The system is designed to prepare samples containing solids, typically food or cosmetics, for analysis. The process can be configured for different preparation methods. Typically, samples have some liquid reagent added before being mixed, centrifuged and the supernatant filtered into an output tube. The system is capable of processing approximately 96 samples in 16 hours, although this will vary depending on the complexity of the workflow. The system has capacity for 96 input samples and 288 output samples, the input to output ratio can be configured in the UI.