Tissue-Tek AutoSection® Automated Microtome

Fully automated SMART microtomy

Tissue-Tek AutoSection® delivers the next level in precision sectioning.

Tissue-Tek AutoSection® provides one-touch trimming and programmable sectioning with a host of built-in safety features. Tissue-Tek AutoSection® automatically orients the block to the blade edge, using patented sensing and automated  3-D specimen holder technology for precise XYZ orientation. It standardizes block orientation—even if the block was trimmed or sectioned on a different microtome—saving valuable tissue and technician time. With AutoTrim™, the Tissue-Tek AutoSection® trims blocks automatically in just seconds with one-touch operation. This tissue-preserving feature is optimized for Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Cassettes, although it also accommodates most common cassettes.

Multiple built-in safeguards make Tissue-Tek AutoSection® the leader in microtome user safety. One-touch trimming and sectioning eliminate repetitive hand wheel motions and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, while the sliding dispenser feature of Accu-Edge® blades eliminates direct handling of blades.

Compared to manual and motorized microtomes the AutoSection showed the highest precision in section thickness using IHC staining and digital imaging technology.*   Programmable sectioning, it enables laboratories to implement standardized protocols for specific tissue or block types. 

* ROBOTIC AND SEMI‐AUTOMATED MICROTOMY CAN DECREASE VARIABILITY IN HER2 STAINING INTENSITY- Poster USCAP 2017

Features

    Benefits

AutoAlign™ function
  • Saves time and tissue with block to blade auto alignment
AutoTrim™ function
  • Saves time by facing blocks in 15 seconds or less
AutoSection function
  • Enables microtomy at the touch of a button  
  • Reduces Repetitive Motion Disorder in the lab
3-D Chuck and Sensing Plate
  • Optimizes block alignment to preserve tissue during sectioning
Programmable sectioning
  • Standardizes sectioning throughout the lab
Wireless hand held remote control
  • Enables operation from either side of the instrument
Application Sectioning of paraffin-embedded specimens for routine and research histology
Product code 5010
Dimensions (W x D x H): 16.5 x 26.4 x 17.4 Inches
(WxDxH): 42 x 67 x 44 Centimeters
Weight (with microtome) 121 lbs (55 kg)
Administrator access Password protected
Section thickness 0.5 - 100 microns
Trimming thickness 1 - 200 microns
Retraction distance No retraction, 20-100 microns
Sectioning speed 10 - 450 mm/second
Trimming speed 10 - 450 mm/second
Return speed 10 - 450 mm/second
Typical vertical stroke 5.2 inches (132 mm)
Typical horizontal stroke 0.37 inches (9.4 mm)
Number of presets Up to 15 different presets
Number of macro program steps Up to 16 steps
Number of user preferences Up to 32 different preferences
3D Chuck/Specimen Holder Vertical and horizontal axes adjustment range ± 4°
3D Chuck/Specimen Holder angle resolution 0.05°
Blade angle Fixed
Alignment to the blade edge ±0.05°
Alignment distance to the blade +/-10 microns
User interface display 4.3” color LCD touchscreen with 480 x 272 pixels
Remote Bluetooth® wireless remote
Date interface USB 2.0
Certifications UL 61010-1, CAN/CSA C22.2 #61010-1, CAN/CSA C22.2 #61010-2-101, IEC 61010-1:2001, IEC61010-2-101, EMC

Product code

Product name and quantity

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5100 Tissue-Tek® TEC™ 5 Embedding Console System
5101 Tissue-Tek® Embedding Module
5202 Tissue-Tek® TEC Plus Cryo Console
9021 Tissue-Tek® SmartWrite® Slide Printer
4685 Accu-Edge® High Profile Microtome Blades
4689 Accu-Edge® Low Profile Microtome Blades
4980 Tissue-Tek® Feather®  A35 Durable Low Profile Microtome Blades
7089 Tissue-Tek® Feather® Low Profile Microtome Blades

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