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Rotary Microtomes

Precisionary Instruments offers a full line of high quality rotary microtomes for histopathology, research, and clinical purposes. Our microtomes give you reliable sections over a range of tissue slice thicknesses.

Rotary Microtomes

How it works

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Key benefits

  • You can cut really thin sections of tissue, down to 1µm! With ultra-thin rotary microtomes, you can go even lower
  • Cutting is quick and easy, allowing for high through-put sectioning. This is great when you need to do serial cutting of samples
  • You can cut harder materials, like tissue embedded in paraffin-wax, and certain polymers or resins
  • Rotary microtomes are easy to operate and clean up

Models (3)

Semi-automated, manual thickness advance

Top Applications

Rotary Microtome ModelRF-600
RF-800
RF-1000
Microtome TypeManualSemi-AutomatedFully Automated
Section Thickness Range0μm – 60μm adjustable as follows:
    0μm – 2μm (in 0.5μm increments)
    2μm – 10μm (in 1μm increments)
    10μm – 20μm (in 2μm increments)
    20μm – 60μm (in 5μm increments)
0-99.9μm (in 0.1 μm increments)0.5μm – 100μm adjustable as follows:
    0.5μm – 5μm (in 0.5μm increments)
    5μm – 20μm (in 1μm increments)
    20μm – 60μm (in 5μm increments)
    60μm – 100μm (in 10μm increments)
Trimming Thickness Range0μm – 60μm adjustable as follows:
    0μm – 2μm (in 0.5μm increments)
    2μm – 10μm (in 1μm increments)
    10μm – 20μm (in 2μm increments)
    20μm – 60μm (in 5μm increments)
0-999μm (in 0.1 μm increments)5μm – 600μm adjustable as follows:
    5μm – 10μm (in 5μm increments)
    10μm – 100μm (in 10μm increments)
    100μm – 200μm (in 20μm increments)
    200μm – 600μm (in 50μm increments)
Minimum Section Thickness0.5µm0.1µm0.5µm
Specimen RetractionNone0-99μm (Optional on/off)0-220μm (Optional on/off)
Horizontal Specimen Stroke23mm28mm20mm
Vertical Specimen Stroke58mm57mm60mm
Specimen Head Rotation7-degrees rotation in X-Y axes4-degrees rotation in X-Y axes8-degrees rotation in X-Y axes
Specimen Feed SpeedCoarse handwheel (manual)Electronically adjustableElectronically adjustable
Dimensions (L x W x H)22 in x 16 3⁄4 in x 11 1⁄2 in22 3⁄4 in x 16 in x 12 9/16 in19 1⁄2 in x 16 7/8 in x 12 in
Weight54 lb67 lb60 lb
Voltage & PowerNone100-120V, 60Hz100-120V, 60Hz
Additional Accessories
(Included for FREE!)
  • Universal paraffin specimen clamp

  • Box of 50 cutting blades

  • Box of 50 cutting blades
  • Universal paraffin specimen clamp

  • Foot pedal controller

  • Side control panel

  • Box of 50 cutting blades
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