The TU-12 Tenderometer is a portable and economical instrument for determining the maturity of fresh peas in the field.

The system comes calibrated to read out directly in ¡°Tenderometer Units¡± (TUs) and operates from a 12-volt DC power source, such as an automotive battery. The tripod legs fully collapse for ease of transport and are adjustable for operation on the back of a vehicle or free standing on the ground. A hard mount kit is also available to secure it directly to a harvester. Durable, rugged and reliable, the TU-12 is designed to withstand harsh use with minimum maintenance. With micro processor control, the systems are easy to operate and almost no training is needed. Just load the sample and press the "START" button. It¡¯s that easy. The TU-12 completes a test cycle and displays the results in standard Tenderometer Units up to 160 TUs. For 40 years, processors worldwide have relied on FTC Tenderometers to determine harvest dates, buy on grade, and position harvesters for the most effective crop yield. With profits at stake a point or two off the standard can be very costly. FTC systems have proven to be the most dependable accurate, and trouble-free ever created for grading pea quality. Accurate readings can save thousands of dollars a day for a medium to large operation, and quickly pay back the initial investment.
Supplied with
TP-12 Texturepress, TG-4E texturegage, FTA-TU Load cell, CS-1-TU Test Cell, Certificate of Calibration and Operators Manual. System comes calibrated with fresh peas for tenderometer use.
System Specification
Stroke speed Pre-set (standard) 30 seconds
Maximum force 160 tenderometer units
Display units Traditional tenderometer units
Power 120AC, 60 Hertz standard (other optional voltages available)
Dimensions 24¡± x 24¡± x 36¡±
Weight 16kg / 35lbs

texture analyzer is an affordable, stand-alone system designed specifically for quick and easy food texture testing by unskilled operators.

Texture measurements normally reserved for the laboratory can now be brought to the factory floor to instantly determine consistent standards within raw and finished product, saving time, resource and money.

Controlled by an easy-to-use LCD touch screen, the TMS-Touch requires minimal operator training and doesn't require a PC for testing. Tests are performed at the push of a button and regularly used tests can be saved as 'Favorites' for instant test recall and setup, plus there's password protection to safeguard data and test setups.

Key Features
  • Password protected log-in - identifies operator for full traceability
  • Fast access to 5 favorite tests - customized icons ensure instant test selection
  • Unlimited library storage of test methods - minimizes set-up time
  • Easy-to-use with minimal training - "Simplicity itself" one button launchs the test
  • Large, easy-to-read touch screen display - clearly shows Test Results and Graph
  • Easy programming - intuitive menus guide you through creation of test routine
  • Choice of 3 program modes:
  • "Quick Test" for basic force testing
    "Program Test" for standard test routines
    "Advanced Test" for sophisticated test routines

  • Access - master and operator modes for test security
  • Customized reports - create and print tailored reports
  • Flexible - "plug & play" for easyinterchange of load cells
  • Full range of test cells, probes and fixtures
  • System Specification
  • Force Range: 2500N (562lbf, 255kgf)
  • Load Accuracy: Better than 0.2% of full-scale
  • Crosshead Travel: 330mm (13in)
  • Speed Range: 1 - 1000mm/min
  • Test Modes: Compression, Tension, Cycle, Hold
  • Data Acquisition Rate: Selectable from 1000, 500, 100, 50,10
  • Load Cells: Intelligent load cells, changeable by the user in seconds
  • Capacities Available: 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2500N
    (0.45 - 562lbf, 0.2 - 255kgf)
  • Weight: 27kg (60lbs)
  • Power Supply: 250V AC 50Hz or 100V AC 60Hz
  • Loadholding: Yes
  • PLC/Digital Control Interface: Yes, via programmable digital ports (6 Inputs, 6 Outputs)

    The TMS-Pro is the ¡°flagship¡± of the FTC line of food testing instruments. When the application calls for precise force, position and speed control, the TMS-Pro is unsurpassed.

    The ¡°Pro¡± was designed as an affordable alternative to the very high priced test systems offered by competitors. With a capacity of 2500 Newtons, (550 lbs.) in compression or tension, the TMS-Pro can handle the toughest applications. The system comes complete with the award winning ¡°Texture Lab Pro¡± software package and any size load cell of your choice. The TMS-Pro accepts the full and expanding line of FTC test cells including the industry standard, FTC Kramer Shear Cell as well as fixtures from our competitors. Best of all the TMS-Pro is backed by FTC's 40 years of food texture measurement experience, applications development and legendary customer service.
    System Specification
    Force Range ¡¾2500N (562lbf, 255kgf)
    Force Resolution 0.015% of load cell - 15gf (0.5ozf) for a 1000 Newton load cell
    Travel Range 300mm (12in)
    Position Resolution 0.01mm (0.0004")
    Speed Range 1 - 500mm/min (0.04-20"/min)
    Speed Accuracy Better than 0.1%
    Data Acquisition Rate 16000 readings/sec, filtered to 2000 readings/sec
    Load Cells, Intelligent load cells, changeable by the user in seconds
    Capacities Available 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2500N (0.45 - 225lbf, 0.2 - 102kgf)
    Weight 18kg (40lbs)
    Power Supply 120/220 VAC 50/60 Hz selectable