Automated Systems

ROCKLABS® design and build site-specific automated sample preparation systems that combine several machines and devices and allow for multiple samples or batches to be loaded at the same time. Automation ensures minimal operator intervention, reducing handling errors and saving travel times between processing stages.


The Tropicana automated sample preparation system is designed to process up to 500 samples in 12 hours, and provide analytical information and weighed samples ready for fire assay.

In this high throughput, fully automated system, samples of up to 10kg are crushed, pulverised and weighed into containers (x 50g sample and 1 x 500g retained sample). The 50g sample conveyor runs into the Fire Assay Room, for further lab analysis. The 500g retains accumulates on a conveyor in the Sample Prep Room, ready to be stored or analysed if required. The process includes RFID tracking and data extraction to a LIMs System.

  • Two BOYD® Crushers and Linear Sample Dividers - Smart BOYD LSDs
  • Four Automated Batch Mills - ABM3000
  • Automated Analysis and Weighing System
  • RFID Tracking
  • Full Integration with LIMs System
Specifications Weight ~ 22 000kg
Maximum feed size 50mm max particle size
Product mass 0.8 - 10kg samples
Output 50g & 500g pulverised samples
1000g sizing samples
System Dimensions Width x Height x Depth 10350 x 3200 x 12680mm