Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 6

Full embedding control at your fingertips

The Tissue-Tek® TEC™ Series has been the Histology laboratory’s preferred choice in embedding for decades.

The Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 6 Embedding Console System continues that tradition while further enhancing the reliability, comfort, and ease-of-use that users have come to know and expect.  Designed to be the ideal tissue embedder for laboratories of any size, the robust and ergonomic modular system offers a streamlined, adjustable workflow that is both comfortable and simple-to-use for any user.

With the Tissue-Tek TEC 6, you are in control of your embedding experience.  The color touchscreen and easy-to-navigate onscreen controls allow for easy setup and operation, and the graphical user interface enables you to set and display temperatures in all of the heated and cooled areas with just a touch.  The brightness of the LED work light can be adjusted directly from the main screen to improve specimen visibility and eliminate the clutter of external lamps.  The instrument is also always ready when you are with the user-programmable scheduler that automatically readies or shuts down both the Embedding and Cryo Modules by day of the week and even across overnight shifts.

The Tissue-Tek TEC 6 also provides additional, customizable comfort to a normally repetitive and uncomfortable task.  The modular system allows the unit to be set up for either right- or left-handed operation.  Ergonomic, padded wrist rests are removable to provide added support and comfort when needed.  Anti-glare, coated work surfaces reduce eye strain and provide better visual identification of tissues, and the adjustable LED work light can be dimmed or brightened according to your preference.

In addition to control and comfort, the Tissue-Tek TEC 6 includes all of the necessary features to make tissue embedding and maintenance safe, comfortable and simple to use.  The software-driven Clean Mode provides an easy method for cleaning the forceps wells, reducing opportunities for cross contamination of tissue blocks.  The large warming surface offers an extended working area for plenty of space, and the large, nylon surface of the Cryo Module has raised edges to contain moisture and provides ample space for up to 60 embedded blocks.



Modular system
  • Units can be arranged for both right- and left-handed operation
Color touchscreen
  • Easy-to-navigate LCD monitor has onscreen controls to allow easy set up and operation
Graphical user interface
  • Temperatures in all heated and cooled areas can be set and displayed with a touch
Adjustable LED work light
  • LED brightness is adjustable to preference for better visualization of tissues, reduced eye strain,  and to eliminate the need for external lighting
Removable wrist rests
  • Ergonomic, padded wrist rests provide support and comfort when needed
User-programmable scheduler
  • Automatic ready and shutdown times controlled for both the Embdding and Cryo Modules by day of the week and even across overnight shifts
Anti-glare work surfaces
  • White, coated work surfaces reduce eye strain and provide better visual identification of tissue
Clean Mode
  • Easy, software-driven cleaning mode for forceps wells reduces opportunities for cross-contamination
Product name Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 6 Embedding Console System
Product code 5110
Applications Embed processed tissue in paraffin, forming paraffing blocks for sectioning
Configuration Modular, can be configured for right- or left-handed use
Capacity Paraffin chamber: 4 liters
Left and right thermal chambers: 1.5 liters or up to 150 cassettes
Working area: up to 20 cassettes
Cryo plate: up to 60 blocks
Paraffin delivery Gravity feed with touch-plate activation and optional foot pedal control
Paraffin flow rate Flow rate adjusted with control knob
Waste collection Drain channels in the heated working area route paraffin waste to two front waste drawers
Illumination 5-level, adjustable white LED
Automatic timer mode User-programmable, ready with shutdown times for each day of the week
Heating time (Embedding Module) Paraffin and left/right chambers: 4 hours from room temperature start
Cooling time (Cryo Module) 30 minutes from room temperature start
Temperature range Paraffin and Thermal
chambers:     122 to 167o F (50 to 75o C)
Hot plate:     122 to 167o F (50 to 75o C)
Cryo plate:     14 to 32o F (-10 to 0o C)
User interface display 4.3 inch TFT color LCD touchscreen
Diagnostic function Self-diagnosis, error messages, power-out detection
Data interface options USB
Operating temperature 50 to 95o F (10 to 35o C)
Operational relative humidity 30 to 85% (non-condensing)
Rated voltage and current Embedding
Module:                115 VAC ± 10%, 60 Hz, 9 A
Cryo Module:        115 VAC ± 10%, 60 Hz, 2 A
Dimensions Embedding
Module:      22.6 (W) x 25.3 (D) x 14.8 (H) inches 
                   57.5 (W) x 64.2 (D) x 37.7 (H) cm
Module:      13.0 (W) x 24.3 (D) x 14.8 (H) inches
                   33.0 (W) x 61.7 (D) x 37.7 (H) cm
Combined:  35.6 (W) x 25.3 (D) x 14.8 (H) inches
                   90.5 (W) x 64.2 (D) x 37.7 (H) cm
Weight Embedding Module:  55 lbs (25 kg)
Cryo Module:            48 lbs (22 kg)
Combined:                104 lbs (47 kg)
Certifications UL61010-1; 3rd ed: 2012
CSA-C22.2 No.61010-1-2012
Regulatory status IVD, FDA Class I

Product code

Product name and quantity

5110 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 6 Tissue Embedding System; 115 V, 60 Hz
5108 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 6 Tissue Embedding Module
5109 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 6 Tissue Cryo Module
5250 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ Plus Cryo Console; 115 V, 60 Hz
5132 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 6 Wrist Rest Set
5133 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 6 Wrist Rest Cushion Set
5125 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 6 Screen Protection Sheet
5127 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 6 Magnifying Lens
5120 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 6 Warming Chamber Tray, Large
1550 Tissue-Tek® Scraper, Large
1551 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 5 Large Tamper; 3/case
1552 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 5 Small Tamper; 3/case
5782 Tissue-Tek® 75-Cassette Transfer Tray
5783 Tissue-Tek® Base Mold Dividers
5785 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ Foot Pedal Switch
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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