Fully-automatic Rotary Microtome A550

Key product features

  • Powerful cutting motor drive with safety function
  • Cutting speed from 1 to 150 mm/sec., selectable
  • Versatile multigrade microtome, for use in histology, biology, research and industry
  • Product specifications

    The fully automatic Microtome A550 provides utmost reliability, user benefit and outstanding operator comfort. The high section stability and precision turn this instrument into an universal multipurpose microtome for highest demands on sectioning paraffin as well as for hard sectioning technique in biology, medicine and industry. The cutting motor drive allows precise sectioning, ensuring good reproducibility. Another user-friendly feature is the cutting window that can be adjusted to the specimen size, while the preselected speed is only applied within the cutting window. This enables the user to section delicate specimens precisely in a short period of time. The large section thickness range from 0.25 µm to 500 µm is divided into fine sectioning and trim sectioning. You can easily switch between these two ranges, even while sectioning. Memory positioning allows the fast movement to a stored cutting position by pushing one button only.

    Technical data

    Sectioning range: 

  • from 0.25 µm to 2.0 µm in 0.25 µm steps
  • from 2.0 µm to 10.0 µm in 0.5 µm steps
  • from 10 µm to 50 µm in 1 µm steps
  • Trimming range:

  • from 1 µm to 20 µm in 1 µm steps
  • from 20 µm to 100 µm in 5 µm steps
  • from 100 µm to 500 µm in 10 µm steps
  • Sectioning speed range: from 1 to 150 mm/s

    Horizontal specimen feed: 30 mm

    Vertical specimen stroke: 68 mm

    Sectioning modes: 

  • Manual mode
  • Continuous mode
  • Single mode
  • Step stroke
  • Permanent mode
  • Dimensions incl. tray (L/T/H): 450 x 540 x 310 mm

    Weight: approx. 38 kg

    Power supply: 100-240 V / 50/60 Hz (Instrument operates without switching the power supply voltage)

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