Sakura Tissue Tek VIP 3000 Tissue Processor

Sakura Tissue Tek VIP 3000 Tissue Processor

  • Store up to 10 different processing programs
  • Available in bench-top or floor models
  • Pr-programmed cleaning cycle, P/V cycle, and diagnostic systems
  • Programmable 14 stage processing cycle

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Sakura Tissue Tek VIP 3000 Tissue Processor Features

Computer Power
The V.I.P. control panel permits you to prepare and store up to 10 different processing programs. A simple touch of the key pad instructs the sophisticated micro-processor which program to use.

Power of Peace of Mind
The user friendly V.I.P. processors are not only designed for maximum reliability, but they also ensure the ultimate safety of your specimens. The computer monitors the entire process to continuously maintain all parameters under virtually any circumstances. Even in the event of power failure, the system will protect the integrity of your specimens.

Bench-Top or Floor Model
The bench-top V.I.P. processors are compact units that fit neatly on a lab bench. Where space is at a premium, free-standing vertical instruments will prove convenient - using only 3.3 square feet of floor space.

4-Way Power
Tissue-Tek V.I.P processors combine four key elements to produce a better block: alternating pressure, vacuum, heat, and agitation. These elements are programmable in each of 10 reagent and 4 paraffin stations.

Microprocessor-Controlled Electronics
V.I.P. processors are controlled by a sophisticated, user-friendly computer. The powerful microprocessor at the heart of the computer methodically executes every programmed function. The cleaning cycle, the P/V cycle and diagnostic systems are pre-programmed.

The 14 stage processing cycle is user programmable. You may create and store up to 10 processing programs detailing time, heat, and P/V cycle at each station.


Sakura Tissue Tek VIP 3000 Tissue Processor Specifications

Dimensions/Floor Model1.27m (50") high, 0.61m (24") deep, 0.51m (20") wide
Dimensions/Bench Model0.64m (25") high, 0.61m (24") deep, 1.02m (40") wide
Weight120 kg (264 lbs.)
Voltage100-115 VAC, 50-60 Hz or 220-240 VAC, 50Hz
Retort Capacity300 specimens
Reagent ReservoirsTen 4-liter reagent reservoirs, 2 cleaning reagent reservoirs and 2 fume filters
Oven CapacityThree 4-liter interchangeable paraffin reservoirs
Operator ProgrammingTen retained processing programs and a self-calculating delay timer - up to 99 days, 11 hours, 59 minutes
P/V Cycle Time30 seconds ambient, 90 seconds pressure, 30 seconds ambient, 90 seconds vacuum
OutputsExternal warning relay
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