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Leica VT1000 S Vibrating blade microtome

The Leica VT1000 S vibrating blade microtome is the instrument of choice for high-quality sectioning requirements in neurophysiology, neuropathology experimental pathology ), Botany (roots and plants) and Industry (foams).

When sectioning fixed tissue for specific neuropathology tests the Leica VT1000 S consistently provides high-quality sectioning results.

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Technical Specifications


Maximum specimen size: 70 x 40 x 15 mm
Blade travel speed: 0.025 - 2.5 mm/s
Adjustable cutting window: electronic
Total vertical specimen stroke: 15 mm
Magnification options: 2x magnifier
Amplitude: 0.2; 0.4; 0.6; 0.8; 1.0 mm
Total vertical specimen stroke: 15 mm (motorized) standard
Sectioning range: 1 to 40 mm (adjustable)

Product Features

Can alter the frequency and amplitude

To quickly accommodate different application needs, a user can alter the frequency between 0 and 100Hz and select the appropriate amplitude between 0.2 to 1mm in 0.2mm steps.

Adjustable knife advance speed

The instrument features a very fine adjustable knife advance speed between 0.025 to 2.5mm/s, a programmable sectioning window, and specimen retraction.

Fully automated cut mode

Accelerate the sectioning process: the Leica VT1000 S features a high-speed knife return stroke as well as a freely programmable sectioning window which ensures extremely quick sectioning of even the smallest specimens.

High quality sectioning

An adjustable specimen retraction feature minimizes specimen damage during the return stroke of the knife.






Basic Instrument (1404723512)

  • Leica VT1000 S - Fully Automatic Vibrating Blade Microtome
  • Leica VT1000 S - basic instrument without accessories - 100/120/230/240 V/50-60 Hz

Configuration 1 (14047235613)

  • Leica VT1000 S - Fully Automatic Vibrating Blade Microtome
  • Leica VT 1000 S - Configuration with accessories and magnifier - 100/120/230/240 V/50-60 Hz
  • Motorized specimen feed of 15 mm / 0.59 inches
  • The Leica VT1000 S Vibrating Blade Microtome is designed for special applications associated with sectioning of fixed biological tissues.

Leica VT1000 S Parts/Accessories