Tissue containers - These are also referred to as the cassettes. The tissue to be
processed is placed in an appropriate container, which is then labeled and the lid
snapped on. The tissue basket located in the unit's rotating head, houses these containers
where they remain throughout the entire process.
Reagent and wax baths - This processor is equipped with 10 reagent baths and 2 wax
baths which are thermostatically controlled at approximately 60C. The reagent baths
are filled with appropriate fluids and wax is placed in the wax baths after verifying
that the main switch is on, as to keep the wax in molten state.
Stirring/Agitation mechanism - The basket is attached to the arms of the machine,
where one arm is designed to rotate the basket containing the tissue cassettes at
a rate of one revolution per minute.
Timing mechanism - Timer is meant to keep the tissue in different reagent and wax
baths for optimum processing. If kept for a longer or shorter period than necessary,
the tissue will not be sufficiently processed.
Reagent baths are easily removed from the unit for convenient refilling, changing
The processor can be programmed to delay start up to 9 days in advance
User friendly hand held touch controller
Store up to 4 programs in the processor's memory
Immersion time and agitation can vary for each step
The processor has two lids for easy access to containers as well as protection from
The unit fits in most standard fume hoods
Unit has 10 reagent containers and 2 independently heated wax baths
Convenient hanger clips in the unit's hood allows for easy loading/unloading of tissue
Random and organized tissue cassette baskets are available as well as small and large
Large baskets can hold up to 110 tissue cassettes and small baskets can hold up to
40 tissue cassettes