Vibrating Microtomes

Studies of visual patching and extracellular recording of neurological, heart and lung tissue using Campden's vibrating microtomes have all been published for over 30 years. The latest generation with Model 7000smz-2 and the 5100mz Series represent significant advances in precision at a lower cost than competitive units. In addition, they are easy to use providing service free operation and performance longevity. Full comparative specifications available on request.

  7000smz-2 5100mz-Plus 5100mz
Optimal Z-Axis Deflection 0 µm (±0.1 µm) 0 µm (±2.0 µm) ≈5-8 µm
Opti-cal Vertical (Z-axis) Calibration Device* Included as standard Included as standard Optional Accessory
Blade Oscillation Frequency Range 50**-120 Hz 50-80 Hz 50-80 Hz
Blade Oscillation Amplitude
(nominal)
Minimum: 0.5 mm
Maximum: 2.5 mm
Minimum: 0.5 mm
Maximum: 1.5 mm
Minimum: 0.5 mm
Maximum: 1.5 mm
Amplitude Step Size
(nominal)
0.25 mm 0.5 mm 0.5 mm
Advance Speed Resolution During Slicing 0.01 mm/sec 0.1 mm/sec 0.1 mm/sec
Specimen Retraction as Blade Retracts Yes Yes Yes
Max Specimen Size 28x50x19 28x50x19 28x50x19
Slice thickness 1 -999um in auto
Up to 19mm in manual
Cutting Range 40mm 40mm 40mm
Memory to Store Section Thickness Yes Yes Yes
Multiple User Settings 8 different 8 different 8 different
Operating Modes Manual, semi-automated Slice Window or fully automated Profile Repeat Manual or semi-automated Slice Window Manual or semi-automated Slice Window
Cooling Options Ice bath or optional Model 7610A Tissue Bath Cooler
Physiological temperature unit Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions 16.5" x 15.7" x 10.6"
420 x 400 x 270 mm
13.7" x 17.7 x 13.7"
350 x 450 x 350 mm
13.7" x 17.7 x 13.7"
350 x 450 x 350 mm

* Campden's Opti-cal is calibrated with metrology equipment traceable to National Standards.

** Lower Blade Oscillation frequences are possible. Please contact us for information.

7000smz-2 Vibrotome
7000smz-2 Vibrotome

Model 7000smz-2

Our top of the range high precision, vibrating microtome, this is the finest slicer in the world for preparations for visual patch clamping. Shown with optional Slice incubation chamber and temperature controller.

5100mz-Plus Vibrotome
5100mz-Plus Vibrotome

Model 5100mz-Plus

The 5100-Plus is perfect for those who need to keep slices viable for longer e.g. for electrophysiological field recordings. The user can calibrate the Z-axis deflection of the blade to 2 µm with the adjustable blade holder and “Opti-cal” Calibration device.

5100mz Vibrotome
5100mz Vibrotome

Model 5100mz

The 5100mz is a very competitively priced, high precision, vibrating microtome (vibrotome for short) which shares many features with the top of the range 7000smz series, such as the vibrating mechanism, the inner and outer tissue baths and the easy to use control system.

Upgrade Kit for 5100mz
Upgrade Kit for 5100mz

Model 5100-1-45

Optional kit to upgrade the 5100mz to the 5100mz-Plus. Allowing the user to optimally calibrate the Z-axis deflection of the blade to 2±0.1 µm.



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