Cement needs very precise characteristics, depending on the specification. For this purpose, the Plant Construction division of ThyssenKrupp AG has equipped a fully automatic laboratory with a highly flexible handling device. For example, the SCHUNK 5-axis light-weight arm with PRL modules and mechatronic PG 70 gripper. This handles the sensitive cement samples fully automatically. The robot is mounted on a mobile, battery-operated carrier system and moves to the various stations. The solution enables exceptionally low-cost and modularly expandable quality control. The special feature: human and robot share the work area in the cement laboratory.