CitoPress Hot Cell

Meeting the demand for materialographic preparation of radioactive materials

CitoPress-1 for Hot Cell facts

  • Easy installation
  • Easy handling
  • Easy cleaning and decontamination
  • Radiation resistant
  • Easy maintenance
  • Minimal radioactive waste

CitoPress-1 for hot cell is an automatic, electro-hydraulic hot mounting press for one cylinder. Complete with control box with electric parts and controls for rack mounting outside the hot cell. The system is cooled by the use of water or compressed air. The system is based on Struers’ standard equipment for precision cutting, hot mounting, grinding and polishing, which is adapted to allow remote operation and remote handling of specimens.


Easy installation in hot cell

The front panel and electronics are placed outside the hot cell. The distance between front panel and the equipment placed inside the hot cell is a standard 8 m. A selection of cable and tube lengths are available. The equipment is provided with rollers and handles to facilitate movement around in the hot cell.

Easy handling by manipulators

The equipment is adapted to allow remote operation and remote handling of specimens using hot cell manipulators. Control unit is separated outside the hot cell. The apparatus features and functionalities match CitoPress-5.

Easy maintenance in hot cell

A sturdy, reliable design minimizes the need for service and repair. The equipment can be moved and turned in the hot cell for easy access. The cabinet is fastened by cylindrical Allen type screws, which facilitate removal. Electrical elements are connected by plugs for individual removal. Maintenance and exchange of vital parts including motors, belts and plastic tubes can be carried out in the cell using manipulators.


  • CitoPress HC External touchpad controls

    External touchpad controls

    CitoPress-1 is controlled from outside the hot cell with touchpad controls placed on the front plate of the control box. The operation can be carried out in the cell using manipulators.

    External touchpad controls
  • CitoPress HC Cooling options

    Cooling options

    The equipment has been prepared for various cooling options such as water recirculation or air-cooling and can be moved by lifting the front end. The electric parts are mounted in a control box with the normal touchpad front plate. This box is made for rack mounting, or it can stand alone.

    Cooling options
  • CitoPress HC Mounting Unit

    Mounting Unit

    The mounting unit facilitates remote handling. The mounting unit can be opened, closed or replaced directly in the cell using the manipulators. Cooling is based on water or air. The plastic sections of the top closure are made from radiation resistant plastic.

    Mounting Unit
  • CitoPress HC Radiation resistant materials

    Radiant resistant materials

    Whenever possible, plastic are substituted by metal and electrical parts are located outside the hot cell. Gear wheels and belts are as far as possible made of radiation resistant material.

    Radiant resistant materials
  • CitoPress HC Repairs inside the cell

    Repairs inside the cell

    The equipment can be repaired in the cell simply by using the manipulators, avoiding the necessity of discarding it as radioactive waste.

    Repairs inside the cell
  • CitoPress HC Easy cleaning and decontamination

    Easy cleaning and decontamination

    The cabinets are made of stainless steel or aluminium with a suitable shape and surface treatment for easy cleaning.

    Easy cleaning and decontamination


Model types

CitoPress-1 for Hot Cell

CitoPress-1 mounting press for Hot Cell
CitoPress-1 for Hot Cell
Automatic, electro-hydraulic hot mounting press for one cylinder. Complete with control box with electric parts and controls for rack mounting outside the hot cell. Cooling by water or compressed air. Mounting units are ordered separately. Length of supply cable is 8 m.
1 x 100-240 V / 50-60 Hz.

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 in our products without notice.

Technical Data

CitoPress-1 for Hot Cell 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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Technical Data Sheet

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Correct preparation solutions

True structures require proper correct applications. Different material properties require broad application knowledge. Struers Application Specialists are experts in optimising preparation methods, because application knowledge is necessary to select the correct preparation solutions. Your material – our application solutions.

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Application Specialist, Struers ApS

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