Cryostar NX50 Cryostat

Cryostar NX50 Cryostat

Get optimal sectioning quality and unmatched ergonomics and safety with the Thermo Scientific™ CryoStar™ NX50, designed to accommodate the needs of the routine clinical laboratory. This manual cryostat offers a form-fitting design, with optional height adjustment, cold disinfection, and vacutome.

Ergonomic/Safety features

    Touch screen interface and intuitive software allows the user to view and adjust the following parameters: temperature, section thickness, remaining blade holder travel, sectioning and trimming thickness and all other instrument settings

    Standby mode for energy savings and noise reduction

    “Green instrument” 0.30kW/hr measured during a regular day running mode (7.2kW/day)

    Specimen retraction

    Optional Height adjustment design allows the user to work in either a standing or sitting position

    Body contoured design positions the user closer to the chamber and the microtome

    Optional on-demand Cold D disinfection system

    Optional Vacutome system collects and contains sectioning waste within a filter bag

    Manual handwheel lock secures the upper position of specimen head

Cryochamber features

    42L large open Stainless-steel cryochamber

    Cryobar holds 18 freezing stations and one fast freezing station

    Constantly cooled chamber at a temperature of -25°C+/-2°C at ambient temperature of +20°C

    Constantly cooled knife holder at a temperature of -27°C to -20°C +/-2°C at 20°C to 30°C ambient

    Active Object head cooling -43°C+/-2°C at 20°C ambient. The object head temperature can be user defined

    Integrated Peltier fast-freezing device -57°C +/-3°C at 20°C ambient with separate cooling element (single position)

    Sliding glass door with integrated LED lighting

    Choice of immediate or scheduled defrost cycle

    Color coded specimen chucks help to identify specimens

Microtome features

    Rapid response temperature-controlled object head

    Specimen head moves in vertical orientation only, reducing vibration

    Specimen orientation on orbital 80 XY axis and specimen rotation on Z axis

    Section thickness from 0.5 to 500μm

    Vertical specimen stroke of 64mm

    Blade carrier horizontal feed range of 48mm

    Optional vacutome system for stretching cryo-sections when cutting

    Highly stable knife holder delivers consistent section thickness

    Microtome with precise stepping motor advance

    Automated retraction feature which can be switched on or off

    Light-touch handwheel minimizes the risk of repetitive motion injury (repetitive strain)

    Maintenance-free cross-roller bearings

    Blade carrier for low-profile disposable blades

    Blade carrier for high-profile disposable blades

    C-knife carrier

    Magnetic blade transfer tool supports safe removal of the blade from the blade holder reducing risk of potential injury

    Protective blade guard act as a barrier between the operator and the blade

    Removable section waste tray

Standard Model Includes

    Rapid Response object head temperature control, form-fitting design and color, touch screen user interface for control of instrument functions

    30mm Specimen chuck -Red, 30mm Specimen chuck – Green, 30mm Specimen chuck – Blue, 30mm Specimen chuck – Gold, Allen key – 5mm, Allen key – 6mm, Waste tray, Brush shelf, Brush -coarse f/cleaning, Magnetic brush – small beveled, Magnetic brush – goat’s hair, Blade handling tool, Power cord, USB stick, Adjusting pin, Operator guide, Anti-roll plate

Vacutome Option Includes

    Additional Brush f/cleaning vacuum hose, Coarse filter f/use with vacutome, Hose extension w/nozzle – vacutome, Nozzle – sectioning, Filter bag 25 pcs

Cold Disinfection Model Includes

    Additional measuring cup,Plastic funnel

Required Accessories: Low- or High-profile blade holder or 16cm steel knife carrier must be designated at time of ordering

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