The JOBO CPE2 is one that I have used for over 20 years to process colour film. They are robust and seem to soldier on forever. I have a 2nd one which is in poor condition but keeping it for spares should the other one pack up.
Look out for the heating element which runs almost the full length of the water compartment. They have a habit of coming away from the ceramic supports and no readily available adhesive will stick it back for very long. The temp thermostat I find will read about 2-3 degrees low so for C41 developer I set it at 40c degrees instead of 38c. If it is one of the models with a two speed motor, don't use the slow speed to develop films, it will under develop them. That is designed for colour papers. For B&W films, reduce the recommended times by 15% or it will be over developed.
For C41 and E6 the recommended times are the ones to use, don't reduce them.
Incidentally JOBO have just brought out a new rotary processor called the CPP3 with a market price of abound £2000. This is the 1st new processor from them for over 20 years. It seems to do everything apart from boil water to make the coffee! it has a built-in timer, the lot.
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