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Mini Vice 3 Point Bend


 

The TMS mini sample vice is a precision fixture for locating and presenting smaller samples, such as tablets, for fracturing. The fixture is supplied with the Perspex knife edge to enable 3-point bend testing.

Penetration/puncture methods can be performed by using the vice in conjunction with any suitable probe.

The lower fixture consists of two vice jaws fitted to a base plate that can be adjusted, both horizontally and vertically, to firmly grip the sides of regular shaped samples between 1 mm and 40 mm in width. The fine precision alignment provided by this movement enables consistent set-up of test measurements and much greater accuracy in results.

"V" slots in the jaws accommodate table type products and prevent movement during puncture and penetration tests.

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Contents

PART NUMBER: 432-247
TMS MINI VICE & THREE POINT BEND

Small scale three point bend assembly with 1-40mm span for precision fracture of small samples such as tablets. Use with Perspex knife edge and is ideally suited for applications below 250N.

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Applications

  • Snap force of tablets
  • Crispness of vegetable crudités
  • Crispness in staling of potato chips
  • Brittleness and hardness of hard baked biscuits
  • Flexure and softness of American style cookies
  • Break strength of tortilla shells

Accessories Required With This Fixture:

  • TMS T-slot fixture table
  • Extension Rod, 110 mm
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Notes:

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