Spasskzement has placed another order with Polysius, this time for a POLAB laboratory automation system. In future, sampling, analysis and control of kiln lines 1 and 2 will take place fully automatically via the central laboratory equipped with POLAB ACT and APM, including XRD and XRF analysers. In both kiln lines the raw meal quality will be controlled fully automatically, with samplers sending material via pneumatic tube delivery system to the POLAB ACT. Kiln feed samples will be manually supplied to the POLAB APM module in the laboratory (Fig.). After system startup in 2012, this POLAB configuration will be the first such installation operating in Russia.