PELCO easiSlicer Vibrating microtome
The PELCO easiSlicer introduces the new standard in vibratory slicing. It combines ease of operation, precise engineering and affordable pricing in a high quality instrument. All operational controls are located on the front of the instrument, clearly labelled and sealed against moisture. The specimen tray is held securely in the polypropylene bath by a set of strong magnets. The bath is attached from the side with a unique spring-loaded base that locks onto the PELCO easiSlicer by simple pressure.
The amplitude and speed controls are conveniently mounted in the centre of the control panel for ease of operation. The sturdy, removable blade holder is offered in 3 angles: fifteen, eighteen and twenty-one degree to provide choice for each individual application. This eliminates the need to calibrate the blade angle. Feather Blades are recommended but the blade holder will accommodate other types of blades. The Sectioning Window Controls guide the user for precise cutting window control with indicator lights on the control panel to maintain consistency of placement.
The Magnifier and Light Assembly offers bright white LED lighting (no risk of high temperatures) with high or low settings, depending on the user's need. The Magnifier can be moved out of the viewing
path, if desired. The entire assembly operates smoothly on metal slides.
The large Section Thickness Knob is centrally located in the work area. The knob is labelled in microns and has a perceptible detent every 5 microns. One complete revolution of the knob is 100 microns. The entire bath and tray assembly is raised and lowered by this Section Thickness Knob. The PELCO easiSlicer has a Return Switch that provides the user with an option for Auto Return after each slice. In the Manual Return mode, the cutting will cease once the end of the section window has been reached. This allows the retraction of the specimen before the return of the blade in order to prevent damage to the specimen.
The PELCO easiSlicer comes equipped with tools and supplies to start cutting quality, consistent sections, right out of the box.
A fresh approach to traditional standards, the PELCO easiSlicer brings precision vibratory tissue slicing to labs of all sizes.
Solid construction and exceptional stability provides exacting control of section thickness with minimal z-axis vibration.
Simple, effective, manual design makes the PELCO easiSlicer perfect for multi-user and multi-application labs.
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Features and Benefits
- Cuts sections to 40 microns
- Precision design for accurate, high quality sections with minimal z-axis vibration
- Novel bath design utilises unique easy locking base making it simple to clean
- Anodised specimen tray magnetically locks onto bath
- LED lights indicate active vibratory status and cutting window boundaries
- Removable blade holder securely holds Feather blades at a 15 deg. preset angle
- Fully assembled, ready to use
- Affordable pricing
- Universal power supply 230V, 50Hz
PELCO easiSlicer Specifications
|Maximum Specimen Size||40 x 40mm (1.58" x 1.58")|
|Maximum Specimen Height||15mm (0.6")|
|Specimen Bath||Spring-loaded; polypropylene|
|Specimen Tray||Rectangular with magnet release.|
|Blade Type||Feather blades recommended|
|Blade Angle||15 deg. standard; 18 deg. , 21 deg. available|
|Sectioning Window||10 - 40mm (0.4" - 1.58")|
|Specimen Height Adjustment (Z-Axis)||15mm (0.59") total travel in 1um increments; tactile click stops at 5um|
|Cutting Arm Speed (Y-Axis)||Forward: 0 - 2.0mm/sec (0 - 0.08"/sec)
Reverse: 5mm/sec (0.2"/sec)
Travel: 40mm (1.58") total
|Vibratory Amplitude (X-Axis)||
0 - 1.00mm (0.04") total; continuously adjustable
|Cutting Arm Frequency||50Hz +/- 5 factory set|
|Illumination||LED illumination; LOW/OFF/HIGH|
|Dimensions||535 x 300 x 290mm (21.1" x 11.8" x 11.4")|
|Utility Requirements||100 - 240V; 50/60 Hz; 345VA|