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The work-piece guiding heavy-duty processing system ROBOCELL 500 was enhanced in the year 2007 by our engineers based on many requests from our customers to be able to process even long components such as ornamental strips or profiles with work-piece guidance, so that they could be polished, brushed or ground in large numbers simultaneously.  Since the most varied of processing units combined can come into use in the system, totally new processing options were developed.


As in the case of most CIMOTEC systems, the design of this machine, too, has been based on the ROBOCELL totally enclosed systems, which have proven themselves over a period of many years, and which bring decisive benefits to the user with respect to system safety, noise and emission protection as well as enhanced transportability. With the use if industry robots having up to 750 Kg load capacity as well as a number of different processing units the system can fully harness its high degree of flexibility. The most varied of work-piece guiding systems from the large CIMOTEC product range can be integrated in the systems easily and guarantee economic operation over a period of many years.

The system is very simple and can be quickly reconfigured for varying work-pieces, so that the increasing demands of “Just-in-time production” today can be handled without any problems.  The user-friendly system control based on the Siemens S7 system as well as a wide range of options, by means of direct influence in the process to achieve an increasingly optimal processing result, wrap up the ROBOCELL concept.

The highest levels of reliability, maximum extent of maintenance-friendliness and with it, even the highest levels of system availability, were some of the prime considerations during the development of the ROBOCELL. We are so confident about this that we document it flourishingly with a 2-year product guarantee.

The classical, work-piece guided product range ROBOCELL 500 has been constantly adapted, with the help of subsequent extensions, to increasingly meet the needs of modern grinding, polishing and brushing. New processing units and the use of increasingly heavy-duty robots facilitate economical, flexible and rational operation for almost all types of work-pieces, starting from sanitary fittings to car interior / exterior work-pieces right up to processing of many tightened work-pieces simultaneously such as, for example, ornamental strips for cars.

The ROBOCELL 500 processing systems are available in a range of sizes, exactly as the specific processing needs demand. All stationary processing units from the CIMOTEC range of products can be used, and combined processing tasks such as grinding/polishing or polishing/buffing can be performed with ease. As a result of extensions to the ROBOCELL 500 Product range to include systems with more heavy-duty robots having a capacity up to 500 Kg. and integrated tool-replacing mechanisms as well as the newly designed and more powerful processing units it has now become possible for the first time, for example, to polish the end caps, to polish the visible surfaces and finally to buff them in one work flow for many stretched car ornament strips simultaneously. This technique facilitates completely new perspectives with respect to enhanced rational working, and the proportion of manual work, in turn, as a result of subsequent development work on CIMOTEC has been reduced.

The ROBOCELL 500 family is already available since many years as a wet grinding system. This technology, developed by CIMOTEC in close cooperation and together with a renowned polishing company for high-quality aluminium components, offers immense benefits for the grinding of aluminium work-pieces as compared to the conventional dry processing and thus enables reduction of costs and enhancement of the processing quality. Please ask for separate documents for information on this.

Series of systems consisting of many ROBOCELL 500 systems or even combined complete systems consisting of ROBOCELL 400, ROBOCELL 500 and CNC polishing systems from the CIMOTEC product range have an ever increasing demand owing to the production and cost pressure. If a single component requires multiple processing steps and that too in large numbers, then enormous performance capability can be achieved at low cost with the use of a series of systems. The most varied of plant chains, adapted uniquely to the work-piece and customer requirements, have been implemented by CIMOTEC over the last 16 years of the company's history and they are in satisfactory operation to this day. Your satisfaction is our gain.

The ROBOCELL totally enclosed systems are designed as stable steel constructions and offer clear advantages with respect to system safety as well as noise and emission protection thanks to the fully integrated enclosure. They fulfil the latest workplace directive completely and comprehensively and offer, in addition, a high degree of transportability of the entire system. Relocation within the company premises can be accomplished promptly and easily, the work programs travel, so to speak, along with the system. Should the processing demand it, then the ROBOCELL enclosure can be supplied in an explosion-proof design in conformance to the ATEX Guidelines.

The ROBOCELL totally enclosed systems can be supplied in the colour desired by the customer and the request for almost any colour can be complied with.



The work-piece feeding systems adapted to the requirements of the specific processing offer the flexibility required by the system:


The dual fixed table stocking system is used to place work-piece specific work-piece pallets, which are then withdrawn by the robot separately, processed and kept back again.





The pallet circulatory stocking system, in which, again, single work-piece pallets are fed in any quantity for processing. This system offers very high stocking quantity in the least possible space.







With the pallet entry stocking system also as many work-piece pallets as required can be stocked and fed. This system is the basis for customer-specific series of systems or system chains.




Other feeding systems from the CIMOTEC product range right up to system chains with successive processing are possible, for which, please get in touch with us.


The stacking mechanism is supplied depending on the requirement in various sizes and designs. Work-pieces, which cannot be gripped automatically by the robot, are placed manually outside the cell in the work-piece gripper and finally automatically gripped by the robot using the tool replacement system and fed for processing. This system is highly suitable for very sensitive and filigree type of work-pieces.


CS 65- This is a 5-roller contact disc grinding unit with pneumatic contact roller alignment. On request, the unit can also be supplied as a dual grinding unit CS66.


CS66- This is a 5-roller dual contact disc grinding unit with pneumatic contact roller alignment. This can also be supplied in the wet grinding variant.


CS 60- Our most powerful dual grinding unit: Contact rollers having a diameter of 250 mm over which the work-piece can traverse cater to the required free space for processing. Contact disc diameters from 30 mm to 500 mm and the optional use of a second, upper contact roller further enhance the flexibility. The grinding belt, grinding shoe, up to 15 different belt geometries by simple tilting of the grinding belt cater to optimal processing results.






Unique processing options impressively underline the performance capability and universal application of the ROBOCELL 500 system concept. Please contact us with your specific processing requirements and we will find the right solution for you.








The system control of the ROBOCELL is a very special subject: A touch-screen operating panel TP277, and, on request, even a mobile one, from the house of Siemens permits specific control of all required processing parameters. A user administration system having multiple levels of authorisation permits targeted adaptation of the authorisations to meet the customer’s needs. Using the work-piece administration the user can create and manage up to 250 different work-pieces, and for each workpiece a separate parameter data record, consisting of the cutting speeds, pressing forces, polishing paste cycles etc. can be stored and retrieved. Other parameters such as our cutting speed increase for grinding belt wear or polishing wheel grinding, the number of work-pieces and batch counter or the automatic pulse time display allow flexibility of processing like never before.



All basic components of the processing system are networked to one another with the help of Profibus. Thus, all operating conditions can be recorded at any time and displayed as indications. A modem for remote diagnostics can be integrated optionally, which facilitates quick assistance from our specialists in caser of failures



ROBOCELL 500, 165 KG Roboter, CS 65 Belt grinding unit, 2 x CP 80 brushing unit, special feeding system



ROBOCELL 500, 500 KG Roboter, 2 x CP52 + CP 80 Polishing Units, stacking mechanism



ROBOCELL 500, 45 KG Roboter, CP 80 brushing unit, CS 55 double beltgrinding unit, 6-pcs CP 40 brushing unit for small
diameter grinding disks, dual fixed table stocking system