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Leica Biosystems Research 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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    HistoCore BIOCUT R

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    HistoCore AUTOCUT R

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    HistoCore NANOCUT R

 
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HistoCore BIOCUT R

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Type Mechanical Semi-Motorized Motorized Motorized
Nominal Supply Voltage N/A 100/120/230/240 V AC 100/120/230/240 V AC 100/120/230/240 V AC
Nominal Frequency N/A 50/60 Hz 50/60 Hz 50/60 Hz
Maximum Power Consumption N/A 40 VA 100 VA 100 VA
Protection Class N/A I I I
Power Fuses N/A 2 x T 1.0 AL, 250V 2 x T 3.15 AL, 250V 2 x T 3.15 AL, 250V
Pollution Degree N/A 2 2 2
Overvoltage Category N/A II II II
Maximum Heat Emission N/A 40 J/s 100 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) 477 mm 477 mm 477 mm 415 mm
Depth (including waste tray) 620 mm 620 mm 620 mm 620 mm
Height (without top tray): 295 mm 295 mm 295 mm 295 mm
Weight (without accessories) Approx. 31 kg Approx. 31 kg Approx. 40 kg Approx. 40 kg
Specimen Feed approx. 24 mm ±2 mm approx. 24 mm ±1 mm approx. 24 mm ±1 mm 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
70 mm ±1 mm
Large Standard Clamp: 55 x 50 x 30 mm
Super Cassette Clamp: 68 x 48 x 15 mm
70 mm ±1 mm
Large Standard Clamp: 55 x 50 x 30 mm
Super Cassette Clamp: 68 x 48 x 15 mm
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 N/A 70 - 420 mm/s ±10% 0 - 195 mm/s ±10%
Specimen Retraction 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
In Manual Sectioning Mode: 5 - 50 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: 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)
Range: 0.25 - 50 μm
Setting Values: 0.25 - 0.5 μm (in 0.25 μm increments)
0.5 - 5 μm (in 0.5 μm increments)
5 - 20 μm (in 1 μm increments)
20 - 50 μm (in 5 μm increments)
Trimming Section Thickness Settings Range: 10 μm, 30 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: 10 μm, 30 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: 10 μm, 30 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: 10 μm, 30 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, 1 Electronic Brake 2 Mechanical Locks, 1 Electronic Brake
Safety Hand Wheel N/A N/A Handle can be Centered 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 N/A
Remaining Feed Indicator Visual Visual and Acoustical Visual and Acoustical Visual and Acoustical
Precision-Orientation System(optional) Visual      
Force Balance System        
2-in-1 Blade Holder (optional)        
Specimen Cooling Option with RM CoolClamp        
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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