A New Embedded NIR Sensor Platform for Process Automation


Interview with Mr. Steffen Piecha, Head of Sales & Marketing at tec5
Q: Hello Mr. Piecha. Thanks for introducing the new NIR sensor platform to us. Until now, the use of NIR technology in process environment has only been reserved for users with a certain budget. Has this new innovative MEMS technology made NIR spectroscopy accessible to a wider user group?  more...

Still too much nitrate in groundwater


The EU Commission is exerting pressure, still too much nitrate in German groundwater - tec5 Mobile Spectroscopy offers solutions 
The EU Commission had sued Germany for excessive nitrate levels and last year won the case at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Although the German government had already enforced the fertilizer rules for farmers, this is not enough for Brussels. Germany must make improvements. more...

Phosphorus from sewage sludge


tec5@DECHEMA Infoday
Phosphorus is a limited resource on our planet and an essential part of life. The DECHEMA Infoday provided exciting lectures, experimental demonstrations and lively discussions to highlight the importance of phosphorus and the future of phosphorus recovery. more...

tecSpeed® by tec5 helps to reduce food waste


10 billion people in 2050 have to be fed on earth every day. Therefore, we need a plus of 70% in food production. One solution approach is to work hard on reducing food waste. tec5 supplies spectrometer systems to the world-leading companies in the fruit sorting industry. more...

Newsletter Products | I.2019


High Speed Spectroscopy ++ Precisely Timed. Faster. ++ tecSpec USB3 ++ tec5 in Space ++ CFE-USB11 – Elektronics platform

Newsletter Raman Spectroscopy | I. 2019


Raman OEM ++ Positioning Systems ++ Survey

Quality Control in the Slaughterhouse


tec5 technology is used in a on-line NIR based instrument for determining depth profiles of fatty acid composition in porcine fat tissue. The NitFom™ system from Frontmatec in Denmark represents a breakthrough in bringing analysis of fat quality to work directly on the kill floor. It allows the slaughterhouse to manage and control fat quality in relation to all aspects of pork [or beef] production.  more...

food fraud detection


Simplifying food fraud detection – “spectroscopy is easy”
Organic dairy cows must spend at least 120 days each year outside, feeded with a minimum of 30% fresh, foraged grass. But how to verify that? Usually the cumbersome and time-consuming gas chromatography is the applied testification method. With more than 100€ per sample it is also expensive and not scalable. more...

hygienic design


New discipline at tec5: UV-NIR spectrometer systems in hygienic design for installations in the dairy industry
Rough conditions in industrial or agricultural environments are well-known standards for tec5 spectrometer systems. For the first time an UV spectrometer system has been  successfully installed under the strict guidelines of "Hygienic Design" for the food industry.

tec5China at the CIOAE 2018 in Nanjing/China


As part of the tec5 China delegation, Steffen Piecha, Head of Sales & Marketing, represented the colours of the parent company from Oberursel at the 11th CIOAE in Nanjing, China. The "International Forum for China On-line Analytical Instrument Application Expo" is a well-known meeting point for process analytical measurement technology. more...

Newsletter Products | IV.2018


Compact NIR Spectroscopy ++ Preamplifier DZA-G11x ++ Video CNIRS ++ Tutorial Software

Introducing Compact NIR Spectroscopy


Taking advantage of the tecSaaS® firmware technology and suitable, minaturized components like electronics and light sources, compact embedded instruments can be tailored to the environmental conditions and communication interfaces of the measurement task. Please contact us for further information:

Newsletter Raman Spectroscopy | II. 2018


Bioprocess ++ Ex Zone ++ Microreactors ++ Survey

Raman Spectroscopy used in Microreactors


As a result of the raising customer requests regarding online analytics in flow tec5 and Ehrfeld started a collaboration. Therefore, Ehrfeld redesigned their optical flow through cell which can be connected to NIR and UV-VIS spectrometer and now additionally to … more

Tutorial Embedded Spectroscopy in Practice


Tutorial Embedded Spectroscopy in Practice - Part 2: Color Measurement with tecSaaS® - Settings
Fast and easy color measurement operating with the tec5 Embedded Platform tecSaaS®. Part 2 of our tutorial series deals with the relevant settings of the Monitoring and Parametrization Tool [MPT]. Watch here!

Tutorial MultiSpec® Pro II Software


Tutorial MultiSpec® Pro II Software – Part 3 Methodsteps: Storage
MultiSpec® Pro II is the new generation of our process-proven spectrometer software package with improved usability and flexible display of spectra, results and trend charts. Incorporating a modern .NET design, MultiSpec® Pro II succeeds as a reliable, modular software package for laboratory and PAT applications. A step-by-step parameterization simplifies the operation. Part 3 of our series deals with storing spectral data. Our tutorial explains whether JCAMP, ASCII or other formats are the right ones for your requirements. Watch here!

Newsletter Products | III.2018


Raman Spectroscopy ++ Embedded Spectroscopy ++ High Speed Spectroscopy ++ Levitation LIBS ++ ISO 9001:2015 Certification

tecSaaS® Embedded Spectroscopy goes MEMS


Compact industrial NIR sensors ++ The full functionality of tec5 embedded technology is now also available for the miniaturised sensors of our sister company Spectral Engines. As with all implementations of the tecSaaS® concept [tec5 Spectrometer as a Sensor], great importance was attached to industrial suitability and rapid project implementation. The MBS-CB OEM electronics can accommodate one or two MEMS sensors of the NIRONE type and is compatible with the firmware and development tools for tecSaaS®. First installations of MEMS based sensors are already taking place in the food industry.

Nynomic AG: Entry in Commercial Register completed


The Annual General Meeting on June 29, 2018 approved the renaming of m-u-t AG to Nynomic AG by a large majority. The change of name has now become legally effective with the entry in the commercial register. Welcome to our new Corporate Identity at

Levitation combined with LIBS


Levitation combined with LIBS allows to detect very low levels of contaminants in water droplets
Researchers from the Instituto de Ciencias Fisicas UNAM [Mexico-City, Mexico] have been able to identify even low concentrations of heavy metals in a levitated water droplet. Their work shows, that acoustic levitation enables reproducible LIBS analysis, in this case in the rapidly growing field of environment protection with the precise detection of contaminants in water. Read the full article …