Since its introduction, the HERZOG fully automatic robot laboratory has become a high-technology standard item of equipment in many areas of process analysis, and thus makes a substantial contribution towards quality assurance of analysis and production results.

HERZOG robot laboratories are employed in many sectors of the raw materials industry (e.g. in steelmaking, cement works, in the manufacture and processing of non-ferrous metals, in mining, and in related sectors).

All items of laboratory equipment, from sample preparation to the analysis systems employed, are grouped around one or more central industrial robots, which perform all handling operations of the samples to be analysed.

The flexibility offered by the industrial robots enables a wide range of different sample types to be handled. The extremely fast travel times of the robot or robots and the facility for integration of a number of sample preparation and analysis devices permits high sample throughput.

The individual items of equipment are linked by the HERZOG PrepMaster sample control system.

Laboratory equipment employed:
HERZOG co-operates with all major manufacturers of spectral analysis equipment throughout the world. The equipment is designed in conjunction with customers and integrated into the robot laboratory system as a whole according to customer requirements.

Robot systems employed:
A high level of flexibility in commissioning, programming and operating cycles is particularly important when robots are employed.

For this reason, HERZOG only uses industrial robots from world-leading robot manufacturers. Depending upon the task, different robot arrangements may be used, from a central single-robot system to redundant systems employing a number of robots.

Benefits of the system:
  • Considerable flexibility, thanks to the facility for modification or extension of the arrangement
  • Short delivery time-frames, thanks to the use of standard components and standardised commissioning procedures
  • Flexibility for future changes in plant operations
  • Low operating costs
  • High analytical productivity