Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 5

More options for optimized operation

Two modules, one singular design. The Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 5 Tissue Embedding Console System is designed for total efficiency and offers a customizable workstation that delivers absolute optimized operation in your lab.

The Tisue-Tek® TEC™ 5 System provides a compact, single workstation that enables both specimen orientation and paraffin embedding. It can be customized to user preferences by placing the Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 5 modules in a left-to-right or right-to-left arrangement for optimal workflow.

Other included advances that optimize operations include a finger touch plate and optional foot pedal for precise control of paraffin flow, a dispensing tower knob to adjust the flow rate to specific tasks, and an automatic ON/OFF switch that allows manual override for greater flexibility. The Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 5 also offers other advances for heightened performance, like temperature control over key areas for uniform regulation (all heated areas from 50°C to 75°C in 1°C increments; Cryo Module plate from -10°C to 0°C in 1°C increments), individual temperature control for left and right Thermal Storage Compartments to allow use as either paraffin baths or warming caddies for base molds, and an efficient cooling system to maintain temperature levels even when the plate is full.

And the Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 5 takes care of its surroundings, using an environmentally safe refrigerant and a quiet compressor to reduce noise fatigue.

Other Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 5 features include six easy-to-reach forceps wells, an ample chilling area for approximately 60 specimen blocks, a panel display of temperatures in all heated and cooled areas, and easy-to-clean surfaces with no hidden corners to catch paraffin or debris.

Electrical forceps are optional.



Automated start-up and shut-down capabilities
  • Enables the system to be ready on schedule
LED lighting system
  • Improves specimen visibility and reduces user fatigue
Precise temperature control in heating and cooling chambers in increments of 1°C
  • Provides precise working temperatures and fast cooling of blocks
Easy adjustable paraffin flow rate
  • Creates consistent paraffin blocks
Quiet cooling compressor
  • Allows for a more quiet work environment
Application Modular system aids in embedding histology specimens
Product code 5100 Complete System
(Modular, including 1 Embedding Module [5101] and 1 Cryo Module [5102])
Dimensions (complete system) (W x D x H): 35.6 x 25.3 x 14.8 Inches
(W x D x H): 90.4 x 64.2 x 37.7 ​Centimeters
Weight Embedding Console: 26 kg (57 lb)
Cryo Console: 22 kg (48 lb)
Paraffin chamber capacity 4 liters
Left and right thermal chamber capacity 1.5 liters each
Temperature ranges Paraffin Chamber: 50°C to 75°C (122°F to 167°F)
Thermal Chambers: 50°C to 75°C (122°F to 167°F) 
Hotplate/Forceps Wells: 50°C to 75°C (122°F to 167°F) 
Cooling Plate: -10°C to 0°C (23°F to 32°F) 
Optional Electric Forceps: 1 to 5
Cooling plate Up to 60 blocks
Working areas Insulated warm area holds up to 20 cassettes
Certifications Tested and listed by Intertek Testing Services (ITS)
Complies with: UL 3101-1, 1st ed., IEC 1010-1 and
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 1010.1-92

Product code

Product name and quantity

5100 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 5 Tissue Embedding System; 115 V, 60 Hz
5101 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 5 Tissue Embedding Module
5102 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 5 Tissue Cryo Module
5250 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ Plus Cryo Console; 115 V, 60 Hz
1550 Scraper
1551 Large Tamper
1552 Small Tamper
1553 Lamp Bulb
5103 LED Lamp Bulb
5781 150-Cassette Transfer Tray
5782 75-Cassette Transfer Tray
5783 Base Mold Dividers
5784 Magnifying Glass
5785 Foot Pedal Switch
5786 Electrical Forceps, 2 mm
4215 Tissue-Tek® NanoMolds™ Base Molds 9x9x4 mm; 12/cs
4216 Tissue-Tek® NanoMolds™ Base Molds 15x15x4 mm; 12/cs
4217 Tissue-Tek® NanoMolds™ Base Molds 20x20x5 mm; 12/cs
4218 Tissue-Tek® NanoMolds™ Base Molds 20x26x5 mm; 12/cs
4219 Tissue-Tek® NanoMolds™ Base Molds 20x33x5 mm; 12/cs
4121 Tissue-Tek® Base Mold for Embedding Rings 16x16x6 mm; 12/cs
4122 Tissue-Tek® Base Mold for Embedding Rings 22x25x6 mm; 12/cs
4123 Tissue-Tek® Base Mold for Embedding Rings 32x25x6 mm; 12/cs
4124 Tissue-Tek® Base Mold for Embedding Rings 38x25x6 mm; 12/cs
4131 Tissue-Tek® Base Mold for Embedding Rings 22x22x12 mm; 12/cs
4132 Tissue-Tek® Base Mold for Embedding Rings 32x25x12 mm; 12/cs
4133 Tissue-Tek® Base Mold for Embedding Rings 38x25x12 mm; 12/cs
4161 Tissue-Tek® Base Mold  7x7x5 mm; 12/cs
4162 Tissue-Tek® Base Mold  15x15x5 mm; 12/cs
4163 Tissue-Tek® Base Mold  24x24x5 mm; 12/cs
4164 Tissue-Tek® Base Mold  30x24x5 mm; 12/cs
4165 Tissue-Tek® Base Mold  37x24x5 mm; 12/cs
4166 Tissue-Tek® Mega-Cassette™ Base Mold  (for item 4173); 6/cs
7055 Tissue-Tek®  Paraform® Standard Base Mold, 32x28 mm; 12/cs
7056 Tissue-Tek®  Paraform® Biopsy/Orientation Base Mold, 30x19 mm; 12/cs
7057 Tissue-Tek®  Paraform® Biopsy Base Mold , 13x13 mm; 12/cs

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