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McIlwain Tissue Chopper
Ideal Micro-Drill™ and Burrs

Improved Microslicers™
for Sectioning Fresh or Fixed Tissue


Microslicer™ DTK-1000

Microslicer™ DTK-Zero1

Microslicer™ DTK-3000W

The DTK Microslicers™ have a unique design for the vibratory motion of the cutting blade. They are made to cut sections of extremely soft tissues like brain, liver or similar difficult-to-section material. The Microslicers™ line of instruments are well known for their quality and their superior results, enjoying an excellent reputation in the neuroscience research community.

Objective of the Microslicer™

The Microslicer™ is an instrument used to cut sections of fresh or fixed animal or plant tissues without freezing the tissues.

Fresh tissue sections (10 to 500 micrometers in thickness) are used in anatomy, physiology and pharmacology research areas. In addition, fresh botanical tissue sections are also used in the various research fields.

Histochemistry and cytochemistry procedures require incubation of tissue sections in various reaction media. Large tissue blocks and thick tissue sections often produce non-specific deposits of reaction products and areas of no reaction in the center of the tissues. This is due to the poor penetration of the reaction media into the tissue. The use of thinner tissue sections is required to facilitate the penetration of the reaction medium into the tissues.

DSK Microslicer™ (DTK-1000, DTK-Zero1 and DTK-3000W) are instruments for cutting non-frozen tissue sections easily and efficiently.

There is a Choice of Three Microslicer™ Models:

  • Microslicer DTK-1000 - the basic model for manual operation

  • Microslicer DTK-Zero1 - reduced Z-axis movement of the head for superior cutting quality, manual unit but includes motorized specimen movement and features the useful retraction mode

  • Microslicer DTK-3000W - automatic system for serial sectioning and includes the Microslicer Zero Z technology.

The Microslicer™ vibratory tissue slicer systems feature a constant cutting amplitude and a selectable frequency. The DTK-Zero1, and DTK-3000W models feature the Microslicer™ Zero-Z technology with a redesigned cutting head for dramatically reduced Z-axis vibration. All systems have a bath with a simple but effective drain. The specimen tray allow for reduced use of solutions and cooling around it. The layout of the switches on either side of the tray allows for easy operation and reduced spillage on the controls.

Applications: Neuroscience Research, Physiology, Immunocytochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Fluorescent Antibody Study, Histology, Cytology

Journal References to Research Work Done Using a Microslicer™

Microslicer™ Accessories and Consumables


microslicer dtk-1000

Microslicer™ DTK-1000

A high quality, basic vibratory microtome, suitable for a busy laboratory, with many users.

Functions Include:

  1. Frequency dial
  2. Cutting speed dial
  3. Function switch; reverse; stop; forward
  4. Lamp switch
  5. Main switch
  6. Section thickness knob
  7. Motor box
  8. Blade holder
  9. Buffer tray
  10. Magnifier assembly with fluorescent lamp

Ordering Information
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
10000 Microslicer™ DTK-1000, 120V, 60Hz each P.O.R.
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10000-220 Microslicer™ DTK-1000, 220V, 50/60Hz each P.O.R.
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Microslicer™ DTK-Zero1

New Microslicer™ DTK-Zero1

the first tissue sectioning equipment with Zero "Z" technology

This model Microslicer™ with Zero Z technology dramatically reduces the Z-axis vibrations to approximately 2.5 microns. It is also equipped with a specimen retraction system. The specimen advance is manual but the specimen can be moved up or down by a motorized button. A function switch can stop, advance or retract the cutting action, saving valuable time.

  Functions Include:
 

1. Frequency dial
2. Cutting speed dial
3. Function switch; reverse; stop; forward
4. Lamp switch
5. Main switch
6. Section thickness knob
7. Motor box

 

8. Blade holder
9. Buffer tray
10. Magnifier assembly with fluorescent lamp
11. Up switch
12. Down switch
13. Retraction switch

Ordering Information
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
10111 Microslicer™ DTK-Zero 1, 115V, 50/60Hz each P.O.R.
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10111-220 Microslicer™ DTK-Zero 1, 220V, 50/60Hz each P.O.R.
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Microslicer™ DTK-3000W

Microslicer™ DTK-3000W

70 x 70mm maximum specimen size
This is the most sophisticated model. The maximum specimen size is 70 x 70mm, in addition to having all the excellent features of the model DTK-Zero 1.

Functions Include:
Fully automatic single or continuous mode. Selection of section thickness is possible at one micron units with a high performance stepping motor for specimen advance. Equipped with a specimen retraction system. Forward and reverse blade movements are selectable at 1mm intervals.

  Functions Include:
 

1. Frequency dial
2. Cutting speed dial
3. Operation panel
4. Display (thickness)
5. Display (sectioning range)

 

6. Motor box
7. Blade holder
8. Buffer tray
9. Magnifier assembly with fluorescent lamp

Ordering Information
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
10150 Microslicer™ DTK-3000W, 115V, 50/60Hz each P.O.R.
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10150-220 Microslicer™ DTK-3000W, 220V, 50/60Hz each P.O.R.
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Microslicer™ Specifications Overview

Model Prod. No.
10000 and 10000-220
Microslicer™
DTK-1000
Prod. No.
10111 and 10111-220
Microslicer™
Zero 1
Prod. No.
10150 and 10150-220
Microslicer™
DTK-3000W
Electrical 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz
Blade Oscillating Frequency 0~55Hz 0~55Hz 0~55Hz
Blade Oscillating Width 2mm fixed 2mm fixed 2mm fixed
Cutting Speed  0-68/mm/min. (about) 0-68/mm/min (about) 0-90/mm/min (about)
Reverse Speed 104mm/min. (about) 104mm/min. (about) 104mm/min. (about)
Maximum Specimen Height 20mm 20mm 20mm
Specimen Retraction Function no yes yes
Maximum Specimen Size 25 x 30mm 25 x 30mm 70 x 70mm
Specimen Advance Manual Motorized Motorized/Automatic
Blade Holder Size For 30mm blade For 30mm blade For 30 or 70mm blade
Automatic Operation no no yes

retraction mechanism

The retraction mechanism is a function included in the DTK-Zero1 and DTK-3000W models that prevents the retracting blade from touching the face of the specimen. The specimen tray is lowered by 120 micrometers after the cutting of each section and is raised by exactly the same distance when a new cutting cycle starts.


Microslicer™ Accessories and Consumables

Microslicer™ Blade Holder

Microslicer™ Blade Holder

Black nylon and stainless steel

Fits Microslicers™ above. Does not fit Microslicer™ 1500E.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
10110-20B Microslicer™ Blade Holder each $363.50
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tool for microslicer blade exchange

Tool for Microslicer™ Blade Exchange

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
10112 Tool for Microslicer™ Blade Exchange each $22.35
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Microslicer™ Specimen Trays

Microslicer Specimen Tray

Fits all Microslicers™ above.

Inside dimensions:
70 x 70 x 9.5mm
(2.75 x 2.75 x 0.375")

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
10113 Microslicer™ Specimen Tray each $295.00
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Feather Razor Blade for Vibratome use

Feather® Blades

Carbon steel; sharp edges. Break in half lengthwise for use (protect fingers and use eye protection). This is the preferred cutting blade for use with the PELCO easiSlicer™. Ideally suited for use with Microslicer™, Vibratome® and other vibratory slicers. Excellent when used as is (unbroken) in McIlwain Tissue Chopper.
• Length: 42.8mm (1.685")
• Cutting Edge Length: 36mm (1.42")
• Width: 22mm (0.865")
• Thickness: 0.127mm (0.0045")

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
121-9 Feather® Double Edge Carbon Steel Blades pkg/10 $8.25
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Double Edge, PTFE Coated Razor Blades for Vibratome

Double Edge, Breakable Style Razor Blades

PTFE-Coated stainless steel, individually wrapped and bulk packed. Break in half lengthwise for use (protect fingers and use eye protection).Suitable blade for PELCO easiSlicer™, Microslicer™, Vibratome® and other brands of vibratory microtomes. Suitable alternative to Feather® blades when used as is (unbroken) in McIlwain Tissue Chopper.
• Length: 42.9mm (1.69")
• Cutting Edge Length: 37.1mm (1.46")
• Width: 21.7mm (0.855")
• Thickness: 0.11mm (0.004")

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
121-6 Double Edge Stainless Steel Cutting Blades box/250 $39.50
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Replacement bulb for Microslicers

Replacement Twin Bulb

for Microslicer™ Models 1000 and 1500E

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
10174 Replacement, Twin Bulb for Microslicer™ models 1000, 1500E, Zero-1 and 3000W each $96.70
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PTFE coated, stainless steel, injector razor blades

Injector Style Stainless Steel, PTFE-Coated Blades

Acceptable for use with Microslicer™, Vibratome® and other vibratory microtomes.Single edge, 20 per dispenser.
• Length: 38.1mm (1.5")
• Cutting Edge Length: 36.3mm (1.43")
• Width: 8mm (0.314")
• Thickness: 0.25mm (0.010")

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
121-4 Injector Blades, 20 blades in dispenser each $4.90
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PELCO Pro CA44 Tissue Adhesive

PELCO® Pro CA44 Tissue Adhesive

PELCO® Pro CA44 is an instant tissue adhesive based on cyanoacrylate. Developed to glue tissue on specimen holders used in vibrating microtomes such as Microslicer™ and Vibratome®. Although the tissue adhesive is unstable in boiling water, it is recommended to use #19920 PELCO® Pro Cyanoacrylate Debonder (below) to remove or clean cured cyanoacrylate. Supplied in 20ml bottle with dispenser tip, closed with ptfe coated steel pin for optimum seal.
Compatible to Loctite 404 tissue adhesive.

Cyanoacrylate Brand Cross Reference and Technical Data
I - 10033 SDS (213KB PDF)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
10033 PELCO® Pro CA44 Instant Tissue Adhesive, 20ml each $10.10
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The shelf life of cyanoacrylate glues (and epoxies) can be extended by storing them at lower temperatures; -20°C. At lower temperatures, the adhesive becomes very viscous and the speed of chemical reactions is practically reduced to zero. It will keep the adhesive stable for years. Before use, let the adhesive thaw with the container sealed to avoid condensation into the adhesive.





PELCO® Pro Cyanoacrylate Debonder

PELCO® Pro Cyanoacrylate Debonder

The PELCO® Pro Cyanoacrylate Debonder destabilizes and debonds cured cyanoacrylates. Useful for releasing specimens from holders, cleaning cyanoacrylates from surfaces and removing cured cyanoacylates from fingers. Works on all brands of cyanoacrylate glue (Loctite, Henkel, Permabond, 3M™, PELCO®, Aron Alpha, etc.). The debonder is also a solvent, please check before using on plastic surfaces / samples and avoid repeated skin contact. Supplied in 20ml bottle with dispenser tip.

F, Cg, I, T - SDS (96KB PDF) - There are Hazard Shipping Fees associated with this product. - Hazard Shipping Fees

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
19920 PELCO® Pro Cyanoacrylate Debonder, 20ml each $5.95
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The shelf life of cyanoacrylate glues (and epoxies) can be extended by storing them at lower temperatures; -20°C. At lower temperatures, the adhesive becomes very viscous and the speed of chemical reactions is practically reduced to zero. It will keep the adhesive stable for years. Before use, let the adhesive thaw with the container sealed to avoid condensation into the adhesive.
Cyanoacrylate Brand Cross Reference and Technical Data






Loctite 404 Tissue Adhesive

Loctite® 404 Quick-Set

PELCO easiSlicer™ and other vibratory tissue slicing applications. Also for other quick-set tissue-slide uses.
0.33 oz. / 9.3g / 10ml
I - SDS (207KB PDF)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
10035 Loctite® 404 Tisssue Adhesive, 9.3g, 10ml each $42.00
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(also see PELCO® Tissue Adhesive)





Specimen Retrievers

PELCO® Pro Specimen Retrievers

This is a perfect tool for retrieving free floating sections from the bath. Made of glass.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
101-33 PELCO® Pro Specimen Retrievers pkg/5 $33.35
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