Food Texture Mini Vice 3 Point Bend
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.
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.
- 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
This fixture is only recommended for texture measurement applications below 250N.