Texture Measurement for Production Lines – the TM-2 Texture Press

FTC offers the advanced TM-2 food texture system, the latest evolution of the popular Kramer Shear Press. The design of the instrument is guarded against moisture, allowing it to be installed on the plant floor beside the manufacturing line.

The TM-2 is a user-friendly and maintenance-free instrument. Once the test cell is loaded, the system cycles through the test at the touch of a buton. At the end of the test, the Peak Force results are shown on a built-in display.

The integral function, which is optional, automatically determines the area under the curve, or work performed on the sample. The hydraulic press can create up to 3000 pounds (13,000 N) of force in compression, or tension for harder products. The texture gage can be set to display results in imperial or metric units. The TM-2 instrument is robust and versatile, and can accept an entire range of FTC’s load cells and test cells.

The TM-2 food texture system comes with a TG-4E texture gage, X Splash proof texture press, FTA load cell with user-specified range, CS-1 test cell, and a user manual.

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Key Features

  • Versatile and rugged
  • Easy to use
  • Maintenance free
  • Integrated display
  • Optional integral function
  • Accepts complete range of test cells and load cells
  • Suitable for production lines


  • Maximum force 3000 lbs
  • Stroke speed factory pre-set to users’ specification
  • Display units Lbs of force or metric (SI) units
  • Dimensions 24 x 24 x 36 ”
  • Weighs 73 kg/160 lbs
  • Power 120V/60Hz or 240 V / 50 Hz

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