Food Technology Corporation Launches New Touch-Screen Food Texture Analyzer, the TMS-Touch, at New Orleans Food Expo in June

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FTC launches new texture analyzer which offers fast and easy food texture evaluation at IFT Expo in New Orleans. See the TMS-Touch in action at Booth#3835.

"It's a flexible, easy-to-read program which is simple to use and very affordable"

Food Technology Corporation (FTC) is launching its new texture analyzer, the TMS-Touch, at the Institute of Food Technologists Exhibition (IFT) at New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana this June. (Booth #3835)

The TMS-Touch allows fast and easy texture evaluation to reduce off spec production costs and product waste.

Since consumers judge the quality of foods through texture evaluation, it is vital to maintain consistent texture standards through a routine system of objective monitoring.

Easy-to-operate, Food Technology Corporation’s TMS-Touch texture analyzer is an affordable, stand-alone system designed specifically for quick and easy food texture testing by unskilled operators.

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 the data and test setups.

The TMS-Touch can determine the textural properties of almost any food product, including baked goods, confectionery items, dairy products, fruits, vegetables and meats. Test methods such as breaking, snapping, tension, shearing, bulk analysis, compression, penetration and extrusion tests are all easily performed.

The President of FTC, Shirl Lakeway Jr, states: “For an all-in-one, routine, food texture measurement system, the TMS-Touch offers the ideal solution without the complexity of a fully featured, research instrument. It is a flexible, easy-to-read program which is simple to use and very affordable.”

The full range of test cells, probes and fixtures offered by FTC are available for use with this system. You can create and store multiple test programs and there are five favorite buttons for direct access to frequently used programs. The 10 ranges of intelligent load cells are changeable in seconds.

If your requirements change, an upgrade path is available to enable the Advanced Test program mode. This gives you the full functionality of FTC’s research model, The TL- Pro texture system software.


For more information about the TMS-Touch, please e-mail shirl(at)foodtechcorp(dot)com

or phone703-444-1870 (p)

For more information, interviews or high res jpgs please contact:
Rosy Matheson at Mecmesin on or phone her on
+44 (0)1403 799 917. Or alternatively, contact The Marketing Manager, Jenny Montgomery: or phone her on + 44 (0)1403 799 919.

Note for Editors:

1. The TMS-Touch is being launched at the IFT exhibition and will be on public display for the first time there.

2. Food Technology Corporation is based at 45921 Maries Road, Suite 120, Sterling, VA 20166

3. Food Technology Corporation is also referred to as FTC and was founded in 1966.

4. Food Technology Corporation is a subsidiary of Mecmesin.

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