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Fully-automatic Rotary Microtome A550

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Key product features


  • Powerful cutting motor drive with safety function
  • Cutting speed from 0 to 400 mm/sec., selectable
  • Instrument operates worldwide without switching the power supply voltage

Rotary Microtome A550
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Product specifications 

The fully automatic Microtome A550 provides utmost reliability, user benefit and outstanding operator comfort.


The high section stability and precision turn this instrument into an universal multipurpose microtome for highest demands on sectioning paraffin as well as for hard sectioning technique in biology, medicine and industry.


The cutting motor drive allows precise sectioning, ensuring good reproducibility. Another user-friendly feature is the cutting window that can be adjusted to the specimen size, while the preselected speed is only applied within the cutting window. This enables the user to section delicate specimens precisely in a short period of time.


The large section thickness range from 0.25 µm to 500 µm is divided into fine sectioning and trim sectioning. You can easily switch between these two ranges, even while sectioning. Memory positioning allows the fast movement to a stored cutting position by pushing one button only.

Supplied incl. waste tray, with disposable blade carrier for low profile, or alternatively high profile and universal specimen clamp. 

Technical data

Section thickness setting range: 1.0 µm to 50 µm


Setting values:

  • from 1.0 µm to 5.0 µm in 0.25 µm steps
  • from 5.0 µm to 10.0 µm in 0.5 µm steps
  • from 10 µm to 50 µm in 1 µm steps

Trimming section thickness range: 1 µm to 500 µm


Setting values:

  • from 1 µm to 20 µm in 1 µm steps
  • from 20 µm to 100 µm in 5 µm steps
  • from 100 µm to 500 µm in 10 µm steps

Sectioning speed range: from 0 to 400 mm/s

Horizontal specimen feed: 30 mm

Vertical specimen stroke: 68 mm

Sectioning modes: Total 5:

  • Manual mode 
  • Continuous mode
  • Single mode
  • Step stroke
  • Permanent mode

Dimensions incl. tray (L/T/H): 530 x 430 x 310 mm

Weight: approx. 38 kg

Power supply: 100-240 V / 50/60 Hz

Instrument operates worldwide without switching the power supply voltage


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