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Rotary Microtome

Manufacturer: Kalstein
European Certification
Model: YR417

Price: $ 19,200.00

DESCRIPTION

In the everyday routine inside a laboratory, microscopic substances and samples are very common. Most of the time it is necessary to cut some of the samples in extremely thin slices of material, known as sections. In order to prepare a sample and to make those types of cuts, you must have a microtome, a very essential device in the microscopy field. Microtome use allows the preparation of samples for observation under transmitted light or electron radiation. 

Microtomy is a method for the preparation of thin sections for materials such as bones, minerals and teeth, and an alternative to electro polishing and ion milling. Microtome sections can be made thin enough to section a human hair across its breadth.

 

Rotary microtome

This is a very common microtome type. It operates with a staged rotary action such that the actual cutting is part of the rotary motion. In a rotary microtome, the knife is typically fixed in a horizontal position.

 

Rotary microtome parts

Before you purchase a microtome, you should get familiar with its major parts. First, there is the microtome base plate or stage, where rails secure the knife. Second, there is the knife holder base. Then, there is the knife holder. In addition, there is the cassette clamp or block holder, which hold the paraffin block in place. Moreover, there is the coarse hand wheel and finally there is the micron adjustment.

 

Rotary microtome uses

This rotary microtome has many great features that makes it the ideal item to haven in your histology lab. Streamlined housing not only improves the appearance but also facilitates the cleaning process without the need to open the housing. This model uses imported cross-roller guide rails and a screw motion mechanism to ensure precision resulting in superior sectioning performance. Its advanced high-precision micro-drive feed system enables even and high precision sectioning. This model has a hand-wheel that is rotated based on a mechanical balance mechanism, and can be locked at any position, providing the maximum level of safety and convenience. The cassette holder can be locked at any position along each of the three axes, enabling easy adjustment of the specimen-sectioning angle.

There are multiple functions including specimen retraction and trimming functions, along with replaceable specimen holding system. In addition, the small coarse-advance hand-wheel is close to the operator, in accordance with an ergonomic design. The precise positioning system is not only easy to use, but also provides accurate X- and Y- axis adjustment. The blade holder can be laterally moved and adjusted, without the need to manually move the blade, that way it enables the use of the full length of the blade (slicing at three different segments). Hand-wheel balance is precisely adjusted and can be locked at any position to ensure the safety and convenience of sectioning.

 

Product Name: YR417 Rotary Microtome.

Product Categories: Microtome.

 

Features:

  • Streamlined housing not only improves the appearance but also facilitates the cleaning process without the need to open the housing.
  • Uses imported cross-roller guide rails and a screw motion mechanism to ensure precision resulting in superior sectioning performance.
  • Advanced high-precision micro-drive feed system enables even and high-precision sectioning.
  • Hand-wheel is rotated based on a mechanical balance mechanism, and can be locked at any position, providing the maximum level of safety and convenience.
  • Cassette holder can be locked at any position along each of the three axes, enabling easy adjustment of the specimen sectioning angle.
  • Multiple functions including specimen retraction and trimming functions, along with replaceable specimen holding system.
  • Small coarse-advance hand-wheel is close to the operator, in accordance with an ergonomic design.
  • The precise positioning system is not only easy to use, but also provides accurate X- and Y- axis adjustment.
  • Easy and fast switching between different specimen clamps (two options: paraffin block clamp and cassette clamp).
  • The red bar on the blade holder covers the whole length of blade to protect the user and the push bar enables easy changing of the blade.
  • The blade holder can be laterally moved and adjusted, without the need to manually move the blade, enabling use of the full length of the blade (slicing at three different segments).
  • Hand-wheel balance is precisely adjusted and can be locked at any position to ensure the safety and convenience of sectioning.
  • Well-designed tray on the top of housing, convenient use.
  • Magnetically fixed large waste tray is easy to install and uninstall.

 

Technical Specifications:

  • Section Thickness Setting Range: 0–60μm.
  • Section thickness setting options:

0–20μm      increment 1μm.

20–60μm     increment 5μm.

  • Minimum Setting of Sectioning Thickness: 1μm.
  • Precision Error: ±1?.
  • Maximum Specimen Size: 60×50mm.
  • Trimming Thickness: 15μm and 35μm.
  • Specimen Retraction: 90μm (optional).
  • Total Horizontal Specimen Feed:28mm.
  • Vertical Specimen Stroke:70mm.
  • Specimen Orientation: XY – 8°.
  • Dimensions: 590×500×330mm (W×D×H).
  •  Net weight: 37kg.