Sakura Tissue-Tek Glas 6400 Automated Coverslipper
The Sakura Tissue-Tek Automated Glas Coverslipper model 6400 is a state-of-the-art instrument that automates the coverslipping process for rapid throughput. Offers easy, reliable use and operation, and virtually eliminates coverglass and slide breakage. The menu program guides users swiftly through instrument settings and the exact volume of mounting medium volume is adjustable for all specimen types.
The Sakura Tissue-Tek Automated Glas Coverslipper is designed to coverslip biological specimens that are mounted on standard 25 mm wide x 75 mm long (1 x 3 inch) microscope slides with thickness between 0.95 – 1.05 mm. Acceptable sizes for coverslips are 24 x 40 mm, 24 x 50 mm, 24 x 55 mm, and 24 x 60 mm with thickness between 0.13 – 0.17 mm. Histological and cytological specimens are prepared and the slides are loaded into the unit in preparation for coverslipping with glass coverslips designed for automated instruments. Coverglass sizes can be changed effortlessly, and the speed of coverslipping can be modified for specimens more difficult to coverslip. Adaptability enables this coverslipper to be used with xylene or xylene substitutes, addressing the needs and requirements of every lab.
The Sakura Tissue-Tek Glas Automated Coverslipper is compatible with Tissue-Tek DRS 601 and 2000 automated stainers. A maximum of three baskets of 20 slides (60 slides total) can be processed in a single batch and maximum hourly throughput is 400 slides/hour.
Compatible solvents and mounting medium include xylene, D-limonene-based substitutes, and aliphatic-hydrocarbon-based substitutes.
A low-pressure blower fan uses room temperature air to dry residual solvent and help facilitate drying of the mounting media. For flexibility, the drying time can be programmed from 2 to 10 minutes.
A microcomputer controls all mechanical movements and an LCD offers a visual display of selectable options and instrument status. All operating functions are controlled through a control panel. Adjustments to the software, such as mounting media volume and coverslipping speed, can be modified by using the function keys or control knobs on the display panel.