CitoPress mounting press

The fastest way to mounting and increased productive capacity

CitoPress mounting press facts

  • Low mass mounting units for fast heating
  • Automatic detection of cylinder dimension
  • Automatic dosing system for faster filling of the cylinders and less spilling of resins
  • Multifunction knob and large display for intuitive operation

CitoPress is a powerful hot mounting press, giving high speed and maximum user-friendliness for faster turnaround and increased productive capacity. The optional automatic dosing system reduces mounting time by enabling dosing of a preset amount of mounting resin. The user interface includes an informative on-screen Hot Mounting Application Guide for a minimum of errors.

CitoPress-30
CitoPress-30 is an advanced, electro-hydraulic, programmable, dual cylinder mounting press. The CitoPress-30 offers total process control, database facilities, and synchronous or independent operation of both cylinders.

CitoPress-15
CitoPress-15 is an advanced, electro-hydraulic, programmable, single cylinder mounting press. The CitoPress-15 offers total process control and database facilities.

CitoPress-5
CitoPress-5 is an automatic mounting press.

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Easy to use

The intuitive multifunction knob allows the user to control method parameters (temperature, pressure, heating time, cooling time) individually to ensure full mounting flexibility. The built-in Hot Mounting Application Guide takes user friendliness to a new level with built-in mounting parameters for all Struers resins. Select the Struers resin, and CitoPress automatically checks the cylinder diameter, adapts the appropriate method, and displays it ready for use.

Shorter mounting time

Compact, low-mass mounting units significantly reduce heating time. This means that mounting times can be reduced to nearly one third of the time of competing presses. The optional CitoDoser automatic dosing system enables faster filling of the cylinders and less resin wastage, saving more time by automatically storing and recalling the last used method when the relevant Doser is placed on the press.

Save money and resources

In addition to time savings, less than half the power is required to heat the mounting unit in comparison with other presses. Three pre-set cooling levels – High, Medium, and Low, match the resin to achieve significant water savings. Medium mode can be used in most cases.

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KEY FEATURES THAT DEFINE THE HOT MOUNTING INDUSTRY STANDARD

  • CitoPress on screen application guide

    On-screen application guide

    The integrated application guide secures faster turnaround, a minimum of errors and the shortest possible setup time.

    On-screen application guide
  • CitoPress top closure elevator for easy positioning

    Top closure elevator for easy positioning

    The top closure design eliminates handling problems that can occur on other presses.

    Top closure elevator for easy positioning
  • CitoPress automatic detection of cylinder dimension

    Automatic detection of cylinder dimension

    When changing the cylinder dimension, the press automatically detects the new size, and adjusts the method parameters accordingly.

    Automatic detection of cylinder dimension
  • CitoPress remote signaling

    Remote signaling

    The mounting unit tower features an LED bar that illuminates when a process is started and flashes when it is completed.

    Remote signaling
  • CitoPress easy cleaning

    Easy cleaning

    Easy access means quick change of mounting units and easy cleaning.

    Easy cleaning
  • CitoPress easy visual inspection

    Easy visual inspection

    The low build height makes it easy to inspect the inside of the mounting cylinder.

    Easy visual inspection
  • CitoPress intuitive operation

    Intuitive operation

    The large LCD display and the multifunction knob facilitate fast and easy selection of parameters.

    Intuitive operation
  • CitoPress CitoDoser

    CitoDoser

    This optional, automatic dosing system enables dosing of a preset amount of mounting resin meaning faster filling of the cylinders and less resin wastage.

    CitoDoser
  • CitoPress HandyDoser

    HandyDoser - when combining two resins

    Combining CitoDoser with the optional HandyDoser means that no spoons or funnels are required. Dosing the right volume is a simple process.

    HandyDoser - when combining two resins
  • CitoPress hydraulic system

    Hydraulic system

    The hydraulic system controls the pressure with very high accuracy to protect fragile specimens

    Hydraulic system
  • CitoPress user-friendly

    User-friendly

    The multifunction knob and large display make for intuitive operation.

    User-friendly

Facts

Model types

CitoPress is available in three variations. See specifications for details.

CitoPress-5

CitoPress-5 automatic mounting press
CitoPress-5
Automatic, electro-hydraulic hot-mounting press with one cylinder. Mounting units are ordered separately.

CitoPress-15

CitoPress-15 advanced, electro-hydraulic, programmable single cylinder mounting press
CitoPress-15
Advanced, electro-hydraulic hot-mounting press with one cylinder. Built-in Hot Mounting Application Guide with automatic conversion of method parameters. Mounting units are ordered separately. Optional dosing unit CitoDoser and Base Unit, Recirculation Cooling System, Database, and Sensitive mode.

CitoPress-30

CitoPress-30, electro-hydraulic programmable dual cylinder mounting press
CitoPress-30
Advanced, electro-hydraulic hot-mounting press with two cylinders,which can be used individually. Built-in Hot Mounting Application Guide with automatic conversion of method parameters. Mounting units are ordered separately. Optional dosing unit CitoDoser and Base Unit, Recirculation Cooling System, Database, and Sensitive mode.

Struers’ equipment is in conformity with the provisions of the applicable international directives and their appurtenant standards.
Struers’ products are subject to constant product development. Therefore, we reserve the right to introduce changes to our products without notice.

Technical Data

CitoPress-5/-15/-30 Technical Data Sheet

Struers Technical Data Sheets are designed to help you make the best choice of equipment for your particular purpose. You can find important information such as capacity and performance specifications, dimensions, weight, electrical data, noise levels, ambient conditions, and safety. In many cases you can also obtain an overview of accessories offering higher capacity and performance.

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CitoPress Consumables

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Correct preparation solutions

"True structures require proper and correct applications. Different material properties require broad application knowledge. Struers application specialists are experts in optimizing preparation methods, because application knowledge is necessary to select the correct preparation solutions. Your material – our application solutions.”

Birgitte Nielsen
Application Specialist, Struers ApS

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References

Stahlhärterei Haupt GmbH:
The Tegramin-25 and CitoPress-20 mean considerably easier and shorter workflows in the lab, and can be recommended. Stahlhärterei Haupt GmbH: Arkadiusz Bytner Labor and Quality Management Officer
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My relationship with Struers dates back over many years. The reason is their expert advice, good service, and their use of our application laboratory in the case of difficult questions that are best resolved on-site. WWU Münster, Institut für Planetologie Ursula Heitmann Mineral Specimen Preparer
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Since adopting Struers equipment, we have made significant savings within our manufacturing process as a result of reduced manpower requirements and productivity improvements. Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd. John Smart Production Supervisor