Designed and developed by QATM, the compact Qpol 300BOT completely automates the grinding and polishing aspects of the specimen preparation process. Simple touch-screen controls access all parameters and procedures. The Qpol 300BOT ensures that each specimen is properly processed and guarantees reproducible results and, in addition more space for sample analysis. Elements for the Qpol 300BOT 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 Qpol 300BOT 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 Qpol 300BOT has a price to performance ratio that makes it a cost effective system even for lower volume labs.