HR-LSM: Automatic laboratory station

The compact and reliable plant station- the solution for representative sampling and automatic transport

Area of application

Receipt and opening of pneumatic carrier in the laboratory, unpacking and alignment of samples, reclosing of carrier and sending to the plant station

Metal samples of various shapes (round, oval, double-thickness, cylindrical, conical) and other, powder and granular samples (slag and other)

Operation mode
Automatic, standalone, linear automation, robot automation


Specially designed for automatic sample transport
The fully automatic laboratory station HR-LSM is designed to receive pneumatic carriers, open them, and discharge the sample for further processing. The carrier is closed again and sent back to the sending station within the plant. The sample received can be transported onwards either on conveyor belts or by a robot. The rear of the station is open, providing a robot with direct access to the sample.
The HR-LSM handles both metal samples and powder samples (option) like slag. Various types of steel and iron samples like, e.g., lollipop, double-thickness or oval samples are received, unpacked and aligned in such a way that the robot can pick and place them for further processing.

Shortened handling time, improved efficiency
Unpacking and aligning of the samples within the HR-LSM save valuable preparation time. Furthermore, the robot is released from tasks like carrier transport and inefficient periods of waiting time. This results in a significant increase in robot capacity and availability leading to improved performance especially during peak load of the automation.

Flexible operation and configuration
The station is fitted with a door on the front for manual operation. The door is equipped with a safety interlock. Capsules can thus be removed or inserted into the system manually. The automatic process is controlled by a programmable logic controller. An operator panel permits manual operation and the specification of station parameters. Stations can be erected in banks for the control of multiple lines, and require very little space.

Easy maintainability
The laboratory station HR-LSM is designed for industrial use and requires a minimum of service. It is accessible from both the front and the rear for internal maintenance and repair work.


  • Discharge for slag samples
  • Sample sorter for different sample types