Leica RM2135 Microtome
The Leica RM2135 microtome is a ‘classic’ manual rotary microtome based on 125 years of Leica experience in manufacturing and design. The Leica RM2135 rotary microtome has been designed for the routine histopathology laboratory where the manual use of a rotary microtome is preferred. The RM2135 is unencumbered by unnecessary features and equipped with all the functions needed on an entry-level microtome.
The ergonomic concept of the Leica RM2135 microtome integrates extraordinary safety standards and user friendly operation.
The Leica RM2135 microtome features zero-backlash and maintenance-free cross roller bearings for the horizontal and vertical specimen feed. This ensures accurate reproducibility of section thickness and optimal section quality. The coarse advance is manually operated by turning the coarse feed wheel. Sectioning takes place by turning the extremely smooth running handwheel.
The Leica RM2135 microtome features a gravitational force compensation system that ensures a very smooth and easy turn of the handwheel to obtain a uniform stroke for excellent, chatter-free sections. Thus, the smooth running handwheel creates stress-free working conditions while reducing repetitive motion disorders to a minimum.
The section thickness is selected via a control knob. The mechanical trimming function (optional) is activated by means of a lever. Specimen retraction is a standard feature and may be turned off when required.
Leica RM2135 microtome Technical Specifications:
Section thickness setting:
1 – 60um
from 1 -10um in 1um steps
from 10 – 20um in 2um steps
from 20 – 60um in 5um steps
Section thickness indication: visual display
Coarse Fee: manual, via coarse feed wheel
Horizontal specimen feed: approx. 30mm (-10%)
Vertical specimen stroke length:
Max. sectioning area without retraction: 69 mm without specimen orientation 1 um
Max. sectioning area with retraction: 62 mm
Specimen retraction: 200um
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