Accurately Measure Pea Maturity in the Field
Designed exclusively for peas, the Food Technology Corporation (FTC) Model TU-12 Tenderometer is a portable and economic field alternative for determining maturity in fresh peas. FTC systems have proven to be the most dependable accurate, and trouble-free ever created for grading pea quality.
Profits and savings
Processors worldwide are using FTC's Tenderometer to determine harvesting dates, "Buy on Grade", and position harvesters for the most effective crop yield. With profits at stake a point or two of the standard can be very costly. Accurate readings can save thousands of dollars a day for a medium to large operation, and quickly pay back the initial investment. FTC offers a yearly calibration service to maintain accuracy.
Easy to use
Simply load the sample and press "RUN". The system displays maturity results in industry standard Tenderometer units.
Every unit comes with the "Auto-Cycle" one button operation, the industry standard CS-1-TU Test cell, one FTA-TU Force Transducer and the computerized TG4-E Texturegage. The TU-12 will operate from a 12-volt power source, such as an automotive battery. The tripod legs fully collapse for ease of transport and are adjustable for operation on the back of a pickup or free standing on the ground. A hard mount kit is also available. Durable, rugged and reliable designed to withstand harsh environment use with a minimum of maintenance the units are easy to operate and almost no training is needed. FTC tenderometer systems have been the standard for more than 25 years.