Shandon SME Cryotome Cryostat

Shandon SME Cryotome Cryostat

  • Automated advance
  • Motorized sectioning
  • Specimen temperature control
  • Frost-free cryochamber
  • Guarded foot switch
  • Emergency stop button

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The Shandon Cryotome SME is a sophisticated, top-of-the-line cryostat that combines automated electronic advance and hands-free sectioning with fully independent specimen temperature control.

The Cryotome SME was designed ergonomically to enhance operator comfort. With its open top design, temperature gain is minimized during prolonged usage. This Shandon model also has a convenient flat top for extra working space, as well as retractable front wheels for increased stability. Additionally, the Cryotome SME has a key lock to immobilize the control panel for increased security, and a convenient flywheel with a three-position deadlock lever.

The microtome is precise and accurate yet gives a light balanced feel over the whole range of the advance mechanism, which permits 0 to 30 micron selection in 1-micron steps. Situated outside the cold working environment, the microtome is easy to clean and maintain.

Other features of the Shandon Cryotome SME Cryostat includes: a knife holder that accepts knives or disposable blade holders, a refrigeration system utilizes efficient fast-cooling technology plus a frost-free cryochamber, rapid defrost, and a maximum cooling temperature down to -35 C (at 20 C ambient).

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Shandon SME Cryotome Cryostat Specifications

 Cryotome SME
Height42.5" (107 cm)
Width26" (66 cm)
Depth25.5" (64 cm)
Weight330 lbs. (150 kg)
Power Requirements1400VA (220-240 VAC) / 1700VA (110-120 VAC)
Temperature Control
Chamber: 0 to -35C
Specimen: +/- 10C of chamber (at 20C ambient temperature)
MicrotomeSpecimen retraction 25,000 um
1-20 um (1 um increments)
20-60 um (5 um increments)
IncludesCutting speed control, motorized cutting, guarded foot switch, emergency stop button
Compliance Designed to meet IEC 61010, CSA, UL, and CE Mark (IVDD compliant).
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