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Leica VT1200 S Fully automated vibrating blade microtome

The fully automated Leica VT1200 S vibrating blade microtome is designed for sectioning fresh specimens in neuroscience. Automatic feeding, specimen retraction and the use of a cutting window help to minimize sectioning time. The instrument is recommended for multi-user laboratories where both the semi-automated and fully automated functions are needed.

To achieve sections that retain viable cells on the section surface, the vertical deflection of the blade can be measured with the Leica Vibrocheck measurement device and minimized with the innovative blade holder.

The instrument was designed in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Peter Jonas (previously at the Physiology department of the University of Freiburg, Germany, now at Institute of Science and Technology, Klosterneuburg, Austria) and his former group.

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Specs

General

Sectioning frequency: 85 Hz (± 10 %)
Amplitude: adjustable from 0 - 3 mm, in 0.05 mm increments
Sectioning speed: adjustable from 0.01 - 1.5 mm/s (± 10 %)
Return speed: 2.5 mm/s (± 10 %)
Total vertical specimen stroke: 20 mm (motorized)
Cutting range: 45 mm (adjustable)
Weight (Basic Instrument): 56 kg
Dimensions L x W x H (Basic Instrument): 600 mm x 250 mm x 230 mm

Features

Product Features

Minimal specimen damage

Minimal vertical deflection minimizes specimen damage during sectioning and results in more viable cells on the section surface.

Accommodates sectioning preferences

Semi and fully automated cutting modes accommodate many user’s sectioning preferences.

Double edged razor injector

Blade holder for double edged razor, injector or sapphire blades supports safer blade handling. A second blade holder helps to avoid contamination of specimens.

Built-in software

Built-in software remembers individual operational parameter settings for up to 8 users.

Magnetic specimen holders

Magnetic specimen holders support easy specimen handling and reproducible orientation.

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Configurations

Configurations

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Basic instrument (14048142066)

  • Leica VT1200 S – basic instrument without blade holder, ice tray, buffer tray - metal, or specimen disc
  • Fully automated Vibrating Blade Microtome for sectioning unfixed specimens from Neuropathology and Neurophysiology (Patch clamping).
  • Vertical specimen feed: max. 20 mm

Configuration 1 (1491200S001)

  • Leica VT1200 S - Configuration with blade holder, ice tray, buffer tray - metal, and specimen disc
  • Fully automated Vibrating Blade Microtome for sectioning unfixed specimens from Neuropathology and Neurophysiology (Patch clamping).
  • Robust and stabile basic instrument with blade holder for safe insertion of the whole razor blade and adjustment screw to minimize the vertical deflection of the blade below 1 µm.
  • Vertical specimen feed: max. 20 mm.

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