Microm HM 505 E Cryostat

Microm HM 505 E Cryostat

  • Electronic microtome cryostat
  • 24-h-defroster with interrupt key
  • 2 knife carriers
  • Optional heat extractor and deep-freezing device

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The Microm HM 505 E Cryostat is a highly efficient, electronic microtome cryostat. This Microm cryostat is an upright standing unit with an open-top working area, providing ergonomics and convenience to the operator whether in standing or sitting position.

Designed with a cooling system, the Microm HM 505 E cryostat can cut the temperature range down to -35°C of the microtome and knife carrier work area. This also allows the instrument to cool the freezing stations for freezing-on specimens onto the specimen stages. The HM 505 E is equipped with an automatic 24-h-defroster with interrupt key as well as a handwheel brake. Further optional accessories include the heat extractor and the active deep-freezing device.

The rustproof HM 505 E provides protection for the knife and specimen as it retracts the specimen at the end of the cut. The motorized coarse feed system also allows the sample to be moved forward and backward, and with the automatic approach feature, fast and exact adjustment between specimen and knife-edge is guaranteed.

Two knife carriers are available for the Microm HM 505 E Microtome Cryostat. The standard knife carrier is for knives to be easily clamped in place and adjusted, and the disposable blade holder EC for high- and low-profile blades. The corresponding anti-roll guides facilitate taking off sections.

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Microm HM 505 E Cryostat Specifications

Cooling of Microtome
Temperature Range+5°C to -35°C
Chamber (at Ambient +20°C Temperature)Resolution 1°C
Automatic Defrosting1 each 24 h
Section Thickness Range1 to 500 µm
Fine Section Thickness Range1 to 20 µm
Resolution1 µm for 1 to 10 µm
2 µm for 10 to 20 µm
Trimming Thickness Range10 to 500 µm
Resolution10 µm for 10 to 80 µm
20 µm for 80 to 100 µm
50 µm for 100 to 300 µm
100 µm for 300 to 500 µm
Specimen Retraction
during Return Travel
40 µm
Horizontal Feed Range28 mm
Vertical Specimen Stroke64 mm
Section CounterFive-digit LED display with reset
Sum of Section ThicknessFive-digit LED display with reset
Remaining Travel
to Front End Position
Five-digit LED display
Size of Specimen Stages30, 40, 50, 55, 60, 70 mm
Specimen OrientationX and Y axes: universal 8°
Z axis: up to 360°
Cutting DriveManual by means of handwheel
Coarse FeedMotorized, graduated
and continuous
Microtome Chamber Illumination, Heated Sliding Window
Storage Temperature Range-20°C to +50°C
Operating Conditions+5°C to +40°C (at a max. RH of 60%);
altitude up to 2000 m M.S.L;
for indoor use only
Power Requirements100-240 V/12 or V/8 A ±10% 50-60Hz
Pollution Degree2
Overvoltage CategoryII
Dimensions (W x D x H)775 x 800 x 1200 mm
Weight135 kg
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