The IM 80 or Igneous/Metamorphic Rock Processor is a terraforming tool developed by Weyland Corp. Its purpose is to create better environmental conditions for offworld colonies that contain adverse indigenous terrain. An IM 80 operates through the use of high powered mechanical disturbances working on conjunction with proprietary enzymes introduced into the environment. This leads to the transformation of the soil to become more fertile thus allowing for agricultural and bio-replication uses. Such machines require four individuals to operate it with these being either Weyland planetary engineers or trained civilian contractors. A prototype IM 80 was undergoing trial tists on KOI-854 located outside the heavy ore mining colony at Luther City.