling, Virginia. For almost 50 years, since 1966, Food Technology Corporation has been a leader in instruments for scientific measurement and analysis of food texture - to correlate to human sensory perception. Texture analyzers are suitable for the quality control, not only of all food types, but also pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, in laboratory, research and education, or production environments.


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Food Texture Tension Testing Fixtures

Food Texture Tension Testing Fixtures

Tension testing methods involve pulling, extending or stretching the sample. Texture attributes related to elasticity, extensibility, fracture and yie...

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FTC Heavy Duty 3-Pt Bend

FTC Heavy Duty 3-Pt Bend

This Heavy Duty 3-Point Bend is a simple, rugged bending fixture is designed for products needing higher test forces such as poultry bones and plant s...

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FTC Heavy Duty Blade Set

FTC Heavy Duty Blade Set

The Single Blade Shear Cell is used for determining tenderness, fibrousness, crispness and other similar features where a single blade for a cutting o...

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FTC Large Scale Accessory Table

FTC Large Scale Accessory Table

Our FTC Large Scale Fixture table has been designed to be used with the Kramer Shear Cell and all other FTC prefixed fixtures. The heavy duty design o...

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FTC Standard Shear Compression Cell

FTC Standard Shear Compression Cell

The Kramer Shear Cell is the single most successful test fixture used for food texture measurement as it acurately reproduces what happens when a prod...

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FTC Succulometer

FTC Succulometer

Juiciness is common trait of fruits, which is a critical factor in determining its acceptance among consumers. Other foods have similar desirable char...

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FTC Thin Blade Compression Cell

FTC Thin Blade Compression Cell

The Thin Blade Shear Compression Cell CS-2 is similar to the CS-1 Standard Shear Compression Cell except that it uses thirteen thin blades instead of ...

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FTC Universal Cell

FTC Universal Cell

The Universal Cell is used to carry out a range of compression, extrusion and viscosity tests. The CE-l test cell is made up of a cylinder, a close-to...

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Heavy Duty Imperial Sized Probes

Heavy Duty Imperial Sized Probes

Our heavy duty series of cylinder probes are made from stainless steel and can be used for higher force or corrosive applications where strength and r...

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Lightweight Precision Probes

Lightweight Precision Probes

Our range of lightweight stainless steel cylinders are used for precise measurement when penetrating and puncturing food samples.

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T-2000 Texture Analyzer

T-2000 Texture Analyzer

Designed for laboratory applications, the T-2000 is the perfect system. The hydraulic texture profile analysis system has the capabilities of up to 30...

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Texture Lab Pro Software

Texture Lab Pro Software

When used with the TMS-Pro load frame, the food scientist and researcher can now realize an unmatched level of precision, repeatability and ease of us...

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Texture Lab Touch Software

Texture Lab Touch Software

When used with the TMS-Touch or TMS-Pilot texture analyzers, the quality control or production area can now perform analysis at point-of-production wi...

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TM-2 Texture Analyzer

TM-2 Texture Analyzer

The design is sealed against moisture so it can be placed on the plant floor next to the production line. The TM-2 is maintenance free and is very sim...

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TMS Container Grips

TMS Container Grips

These container grips are useful when doing extrusion or penetration testing on thick liquids. The container grips removes the variability that would ...

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TMS Dual Extrusion Cell

TMS Dual Extrusion Cell

The TMS dual extrusion cell may be used for both forward and back extrusion testing of semi-solid viscous liquids.

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TMS Extrusion Platen Set

TMS Extrusion Platen Set

The TMS Extrusion Platen Set is made up of three aluminium plates, which are 30, 40 and 50mm in diameter and 5mm thick.

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TMS Lightweight 3-Pt Bend

TMS Lightweight 3-Pt Bend

Our TMS lightweight 3-point bend is a medium scale fixture used to snap, bend and measure the flexure properties of brittle foods such as biscuits, po...

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TMS Lightweight Blade Set

TMS Lightweight Blade Set

Our TMS shear blade sets have been designed to replicate the specification of the original Warner-Bratzler blade. The test set should be used in conju...

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TMS Loadcells 10 - 2500 N Range

TMS Loadcells 10 - 2500 N Range

The range of intelligent load cells (ILS) are designed for use with the TMS texture measurement systems. It is recommended that the capacity of the lo...

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TMS Magness-Taylor probe set

TMS Magness-Taylor probe set

This TMS Magness-Taylor probe set is largely used in the assessment of fruits and vegetables measuring the resistance to penetration.

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TMS Mini Sample Vice

TMS Mini Sample Vice

The TMS Mini Sample Vice is a brilliant fixture for performing puncture, penetration and breaking tests on smaller samples, for example 3-point bend t...

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TMS Mini Sample Vice & 3-Pt Bend

TMS Mini Sample Vice & 3-Pt Bend

The TMS Mini Sample Vice is a brilliant fixture for carrying out puncture, penetration and breaking tests on smaller samples, for example three-point ...

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TMS Multiple Needle Probe

TMS Multiple Needle Probe

The TMS multiple needle probe is made up of 9 x 120mm long stainless steel needles with a taper at the tip. Each needle has an individual diameter of...

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TMS Small Sample Holder

TMS Small Sample Holder

3 sets of top and bottom plates are provided with 5mm, 10mm and 15mm apertures to maximise test flexibility. These plates are located above and below ...

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TMS Spherical Sample Holder

TMS Spherical Sample Holder

This Spherical Sample Holder has been developed to hold round object such as fruits, eggs, and Spherical sample holder other spheres in place while te...

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TMS Standard Fixture Table

TMS Standard Fixture Table

This unit is used a long side the TMS range of test fixtures, the Standard Fixture Table from Food Technology Corporation is an important accessory fo...

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TMS Volodkevich Bite Jaws

TMS Volodkevich Bite Jaws

Our TMS Volodkevich Bite Jaws use an established texture measurement technique to assess properties, such as the tenderness of meat.

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TMS Wire Shear Probe & Plate

TMS Wire Shear Probe & Plate

TMS wire shear probes and plates use a cutting wire to shear through a sample at a low force in order to give an overview of its cross-sectional prope...

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Food Technology Corporation at the recent IFT Expo in New Orleans.

Food Technology Corporation at the recent IFT Expo in New Orleans.

The President of FTC, Shirl Lakeway Jr with Dr Malcolm Bourne, pre-eminent expert on food texture analysis and winner of this year’s Nicolas Appert Award, at the recent IFT Expo in New Orleans. On the stand to their left is FTC’s new touch-screen, food texture analyzer, the TMS-Touch. A copy of Dr Bourne’s leading food science book, “Food Texture and Viscosity”, is included with every TMS-Pro System supplied by FTC.

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Food Technology Corporation

  • 45921 Maries Road
  • Suite 120
  • Sterling
  • Virginia
  • 20166

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