Leica TP1020 Automatic Benchtop Tissue Processor, Semi-Enclosed
Configure the Leica TP1020 tissue processor to meet your laboratory needs: Starting with the basic instrument, upgrade your tissue processor with a vacuum function, a fume control system, both vacuum and fume control, and the option to use the instrument with chloroform. Complete the TP1020 tissue processor with a variety of accessories.
|820 mm Ø
|595 - 780 mm
|Diameter of rollers
|Dry weight (including accessories)
|2 (3 optional)
|Wax baths capacity
|Wax baths temperature range
|45 °C - 65 °
|Standard tissue basket capacity
|max 100 cassettes
|100/120/230/240 V AC ± 10%
|Excess temperature cutout
|75 °C ± 4 °C
|Reagent container capacity
|Standard tissue baskets
|1 (2 optional)
|9, freely selectable
|Programmable infiltration time per station
|99 h 59 min
|Vacuum device pressure difference
|max 500 hPa (approx. 0.5 bar)
Reduces training time
The intuitive functions of the Leica TP1020 tissue processor make learning how to use the instrument easy, thus reducing training time.
Process 100 or 200 cassettes at once to support variable workloads.
Proven “workhorse” track record of high reliability.
Possible mechanical operation during power outages keeps specimens from drying out.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The recommended number for one basket is 80 cassettes. But when stacking, the maximum capacity is 100 cassettes. However to ensure complete infiltration, no cassette may lie on top of the stacked cassettes so the filling height has to be reduced.
Nine different programs can be adjusted. Programs 6 to 9 are preset by the manufacturer with standard values, however they can be altered.
A station will be skipped if the infiltration time is set to 0 h 00.
The standard delivery for this upgrade includes 1 basket holder, 1 paraffin station and 1 station holder for the paraffin station. The second tissue basket has to be ordered separately so you can specify the standard or three level type.
When installing the third paraffin bath instead of the reagent station, make sure the instrument setup in the configuration menu is changed accordingly.
With two-basket programs, the infiltration time must be the same for all stations. This is because both baskets must move together. When choosing the infiltration time, remember that basket 1 will skip the first fixation station and basket 2 will stop before last paraffin station.
It is possible to use chloroform in the TP1020. However when using chloroform a special wax bath must be used.
A TP1020 cannot be upgraded with vacuum function and/or fume control system.
So please carefully consider your requirements before selecting an instrument.
We offer four different versions:
Basic instrument; Basic instrument with vacuum function; Basic instrument with fume control system;
Basic Instrument with vacuum function and fume control system.
On every version of the Leica TP1020 the control panel is identical. However the ‘V’ - button is not functional on instruments without vacuum function.
One filter is for formalin, the other one for all the solvents.
Every 3 months. Please note there is a potential fire risk from a filter which is saturated with solvents when you don’t change them at regular intervals!
The fume outlet tube provides a better exhaust and there are no on-going filter replacement costs.
The glass containers are dishwasher proof up to 80 °C, however the carriers are not. Please remove the carriers before inserting the containers in the dishwasher. The aluminium containers are not dishwasher proof.