Rotary automatic Microtome A550

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Based on our knowledge in the microtomy field we have consistently developed our microtome series. All microtomes are entirely designed and made in Germany, using own mechanics and electronics.

The automatic microtome Microtome A550 combines trendsetting technology with ergonomic design and meets the highest demands in every working environment. Enhanced user comfort results in maximum output and will boost your efficiency from the average to the extraordinary.

With the aid of the ‚Memory Positioning‘, previously saved positions can be set at the push of a button. An emergency off switch brings extra safety. The Microtome A550 features a display with soft keys, a handwheel, and can also be operated with a foot switch.


Sectioning range:  from 0.25 µm to 2.0 µm in 0.25 µm steps
from 2.0 µm to 5.0 µm in 0.5 µm steps
from 5 µm to 50 µm in 1 µm steps
Trimming range:   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 rate:      1 – 150 mm/s
Horizontal specimen feed: 30 mm
Specimen retraction: 25 µm (on/off)
Vertical lift: 70 mm
Sectioning modes: manual, continuous, single, step stroke, permanent
Dimensions incl. tray (W/D/H): 530 x 430 x 310 mm
Weight: ca. 38 kg
Power supply: 100 – 240V / 50 – 60Hz