PrepMaster Entry

The PrepMaster Entry has been designed for smaller automations. PM Entry is based on the same software architecture as PM Core with the same performance level. The price level of PM Entry is significantly lower with integration of one functional sample preparation unit, maximum two analyzers and one sample ID. PM Entry guarantees top functional laboratory standards and an user-friendly GUI.

Sample Managment
The PM Entry has been specially designed for the requirements of sample preparation. Accordingly, the PM software concept is based on the sample routing from the sampling point to the analyzer. PM Entry is optimized to provide quick, safe and efficient preparation of all different sample types. The system enables the smooth processing of high sample loads and complex preparation procedures. Priority management with various priority levels is deeply integrated into the software.


HERZOG cooperates with nearly all other manufactures of automation components in the different markets. That is why all instruments necessary for the optimum sample preparation including third-party machines, handling systems, analyzers (XRF, OES, CNS, radioactivity etc.), and sensory systems (balances, grain sizer, optical systems etc.) can be integrated. PM Entry comes with a rich library of drivers. Most interfaces are available out of the box or can be easily configured. HERZOG has extensive experience in connecting to level 2 systems and higher-level LIMS. Such, embedding PM Entry in the existing IT environment is without problems.

Graphical User Interface

PM Entry uses a GUI where you have an excellent overview of all current, processed or queued samples in the system. We use a clearly arranged color and symbol coding so you can see the status of samples, machines and processes at a glance. All relevant information and functionalities are just a click away and can be drilled down to the bottom level. All views can be easily customized according to your requirements.

Easy Configurability

Using the Integrated Development Environment (PM IDE) it becomes very easy to compile configuration and routing files for your automation. By using this powerful tool even the operator can easily do basic changes. PM IDE comes with an extensive set of drivers and interfaces. Subroutines for standard procedures can be dragged and dropped from a library. Before releasing the updated program PM IDE automatically performs a sanity check of every modification to avoid logical or formal errors in the sample routing.

Adaptive Behaviour
PM Entry processes are adaptive and responsive at all levels. Preparation worksheet can be modified online based on incoming analysis results or sensory data. To mention but a few specific examples: If sample material processing did not yield the desired results PM Entry automatically chooses other preparation routes or recipes. Based on optical analysis systems, the optimal target coordinates for chemical analysis are calculated for each sample. Handling systems like robots are adjusted accordingly.


PM Entry includes a full set of secure teleservices including remote support, remote diagnosis and remote maintenance.