An Epoxy-coated metal buffer tray, which is highly conductive, is part of the standard configuration. An autoclavable plastic buffer tray is available as an accessory. Use of the plastic tray prevents the presence of metal ions in the buffer, which can have a negative effect on the specimens. For both trays, a plastic cover is available to avoid dilution of the buffer by crushed ice. Both trays are conveniently kept in place by magnets.
A variety of specimen holders, which can be rotated by 360°, are available. Holders are conveniently kept in place by a magnet and can be comfortably inserted and removed with a manipulator.
The optional magnetic specimen holder with engraved degree circles
(0°, 5°, and 10°) is available for reproducible orientation.
The vertical deflection of the blade can be measured by Leica’s Vibrocheck™ measurement device. Both vertical deflection (in μm) and rotation direction of the adjustment screw are displayed on the separate, foil-protected control panel. The adjustment screw on the blade holder allows reduction of the vertical deflection to below 1 μm, which significantly increases the number of viable cells.