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TMS Perspex knife edge

TMS Perspex knife edgeThe TMS Perspex knife edge is ideal for performing low force tests on soft foods such as nougat and mallow in order to assess their shear properties.

The "V" shaped probe edge compresses onto the sample before shearing through it to measure its cross-sectional properties. The blade width is 60 mm (2.4 in).

A Perspex blade is suitable for tests where it is important not to alter the temperature of the sample, for example, butter, in order to obtain accurate, reproducible results.

This fixture is also included in the recommended general probe kit and the mini‑vice and 3‑point bend assembly.

TMS Perspex knife edge

  

Applications

  • Shear resistance of confectionery
  • Firmness of soft foods

 

 

Contents and summary

 

Part Number Description
432-018 TMS PERSPEX KNIFE EDGE
Perspex light weight knife edge for low force shear tests in soft foods (less than 250N) such as Nougat and mallow.

Notes

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

Use with

Accessories required with this fixture: Extension Rod, 110 mm
Accessories required with this fixture: standard T-slot fixture table