Tango’s fully-sealed design impressed attendees at the NIRS Forage and Feed Testing Consortium (NIRSC) annual meeting in Phoenix last week.
“Attendees liked the small footprint of the TANGO, and the fully-sealed design of the instrument,” says Dr. Hui Li, Senior Product Manager at Bruker Optics.
A fully-sealed design is important for instruments used in dusty environments, and is especially important when handling fine powders. With the TANGO, there is no need to worry about frequently cleaning the fan inside the instrument.
“Members were keenly interested to learn that the TANGO can be integrated into existing NIR networks, easily uploading and exchanging data and calibrations from older generation NIR platforms,” says Dr. Li.
The NIRSC is a non-profit association of commercial laboratories, universities, government groups, plant research companies, and instrument companies with a common goal to unify knowledge, accuracy, and application of NIRS technology. Bruker has been an NIRSC member since 2008 and has already successfully transferred all the consortiums’ calibration equations to the Bruker FT-NIR platform.
See the Tango in action at the Bruker Booth #1207 Midwest Poultry Show, March 13-15 at the St. Paul Convention Center. To register for a free pre-show educational seminar on Tuesday March 13th Room 6,”Optimize the Use of NIR: Reduce Costs and Improve Feed Quality,” please click here.
Animal feed NIR expert, Tony Pietrantonio, president of Caltest, will talk about classical wet chemistry laboratory results versus the accuracy of NIR results. A fully operational quality control program will answer, “How good is my NIR?” Tony will also talk about how to get the most out of your NIR testing program and will describe how to work with a third party NIR management firm to audit NIR and referee laboratory procedures, and to certify compliance with ISO/AOAC requirements.
For more information, see “Tango is coming ‘NIR’ to you.”