New POLAB Shuttle system for Solnhofen, Germany

Published 05 March 2012


The Solnhofer Portland-Zementwerke, Germany, contracted ThyssenKrupp Polysius to install a state-of-the-art laboratory automation system in the existing laboratory rooms.
 
For the Solnhofen plant laboratory, the solution is POLAB Shuttle, the new laboratory automation generation.
 
In addition to the mobile robot, the system will include a capsule receiving module, two POLAB APM sample preparation devices, an XRF sample analysis spectrometer, an XRD X-ray diffractometer and an automatic Blaine measuring device. An existent colorimeter will also be incorporated into the system.
 
The convincing advantages of the POLAB Shuttle installation are its flexible layout, modular expansion capability and shared working space for man and machine.