Product News: New TANGO FT-NIR Spectrometer for the Measurement of Liquid Samples

24 Mar 2013

Bruker Corporation today announced the launch of the new TANGO stand-alone FT-NIR (Fourier Transform Near Infrared) spectrometer for measuring liquid samples in transmission. The new TANGO complements Bruker’s industry-leading FT-NIR product range, featuring an innovative sample temperature control from 20°C to 80°C for precise measurement of liquids.

The TANGO systems are robust with small footprint, and feature a very easy to use touch-screen operation for routine users. This intuitive user interface of the TANGO quickly and securely guides the operator through the work flow. The new automated background measurements help untrained staff to operate the spectrometer securely and error free. The user interface is currently available in 17 languages to make sure that the TANGO is well-accepted by local operators. The TANGO demonstrates how easy NIR analysis can be. Its housing and touch-screen monitor are rugged and easy to clean, making it ideal not just for controlled laboratory climates, but also for dusty environments.

“We were overwhelmed by the very positive response of the industry towards our TANGO FT-NIR spectrometers. Up to now, we have well in excess of 100 systems operating successfully in various fields of industries, e.g. food, feed, pharmaceutical and also chemical sector. It is encouraging for us that the industry accepts our approach of an easy-to-use TANGO analyser targeted at routine applications and quality control“ stated Urban Faeh, President of Bruker Optics.

The TANGO systems complement Bruker’s existing FT-NIR product range, consisting of the Multi-Purpose Analyzer MPA, which offers everything needed for the analysis of liquids, solids, powders and tablets. The MPA with its various measurement options is an ideal tool for sophisticated method development or for labs requiring a high degree of analytical flexibility. The Bruker process spectrometer MATRIX-F is the first industrially-hardened FT-NIR system that can withstand harsh environments. Its innovative design provides consistent high quality results, less down-time, direct methods transfer and access to new applications that other less sensitive and precise hardened instruments are incapable of.