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HistoCore MULTICUT - Semi-Automated Rotary Microtome

149MULTI0C1, 149MULTI0C2, 14051856372

Manual Microtomy with a Twist of Motorization

When you need the precision and speed of manual sectioning with the efficiency benefits of a semi-automated setup, the HistoCore MULTICUT saves the day. The new generation of microtomes from Leica Biosystems is built upon our 145+ year heritage of market-leading microtome design. Combining the speed of a manual microtome with the precision of motorized specimen feeding, MULTICUT helps you get consistent, reproducible sections.

  • Advance or retract the specimen in the position most comfortable for you - manually using the Personalized Coarse Feed Wheel or user-motorized with the push of a button.
  • Enable fast and effortless trimming: with Fast Homing and Memory Position, the instrument can remember the optimal specimen position for your sectioning.
  • Produce high quality sections for IHC when using MULTICUT with the RM CoolClamp.
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Specs

Product Specifications

General

Type: Semi-Motorized
Nominal Supply Voltage: 100 / 120 / 230 / 240 V AC ±10%
Nominal Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Maximum Power Consumption: 40 VA
Protection Class: I
Power Fuses: 2 x T 1.0 A
Pollution Degree: 2
Overvoltage Category: II
Maximum Heat Emission: 70 J/s
Operating Temperature Range: +18°C to +35°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

Dimensions & Weight

BASIC INSTRUMENT
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. 31 kg
CONTROL PANEL
Type: Separate control panel & in-housing integrated instrument control panel
Width: 94 mm
Depth: 193 mm
Height: 50 mm
Height (in inclined position): 81 mm
Weight (net): 0.5 kg

Microtome Performance Specs

Specimen Feed: approx. 24 mm ±2 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: N/A
SPECIMEN RETRACTION
In Manual Sectioning Mode: 5 - 100 µm (in 5 µm increments); can be turned off
In Motorized Sectioning Mode: N/A
SPECIMEN ORIENTATION
Horizontal: ± 8°
Vertical: ± 8°
SECTION THICKNESS SETTINGS
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)
TRIMMING SECTION THICKNESS SETTINGS:
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)

Additional Specifications

Handwheel Balance System:
Handwheel Lock / Brake: 2 Mechanical Locks
Safety Hand Wheel: N/A
Coarse Feed Wheel Turn Direction: User-Selectable - Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise
WASTE TRAY
Type Choice of Standard or Antistatic
Waste Tray Volume 1400 ml
SELECTABLE CUTTING MODES
Rock Mode: - with activated retraction
Single Mode:
Continuous Mode:
Step Mode:
Program Mode:
BLADE HOLDER
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
SPECIAL FEATURES
Remaining Feed Indicator Optical and Acoustical
Section Counter
Section Thickness Totalizer
Memory Position
Special Spindle for Precise Semi-Thin Sectioning
Expanded Slow Speed Adjustment for Precise Semi-Thin Sectioning
Precise 3D Object Head Stop Position

Features

Product Features

Freedom of Choice and Effortless Trimming

Advance or retract the specimen in the position most comfortable for you - using the manual coarse feed wheel or the push of a button. In addition, the HistoCore MULTICUT can remember the optimal specimen position for your sectioning, enabling you to achieve fast and effortless trimming.

Freedom of Choice and Effortless Trimming
Antistatic Waste Tray (Brush Included)

Antistatic Waste Tray (Brush Included)

With the Antistatic Waste Tray, BIOCUT helps you keep your workplace clean, efficient, and debris-free. The tray is made from antistatic material which prevents paraffin waste from sticking to the walls. It provides unmatched efficiency by reducing your cleaning time from minutes to seconds.

Put (Almost) Anything on Top of your Microtome!

Our new models feature 40% more surface area on top of the microtome (23.5cm W x 27.5cm L, vs. 21.7cm W x 21.2cm L on the RM22xx series) so you can store the tools you need for your job – brushes, blades, wipes, and more.

40% more Surface Area on Microtome Top Compared to older RM22xx Series

Precision-Orientation System

Always get back to a 0-position home on the microtome, regardless of how you (or another tech) have changed the instrument's orientation.

Force Balance System

Eliminates the risk of injury to the operator or specimen by an unbalanced object head.

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Type Mechanical Semi-Motorized Motorized
Precision-Orientation System
Force Balance System
2-in-1 Blade Holder
Specimen Cooling Option with RM CoolCut
Antistatic Waste Tray - optional - optional - optional
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

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Resources

Resources

Product Feature Demo Videos

Force Balance System

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

 

 

Configurations

Configurations

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Configuration 1 (149MULTI0C1)

  • Semi-automated rotary microtome
  • Includes Antistatic Section Waste 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)

Configuration 2 (149MULTI0C2)

  • Semi-automated rotary microtome
  • Includes Standard Section Waste 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 (14051856372)

  • Semi-automated rotary microtome
  • Completely customizable with a wide selection of accessories

Consumables

Disposable Blades

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14035843499 High-profile disp.blades DB80HS (1x10)
14035843490 High-profile disp.blades DB80HS (1x50)
14035843491 Hig-profile disp.blades DB80HS (10x50)
14035843498 Low-profile disp.blades DB80LS (1x10)
14035843488 Low-profile disp.blades DB80LS (1x50)
14035843489 Low-profile disp.blades DB80LS (10x50)
14035843502 Low profile disp.blades DB80LX (1x10)
14035843496 Low-profile disp.blades DB80LX (1x50)
14035843497 Low-profile disp.blades DB80LX (10x50)
14035838926 High-profile disposable blades 818(1x50)
14035838383 High-profile disposable blades818(10x50)
14035838925 Low-profile disposable blades 819 (1x50)
14035838382 Low-profile disposable blades 819(10x50)
14021626379 Disposable blades TC-65 1Package=5Blades

Reusable Knives

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14021607100 Knife, 16 cm long, profile c steel assy
14021607132 Knife, 16 cm long, profile d steel assy
14021604813 Knife 16 cm d TC, assy
14021604206 Knife 16 cm c TC assy
14021311140 Knife Case- small
14021311141 Knife Case large

Gloves

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14034040859 Safety gloves 250±20mm 7
14034029011 Safety gloves size M 250±20mm Yellow

Parts/Accessories

Specimen Orientation and Quick Clamping System

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14050237717 Fine-directional fixture for spec. clamp
14050238949 Directional fixture for spec. clamp
14050238160 Ridgid fixture for spec. clamp
14050237718 Quick Clamping System

Specimen Clamps

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14050246573 RM-CoolClamp
14050237999 Universal cassette clamp
14050238005 Standard specimen clamp 50x55 mm
14050237998 Standard specimen clamp 40x40 mm
14050238967 Super mega cassette clamp
14050238002 Round specimen holder w/3 inserts
14050238000 V-insert
14040209307 Foil clamp

Blade Holders and Blade Holder Base

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14050255546 Blade Holder Base
14050254497 2-in-1 Blade holder E

Knife Holders and Knife Holder Base

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14050237962 Knife holder base
14050237993 Knife holder N
14050237994 Knife holder NZ
14050238961 Knife holder E w/trough low-profile
14050237997 Knife Holder E-TC

Section Waste Tray

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14051856458 Section Waste tray
14051756237 Anti-static waste tray

Other Accessories

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14050238719 Backlighting
14051756261 Top tray
14050240580 Universal microscope carrier
14050242790 Magnifier
14600004826 LED 1000 Hi-Power spots, 2-arms
14600004825 LED 1000 control unit
14018340426 Leica-brush with Magnet
14050031244 External power supply unit Backlighting