The Leica SM2010 R produces high quality sections for routine histopathology (paraffin), neuroscience (fixed frozen brain) and industrial applications (foam and wood) with its smooth sledge movement, precision specimen orientation, and emphasis on safety and ergonomics.
The stable sliding microtome has a totally enclosed micrometer feeding system with an ergonomically positioned object head close to the user. The smooth running sledge can be locked in 11 positions by using the easily accessible sledge brake.
The Leica SM2010 R is a manually operated sliding microtome, designed as a low-maintenance tabletop instrument with roller-guided knife sledges and automatic section thickness feed. The micrometer feed system is located in an enclosed housing. The vertical cross roller bearings have a cover which provides reliable protection from ingress of section waste.
The instrument has an ergonomically optimized object head position. The knife sledge, with its smooth movement, can be locked in place securely at increments of 10 mm. The cutting thickness can be adjusted within the range of 0.5 μm to 60 μm. The automatic feed functions in the range of 0.5 to 30 μm. Switching between manual feed and automatic feed is accomplished by pulling or pushing the feed lever.
The smooth-turning, coarse feed wheel can be chosen with clockwise or counter clockwise rotation. Different specimen clamps can be inserted in the quick clamping system.
Depending on the version, the instrument is either fitted with a blade holder SE for disposable blades or a knife holder SN for conventional knives. Both the blade and knife holder have an integrated knife guard. In the knife holder SN a blade rail can also be inserted for holding disposable blades. The knife or disposable blade holder does not need to be removed for clearance angle adjustment.
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