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The compact automated unit Qpol 250BOT combines grinding and polishing station, ultrasonic cleaning station, media changer, dosing system and an integrated settling tank into one machine and is seamlessly integrated into the System Lab. Intuitive operation via touchscreen and a user friendly system for tightening and releasing the sample holder allow for quick results. Qpol 250BOT offers convenience and safety.

Designed and developed by QATM, the compact automated process system (Systemautomat) provides fully automatic grinding and polishing including the cleaning and drying process. The visualized program control detects/records every process making it documentable and repeatable at all times. The stations may be combined in 4 rows or 8 rows as system-integrated versions according to requirements.

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Available models

Technical specifications
Working wheels
Ø 250 mm
Dosing system
6-fold, incl. fine polishing suspension
Drive power
1.1 kW S3/40%
Sample holder-Ø
160 mm
Drive power polishing head
0,17 kW S1
Speed (head)
30 - 150 rpm
Speed (grinder)
50 - 600 rpm
Controlled removal measurement (display accurancy)
0.1 mm
Water connection
1x fresh water R½" max. 6 bar
Water outlet
1x waste water DN50
Compressed-air connection
6 bar. coupling connector NG8
W x H x D
1320 x 1500 x 800 mm

Fully integrated into the System Lab 2.0, the compact grinding and polishing automat Qpol 250BOT binds together several meters of standard equipment for grinding and polishing in one unit, e. g. changer with stack for 16 grinding and polishing media, integrated dosing unit and settling tank.

The process is automated by intuitive touch-screen controls. Easy manual loosening and tightening of sample holder for central pressure simplifies the preparation process. Grinding or polishing media is automatically changed and all parameters can be adjusted directly during the process. The semi-covered working space with large panel and light-barrier provide a high safety standard.

Key features

  • Grinding- and polishing system with central pressure
  • Aluminium case, powder-coated
  • Polishing head with variable speed
  • Removal measurement
  • Electronic control with touch screen
  • Automatic abrasive changer
  • Cleaning station with water, air and ethanol
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
  • 6-fold dosing unit (4x diamond supension or lubriant, 2x fine polishing suspension)
  • Storage drawer for abrasives
  • Settling tank 45L
  • Light barrier to secure danger area

Designed and developed by QATM, the compact SYSTEMAUTOMAT completely automates the grinding and polishing aspects of the specimen preparation process. Simple touch-screen controls access all parameters and procedures.

The Systemautomat ensures that each specimen is properly processed and guarantees reproducible results and, in addition more space for sample analysis. Elements for the Systemautomat come from the System Lab cabinets and equipment.

Within the sturdy aluminium housing, it is possible to install 4 to 8 system work stations. Up to 11 different operations can be programmed and sequenced for a particular application.

Options include pre-grinding, grinding and polishing as well as cleaning and drying in any combination.The Systemautomat automatically proceeds from one step to the next, eliminating the manual, time-consuming task of cleaning each sample holder between steps. With its modular construction the SYSTEMAUTOMAT has a price-to-performance ratio that makes it a cost effective system even for lower volume labs.

Key features

  • Fully automatic grinding- and polishing automat
  • Individually configurable
  • Shelf system for sample holder
  • Solid aluminium module construction
  • Graphic touch screen panel crosswise moveable
  • Integrated electric control cabinet left and right
  • Light barrier to secure danger area


  • Grinding and polishing station
  • Cleaning station
  • Ultrasonic station
  • Face-grinding station
  • Foil changer station

Grinding & Polishing Robot Qpol 250BOT


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