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[Discontinued] HistoCore AUTOCUT R - Automated Rotary Microtome for Research

149AUTOR0C1, 14052358241

This item has been discontinued
Replaced by Research Microtomes

New Worlds Discovered - Research Reimagined

Produce High Quality Sections from Non-Human Paraffin to Resin Embedded to Thin Sectioning with our Special Accessories

Does your Microtome allow you to conduct a wide range of research? The HistoCore AUTOCUT R gives you the flexibility to produce sections across multiple research applications. Whether you are researching paraffin or cutting resin-embedded bones or thin-sections down to 0.5 microns, you can easily select the blade and specimen holder to meet your needs and broaden your research horizons with every cut.

  • Every research microtomist can use their preferred sectioning mode:
    • Automated: motorized push-button sectioning at a consistent speed frees your hands to prepare sections.
    • Manual: full control at the speed you need.
  • Maximize safety in the lab: HistoCore AUTOCUT R features a new enhanced model with an automatic electronic brake to minimize the risk of hand injury when changing the block
Contact us to get a quote. Call 00 308 321 0320 to speak with a representative.

Product Features

Prepare High Quality Non-Human Paraffin Sections for all of your Research Needs

The microtome is specially designed for serial cutting with the actively cooled RM CoolClamp and the low-temperature block for consistent slice thickness over multiple sections. Switch between high and low-profile blades even faster without changing blade holders by using the 2-in-1 Blade Holder.

HistoCore AUTOCUT RHero Left CoolClamp

Apply the Tungsten Carbide Blade and Knife for Consistent Resin-Embedded Sectioning

Depending on your needs, choose either the TC-65 disposable tungsten carbide blade for applications as thin as 2 microns or the reusable tungsten carbide knife for slices as thin as 1 micron.


Directional Fixture for Specimen Clamps

Turn the specimen 360° to find the ideal position to reduce the cutting forces.

HistoCore AUTOCUT R Directional Fixture close up

Precision Orientation System

Always get back to the 0-position on the microtome. The precisionorientation system allows you to precisely position your specimen prior to sectioning.

HistoCore AUTOCUT R precision orientation

Force Balance System

The unique force balance system handles various block sizes as well as the RM CoolClamp, which minimizes the risk of injury from an unbalanced object head.

Product Specifications


Type: Motorized
Nominal Supply Voltage: 100 / 120 / 230 / 240 V AC
Nominal Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Maximum Power Consumption: 100 VA
Protection Class: I
Power Fuses: 2 x T 3.15 AL, 250V
Pollution Degree: 2
Overvoltage Category: II
Maximum Heat Emission: 340 J/s
Operating Temperature Range: +18°C to +30°C
Temperature Range During Storage: +5°C to +50°C
Relative Humidity During Operation: 20% to Max. 80% Non-Condensing
Relative Humidity During Storage: 10% to Max. 85% Non-Condensing


Width (including handwheel and coarse feed wheel): 477 mm
Depth (including waste tray): 620 mm
Height (without top tray): 295 mm
Weight (without accessories): Approx. 40 kg
Type: Separate control panel & in-housing integrated instrument control panel
Width: 119 mm
Depth: 193 mm
Height: 50 mm
Height (in inclined position): 81 mm
Weight (net): 0.6 kg


Specimen Feed: approx. 24 mm ±1 mm
Vertical Stroke: 70 mm ±1 mm
  Large Standard Clamp: 55 x 50 x 30 mm
Super Cassette Clamp: 68 x 48 x 15 mm
Motorized Sectioning Speeds: 0 - 420 mm/s ±10%
In Manual Sectioning Mode: 5 - 100 µm (in 5 µm increments); can be turned off
In Motorized Sectioning Mode: Speed-Dependent; can be turned off
Horizontal: ± 8°
Vertical: ± 8°
Range: 0.5 - 100 µm
Setting Values: 0.5 - 5 µm (in 0.5 µm increments)
  5 - 20 µm (in 1 µm increments)
  20 - 60 µm (in 5 µm increments)
  60 - 100 µm (in 10 µm increments)
Range: 1 - 600 µm
Setting Values: 1 - 10 µm (in 1 µm increments)
  10 - 20 µm (in 2 µm increments)
  20 - 50 µm (in 5 µm increments)
  50 - 100 µm (in 10 µm increments)
  100 - 600 µm (in 50 µm increments)


Handwheel Balance System:  
Handwheel Lock / Brake: 2 Mechanical Locks, 1 Electronic Brake
Safety Hand Wheel: Handle can be Centered
Coarse Feed Wheel Turn Direction: Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise
Type Standard
Waste Tray Volume 1400 ml
Rock Mode:   - with activated retraction
Single Mode:  
Continuous Mode:  
Step Mode:  
Program Mode:  
Type: 2-in 1 for high and low profile blades
North-South Movement: ± 24 mm
East-West Movement: 3 Positions
Lateral Displacement Function: via knife holder CE clamping top
Remaining Feed Indicator Visual and Acoustical
Section Counter
Section Thickness Totalizes
Memory Position
Special Spindle for Precise Semi-Thin Sectioning
Expanded Slow Speed Adjustment for Precise Semi-Thin Sectioning
Precise 3D Object Head Stop Position

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Type Mechanical Semi-Motorized Motorized Motorized
Precision-Orientation System        
Force Balance System        
2-in-1 Blade Holder        
Specimen Cooling Option with RM CoolClamp        
Standard Waste Tray        
Silent Retraction        
Personalized Coarse Feed Wheel        
Fast Homing        
Memory Position        
Electronic Brake        
Special Spindle for Precise Semi-Thin Sectioning        
Expanded Slow Speed Adjustment for Precise Semi-Thin Sectioning        
Precise 3D Object Head Stop Position        





Frequently Asked Questions

HistoCore Microtomes
Does the new HistoCore RM antistatic tray fit on the older RM22xx series?

No – the microtome base plates of both series have different dimensions and are not compatible with each other.

How does the new antistatic waste tray reduce contamination?

The antistatic waste tray is made from resistant antistatic material to avoid debris sticking to the walls of the tray.

Is the new 2-in-1 blade holder compatible as a whole assembly with the older RM22xx series?

Yes – only in the combination blade holder and 2-in-1 blade holder.

Can we still use the backlighting with the new blade holder base for the 2-in-1 blade holder?

No – the 2-in-1 blade holder base does not have the cut-out for the backlighting.

Which accessories of the older RM22xx Series cannot be used with the HistoCore RMs anymore?
  1. Small section waste tray
  2. Large section waste tray
  3. Top tray – HistoCore RM top tray is 40% larger than the RM22xx series tray
  4. Cooling Device – too small to be placed on instrument top. However, it’s still good to place next to the instrument
What is the advantage of the personalized coarse feed wheel?

Convenience and ease-of-user – users can select their personal preference of coarse feed wheel turn direction. This feature is preserved from the RM22xx series, allowing users to trim at the high pace.

What is the advantage of “Fast homing”?

The return speed of the object head from front to home position has been reduced from 26 seconds (older series) to 13 seconds (new series). This accelerated speed helps to shorten the sectioning process each time the object head is returned to home position.

What is the advantage of the Memory Position?

When batch trimming and using the same height of blocks, Memory Position will help to accelerate the sectioning.

  1. First insert a new block
  2. Bring the block to the blade
  3. Set the Memo position (stored)
  4. Trim
  5. Remove block for re-cooling
  6. Press “Memo” – the object head returns to the set object change position
  7. Insert a new block – check position
  8. Trim again


Configuration 1 (149AUTOR0C1)

  • Rotary microtome with Automated, Semi-Automated, and Manual Modes
  • Automatic Electronic Brake
  • Includes Standard Section Waste Tray
  • Top Tray
  • Precision orientation with quick clamping system for specimen clamps
  • Universal cassette clamp
  • Two-in-one blade holder E for high and low-profile blades with lateral displacement function (includes blade holder base)

Basic Instrument (14052358241)

  • Rotary microtome with Automated, Semi-Automated, and Manual Modes
  • Automatic Electronic Brake
  • Includes Standard Section Waste Tray
  • Top Tray
  • Completely customizable with a wide selection of accessories

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