Confectionery testing equipment chosen by Tangerine UK

Food Texture Analyser TMS pilot

February 14, 2017

Tangerine UK, the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of sugar confectionery and branded popcorn, has invested in improvements to its confectionery testing capabilities with technology supplied by Spectronic Camspec.

The Pontefract-based company –which currently operates five UK factories and also has a strong presence in the international market – has chosen the TMS Pilot food texture analyser from Spectronic Camspec’s FTC line of food testing texture analysis instruments.  After a month-long trial period the confectionery testing instrument is now being used to assist the production of many of the UK’s favourite sweets, including jelly babies, for some of the UK’s leading food retailers. Designed for customers who desire an easy to operate, portable texture analyser, the TMS Pilot is suitable for a wide range of food sectors, from bakery and dairy to fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. It is a very popular application for confectionery testing.

Nicola Hunt of Tangerine UK comments: “The TMS Pilot is a very user-friendly instrument and its excellent trending graph is a stand-out feature. Tangerine UK are undertaking a partnership programme with a school near to one of our factories in Cleckheaton, Howard Park Community School, who are also using the instrument for data gathering as part of their science curriculum. The TMS Pilot’s easy operation and portability makes it ideal for use as a shared resource in this context.”

Leeds-based Spectronic Camspec has become the leading name in specialist laboratory instrumentation and consumables for the food market. The company’s FTC analysers are the ‘gold standard’ in food texture analysis. For fifty years they have been the instruments of choice by leading brands to ensure texture consistency and desired product characteristics. Spectronic Camspec also offer flame photometers – which sequentially analyse sodium, potassium, lithium, calcium and barium – alongside a range of refractometers, from low cost hand held devices to versatile bench-based systems.

Spectronic Camspec has become the UK’s largest independent laboratory sales and service organisation and is the sole UK agents to a number of the world’s top brands. The company provides a comprehensive servicing back-up with fast repairs and preventative maintenance servicing across a wide range of instrumentation.  To arrange a free face to face consultation call 0113 286 4536 or can email the team on sales@spectronic.co.uk