OTF 6000 Cryostat

They are suitable for an endless range of applications and in the correct configuration are capable of cutting a wide diversity of specimens from undecalcified bone to brain, resins, plastics and plant tissue as well as more usual soft tissue. Allowing full anti-roll plate adjustment for perfect results coupled with long lasting temperature stability, the OTF6000 can truly be described as complete.

Key Features

The Microtome

The Microtome

The new 5050 interchangeable knife block now allows the user to quickly and easily change between the solid knifeblock that accepts many different types of knives including tungsten carbide tipped knives and the QRFBH that accepts FeatherTM disposable blades. The 5050 is available with or without specimen orientation and orientation and can cut sections between 1μm and 60μm thick. The 5050 is complimented by the Easi-Set anti-roll plate which enables the easiest of all setting up procedures and cutting preparation times are kept to an absolute minimum.

OTF6000 Cryostat Control Panel

OTF6000 Cryostat

A wide range of accessories increase versatility and widen the scope and ease of use of the microtome. Motorised drive is available which, whilst still permitting manual control, facilitates extra slow cutting for added power free from vibration, and allows ultra- repeatability of sections. Motorised advance/ rewind is as standard; this function has two speeds for accurate and rapid alignment of the specimen to the knife.

Full Details

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New streamline top for added operator comfort and usability.

  • Suitable for research and clinical operation.
  • Switch easy between solid knives or disposable blades using our new interchangeable knife block.
  • Automatic evaporator defrost supplied as standard.
  • Touch screen controls.
  • Long list of options and accessories.
  • Contains the new 5050 rotary microtome.
  • RFID secure access locking window as standard.
  • Built in UV decontamination as standard.
  • Built in foot rest.
  • Waste collection bottle.
  • Heated anti-fog window.
  • Downloadable user log data.

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The new full-colour touchscreen display for the OTF6000 is the central point of control for the unit. Once signed into their account, the user has access to all the electronic controls of the unit such as;

  • The adjustment of temperature settings (Chamber & Specimen)
  • The chamber light
  • Manage and schedule the defrost cycles
  • Decontamination controls
  • Motordrive controls
  • Administrative controls and settings (Administrator accounts only)
  • Access a recent “event log”

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  • Cryostat Specification:

  • Powder Coated Welded Steel Chassis

    Low Spec: Yes / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Colour Touchscreen Display

    Low Spec: Yes / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Physical Specimen Advance/Rewind Switch

    Low Spec: Yes / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Manual Handwheel Drive

    Low Spec: Yes / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Motorised Handwheel Drive

    Low Spec: No / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Emergency Stop

    Low Spec: No / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Built In Footswitch

    Low Spec: No / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Refrigeration

    Low Spec: -35 (Single Compressor) / Hi Spec: -40 (Dual Compressor)

  • Quick Freeze Block

    Low Spec: Yes / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Anti Fog Window

    Low Spec: Yes / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Window Lock RFID Access

    Low Spec: Yes / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Built In Waste Collection Bottle

    Low Spec: Yes / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Heated Specimen Block

    Low Spec: Yes / Hi Spec: Yes

  • UV Decontamination

    Low Spec: Yes / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Refrigeration Alarm

    Low Spec: Yes / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Recent User Log Records

    Low Spec: Yes / Hi Spec: Yes

  • Dimensions

    H 1260mm x W765mm x D855mm

  • Packaging Net weight (Manual)

    146kg Gross

  • Packaging Weight (Manual)


  • Packing Dimensions

    H 1540mm x W900mm x D1060mm

  • Shipping volume


  • Microtome Specification:

  • 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). ± 8o horizontal and vertical (Orienating Head).

  • Maximum Specimen Size

    70mm x 50mm

  • Knife Holders

    New interchangeable solid and QRFBH knifeblocks 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 footswitch 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

    20kg Gross weight / 25kg

  • Weights vary according to specification of instrument

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