Texture Analyser TMS Pilot


Designed exclusively for customers who desire an easy-to-operate, portable texture analyser.

Food Technology Corporation’s TMS-Pilot is an affordable alternative for determining a variety of food texture characteristics.

FTC has proven to have the most dependable, accurate and trouble-free systems for measuring texture within the food industry for over 50 years.

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Hear From Our Customers

Dr Mawele Shamaila, Nestle USA

“Nestle purchased a texture system in 2006. Since then I have recommended the texture system to several vendors in North and Central America. Staff were able to develop a simple training manual and procedure for the texture system allowing easy training in short period of time.  Since we bought the equipment we have had no problems and feel very secure knowing that we can count on their support and service.”

Patricia Sparks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Practice at The University of Arizona

“The University of Arizona’s Nutritional Sciences Food Lab acquired a Texture Analyser about 5 years ago. The company has a great product, which is tailored to food needs.  We have used the Texture Analyser for both research projects and as a tool to demonstrate to students how food manufacturers can employ objective testing in product evaluation to show how differing ingredients in the same product can affect quality attributes. Its use adds another dimension to the foods labs.  Thanks for a great product and great service.”

Easy to Use

Operated via an intuitive touch screen interface, the TMS-Pilot requires minimal operator training. Tests are performed at the touch of an icon and programs can be saved as “favorites” on the main screen for instant accessibility.  With a plug and play design, the TMS-Pilot has a simple set up, allows loadcells to be interchanged in seconds and accepts the majority of FTC’s probes and fixtures.

Versatile and Affordable

Designed with the budget-conscious in mind, the TMS-Pilot has the capabilities needed to perform basic texture testing of most food products, including: bakery, cereals, confections, snacks, dairy, fruits and vegetables, meats, gels and more.



  • LCD touch screen interface
  • Plug & Play design
  • Password protected log-in
  • Customization of reports
  • Unlimited storage of test methods
  • Flexible use of probes, fixtures and loadcells


Standard Equipment

  • Fixture table (432-043)
  • T-slot mounting base
  • TL-Touch software
  • Cables
  • Manuals

Technical Specifications

Load Range±500 N (110 lbf / 50 kgf)
Load Accuracy0.1% of full scale for load cells from 2 - 500 N
Intelligent Digital Loadcells2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 N (0.45 – 110 lbf)
Speed Range1 - 500 mm/min (0.04-19.5"/min)
Speed Accuracy±0.1% of set speed
Speed Resolution1 mm/min (0.04 in/min)
Displacement Accuracy±0.13 mm (0.0005") over full travel
Displacement Resolution0.01 mm (0.0004")
Crosshead Travel300 mm (11.8"), without fixtures
Data Acquisition RateSelectable (1000, 500, 100, 50, 10 Hz)
Data Sampling Rate16 kHz
Power Supply110/230 V AC, 60/50 Hz
Weight19.2 kg (42.3 lbs)

Contact us

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected], call us on +44 (0)113 286 4536 or submit a contact form.