PELCO easiSlicer vibrating microtome

SKU: UVM-ES   |   Availability ⓘ

PELCO easiSlicer vibrating microtome

SKU: UVM-ES   |   Availability ⓘ
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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.

EB+GFAP+DAPI - 50µm - P. Nahirney
Affordable Quality.
A fresh approach to traditional standards, the PELCO easiSlicer brings precision vibratory tissue slicing to labs of all sizes.
Cresyl Violet 50µm - C. Meshul - Portland VAMC Consistent Reliability.
Solid construction and exceptional stability provides exacting control of section thickness with minimal z-axis vibration.
EB+GFAP+DAPI - 50µm - P. Nahirney
Simple Versatility.
Simple, effective, manual design makes the PELCO easiSlicer perfect for multi-user and multi-application labs.
EB GFAP DAPI - 50um (Top/Bottom) - P. Nahirney - UVic, B.C.; Cresyl Violet 50um (Center) - C. Meshul - Portland VAMC


Features & Benefits

  • Precision design for accurate, high quality sections with minimal z-axis vibration
  • Novel bath design utilizes unique easy-locking base making it simple to clean
  • Anodized specimen tray magnetically locks onto bath
  • Optional magnetic base for tissue mounts available
  • Cuts sections down to 20 microns
  • LED lights indicate active vibratory status and cutting window boundaries
  • Revised Blade Holder utilizing compression lever release and tightening, 15° cutting angle. Securely holds the thinnest Feather blades to a Sapphire Blade.
  • Optional: Standard Removable Blade Holders available for Feather blades at 15°, 18° and 21° preset angles.
  • Fully assembled, ready to use
  • Affordable pricing
  • Universal power supply 100-240V, 50/60Hz


PELCO easiSlicer Specifications

Maximum Specimen Size 40 x 40mm 
Maximum Specimen Height 15mm
Specimen Bath Spring-loaded; polypropylene
Specimen Tray Rectangular with magnet release.
Blade Type Feather blades recommended
Blade Angle 15°standard; 18°, 21°available
Sectioning Window 10 - 40mm
Specimen Height Adjustment (Z-Axis) 15mm total travel in 1um increments; tactile click stops at 5um
Cutting Arm Speed (Y-Axis) Forward: 0 - 2.0mm/sec
Reverse: 5mm/sec
Travel: 40mm total
Vibratory Amplitude (X-Axis)
0 - 1.00mm total; continuously adjustable
Cutting Arm Frequency 50Hz +/- 5 factory set
Magnification 2X magnifier
Illumination LED illumination; LOW/OFF/HIGH
Dimensions 535 x 300 x 290mm (21.1" x 11.8" x 11.4")
Weight 16.8 kg
Utility Requirements 100 - 240V; 50/60 Hz; 345VA
Updated: 15-04-2024
Code Pack Size Availability* Price (ex GST)
UVM-ES Each 3 weeks P.O.R.

* Availability Explanation

X weeks – the estimated lead time, based on the average time taken previously to fill orders from this particular supplier. Lead times are from when we receive your order until when we fill your order. For delivery times, please see shipping information below.

In Stock – Plenty of stock on the shelf, ready to ship.

No ETA – our supplier has advised they cannot provide an accurate ETA. Generally there is some issue with supply, and it may be more than 6 months.

REFUNDS AND RETURNS

Please ask prior to returning any goods.

Defective products should be returned to us for replacement or credit. It is best to contact support with as much detail as possible, including pictures, so we can quickly resolve the issue. ProSciTech Pty Ltd complies with the ACCC guidelines, available here: https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consumer-rights-guarantees/repair-replace-refund 

If you decide the item purchased does not suit your requirements, you may contact us to see if a return is possible. Some items may not be refunded, so please ask before purchase if you think a return may be necessary. The greater of $15 or 15% re-stocking charge  will be levied on materials returned due to an error on the part of the customer. We try to keep this charge minimal, however returns do have a cost to us.

SHIPPING INFORMATION

Shipping and Handling charges are $20 for Australian orders; free for orders over $200. 

In-stock items are generally sent same day. Orders are shipped shipped from Townsville, Queensland. Our couriers pick up from 2:30pm, so please place your order in plenty of time for processing and packing if you would like it sent same day. When items are not in stock, your order may be part-shipped. Items on back-order will be sent as soon as they become available.

ProSciTech will choose the courier for your order with consideration for the destination, value of parcel, weight and perishability of contents. It is our concern that our shipments reach you, our customer, rapidly and in good condition. Please contact us if you have any issues with a shipment and we will do our best to resolve it. Please keep in mind however, that our legal responsibility ends when goods are passed to the carrier.

Order Value Shipping and Handling charges
Greater than $200 - (exceptionally heavy or Dangerous Goods excluded). Free
Less than $200 $20
Express shipping $30

Delivery times:

Check your email for tracking details provided at time of shipping for updates of your parcel. We cannot guarantee delivery times, as this is outside of our control. The following are the delivery estimates as given by our couriers. 

Regular shipping
Queensland   1-3 business days 
Sydney   2-5 business days 

Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart or Canberra 

 3-10 business days 

WA, NT and non-metro areas

 4-10 business days 
Express shipping
Australia wide   1-2 business days

Urgent Orders:

Please request "Express" if you would like us to upgrade your shipment to express delivery. Providing your order fits in a satchel and/or is under 1kg in weight, we will ship your order either DHL, TNT or Express Post. Larger or heavy orders need a quotation for additional freight costs.

Dangerous goods:

See the table on the page for DG shipment costs by road. Please specify when ordering if you require air service (this can be prohibitively expensive). Please request a quotation. We will charge at cost.
 

Shipping to New Zealand Destinations

Orders are now shipped 'receipted delivery'.

Charges:

Order Value Shipping and Handling charges
Greater than $200 - (exceptionally heavy or Dangerous Goods excluded). Free
Less than $200 $26 Minimum Charge

Heavy items (e.g. benchroll or large quantities of microscope slides) may require an additional freight charge - please ask for a quote.

DANGEROUS GOODS shipped to New Zealand: Dangerous goods will be air-freighted and the freight charge billed at cost. Typically, this will be about AUD $600AUD to New Zealand (Up to 2kg).

Delivery times: by air with signature on delivery, depending on courier, delivery can take 3-14 working days. Customs delays are unpredictable and can extend the delivery. Due to COVID19 delivery times have been extended through the couriers and are out of our control.

Shipping to Rest of World Destinations

Contact us for a quote for shipping. 

Delivery times: by air with signature on delivery, depending on courier, delivery can be 7-21 working days. Customs delays are unpredictable and can extend the delivery time. Due to COVID19 delivery times have been extended through the couriers and are out of our control.

DANGEROUS GOODS shipped outside Australia: Not available

GUARANTEE

All products are guaranteed as advertised. Defective products should be returned to us for replacement or credit. Please contact us prior to returning goods. 

We endeavour to provide accurate descriptions, illustrations, prices and stock availability, but errors and omissions are possible. All quotations are E&OE (Errors and Omissions Excepted) 

LIABILITY

All products are intended for laboratory applications only and the user assumes all responsibility involved in use and handling. We accept no liability for loss or damage resulting from the use or abuse of our products. 

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Trouble Shooting

  1. You do not receive the quote
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