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Compresstome® VF-510-0Z

Our Compresstome® tissue slicer is a vibrating microtome that uses a high-frequency oscillating cutting blade to help you slice through tissue to get sections for research and clinical use.

Applications of Compresstome VF-510-0Z

By Experiments

Electrophysiology

Immunohistochemistry

Histopathology

High-throughput sectioning

Large sample (whole organ) sectioning

Precision-cut tissue slices (PCTS)

Imaging

Electron microscopy

Genetic Sequencing (Single-Cell Isolation)

In-situ hybridization

Material & Bio-engineering (Polymers)

Organoids

Organotypic slice culture

Plant research

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Key features

    • Durable

    • Equipped with powerful, cordless motor for quiet and durable operation
    • Easy to clean

    • Removable buffer tray and tube base allows for easy cleaning and changing tube sizes
    • Fast loading of cutting samples

    • Our one-touch unlocking mechanism on the sliding control box allows for rapid sample loading
    • User-friendly controls

    • Fully integrated control box has intuitive control parameters for controlling tissue sectioning
    • Compatible with multiple blade types

    • New magnetic blade holder allows for easy magnetic attachment of stainless steel blades, or glue-on attachment of ceramic and tungsten blades
    • Easy-to-mount blade holder

    • Fixed blade angle offers convenient operation with no need for manual alignment
    • Increased lifespan of microtome

    • Built-in see-through cover protects oscillating parts from aerosolized buffer solution

WHAT SETS PRECISIONARY MICROTOMES APART

Agarose embedding is the process of  embedding your tissue sample with agarose solution before you cut tissue slices with the Compresstome© vibratome. It takes only a fraction of the user’s time for sectioning overall and aids in the production of healthier and smoother tissue slides.

These vibrating heads are precisely aligned to eliminate vibrations in the Z-axis. Auto Zero-Z® technology helps reduce damage to surface cells on live tissue samples, and further reduce chattermarks on thin sections for improved imaging results

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Agarose embedding is the process of  embedding your tissue sample with agarose solution before you cut tissue slices with the Compresstome© vibratome. It takes only a fraction of the user's time for sectioning overall and aids in the production of healthier and smoother tissue slides.
These vibrating heads are precisely aligned to eliminate vibrations in the Z-axis. Auto Zero-Z® technology helps reduce damage to surface cells on live tissue samples, and further reduce chattermarks on thin sections for improved imaging results
These vibrating heads are precisely aligned to elimate vibrations in the Z-axis. Auto Zero-Z® technology helps reduce damage to surface cells on live tissue samples, and further reduce chattermarks on thin sections for improved imaging results

Specs and details

Tech specs

Advance speed

0-4 mm/s, adjustable

Maximum tissue diameter

15.5 mm, 20 mm

Return speed

6 mm/s, fixed

Maximum tissue length

22 mm

Vibration frequency

0-65 Hz, adjustable

Slice thickness range

1 um to 999um
Quality tested to cut below
10 um (can cut as low as 4 um depending on tissue type)

Vibration amplitude

1.2 mm, fixed

Cutting modes

Single or continuous, selectable

Z-Axis vibration

~0 um

Buffer tray size (L x W x H)

110 x 60 x 30 mm

Compatible cutting blades

Double-edge stainless steel blades, Ceramic blades, Tungsten carbide blades

Power source

110-240V AC

Cutting angle

20 degrees, fixed

Power consumption

18 W

Thickness adjustment

Automatic, digital

Dimensions (L x W x H)

330 x 255 x 195 mm

Micrometer resolution

1 um

Weight

6 kg

About the Compresstome VF-510-0Z

Information flyer

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VF-510-0Z user manual

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Tech specs

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Comparing Compresstome models

List of models

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VF-210-0Z vs. VF-510-0Z

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References and Applications

Top Compresstome references

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Compresstome for Electrophysiology

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Compresstome for Precision-Cut tissue slices

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Warranty and service plans

Warranty and service plans

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At Precisionary Instruments, we stand firmly behind the quality of our Compresstome® vibrating microtomes. Starting July 1, 2022, we will be offering a 5–year warranty for all new Compresstome® units purchased on that date and after. The 5–year warranty is included with each Compresstome® tissue slicer purchase (no additional fees)! Our warranty includes repairs, parts, labor, and shipping. This new 5–year warranty program applies only to these Compresstome® models: VF-210-0Z, VF-310-0Z, VF-500-0Z, and VF-510-0Z.

After the end of the warranty period, we also offer an Annual Service Agreement or plan to take care of your microtome for years to come!

Annual service plans

Precisionary Instruments offers an annual service agreement that can be purchased. The purchase must take place within the five years following Compresstome® delivery. Each subsequent annual service plan agreement purchase must be completed within the prior year’s service coverage. An annual service plan agreement cannot be purchased if there is a gap in annual service coverage. The annual service plan agreement is detailed as follows:

5-year warranty
Includes parts, accessories, shipping fees, and labor
Annual service BASIC plan
  • Precisionary Instruments covers all repair labor fees and maintenance costs under the Annual Service Agreement.
  • Precisionary Instruments covers all cost of parts, accessories, or shipping fees.
  • In summary, one (1) annual Basic Plan provides one (1) extended year of warranty.
Annual service PREMIUM plan
  • Precisionary Instruments covers all repair labor fees and maintenance costs under the Annual Service Agreement.
  • Precisionary Instruments covers all cost of parts, accessories, or shipping fees.
  • In summary, one (1) annual Basic Plan provides one (1) extended year of warranty.
  • Includes one (1) ship back to company for full preventative maintenance.

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At Precisionary Instruments, we strive to make delivery of your new instruments as smooth as possible. For Compresstome® vibratomes, it will take about 5-7 days for your new microtome to arrive to your lab after we receive your purchase order. Please contact us for any questions about delivery and lead times.

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