5050 Rotary Microtome

The result of the Bright Instrument Continuous Development Programme; direct research ‘in the field’ has driven developments with this next generation microtome technology.

Key Features

State of The Art

Comprehensive industry feedback led to the direct incorporation of a number of impressive features, with engineering conducted from our state-of-the-art facilities in the UK. A simple range of options and accessories present a truly versatile solution for research laboratories across the globe, which couple with the accurate and reliable cut associated with the Bright Instruments name.

Full Details

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  • Construction

    Rotary rocking design of cast alloys, with detergent and solvent resistant epoxy-polyester finish.

  • Section Thickness Range

    1-60μm in 1μm steps.

  • Specimen Advance

    5600μm (Total)

  • Knife Block Movement

    44mm (Total)

  • Retraction

    Approximately 50μm.

  • Cutting Stroke


  • Specimen Orientation

    None (Fixed Head). ±8° horizontal and vertical (Orientating Head)

  • Maximum Specimen Size

    70mm x 50mm

  • Remaining Feed Indicator

    Visual Display

  • Knife Holders

    New interchangeable solid and QRFBH knife blocks can take conventional steel knives; tungsten carbide tipped knives, glass knives and disposable blade holders. Sliding knife carriage with central lock. Alternatively, the quick release Feather blade holder is available as an optional feature either in addition to or in place of the standard knife holder block.

  • Motorised Section Cutting

    (Hi Spec Only) With variable speed, variable cutting zone, single or continuous modes, hands off foot switch and emergency stop.

  • Safety Features

    Counter-balance handwheel with safety lock. Built in knife guards. Locking wind w. Requires RFID tag or password to access the touch screen controls.

  • Dimensions

    H300 x W300 x D500mm Net

  • Weight

    Weight (Manual): 20kg Gross, weight (Manual): 25kg. Weights vary according to specification of instrument

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  • Easy set up anti-roll system for simple usability
  • Counterbalance assisted wheel operation
  • Flat top for storage
  • Quick action interchangeable knife blocks, standard on all models
  • Ergonomic design for ease of use and comfort
  • Portable for easy relocation
  • Suitable for industrial applications

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