The HM 340E is designed for precision and stability to yield quality ribbons, even for difficult to cut paraffin sections. A semi-automated microtome, designed with ergonomics in mind, features a stepping-motor which allows for a precise and adjustable approach speed. The control panel is detachable and offers multifunction knobs enabling the technician to establish a comfortable and safe location for use.
XY fine orientation controls are located on the left side of the specimen head with the section thickness control knobs located bilaterally on each side of the unit. The HM 340E also offers trimming and feed selection through the use of one knob. Additionally, there is a memory option for the cutting position.
The blade holder offers removable levers and sets on parallel guide rails which creates a large wraparound want tray to completely surrond the blade holder allowing for quick and easy cleanup behind the blade.
The optional accessory Section Transfer System™ (STS) reduces manual handling of the ribbons by automatically transferring them from the blade to the water bath. With the adjustable, laminar water flow rate section damage is avoided allowing for more usable sections per block. The smooth water flow stretches the sections providing an extremely thin, high quality section. Working on extended cutting periods to do “step sectioning” or “serial sectioning”, look to the Cool Cut Accessory to maintain the block temperature while performing the sectioning. The Cool Cut optional accessories maintains a cool, consistent temperature for paraffin blocks during the sectioning process. Compatible with HM 325 and HM 340E.