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McIlwain Tissue Chopper

Standard and Petri Dish Versions Available

McIlwain Tissue Chopper

McIlwain chopper McIlwain Tissue Chopper Cutting Table for Petri Dish
Standard Table Petri Dish Table and Blade Holder

This device is designed to cut fresh or fixed tissue for metabolic experiments. It is especially advantageous for slicing small or irregular shaped specimens as one might obtain from biopsies. The McIlwain Tissue Chopper causes much less disturbance of the cell structure than homogenizers or blenders and has been used on various tissues of the central nervous system as well as for liver and kidney.

Slices up to 1mm thickness and cubes or prisms up to 1mm cross section can be prepared with the chopper in 30 seconds. Stepless variation of slice thickness from zero to the maximum is done by means of an indexing clutch in conjunction with a micrometer head calibrated in microns. The specimen is placed on the circular, white plastic disc on the stainless steel table and is transversed automatically from left to right at an adjustable speed. At the same time, the blade is raised and dropped at speeds varying from zero to over 200 strokes per minute. The process may be repeated with the table turned 45° if prisms are desired. Turn the table 90° on the second cut for cubes. Supplied with cutting table, clips, plastic disc and blade clamp wrench.

The McIlwain Tissue Chopper is also available with a petri dish cutting table. Please note that the blade holder and cutting table are modified to accommodate Ø60 x 13.7mm H petri dishes. These specialty, sterile, Polystyrene Petri Dishes (see below) are required for use with the petri dish table. The standard McIlwain Tissue Chopper can also be converted for petri dishes by replacing the standard blade holder and cutting table with the respective parts below.

Safety Warning: This instrument does not have a blade guard. Care must be exercised when using this equipment. Keep hands clear of the blade and table when cutting sections. Remove blade when instrument is not in use.


Technical Specifications
Slice thickness 0-1mm stepless
Cutting speed adjustable, 0 to over 200 strokes/min.
Blade force adjustable
Blade travel adjustable
Table traverse left to right
Limit switch prevents over running
Fuse 3.15 amp anti surge (T) 5 x 20mm
Electrical 110 or 220VAC
Power 1A/115W @ 115V; 0.5A/115W @ 230V
Dimensions 31 x 28.5 x 15cm (12" x 11" x 6")
Weight 8kg (17.6 lbs.)

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
10180 McIlwain Tissue Chopper, Standard Table, 110V each $3500.00
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10180-220 McIlwain Tissue Chopper, Standard Table, 220V each 3480.15
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10184 McIlwain Tissue Chopper, Petri Dish Table, 110V each 3580.00
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10184-220 McIlwain Tissue Chopper, Petri Dish Table, 220V each 3250.00
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10180-01 Replacement Plastic Disc pkg/10 32.50
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10180-02 Blade Holder with Clamp, Standard Table each 77.65
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10180-03 Replacement Cutting Table each 230.80
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10180-04 Additional Table Clips pkg/2 11.00
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10180-08 Replacement Blade Clamp Wrench each 17.10
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10184-02 Blade Holder with Clamp, Petri Dish Table each 107.35
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10184-03 Cutting Table for Petri Dish each 277.75
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10184-04 Polystyrene Petri Dishes, 60mm OD x 13.7mm pkg/10 15.00
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replacement plastic disc for McIlwain Tissue Chopper
10180-01
replacement cutting table for McIlwain Tissue Chopper
10180-03
additiional table clips for McIlwain Tissue Chopper
10180-04
replacement blade clamp spanner for McIlwain Tissue Chopper
10180-08
replacement blade clamp spanner for McIlwain Tissue Chopper
10184-03
replacement blade clamp spanner for McIlwain Tissue Chopper
10184-04




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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McIlwain Tissue Chopper Blade Installation

Using wrench #10180-08 (included with instrument) remove single nut on blade holder. Slide off blade securing plate. Insert blade by sliding center hold on blade over bolt on blade holder. Slide on blade holder securing plate and secure with nut. Tighten with wrench.

McIlwain chopper
Standard Table Petri Dish Table and Blade Holder
   
replacement blade clamp spanner for McIlwain Tissue Chopper
feather razor blades
Wrench 10180-08 Blade 121-9