Solutions for a Smarter Lab

About Us

At HF Innovation GmbH, we are committed to innovation and automation in the laboratory. Our team of experts, with over 30 years of experience, specialize in designing and manufacturing innovative, custom-made laboratory automation solutions across a variety of industries.

Our goal is to collaborate with like-minded customers to automate laboratory processes and methods, increasing efficiency, accuracy, and safety within the lab. We pride ourselves on working closely with our clients to fully understand their unique requirements and tailor our solutions to meet and exceed their expectations.

Our solutions are built using state-of-the-art, industrial grade components and industrial robots, PLCs, and SCADA systems, ensuring that they are both robust and reliable. Our automated systems can be found across the globe, and we are proud of our global reach. Based in Germany, our team of experienced engineers, technicians, and sales representatives are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our clients.


Product Research and Development

Our team of highly motivated experts with over 30 years’ experience in the field are dedicated to working closely with our clients to understand their needs. Where required we develop new methods, carry out method validation and together with our clients find innovative ways to process and analyse samples automatically. This unique collaboration and development model enable us to give our clients a competitive advantage in the market.

Prototyping & Small Production Runs

With a vast array of modules and our advanced, flexible software, we can offer cost-effective and efficient prototyping and small-scale production runs. Our unique capabilities allow us to create bespoke automation solutions tailored to the specific needs of our clients. Whether you need a prototype or a small batch of automated systems, we have the expertise and resources to deliver top-quality results.

Fully Automated Labs

Automated testing means streamlining processes which may otherwise be laborious, repetitive or dangerous. Our solutions are typically delivered as full turnkey projects. HF take care of our clients through the entire product life cycle, from conception and development through prototyping, manufacturing, factory testing and delivery. We provide training and exceptional after sale service. Our commitment is to the delivery of end-to-end solutions which are sure to exceed our clients’ expectations.

The Industry

Oil Analysis

Our focus is on fully automating oil testing laboratories to streamline processes and improve efficiency. We have developed an automatic packaging solution for labelling and shipping sample bottles to clients. Across our diverse range of partners, we have successfully implemented a variety of solutions, including:

  • Automated sample receipt systems that retrieve and unpack samples received from clients in postage carriers and register these within LIMS for automated processing.
  • Automated sample preparation and analysis systems, including combinations of PQ, crackle testing, particle counting, viscometry, FTIR, mass dilution for ICP, sample preparation for GC, Acid Number, Base number and Karl Fisher.
  • An automated solution for disposing of used test tubes and other plastic waste.

With potential to implement any brand of analytical instrument into a system the decision truly lies with you. Contact us to be part of these exciting new developments.

Environmental Laboratories

Over the years we have developed many bespoke automated solutions for environmental testing laboratories. We have solutions for water testing and soil testing. Our solutions can be tailored for small to large volume laboratories.

HF is your partner for automated sample preparation systems.


wet chemistry

We specialise in creating fully automated laboratories for automated digestion and subsequent analysis. Through collaboration with our clients, we have developed solutions that include:

  • Automated powder weighing or dispensing of samples, followed by various digestion methods, including aqua regia, peroxide fusion, lithium borate fusion, and 4-acid digestion (utilizing hydrofluoric acid and/or boric acid).
  • Automated dilution and presentation of samples to analytical instruments such as AAS, ICP, ICP-MS, mercury analysers, and other instruments.

We draw on many years of experience in dealing with questionable substances.



We proudly offer a wide range of automated solutions for mining laboratories. We work with numerous customers globally to improve productivity and provide a safer working environment.

Our automated solutions are designed to improve efficiency, accuracy, lower operating costs in the laboratory, and are fully customizable to meet your specific needs.

Our solutions include the following:

  • Automated Sample Preparation
  • Automated Digestion Systems
  • Automated Sample Presentation to Analytical Instruments
  • And much more

If you need a complete turnkey solution or just a specific component, we have the expertise to develop your laboratory operations further.

If you are interested in learning more about our automated solutions for mining laboratories, please contact our experts for more information.




HF-Innovation GmbH

Talstraße 42
48477 Hörstel

Tel: +49(0) 5459 906795-0