Leica RM2245 Microtome
The Leica RM2245 microtome is a semi-motorized rotary microtome, designed for routine and research applications in histopathology and industrial quality assurance laboratories. The Leica RM2245 microtome has been specially designed for the experienced user who prefers manual over motorized sectioning.
Manual sectioning is enhanced by a high-precision motorized specimen feed, which results in efficient operation with maximum section quality and reproducibility.
The RM2245 microtome allows the sectioning of samples in two manual sectioning modes: rocking mode (where the handwheel is turned back and forth over a short distance) and conventional manual sectioning with full-handwheel rotation.
All important controls are located on a user-friendly separate control panel with adjustable inclination angle for ergonomic operation. Specimen retraction (Retract) handwheel/specimen head locking function (Lock), trimming thickness, section thickness as well as section and section thickness totalizer are indicated directly on the instrument.
Leica RM2245 Microtome Technical Specifications:
Section thickness range: 0.5 – 100 µm
Section thickness increments:
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 thickness range and increments: 1 – 600 µm
from 1 -10 µm in 1 µm increments
from 10 – 20 µm in 2 µm increments
from 20 – 50 µm in 5 µm increments
from 50 – 100 µm in 10 µm increments
from 100 – 600 µm in 50 µm increments
Section and section thickness totalizer: indicated on 4-digit LED display
Step function: via coarse feed buttons in sectioning mode
Specimen retraction: from 5 to 100 µm selectable in 5µm steps
Total horizontal specimen feed: approx. 30 mm/1.18″
Vertical stroke length: approx. 70 mm/2.76″
Coarse feed speed settings (in both directions): 300 µm/sec and 900 µm/sec
Magnet on instrument back panel holds tools when needed
Socket for connection of backlighting device (optional)
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