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Faster, simpler, more secure - with TANGO your NIR analysis speeds up. TANGO has exactly what users require of an FT-NIR spectrometer suitable for industrial use: robustness, high precision and straightforward operator guidance.


The proven FT-NIR technology by Bruker was combined with an easy-to-use touch screen operation and a small footprint, perfect for those laboratories with limited space.


Fast measurements for high sample throughput, simultaneous evaluation of different components and an intuitive handling, without need for expertise training: TANGO simplifies the NIR analysis and therefore offers maximum security of the results. Specifically targeted for the given application and the demands required of an efficient analyzer.


Forget tedious training courses or specialized knowledge. TANGO makes it simple for you: with its intuitive user interface it guides the operators quickly and securely through the work flow. Also untrained staff can operate the spectrometer securely and error free. Good to know: the user interface is available in more than 15 languages. 

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When it comes to sample handling, TANGO saves time and prevents operating errors. No sample preparation is necessary, no chemicals, no additional reagents. The sample is simply filled into the measuring cup or vial with the measurement being done through glass.

Sturdy housing, precise core. TANGO connects industrial design with modern technology and intuitive handling. The result is measurements with extraordinary precision and reliable stability.

Automatic: Background measurements.

Contributing to the high precision of FT-NIR spectrometers is the exact alignment with the background. TANGO goes one step further: The background measurements are performed automatically without user intervention. This alignment can even take place if a sample is located in the sampling position. The perfect prerequisite for optimal and secure measurements at any time – without (human) errors.


Practical: Efficiency in every detail.

TANGO demonstrates how easy NIR analysis can be, not just during measurements. The housing and touch-screen monitor are rugged and easy to clean – ideal for lab and at-line environments. The exchange of the light source, if required, can be done in a few seconds. Also the desiccant cartridge, which keeps the inside low on humidity can be changed easily.

Operation on-site: Precise technology and robust design.

Industrial conditions demand a great deal from highly precise measuring instruments. No problem for the TANGO. Due to its special construction it can handle tough conditions and is perfectly suited for rough environments. Besides its encapsulated housing to protect the optics, TANGO is insensitive to vibrations and temperature changes. Behind the design there is a logical philosophy: It is better to exclude errors from the beginning rather than correcting them afterwards.

Transmission measurements: highest precision for liquids.

TANGO for measuring liquids comes equipped with an active sample heater/cooler as standard. The temperature of the sample can be selected between +20°C and +80°C. A sensor is permanently checking the temperature of the sample vial. This allows for a fast temperature control of the sample and therefore quick and reliable results.

Reflection measurements: analyze solids efficiently.

TANGO for measuring solids contains a gold coated integrating sphere for analysis
by diffuse reflection. This sphere ensures highly reproducible measurements of inhomogeneous samples. The diameter of the measurement spot is around 10 mm; the measured sample surface can be enlarged by using sample rotators.

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TANGO delivers reliable results wherever highest demands are made on raw materials as well as intermediate and finished products and a rapid measurement at low cost must be ensured.

The most important applications are:

  • Testing of incoming raw materials 
  • Process-accompanying analytics
  • Final product inspection
  • Release analytics

TANGO offers an efficient and cost-effective analysis for material identification and quantification in a wide variety of application fields. The comprehensive application support of the Bruker specialists helps to select the optimal measuring method as well as appropriate accessories and software solutions.

Typical applications include:

  • Food and beverage industry
  • Feed manufacturing
  • Pharma and biotechnology
  • Chemical and petrochemical industry
  • Polymer industry

For markets with standardized products TANGO offers complete solutions with pre-calibrated systems. For the food and feed industry, ready-to-use application packages are available. Please contact your local NIR expert for further information. 


Application Support

Bruker Optics is staffed by expert scientists and engineers who have an in-depth know-ledge of instrumentation and applications. Our product specialists are available to assist you with method development either remotely or in your lab.

 Moreover, Bruker Optics offers an array of ready-to-use calibrations which facilitate your entry into the world of NIR spectroscopy.

Service & Training

Bruker Optics spectrometers are designed to provide years of dependable trouble-free operation, but should a problem occur a network of Bruker companies and representatives throughout the world are ready to promptly respond to your needs. Professional installations and a high standard of post-delivery service are commitments Bruker Optics makes to each of its customers. Remote diagnostics in addition to a variety of service contract packages are available for comprehensive support.

 Apart from regular customer trainings, dedicated in-house seminars and local support can be arranged according to your needs.