At a temperature of minus 20 degrees Celsius, over a million samples are stored in the cooling storage: chemical substances as well as natural substances. In the laboratory they are tested for their properties and for their suitability as crop protection products.
All samples are stored in small tubes. Each tube is marked with a barcode. With the help of the barcodes, the robot assembles the samples in "stretches". Up to 20 samples per minute can be taken from the extensive storage.