ThermoFisher Histostar Tissue Embedding Unit Specifications

Instrument Functions

The ThermoFisher Histostar paraffin embedding unit 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 5 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 Histostar 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 72 base molds

  • 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: 1h

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:Removable forceps holder temperature: 70C

Temperature range of -5C

Warm-up time prior to operation: 30 minutes

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 650mm l x 600mm d x 410mm h

Weight is 25kg

Power requirements are 100-240v, 50/60 Hz