Microtome is a sectioning instrument that allows for the cutting of extremely thin slices of material, known as sections. Microtomes are an important device in microscopy preparation, allowing for the preparation of samples for observation under transmitted light or electron radiation. Microtomes use steel, glass, or diamond blades depending upon the specimen being sliced and the desired thickness of the sections being cut. Steel blades are used to prepare sections of animal or plant tissues for light microscopy histology. Glass knives are used to slice sections for light microscopy and to slice very thin sections for electron microscopy. Industrial grade diamond knives are used to slice hard materials such as bone, teeth and plant matter for both light microscopy and for electron microscopy. Gem quality diamond knives are used for slicing thin sections for electron microscopy.
The flywheel in many microtomes can be operated by hand. This has the advantage that a clean cut can be made, as the relatively large mass of the flywheel prevents the sample from being stopped during the sample cut. The flywheel in newer models is often integrated inside the microtome casing. The typical cut thickness for a rotary microtome is between 1 and 60 μm. For hard materials, such as a sample embedded in a synthetic resin, this design of microtome can allow for good "Semi-thin" sections with a thickness of as low as 0.5 μm.
Adopted with mechanism structure internal with good stability that ensure the reproducible and evenly slices. It is universal used in the lab institute.
1. Mechanism drive.
2. Compatible Embedding Material: Paraffin.
3. Range of the thickness of slice: 1 - 35 μm. > 35 μm, setting any thickness for slice.
4. Minimum setting thickness of slice: 1 μm.
5. Precise error: + 10%.
6. Maximum section of slice: 50 x 40 mm.
7. Dimension and weight:Length x Width x Height: 470 x 320 x 320 mm, 22.5 kg.
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