LEICA RM2255 AUTOMATED ROTARY MICROTOME
The Leica RM2255 is a high-performance rotary microtome designed especially for motorized and manual sectioning of both paraffin- and resin-embedded specimens. A truly versatile instrument, the RM2255 microtomesupports a wide array of applications in both histology and industrial laboratories.
Constructed with a two-in-one design concept, the Leica RM 2255 microtome is capable of motorized and manual sectioning, and provides reproducible high-quality section while reducing repetitive motions. Carrying a control panel with colored raised keys, the microtome also allows ‘touch’ control so all of the operator’s attention can be fully focused on sectioning and section retrieval.
The Knife holder E is also part of this Leica system. As the most popular knife holder of Leica microtomes, it accepts either high or low profile disposable blades. For enhanced safety, an integrated finger guard covers the entire blade, even during sectioning. Additionally, the lateral knife holder adjustment allows the use of the entire length of the blade without having to change the tension setting of the RM2255 microtome.
The Leica RM2255 microtome is designed with user comfort in mind. The safe, smooth-running hand wheel features a new ergonomic handle, a traditional lock that locks anywhere in the rotation, and an easy-access quick-lock device to lock the specimen in the uppermost position. For motorized sectioning, the hand wheel handle can be centered.
Section Thickness Setting Range0,5 – 100 μmSetting ValuesFrom 0,5 μm – 5 μm in 0,5 μm-increments
From 5 – 20 μm in 1 μm-increments
From 20 – 60 μm in 5 μm-increments
From 60 –100 μm in 10 μm-incrementsTrimming Section Thickness Setting Range1 – 600 μmObject Feed28 mm ±1 mm, feed motion via step motorVertical Specimen Stroke70 mmSectioning Modes4Specimen Retraction Manual5 – 100 μm in 5 μm-increments, can be turned offSpecimen Retraction MotorizedVarying with the sectioning speed, can be turned offElectric Coarse Feed50 x 66 x 30 mmElectric Coarse Feed300 μm/s und 900 μm/sSectioning Speed0,5 – 420mm/s±10%Maximum Specimen Size (L x H x W)50 x 60 x 40 mmSpecimen OrientationHorizontal: 8°, vertical: 8°Nominal Supply Voltages100 / 120 / 230 / 240 V AC ±10%Nominal Frequency50/60 HzPower Draw340 VABasic Instrument (W x D x H / Weight)413 mm x 618 mm x 305 mm / 37 kgControl Panel (W x D x H / Weight121 x 166 x 50 mm / 0.66 kg