Leica RM2235 Manual Rotary Microtome for Routine Sectioning
Uniquely user-friendly, the robust RM2235 offers numerous features that have never before been available in this class of microtome. It is designed for manual routine paraffin sectioning but can also be used for cutting harder materials.
The RM2235 rotary microtome is perfectly suited for those who expect precision sectioning and appreciate the feel and extra measure of control during manual sectioning.
The one-piece, protective housing provides long product life and the compact base features a wrap-around, magnetized waste tray for space-saving convenience.
Fatigue-free operation for more user comfort
The coarse-feed wheel is positioned closer to the user compared to competitor products to support fatigue-free sectioning.The mechanical trimming function, conveniently placed next to the coarse feed wheel, eliminates the need to turn the coarse feed wheel during trimming.
Enhanced safety during sectioning
The large 70mm vertical stroke allows sectioning of super mega cassettes and also supports safer specimen changing due to the greater distance to the knife edge.
Easy to operate specimen orientation
The 8° X/Y precision orientation system with clear zero reference point controls helps to quickly orient already cut specimens (re-cuts). The specimen can quickly be re-oriented to the exact zero position, which is marked by two red indicators.
Conveniently-located safety lock meachnism offers extra protection
A hand-wheel locking device for one-thumb operation locks the specimen head in the uppermost position, which is ideal for safely changing the specimen and/or the blade. A second locking mechanism on the microtome base allows the object head to be locked in any position.
Spacious, magnetized section waste tray
The spacious section waste tray reliably collects sectioning debris. It is safely held in position by magnets, yet is easily removable for emptying and cleaning.
Exceptionally smooth running hand-wheel
The RM2235 hand-wheel with patented force balancing system runs exceptionally smooth because it has no balancing weight. Instead, the patented force balancing system uses a spring to compensate the forces generated during sectioning. The result: effortless operation and uniform hand-wheel rotation – producing much better sectioning results.
Convenient storage area
An integrated storage tray ensures that ancillary tools are on hand at all times. Alternatively a cooling plate with thermo element can be used for cold storage of specimen blocks either on top or on either side of the microtome.