New M-240 Semi-Automated Microtome

MES Exclusive Line

The M-240 microtome from Medical Equipment Source uses state-of-the-art technology and embodies the company’s commitment to quality and excellence in the microtomy.

It provides the operational convenience and the stability required for outstanding sectioning in routine, research and industry applications.

User Friendly Interface

Full color TFT 7” display with PCAD (projected capacitive) touchscreen. Size and tilt of the display allow an easy and effortless selection of the parameters and increase user safety.

All required parameters and functions are available on the main screen: section mode, section and trimming thickness, section counter, section sum, remaining travel, retraction and coarse feed, memory function.

Quick Release Specimen Clamp

Cutting-edge design of the specimen clamp that prevents building up of dirt and facilitates operations with the microtome.

The retraction function, that can be deactivated, helps extending the blade’s shelf life.

Memory Function 

MEM key for higher productivity, to retrieve previous cuttings settings when working with uniform paraffin blocks. By simply pressing a key,
the specimen moves into the stored MEM position.

Additional safety feature available to change the specimen safely by adding an extra “safety distance” to the position stored in memory.

Specimen Orienting Head

Thanks to a blocking mechanism the easy to operate change system allows to work with different specimen clamps.

Indication of 0-position in x and y direction by palpable “click” for the precise alignment of the specimen.

Spacious Waste Tray

Special antistatic coating prevents paraffin adhesion and minimizes the cleaning time. Ergonomic design with surface for arm rest. Wide area on the top of the microtome for the storage of tools.

Motorized Specimen Feed

Precise, motorized coarse feed in two modes, continuous and step.
In continuous mode, speed is selectable between slow and fast to ensure a controlled specimen approach.

Knife Carrier System

Blade holder slides sideways in both directions allowing the use of the entire cutting edge. It accepts low- and high-profile blades.

All blade holders are equipped with finger guard for safety reasons.

Smooth and Ergonomic Handwheel

The handwheel is perfectly balanced thanks to an innovating counterweight system and can be locked in any angular position.

Cutting can be done by turning the handwheel clockwise or counterclockwise.

Smooth-working handwheel to minimize user fatigue.

Section thickness total range in (μ)0,5 - 100
Section thickness settings in (μ)0,5 – 5 in increments of 0,5
5 – 20 in increments of 1
20 – 60 in increments of 5
60 – 100 in increments of 10
Trimming total range in (μ)1 - 600
Trimming thickness settings in (μ)1 – 10 in increments of 1
10 – 20 in increments of 2
20 – 50 in increments of 5
50 – 100 in increments of 10
100 – 600 in increments of 50
Specimen feed28 ± 1 mm
Vertical stroke (mm)72 ± 1 mm to allow sectioning of mega-cassettes
Specimen retraction Total range in (μ)5 – 250 μ (selectable in 1 μ increment)
5 predefined values: 20,30,40,60,80 μ
Default value: 40μ
Optional function that can be deactivated
Motorized coarse feed (μ/sec)300 (slow speed forward)
800 (fast speed forward)
1800 (ultrafast speed backwards)
Additional function for forward/backward
coarse feed in step mode
DimensionsWidth (mm) 465
Depth with tray (mm) 540
Height (mm) 298
Weight33.9 kg