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Leica Biosystems Microtome Comparison Guide

What are the important features when choosing a microtome? Here is an easy-to-use microtome guide to help you through the process. Leica Biosystems rotary microtomes give skilled microtomists the precision, control and comfort they need to get the best from every block. Our rotary microtomes provide you the consistency required to deliver high-quality sectioning and maintain optimized workflows.

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Type Mechanical Mechanical Semi-Motorized Motorized
Nominal Supply Voltage N/A N/A 100 / 120 / 230 / 240 V AC 100 / 120 / 230 / 240 V AC
Nominal Frequency N/A N/A 50/60 Hz 50/60 Hz
Maximum Power Consumption N/A N/A 40 VA 100 VA
Protection Class N/A N/A I I
Power Fuses N/A N/A 2 x T 1.0 AL, 250V 2 x T 1.0 AL, 250V
Pollution Degree N/A N/A 2 2
Overvoltage Category N/A N/A II II
Maximum Heat Emission N/A N/A 40 J/s 100 J/s
Operating Temperature Range +18°C to +30°C +18°C to +30°C +18°C to +30°C +18°C to +30°C
Temperature Range During Storage +5°C to +50°C +5°C to +50°C +5°C to +50°C +5°C to +50°C
Relative Humidity During Operation 20% to Max. 80% Non-Condensing 20% to Max. 80% Non-Condensing 20% to Max. 80% Non-Condensing 20% to Max. 80% Non-Condensing
Relative Humidity During Storage 10% to Max. 85% Non-Condensing 10% to Max. 85% Non-Condensing 10% to Max. 85% Non-Condensing 10% to Max. 85% Non-Condensing
Width (including handwheel and coarse feed wheel) 438 mm 477 mm 477 mm 477 mm
Depth (including waste tray) 472 mm 620 mm 620 mm 620 mm
Height (without top tray): 265 mm 295 mm 295 mm 295 mm
Weight (without accessories) Approx. 29 kg Approx. 31 kg Approx. 31 kg Approx. 40 kg
Specimen Feed 25 mm approx. 24 mm ±2 mm approx. 24 mm ±1 mm approx. 24 mm ±1 mm
Vertical Stroke 59 mm
50 x 50 x 40 mm
NA
70 mm ±1 mm
Large Standard Clamp: 55 x 50 x 30 mm
Super Clamp: 68 x 48 x 15 mm
70 mm ±1 mm
Large Standard Clamp: 55 x 50 x 30 mm
Super Clamp: 68 x 48 x 15 mm
70 mm ±1 mm
Large Standard Clamp: 55 x 50 x 30 mm
Super Clamp: 68 x 48 x 15 mm
Motorized Sectioning Speeds N/A N/A N/A 0 - 420 mm/s ±10%
Specimen Retraction In Manual Sectioning Mode: Approx. 20 µm (can be turned off)
In Motorized Sectioning Mode: N/A
In Manual Sectioning Mode: Approx. 40 µm (can be turned off)
In Motorized Sectioning Mode: N/A
In Manual Sectioning Mode: 5 - 100 µm (in 5 µm increments); can be turned off
In Motorized Sectioning Mode: N/A
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
Specimen Orientation ± 8° (Horizontal and Vertical) ± 8° (Horizontal and Vertical) ± 8° (Horizontal and Vertical) ± 8° (Horizontal and Vertical)
Section Thickness Settings Range: 0.5 - 60 µm
Setting Values: 0.5 - 2 µm (in 0.5 µm increments)
2 - 10 µm (in 1 µm increments)
10 - 20 µm (in 2 µm increments)
20 - 60 µm (in 5 µm increments)
Range: 1 - 60 µm
Setting Values: 1 - 10 µm (in 1 µm increments)
10 - 20 µm (in 2 µm increments)
20 - 60 µm (in 5 µm increments)
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: 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: 10 µm and 50 µm (push lever down during trimming)
Setting Values: N/A
Range: 10 µm, 30 µm
Setting Values: N/A
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)
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 2 Mechanical Locks 2 Mechanical Locks 2 Mechanical Locks, 1 Electronic Brake
Safety Hand Wheel N/A N/A N/A Handle can be Centered
Coarse Feed Wheel Turn Direction User-Selectable - Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise User-Selectable - Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise User-Selectable - Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise User-Selectable - Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise
Waste Tray Type: Standard
 
Type: Antistatic
Volume: 1400 ml
Type: Antistatic
Volume: 1400 ml
Type: Antistatic
Volume: 1400 ml
Remaining Feed Indicator N/A Visual Visual and Acoustical Visual and Acoustical
Precision-Orientation System        
Force Balance System        
2-in-1 Blade Holder        
Specimen Cooling Option with RM CoolClamp        
Antistatic Waste Tray        
Silent Retraction        
Personalized Coarse Feed Wheel        
Fast Homing        
Memory Position        
Electronic Brake        
 

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