Histo-Tek® SL Slide Stainer

Automated slide staining for your lab

Introducing Histo-Tek® SL, an automated slide stainer that offers a new level of convenience and standardization for low-volume labs.

The Histo-Tek® SL Slide Stainer standardizes the staining process to optimize quality while reducing errors.  The Histo-Tek® SL Slide Stainer allows for up to 15 programmable staining protocols with up to 35 steps.   The multi-directional robotic arm enables either progressive or regressive staining protocols and the 20 or 30-slide racks option make it ideal for low to medium volume laboratories.  It is a simple and intelligent instrument for unsurpassed productivity - slide after slide.  Additional relevant features include: built-in fume extraction to improve lab staff safety, special stain reservoirs to run H&E or special stains, and an easy exchange of protocols through USB to standardize protocols throughout the lab while using multiple units.  Its small footprint of 33 W x 31 D x 16 H inches fits on standard lab countertops.



Built-in fume extraction
  • Improves lab staff safety
Special stain reservoirs
  • Enables user to run H&E or special stains
User defined programming
  • Allows standardization of staining with full control
Compact footprint
  • Fits on standard lab counter tops


W x D x H - 33 x 31 x 16 inches (81 x 79 x 41 cm)


55 lbs (25 kg)

Number of reservoirs

Start - 1 station
Reagent - 22 reservoirs
Wash - 2 stations


Reagent volume - 350 mL
Staining protocols - 4 runs continuously loading and simultaneously running
Baskets - 20 or 30 slide racks
Loading - Up to 30 slides per run
Certifications IEC 61010-1 2nd Ed.

Product code

Product name and quantity

1900 Histo-Tek® SL Slide Stainer; 115 V, 50/60 Hz
1901 Histo-Tek® SL 30-Slide Basket; 4/cs
1902 Histo-Tek® SL 30-Slide Basket Adapter
1903 Histo-Tek® SL 20-Slide Basket Adapter
1905 Histo-Tek® SL Solution Reservoir; 350 mL
1906 Histo-Tek® SLWash Reservoir; 350 mL
1907 Histo-Tek® SL Reservoir Lid; 350 mL
1908 Histo-Tek® SL Special Stain Solution Reservoir
1909 Histo-Tek® SL 10-Slide Basket Adapter
1910 Histo-Tek® SL Drain Hose
1911 Histo-Tek® SL Water Supply Hose Set
1912 Histo-Tek® SL Carbon Filter; 2/cs
1913 Histo-Tek® SL Exhaust Adapter and Hose 
6500 Tissue-Tek® Glas™ g2 Glass Coverslipper
4740 Tissue-Tek Film® Coverslipper

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