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Microtomes

Fully Automatic Rotary Microtome 

 

MEDITE A550
 

The fully automatic Microtome A550 is a premium microtome developed and manufactured in Germany by microtome experts with many decades of experience. As a result, A550 is ergonomics, precision, consistency and balance personified. 

The specimen feed and retraction are fully automatic. The cutting stroke can be either automatic for ease and comfort, or manual for when extra sensitive cuts are required to further protect very fragile tissue samples.
 

Settings relevant to the sections are entered via the intuitively operated digital control panel. 

The side controls allow fine and coarse adjustment. The larger rotary control is linked to the specimen clamp and the lower rotary control allows the sectioning speed to be changed for trimming and fine sectioning applications.

The memory function allows user defined selections to be saved and scrolled between at the push of a button. The retraction can be selected variably and the sections are counted automatically. The start and stop function of the vertical cutting stroke can be operated via the keyboard or the optional foot switch. The sectioning speed is infinitely variable.

 

A fine adjustment mechanism is already integrated as standard feature of the specimen clamp holder. The specimen clamp can be aligned horizontally and vertically, both orientations give great stability.

For added safety the spring lever brake can be operated mechanically.

Section waste is collected in the large removable tray on the front of the Microtome A550 to keep the work area free. 

Different versions of specimen clamps and blade holders are available separately for different applications and customer requirements.

Still Made In Germany - The only way to get Made In Germany Quality is to buy product Made In Germany. 

Fine Section Thickness Setting Range:

       - from 0.25μm to 2μm in 0.25μm steps

       - from 2μm to 10μm in 0.5μm steps

       - from 10μm to 100μm in 1μm steps

 

Trimming Section Thickness Setting Range:

       - from 0 μm to 20 μm in 1 μm steps

       - from 20 μm to 100 μm in 5 μm steps

       - from 10 μm to 600 μm in 10 μm steps

 

Horizontal Specimen Feed:                                  30mm

 

Vertical Stroke:                                                           70mm

 

Object Clamp Fine Adjustment:                         0 – 8° in X / Y axis

 

Blade Holder Setting Angle:                                 Mechanically 0 – 15°, marked 6 – 12°

 

Dimensions including Waste Tray (W/D/H): 377 x 530 x 281mm

Section Transfer System

MEDITE AQ 540

When the AQ 540 Section Transfer System is paired with the A550 Microtome the collection of even the most challenging sections and floating out is automated for perfect sections every time. 

After cutting with the special blade holder, the section is immediately stretched due to the temperature-controlled laminar water film, the flow of which is fully adjustable.

When the transfer bridge is open, the wet cutting waste is led straight into the waste container. With the bridge closed, the selected sections are moved into the temperature-controlled illuminated water bath. 

All settings are carried out via the touch display on the front.

Bath temperature:                                                                       up to 50 °C

Bath volume:                                                                                   750 ml

Pump reservoir volume:                                                            570 ml

Flow rate:                                                                                           0 ‒ 500ml/min

Dimensions When Mounted on Microtome (W/D/H):  300 x 235 x 128m

Semi Automatic Rotary Microtome 

 

MEDITE M530

The semi automatic Microtome M530 is developed and manufactured in Germany by microtome experts with many decades of experience. 

The automated specimen feed and retraction provide precision and consistency and the sensitivity and balance provided by the manual hand wheel ensure optimal section quality. 

 

Settings can be adjusted via the intuitive control panel. Fine and coarse adjustments can be made at the push of a button. Up to three sectioning positions can be saved and selected at the push of a button using the memory function. Specimen retraction can be selected variably. Sections are automatically counted.

A fine adjustment mechanism is integrated as standard feature of the specimen clamp holder. The specimen clamp can be aligned horizontally and vertically and offers optimal stability.

 

The Microtome M530 enables high-quality sections to be produced quickly and safely thanks to its precise operation.

Different versions of specimen clamps and blade holders are available separately for different applications and customer requirements.

Still Made In Germany - The only way to get Made In Germany Quality is to buy product Made In Germany. 

Fine Section Thickness Setting Range:

       - from 0.5μm to 5μm in 0.5μm steps

       - from 5μm to 100μm in 1μm steps

Trimming Section Thickness Setting Range:

       - from 0μm to 100μm in 5μm steps

       - from 100μm to 600μm in 50μm steps

Horizontal Specimen Feed:                                  30mm

Vertical Stroke:                                                           70mm

Object Clamp Fine Adjustment:                         0 – 8° in X / Y axis

Blade Holder Setting Angle:                                 Mechanically 0 – 15°, marked 6 – 12°

Dimensions including waste tray (W/D/H): 377 x 530 x 281mm

Manual Rotary Microtome 

 

MEDITE M380

The high precision manual M380 is developed and manufactured in Germany by microtome experts with many decades of experience. 

The precision trim wheel and perfectly balance hand wheel give the user complete control to allow perfect sections to be cut time after time. 

 

The mechanical section thickness regulator is clearly visible and easily adjustable. The handwheel can easily be locked in any position using a spring lever.

A fine adjustment mechanism is an integrated  feature of the specimen clamp holder. The specimen clamp can be aligned horizontally and vertically and is characterized by great stability.

 

Different versions of specimen clamps and blade holders are available separately for different applications and customer requirements.

Still Made In Germany - The only way to get Made In Germany Quality is to buy product Made In Germany. 

Setting Range:

       - from 0.5μm to 2μm in 0.5μm steps

       - from 2μm to 20μm in 1μm steps

       - from 10μm to 20μm in 2μm steps

       - from 20μm to 60μm in 5μm step

Horizontal Specimen Feed:                                  30mm

Vertical Stroke:                                                           70mm

Object Clamp Fine Adjustment:                         0 – 8° in X / Y axis

Blade Holder Setting Angle:                                 Mechanically 0 – 15°, marked 6 – 12°

Dimensions including waste tray (W/D/H): 377 x 530 x 281mm

Section Mounting Water Baths

Low Profile Histology Section Mounting Bath

The circular Low Profile Section Mounting Bath has a low rim to ensure sections can be floated and lifted comfortably. The black anodised coating makes section visibility easier and the internal insulation ensures a constant temperature is kept.

Lid included. 

Temperature Range: +30°C to +80°C

Dimensions (∅ x H):    345 x 100mm

Section Mounting Bath with Integrated Slide Dryer

The Section Mounting Bath and Slide Dryer combines section mounting and slide drying in a single instrument with a small footprint giving better space utilisation.

The pyrex section bath is removable to facilitate easier filling and emptying. The Slide Dryer is flat allowing better and more consistent heat transfer compared to wires or racks. Both processes have their own temperature control to allow user optimisation. 

Overall Dimensions:   350 x 365 x 155mm

Slide Dryer Capacity: 24 Slides

Slide Drying/Section Stretching Hotplates

Slide Drying/Section Stretching Hot Plates

The Bio-Optica Slide Drying/Section Stretching Hotplate has an easy to clean anodised flat heated working surface that enables a more consistent heat transfer compared to wires or racks. The digital temperature controller allows a consistent temperature to be set and maintained.

 

Dimensions:                   150 x 380 x 100mm

Temperature Range: +20°C to +90°C

Slide Drying/Section Stretching Hot Plates

MEDITE OTS 40

The Medite OTS Slide Drying/Section Stretching Hotplates have 6mm thick plastic coated aluminium working plates which facilitates rapid heating to the desired working temperature.

The digital temperature controller provides a consistent working temperature between 30°C and 99°C.

Available in sizes:  

150 x 200mm

150 x 400mm

200 x 250mm

250 x 300mm

300 x 400mm

High Capacity Histology Oven

High Capacity Histology Oven

 

MEDITE TDO Sahara Convection Oven 

The high capacity TDO Sahara is a convection oven for fast, effective, efficient and gentle drying of histology slides.

The TDO Sahara has a small footprint yet large drying chamber to ensure optimal use of laboratory bench space. The two stainless steel shelves within provide capacity for up to 48 slide racks, and a debris tray on the bottom of the chamber ensures ease of cleaning. 

TDO Sahara warms up to operating temperature in just sixty seconds. The magnetic locking mechanism ensures a stable temperature and efficient energy usage.

 

Drying times are set using an intuitive user interface which allows chosen drying times or continuous operation.

The proven, robust build quality ensures reliability and longevity. 

Still Made In Germany - The only way to get Made In Germany Quality is to buy product Made In Germany. 

Temperature Range:                      20°C to 80 °C

External Dimensions (w/d/h):  445 x 368 x 480mm

Internal Dimensions (w/d/h):    414 x 273 x 280mm

Microtome Blades

TissueCut® Microtome Blades

A great microtome is only as good as the blade. TissueCut® microtome blades are made in Japan from exceptional quality Japanese steel. All profiles are consistent and there is a suitable blade for almost all applications. The 50 blade dispenser allows safe dispensing and disposal of blades. 

Low/Standard Profile Blades

 

TYPE LS35 - Plasma hardened for fast ribboning of all tissue types  

TYPE LH35 - Plasma hardened for  thin sections for IHC and special stains

TYPE R 52   - Strong blade for extra longevity when cutting all tissue types

TYPE N42    - Extra hardened for very hard and frozen tissue 

High Profile Blades

TYPE R 70 - for routine use

Microtome Brush

A microtome brush is the ideal tool to keep the microtome free of debris which can build up and cause a drop in sectioning performance.

 

The magnetic end facilitates safe microtome blade removal. 

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