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Use cooling plates and save time in the laboratory

The cooling process is an essential step in every histology lab, because it is a fundamental procedure in order to make good quality paraffin blocks cutting. It is almost impossible to make good cuts without doing the cooling process. By using the cooling plates to cool off the paraffin blocks, it creates a drastic improvement and it makes the cutting a lot easier. These facts speed up the process and helps to save time for the lab operators.

An interesting fact about this process is that the cold wax allows the operator to make thinner sections, which you will get by providing support for harder elements within the tissue specimen. Maybe you are wondering why does cooling the paraffin blocks makes the process easier. Well, it turns out that when a small amount of moisture from the melting ice penetrates the block makes the tissue a lot easier to cut.

Paraffin wax cuts are a very delicate area in a histology lab. Most specialists recommend adjusting the right temperature from the cooling plates, in order to cool the paraffin blocks, so that they do not get any cracks in the cutting process. When a paraffin block is completely cracked, it becomes a useless sample.

Cooling plates refrigeration

In the tissue processing procedure, it is fundamental to have a cooling plate in order to cool down the samples after the wax is melted into small blocks. As you may know, having a cold block wax makes the sectioning process a lot easier since it is possible to make thinner sections. The models we are featuring have specific technical specifications. First, you should know that the temperature setting is RT?-20°C. They have a time delay’s protection requirement. The voltage required to use these cooling plate is AC220V 50Hz AC110V 60Hz. You can check the measurements and other particular details by going to our catalog page.

Electric cooling plate

The models we are offering are the YR446 and YR440. Both models are cryo-plate adopted with a new-type inverter compressor, making the tissue paraffin blocks to cool off quickly. These models have a Teflon plating, which ensures easy cleaning, so that you do not have to worry about that. We mentioned above that it is safer if you can freely adjust your cooling plate’s temperature, and this model provides you with that option. The cooling plate we are offering you has this option available to avoid the tissue wax from not cooling enough or frost splitting. In addition, you can use the YR446 model’s cryo-plate separately.

This article was published on Monday 04 September, 2017.

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