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Leica EG1160 Tissue Embedding Station Specifications

Instrument Functions

The Leica EG 1160 paraffin embedding station is characterized by it's compact dimensions, ease of operation, and high standards of convenience.

  • Paraffin reservoir is separately heated and offers a capacity of 3 liters
  • Paraffin flow rate is pump controlled and adjustable in 10 increments
  • Non-glare illumination is integrated at the paraffin to provide a well lighted work area
  • Separate paraffin collecting tray
  • User menu is available in 5 languages
  • All instrument functions - including the automatic starting time - are individually programmable
  • The Leica EG1160 is a microprocessor controlled system with automatic ON/OFF
  • Work area is divided into three parts: cassette storage, working and embedding area and cold plate
  • Cassettes containing tissue can be stored in the separately heated, removable cassette storage tray with a capacity of approximately 100 cassettes
  • Cold plate holds approximately 60 blocks
  • Features a mold warmer compartment
  • Removable forceps holder accommodates three forceps
  • Recessed work area located next to the paraffin dispenser allows for convenient and efficient tissue embedding
  • Excess molten paraffin can easily be drained through outlets located within the work area
  • Removable tray is located beneath the work area to collect the drained paraffin
  • Refrigeration area in front of the paraffin dispenser is conveniently located to ensure optimal cooling of paraffin embedded blocks

Technical Data

  • Paraffin reservoir:
    • Capacity: 31 cassettes
    • Separate temperature control with a range of 45-70C, steps of +/-1C
    • Warm-up time prior to operation: 4h
  • Cassette bath:
    • Capacity: 100 cassettes
    • Separate temperature control with a range of 45-70C, steps of +/- 1C
    • Warm-up time prior to operation: 1.5h
  • Mold warmer:
    • Separate temperature control with a range of 35-70C, steps of +/- 1C
    • Warm-up time prior to operation: 1h
  • Work area:
    • Separate temperature control with a range of 45-70C, steps of +/- 1C
    • Warm-up time prior to operation: 1h
  • Cold plate:
    • Temperature range of -5C
    • Warm-up time prior to operation: 1h
  • Removable forceps holder temperature: 70C
  • Paraffin dispenser & pump temperature range of 45-70C
  • Cassette tray capacity: 8 cassettes
  • Operating temperature: 18-40C
  • Cooling system refrigerant is 140 g +/- 5 g R134A
  • Dimensions are 36″l x 23″d x 12.5″h (910mm l x 575mm d x 320mm h)
  • Weight is 110 lbs (50 kg)
  • Power requirements are 115v, 60 Hz
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