Programmable Automated Slide Stainer TST 44

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The programmable continuous slide stainer TST 44 with up to 12 parallel operating staining protocols is an “assembly-line worker” for routine staining protocols frequently needed in histology and cytology laboratories.

The outstanding features of the TST 44 result in a high capacity of up to 500 slides per hour and considerably decrease the time needed for this routine work in the laboratory. It‘s increased number of reagent stations in combination with a continuous, lean working principle provides a high throughput. Up to 12 baskets with 30 slides each can be processed at the same time following identical or diff erent staining protocols. There are four loading and four unloading stations available as start and exit baths providing fully automatic performance of the staining procedures without the need to interfere.

The slide stainer can store up to 20 staining protocols with up to 40 protocol steps. 12 simultaneously operating protocols can be run. The extraction device with integrated charcoal fi lter and connection to an external ventilation system avoids the emission of solvent fumes and provides an optimum protection of the user’s health. The water saving feature is a contribution to energy saving and environment protection.

The soft running transport head with the patented drip tray uses fast X, Y and Z robotics. Liquid residues on the slides and the basket cannot contaminate the reagents as the small tray glides automatically under the basket as soon as it is lifted from the bath and before it is transported to the next station. A fi lter card in the tray absorbs the liquids thus preventing an overfl owing of the tray.

In all, the TST 44 provides 30 staining stations, 6 watering and 2 drying stations.

The large display facilitates programming, application and supervision of all procedures. All relevant data for the current process are listed in the plot line. By pressing the status key and choosing a basket, the whole staining program appears on the screen. Consequently the user can easily check the status of the staining procedures at a glance. Further, the status of reagents in the device can be checked thanks to a reagent management displayed on the bottom of the display. The easy to follow user’s guide enables efficient programming of the procedures and offers simple access to archived data.

The high performing continuous slide stainer for modern histology and cytology labs merges flexibility with high speeds for optimal efficiency in routine stains. The following models are available in our range:

TST 44.000 Standard Model, 230V

TST 44.200 C with drying chamber, 230V

TST 44.000 with transfer station, 230V

TST 44.200 C with drying chamber and transfer station, 230V