Written by AZoM
Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) reports at Pittcon 2012 their successful launch of
the TANGO FT-NIR Spectrometer in August last year.
The TANGO is an innovative stand-alone FT-NIR (Fourier Transform Near
Infrared) spectrometer, further expanding Bruker's existing industry-leading
FT-NIR product range. TANGO is a robust, small footprint, very easy to use
benchtop system with touch-screen operation for routine users.
The TANGO offers efficient and cost-effective analysis for the identification
and quantification of constituents in a wide variety of application fields in
the food, feed, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. TANGO is fully GMP and
21 CFR Part 11 compliant for working in regulated environments. The TANGO is
available in two versions - one for measuring solids in reflection and one for
measuring liquids in transmission.
The 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 available in many 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 for laboratory and for dusty environments.
Urban Faeh, President of Bruker Optics, commented: "We have been working
closely together with our customers to develop a system which fulfils the major
requirements of modern FT-NIR spectroscopy: robustness, high precision and
straight-forward operator guidance. As we advance through 2012, we see that our
efforts pay off. Many multinational companies now commit to the TANGO as the new
workhorse in their laboratories. This month, we received an order of 13 systems
from a large German animal feed manufacturer to equip their QC labs with latest
technology. Customers very much appreciate that proven Bruker FT-NIR technology
has been combined with easy-to-use touch screen operation and a small footprint,
which makes TANGO ideal for their routine applications."
The TANGO complements 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