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Bright Instrument Company Limited is a small, private, family owned business and we supply our range of cryostats, microtomes, freezing units and accessories to pathology, histopathology, immunology, life sciences, research and industrial testing & quality control laboratories world-wide. We have established a reputation for imagination, innovation and determination, supported by an ability to deal with some of the largest and best known research and medical institutions in the world.

Products from this manufacturer Number of products

Cryostats

2 products >
2212-021  2212 Starlet
OTF5000-001  OTF5000

Microtomes

5 products >
5040-01  5040-01
5040-02  5040-02
5040-03  5040-03
5040-04  5040-04
8000-01  8000

Other laboratory products -

233 products >
217  Micro-adjustable knife angle mechanism Bright Instrument factory fitted, used for easy adjustment of the knife or blade angle
318  Wax cassette holder Bright Instrument quick release, a simple to use holder for wax cassettes, accepts standard size wax cassettes 26 x 31 x 5mm
50029  Shelf Bright Instruments long
50133  Blade system Bright Instruments magnacut, disposable, consists of magnetic blade holder, magnaplate anti-plate 10 blades, blade removal tool, box and instructions
50138  Coverslip pick-up device Bright Instruments complete with suction cups and teats
50140  Blade system Bright Instruments magnacut, disposable, consists of magnetic blade holder, 50mm anti-roll plate, 10 blades, blade removal tool, micro-adjusting T-piece and stem, box and instructions
50162  Adapter Bright Instruments to accept Ames cryostat saddle-type object holders
50170  Universal adaptor Bright Instruments to suit "Tissue Tek" saddle type object holders
50200  Quick freeze attachment Bright Instruments to suit tissue tek saddle type object holders
50204  Object holder Bright Instruments cork, discs 22mm x 50
50207  Knife Bright Instruments hardened steel with box C-profile, 160 x 32 x 13mm 23° angle suitable for large area sections
50208  Knife holder Bright Instruments sloped 20°
50209  Knife holder Bright Instruments Glass, triangular, fixed
50210  Knife sharpening back Bright Instrumnts for 50232-1
50211  Knife sharpening back Bright Instruments for 50207
50213  Knife holder Bright Instruments for long edged glass knives up to 38mm, ralph
50214  Knife holder Bright Instruments ralph glass, with section float-off trough, for long edged glass knives with edges up to 38mm.
50221  Object holder Bright Instruments quick release, clamp complete with 50 metal object discs
50230  Standard knife Bright Instruments with box C-profile 189 x 27 x 10mm 22° angle tapped to accept holder for shandon knife sharpener, safety cut-outs at each end B1009DR
50233  Steel knife Bright Instruments with box, D-profile, 240 x 33 x 13mm, 22º angle, tapped to accept holder for shandon knife sharpener
50234  Knife Bright Instruments Tungsten carbide tipped with box, 228 x 38 x 6mm. Suitable for cutting bone and hard plastics. NB Needs to be resharpened at Bright Instruments factory
50235  Steel knife Bright Instruments with box, C-profile, 240 x 33 x 13mm, 22º angle, tapped sharpener to accept holder for shandon knife
50239  Clock oil Bright Instruments 6g net
50241  Feather blades Bright Instruments disposable, pack of 50
50255  Feed screw Bright Instruments 0.5 - 30µm
50256  Feed screw Bright Instruments 0.2 - 12µm
50257  Feed screw Bright Instruments 1 - 60µm
50258  Feed screw Bright Instruments 2 - 120µm
50259  Feed screw Bright Instruments 3 - 180µm
50260  Feed screw Bright Instruments 5 - 300µm
50277  Ratchet wheel Bright Instruments
50383  T-piece assembly Bright Instruments magnacut, please state if this item is for a 5040 or a 5030 microtome
50414  Pawl spring Bright Instruments
50424  Anti roll plate Bright Instruments easi-set, 37mm
50426  Anti roll plate Bright Instruments easi-set, 75mm
50427  Anti roll plate Bright Instruments easi-set, 90mm
50530  Hand wheel trigger spring Bright Instruments
50533  Wax cassette holder Bright Instrument quick release without orientation, for 5040-02
50539  Orientating head assembly Bright Instruments with fine object orientation +/-8º in horizontal and vertical axes, 360º rotation.
50540  Blade holder Bright Instruments magnacut, disposable, blade holder only
50627  Orientating head assembly Bright Instruments without fine adjustment screws
50628  Large area sectioning kit.(FF)  For specimens up to 70x50x25mm consisting of detatchable microtome head, modified knife holde
50629  Safelight. An additional chamber light with a red photographic filter for autoradiography.(FF)
50681  Knife holder Bright Instruments Glass, triangular, orientating. These accept 25mm high Latta-Hartman knives with edges up to 15mm.
50690  Object holder Bright Instruments metal discs, 22mm x 50
50712  Object holder Bright Instruments orientating, 50x50mm for use with item 51695
50718  Object holder Bright Instruments orientating, 50mm diameter, for use with item 51695
50719  Object holder Bright Instruments orientating, 37mm diameter, for use with item 51695
50720  Object holder Bright Instruments orientating, 22mm diameter for use with item 51695
50721  Object holder Bright Instruments 50mm diameter
50724  Knife sharpening back Bright Instruments for 50230
50727  Object holder Bright Instruments hollow, 22mm
50741  Object holder Bright Instruments 50x50mm
50743  Object holder Bright Instruments 50x70mm
50744  Object holder Bright Instruments 5mm diameter
50745  Object holder Bright Instruments orientating, 5mm diameter, for use with item 51695
50813  Object holder Bright Instruments 22mm diameter
50829  Plate Bright Instruments Easi-set anti-roll
50848  Shelf Bright Instruments detachable
50874  Orientating object holder Bright Instruments complete with stem
50909  Feed screw Bright Instruments 4-24 um, in place of 2-12um feed screw
51407  Knife holder Bright Instrument single side double clamp
51473  Adapter Bright Instrument Company tilt +/-8º angle
51495  Adapter Bright Instruments fixed
51497  End Stops Left Hand
51498  End Stops Right Hand
51564  Blade removal tool Bright Instruments magnacut
51637  Hardboard holder Bright Instrument quick release without orientation, for 5040-02.
51675  Handle Bright Instruments for 50230, 50232-1 and 50207
51695  Universal head assembly Bright Instruments for orientating object holders, used on instruments without the factory fitted orientation system. This fits into the standard specimen clamp in place of the V-block and permits a range of orientating object holders to be used. NB Not compatible with /D cryomatic specimen temperature control
51717  Object holder Bright Instruments 250 x 110mm
51719  Object holder Bright Instruments 73 x 54mm
51720  Object holder Bright Instruments 100 x 66mm
51836  Object holder Bright Instruments 130 x 90mm
51895  Tray Bright Instruments large storage, left hand
51896  Tray Bright Instruments large storage, right hand
52278  Plug Bright Instruments night, insulated
52281  Decontamination unit Bright Instruments night, ultra violet, consisting of night plug, power supply & germicidal lamp
52284  Frost elimination cover Bright Instruments NB not compatible with /QF
52409  CO2 knife cooling trough Bright Instruments cooling to -70°c
52439  Pawl Bright Instruments
52450  L/H CO2 knife cooling trough  cooling to  -70ºC
52480  Conversion kit Bright Instruments for Cryo-bench
52498  Vice Bright Instruments standard
52518  Tray Bright Instruments for brush and debris
52531  Tray Bright Instruments 5040, large, for wax debris
52591  Ratchet wheel (/MAR)
52632  Clamp Bright Instruments vertical vice, 45°
52634  Knife holder Bright Instruments Solid, 5040 and anti roll plate system
52645  Standard stem Bright Instruments
52647  Stem Bright Instruments for 50232-1 and 50234 knives
52658  Clamp Bright Instruments vertical vice
52671  Knife sharpening kit Bright Instruments includes hone, strop, oil, three grades of abrasives and instructions
52727  Magnacut blades Bright Instruments disposable, pack of 50, long life
52985  Object holder and knife freezer Bright Instruments CO2 (gas)
52987  Magnifier Bright Instruments illuminated
52988  Object holder and knife freezer Bright Instruments CO2 (solid), filled with crushed dry ice, these provide additional localised cooling to -70°c
53430  Feather blade holder Bright Instruments quick release, wax version, accepts low profile feather microtome blades and allows adjustment of blade angle centered around the edge of the blade. Complete with ten Feather blades.
53431  Feather blade holder Bright Instruments quick release, accepts low profile feather blades and allows adjustment of blade angle centred around the edge of the blade. Has a simple quick release facility for easier blade changing. Complete with anti-roll plate and 10 feather blades
53551  Fuse sets Bright Instruments for OT5000-001 and OTF5000-003
53552  Fuse Bright spare for 240V models with /EC or /LT
53553  For OTF5000-002 and OTF5000-004
53554  For OTF5000/HS-002 and OTF5000/HS-004 or with /EC or /LT
53559  Fuse set Bright Instruments spare, for 2212-021 and 2212-001
53560  Spare fuse set for 2212-022 and 2212-002.
53569  Spare fuse set for 2212-023 and 2212-003
53573  Fuse set Bright Instruments for 5040-01/02/03/04/CV/CVQ with 225MR or 225MR(S).
53574  Fuse set Bright Instruments for 5040-01/02/03/04/CV/CVQ with 226MR or 226MR(S).
53575  For 53023-01 or 53024-01
53576  For 53023-02 or 53024-02
53577  Spare fuse set for 8000-208-01
53578  Spare fuse set for 8000-208-02
53581  Bottle Bright Instruments Cryo-M-bed 120ml, carton of 6
53605  Knife sharpening back Bright Instruments for 50235
53613  Supercassette holder Bright Instrument quick release for holding wax supercassettes, 75 x 52 x1 9mm
53755  Knife holder Bright Instruments 5040 wax, assembly
53767  Microtome only Bright Instruments replacement, lever operation
53768  Microtome only Bright Instruments replacement, rotary operation
54147  Sledge Quick Release Supercassette  Holder for holding wax supercassettes  (75x52x19mm)
54168  Prostate cryomould former Bright Instruments 22l x 6w x 4 depth mm
54170  Object holder strip clamp Bright Instruments quick release, complete with 10 of part number 54171
54171  Cryo-specimen Bright Instruments 15x8mm holder strip for sectioning and liquid nitrogen storage to fit 54170 quick release clamp
54229  Object holder Bright Instruments stepped, 16mm, short
56560  Rubber teats Bright Instruments for 50138 pack of 12
56561  Suction cups Bright Instruments for 50138, pack of 12
57171  Allen keys Bright Instruments set of three.
57344  Knife cleaning brush Bright Instruments
57355  Grease Bright Instruments low temperature, 5g net
57425  Microtome oil, 200ml.
57491  Oil Bright Instruments low temperature, 200ml
57610  Honing compound Bright Instruments 6g net
57611  Fine abrasive Bright Instruments 6g net
57612  Coarse abrasive Bright Instruments 6g net
57675  Blade holder Bright Instruments feather, for sledge microtome
57713  Cryospray Bright Instruments Bright, 134, 300ml aerosol can, pack of 12
57807  Stainless Steel Beaker
57808  Brush Bright Instruments anti-static, 12mm
57853  Window lock assembly Bright Instruments
57903  Feather blade holder Bright Instruments lever release, fits into standard knife block holder, enables a low profile feather blade to be easily and safely changed without removing the blade holder from the knife block. Complete with 10 Feather blades
138042  Tube Bright Instruments fluorescent
/C  Section counter Bright Instrument electronic, factory fitted, programmed cutting of up to 9999 sections if possible
/C(D)  Section Counter
/C(M)  Section counter Bright Instrument mechanical, factory fitted, range to 9999
/D  Temperature control Bright cryomatic specimen temperature control, +5ºC to lowest achievable chamber temprature
/EC  Dual refrigeration Bright with automatic compressor switch over -40ºC
/FTA  Fine trimming adjustment Bright Instrument positioned at the front it give smoother control of the knife holder towards the specimen especially
/LC  Handwheel lock Bright Instrument cryostat type, not available on microtomes with robomatic motor drive
/LHS  Left hand side advance/rewind handle Bright Instrument positioned at the front and on the left hand side it gives better access for adjustmen
/LOW  Cryostat Bright low height version
/LOWEC  Cryostat Bright low height version for dual refrigeration
/LT  Dual refrigeration Bright low temperature system with automatic compressor switch over -45ºC
/MAR  Advance rewind Bright Instrument motorised, 2 speed, factory fitted, permits rapid rewind of microtome, and rapid or incremental advance
/MR  Motor drive Bright with cutting window and section counter
/MR(S)  Motor drive Bright low speed, high torque with cutting window and section counter
/QF  Freezer Bright quick ultra low -80ºC temperature
/R  Conveyor for section ribbon.
/T  CLINI-RF RAPID FREEZER TIMER (OPTIONAL FEATURE) for all models of the Clini-RF, 7 day timing facility, complete with operatin
/U  UV decontamination system Bright Instruments
/V  Foot switch Bright Instrument for motor drive, leaves hands free to collect sections
/VTC  CLINI-RF VARIABLE TEMPERATURE CONTROL variable temperature control for temperatures above -80°C, for all models of the Clini-
/X  Thin Section Conversion Kit Facilitates ultra-thin sections Consists of 0.2µm-12µm feed screw and orientating triangular glas
/XLT  Extra Low Temperature  Rapid freezer tank to  -100ºC
/Y  Glove Port  Allows hands to access the cryostat chamber without opening the window. Complete with foot switch for motor drive
200-012  Solid State Filters
215-060  OTF5000 Heat Dissipator
215-160  External canopy shelf
215-165  Object holder rack assembly Bright Instruments MOHs 12 Hole
215-816  Plug Bright Instruments night, insulated
2212-001  STARLET 2212 CRYOSTAT  as 2212-021 but with lever operation in place of handwheel
225MR  Robomatic motor drive Bright Instrument factory fitted, continuous or single sections, variable speed and zone control for 220/240V AC, 50/60H
225MR(S)  Robomatic motor drive Bright Instrument factory fitted, with high torque/low speed for very hard specimens, continuous or single sections
226MR  Robomatic motor drive Bright Instrument factory fitted, continuous or single sections, variable speed and zone control, as 225MR, but for 110/115V AC, 50/60Hz
226MR(S)  Robomatic motor drive Bright Instrument factory fitted, continuous or single sections, variable speed and zone control, as 225MR(S), but for very hard specimens
3000-001  Clini-RF
3000-002  CLINI-RF RAPID FREEZER as 3000-001 but for 110/115V AC, 50/60Hz
50204-1  Object holder Bright Instruments cork, discs 50 x 50mm x 50
50221-1  Object holder Bright Instruments quick release, clamp (holder only) for 22mm metal object holder discs
50230-D  Knife Bright Instruments with box, D-profile, 189 x 27 x 10mm.22º angle, tapped to accept holder for shandon knife sharpener, safety cut-outs at each end.
50232-1  Knife Bright Instruments hardened steel with box C-profile, 160 x 35 x 9mm 15° angle suitable for large area sections
50255-1  Feed screw Bright Instruments 0.5 - 30µm
50256-1  Feed screw Bright Instruments 0.2 - 12µm
50257-1  Feed screw Bright Instruments 1 - 60µm
50258-1  Feed screw Bright Instruments 2 - 120µm
50259-1  Feed screw Bright Instruments 3 - 180µm
50260-1  Feed screw Bright Instruments 5 - 300µm
50300-1  Magnaplate anti-roll plate Bright Instruments with handle, pack of 3
5040-CV  Cryostat version, integral anti-roll system, manual 5040 microtome, 0.5-30µm feed screw 50230 knife with knife guards, standa
50727-2  Object holder Bright Instruments hollow, 22mm x 30L , Cardiff Type
50734-1  Object holder Bright Instruments 22mm diameter, short, 24mm length
50734-2  Object holder Bright Instruments 22mm diameter, long, 37mm length
50734-4  Object holder Bright Instruments brass, 22mm diameter
50735-1  Object holder Bright Instruments 37mm diameter, short, 24mm length
50735-2  Object holder Bright Instruments 37mm diameter, long, 37mm length
50894-1  Cryo block embedding mould Bright Instruments 10mm diameter
50894-2  Cryo block embedding mould Bright Instruments 16mm diameter
50894-3  Cryo block embedding mould Bright Instruments 22mm diameter
51460-1  Knife raising block Bright Instruments one pair
51637-1  Quick release hardboard holder, with orientation, for 5040-01.
52531-1  Wax brush and debris tray Bright Instruments
53023-01  Freezer Bright Instrument solid state, a peltier effect freezing stage, 30 x 30mm, for 220/240V AC, 50/60HZ
53023-02  Freezer Bright Instrument solid state as 53023-01, but for 110/115V AC, 50/60Hz
53024-01  Freezer Bright Instrument solid state a peltier effect freezing stage, 40 x 40mm, for 220/240V AC, 50/60HZ
53024-02  Freezer Bright Instrument solid state, as 53024-01 but for 110/115V AC, 50/60Hz
53581-1  Bottle Bright Instruments Cryo-M-bed, 120ml
54138-1  Plug lock Bright Instruments night
57151/2/3  Allen keys Bright Instruments set of 3
57151/2/3/4  Allen keys Bright Instruments set of 4
57491-1  Oil Bright Instruments low temperature, 4.54 litre drum
57713-1  Cryospray Bright Instruments Bright, 134, 300ml aerosol can
57807-1  Stainless Steel Metal Strainer with Lid (Recommended for use with 3Ms Novec 7100)
8000-208-01  Cryostage freezing stage Bright Instrument 130 x 90mm, for 220/240V AC, 50/60Hz
8000-208-02  Cryostage freezing stage Bright Instrument as 8000-208-01, but for 110/115V AC, 50/60Hz
OTF5000/HS-001  For 220V/240V AC, 50/60Hz operation
OTF5000/HS-003  As for OTF5000/HS-001 but with Quick Release Feather Blade Holder complete with anti-roll plate and ten feather blades instead of standard knife holder and 50230 standard knife
OTF5000/LS-001  For 220V/240V AC, 50/60Hz operation
OTF5000/LS-003  As  OTF5000/LS-001 but with Quick Release Feather Blade Holder instead of solid knife for 220V/240V AC, 50/60Hz operation
OTF5000-003  As for OTF5000-001 but with Quick Release Feather Blade Holder complete with anti-roll plate and ten feather blades instead o
52306  8000 Knife guard
133014  Rubber bumper stops
215-836  OTF/AS OTF5000 Night Plug with UV
231-001  Cooling Water Re-circulator for Solid State Freezer [110v or 240v 50/60Hz]
52518-1  Tray Bright Instruments 5030
53051-1  Ratchet wheel
53052-1  Pawl
OTF5000/HS  Cryostat Bright Instruments high spec, interchangeable 220/240V AC, 50/60Hz
5040  5040 Rotary Retracing Microtome with specimen orientation with fine screw adjustment, 1-60µm feed screw with 1µm increments section thickness, standard vice clamp, Rapid Interchangeable Solid Knife Holder and Rapid Interchangeable Disposable Blade Holder , modification to base casting, dust cover standard accessories include, object holders, knife cleaning brush, set of 3 Allen keys, low temperature oil, debris tray, Operating manual
8000-02  8000 RETRACTING BASE SLEDGE MICROTOME (without standard blade)
OTF5000  Fitted with standard knife holder assembly and anti roll system and for 220V/240V AC, 50/60Hz operation complete with /MR(s) Low speed high torque motor drive with cutting window and section counter, /LT Low temperature dual refrigeration system with automatic compressor switch over (-45ºC) /D Cryomatic specimen temperature control and [52409] Right side CO 2 Cooling trough
54285  Easi-Set anti roll plate Bright Instruments 50mm (replaces part number 50425)
50425  Easi-Set anti roll plate 50mm (also replaced 37mm)
5040-CV-QRFB  as 5040-CV but with quick release FeatherTM blade holder and ten blades instead of standard knife holder and 50230 knife
5040Interchangeable  5040 Rotary Retracing Microtome with specimen orientation with fine screw adjustment, 1-60µm feed screw with 1µm increments section thickness, standard vice clamp, Rapid Interchangeable Solid Knife Holder and Rapid Interchangeable Disposable Blade Holder , modification to base casting, dust cover standard accessories include, object holders, knife cleaning brush, set of 3 Allen keys, low temperature oil, debris tray, Operating manual
OTF5000/LS  OTF5000 Cryostat Interchangeable for 220V/240V AC, 50/60Hz operation

  • Product update

    Introduction
    Bright Instruments 8000 microtome from Wolflabs. The Bright 8000 retracting base sledge microtome offers the ultimate in versatility combined with strength, accuracy, reliability and, not least, safety. Designed to fully meet the needs of the routine histology laboratory, the 8000 will also meet the more demanding requirements of the specialised unit where it’s versatility and wide range of accessories will guarantee that it becomes the first choice of the professional base sledge user.

    Features and benefits
    - Easy to use base sledge retracting microtome complete with standard vice
    - Sturdy cast iron construction
    - 60µm retraction on the return stroke prevents possible specimen damage
    - Angled and slewable knife holder for greater versatility
    - Accepts a range of knives and disposable blades
    - A wide range of quick release holders available
    - Safety features include knife guards and low positioned operating handle
    - Orientation available - using a ±8º tilt adapter
    - Range of stages available
    - Standard accessories include: - knife cleaning brush, set of four Allen keys, microtome oil, operating manual

    Product category Manufacturer Wolf Staff Date
    Microtomes Bright Instrument Company David Suddaby 02-Apr-2017

  • Product update

    Introduction
    Bright Instruments 5040 microtomes from Wolflabs. The popular 5040 microtome is of rotary retracting, self-lubricating design and has a heavy cast alloy base and cutting arm. Its robust construction makes it accurate and incredibly reliable. The use of fixed beryllium hinges means that all lateral motion is controlled and allows no slop or play that can be experienced in other, lesser designs which can result in ‘chatter’ and ‘thick and thinning’. It’s pawl and ratchet wheel and head-advance design ensures absolute calibration for section thickness accuracy and repeatability.

    Features and benefits
    - Easy to use rotary retracting microtome with a wide range of options
    - Choice of advance/rewind handle positions
    - Motor drive with zone control is available - power is simply, yet precisely controlled
    - Hard wearing construction and almost maintenance free
    - Standard knife holder accepts most conventional knives and the Lever Release Feather Blade Holder or, alternatively, the Quick Release Feather Blade Holder can be fitted
    - Standard vice clamp or quick release cassette holder
    - Specimen feed indicator
    - Safety features include fitted knife guards and locking handwheel
    - Cover and debris shields to prevent section debris entering mechanism
    - Debris tray with holder for brushes and forceps

    Product category Manufacturer Wolf Staff Date
    Microtomes Bright Instrument Company David Suddaby 10-Jan-2017

  • Product update

    Introduction
    Bright Instruments Company OFT5000 cryostat from Wolflabs. Based on the long-established and reliable OTF/AS cryostat, the new OTF5000 brings Bright cryostats completely up to date. New styling with improved user ergonomics, the latest blade systems in the everreliable and powerful 5040 microtome, a huge choice of options plus money-saving package deals make these cryostats absolutely unique.

    Features and benefits
    - New contoured top for added operator comfort and usability
    - Suitable for research and clinical operation
    - 2 money-saving special packages available
    - Uses solid knives or disposable blades including new lever release FeatherTM blade holder
    - Available in 2 different working heights
    - Automatic evaporator defrost supplied as standard
    - Non-urgent functions on side panel
    - Long list of options and accessories
    - Contains tried and tested 5040 rotary microtome

    Product category Manufacturer Wolf Staff Date
    Cryostats Bright Instrument Company David Suddaby 09-Jan-2017

  • Product update

    Introduction
    Bright Intrustments 2212 Starlet cryostat from Wolflabs. Not since cryostats were invented has there been such a small, portable yet convenient instrument. Featuring many design concepts developed from our continuous research programme, the Starlet cryostat is available in a choice of either handwheel or lever operation. The size of the Starlet makes it ideal as a back-up instrument or for use in laboratories where space is at a premium. Fully portable, it can be transported with ease from laboratory to laboratory and is a must for use in the ‘field’ - the possibilities are endless. If frozen sectioning is infrequent and a full-sized, full-priced cryostat cannot be justified, the Starlet does the job and fits any budget. Inexpensive and reliable, the Starlet - ideal where space and funds are limited - really is unique amongst cryostats.

    Features and benefits
    - An ABS Polymer and rustproof steel cabinet coated with scratch, solvent and detergent resistant PVC to provide strength and durability
    - A polished stainless steel chamber with detachable quick freezer bar and detachable storage shelf
    - Thermostatically controlled chamber temperature in the range ambient to - 30°C with digital display
    - A choice of handwheel or lever operated microtome
    - It uses disposable blades and incorporates the Easi-Set anti-roll plate
    - The Starlet cuts excellent sections just like a full sized cryostat
    - Small, inexpensive and portable
    - Incorporates the Magnaplate anti-roll plate system
    - Complete with all standard accessories to start sectioning right away

    Product category Manufacturer Wolf Staff Date
    Cryostats Bright Instrument Company David Suddaby 25-Sep-2016

  • Product update

    Introduction
    Bright Instrument M3500 microtomes from Wolflabs. The M3500 has been introduced by Bright Instruments to make a flatcutting radial action wax microtome available to histologists at a realistic price. Its well-proven cutting action has been available in Bright cryostats for many years and section quality has proved to be of the highest. Its design incorporates specific features to enable the user to cut sections quickly, easily, safely and comfortably.

    Features and benefits
    - Flat-cutting radial action for superb results
    - Automatic retraction on return stroke
    - Motorised advance rewind with dual controls (left and right hand)
    - Section counter as standard
    - Motor drive
    - Accepts a wide range of knives and disposable blade holders
    - Unique lever release feather blade holder for easy and safe operation
    - Height adjustable safety guards to fit different size knives and blades
    - Large integral debris tray takes control of waste
    - Innovative debris visor increases safety when a blade or knife is loaded
    - Can be used comfortably, positioned at 90º to the operator
    - 10 position hand wheel lock for safety and convenience
    - Quick release cassette holder as standard
    - Specimen orientation available
    - Advance/rewind stepping motor drive can be stalled without damage
    - Lateral blade holder movement ensures full use of disposable blade

    Product category Manufacturer Wolf Staff Date
    Microtomes Bright Instrument Company David Suddaby 28-Aug-2016

Archived product specifications

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Freezers - Ultra-Low Temperature - Bright

INTRODUCTION

The Bright Clini-RF is a small, free standing, top opening, ultra low temperature freezer. Its function is to rapidly freeze tissue specimens ready for cryotomy or for storage. Inside the Clini-RF are two cylindrical chambers, the upper chamber is held at -40°C and the lower at -80°C.

The lower chamber can be filled with 3M’s Novec Engineered Fluid, into which specimens can be immersed. Alternatively, an aluminum block can be incorporated into which a specimen holder or chuck can be fitted. The upper chamber is used as a short term storage area for specimens after they have been initially frozen in the lower chamber.

A seven day timer can be fitted to the Clini-RF and is available as an accessory. This means that during the hours when the Clini-RF is not being used it can be run in a ‘standby’ mode with both the upper and lower chambers running at -40°C, thus saving power. At the start of the working day it can be switched to its normal operating mode and the lower chamber can be brought down to -80°C. An alternative configuration is available where a fixed block is incorporated in the lower chamber and the rapid freezer evaporator coil is taken into the block to give an even faster rate of cooling. Please note that liquid coolant cannot be used with this option.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

replaces liquid nitrogen freezing systems
replaces carbon dioxide freezing systems of all types
offers a distinct improvement in laboratory safety
easy to use, therefore little operator training
upper chamber available for storage at -40°C
hold hexane for immersion of specimens
typical tissue cooling rate of 0.5°C/s
standard accessories include:
- Cryo-M-Bed
- cooling block removal tool
- allen key
- spare set of fuses
- operating manual

Microtomes - Bright

?INTRODUCTION

The popular 5040 microtome is of rotary retracting, self-lubricating design and has a heavy cast alloy base and cutting arm. Its robust construction makes it accurate and incredibly reliable. The use of fixed beryllium hinges means that all lateral motion is controlled and allows no slop or play that can be experienced in other, lesser designs which can result in ‘chatter’ and ‘thick and thinning’. It’s pawl and ratchet wheel and head-advance design ensures absolute calibration for section thickness accuracy and repeatability.

It is well suited to cutting hard specimens such as undecalcified bone and acrylic resins, while routine wax sections can be produced simply and swiftly. Its use in the OTF5000 cryostats makes it the ‘workhorse’ of the Bright range. Based on Bright’s previous model 5030 microtome, the 5040 microtome is now extensively used world-wide in pathology/histology laboratories and many life sciences teaching and research laboratories. Other applications include materials testing, food science and botanical research. The 5040 is available in three versions (see ordering information), for wax sections with fine adjustment specimen orientation, for wax sections without specimen orientation and the cryostat version. Strong, rigid and almost maintenance free, the 5040 will give many years of reliable service.

MAIN FEATURES

• Easy to use rotary retracting microtome with a wide range of options
• Choice of advance/rewind handle positions
• Motor drive with zone control is available - power is simply, yet precisely controlled
• Hard wearing construction and almost maintenance free
• Standard knife holder accepts most conventional knives and the Lever Release Feather Blade Holder or, alternatively, the Quick Release Feather Blade Holder can be fitted
• Standard vice clamp or quick release cassette holder
• Specimen feed indicator
• Safety features include fitted knife guards and locking handwheel
• Cover and debris shields to prevent section debris entering mechanism
• Debris tray with holder for brushes and forceps

A VERSATILE MICROTOME

A wide range of options and accessories increase versatility and widen the scope and ease of use of the microtome. Motorised drive is available which, whilst still permitting manual control, facilitates extra slow cutting for added power free from vibration, and allows ultra-repeatability of sections. Motorised advance/rewind is also available; this function has two speeds for accurate and rapid alignment of the specimen to the knife. It has a knife holder block that can be fitted with many different types of knives including tungsten carbide tipped knives and a special quick release holder block is available that accepts FeatherTM disposable blades, also an angled knife block is available for extra hard specimens. Other items include mechanical or electronic section counters and a ‘hands-free’ foot pedal.

The 5040 is available with or without specimen orientation and orientation may be coarse or fine. A quick release cassette holder can replace the standard vice clamp if required and a version is also available to take ‘supercassettes’.

The unique design of the 5040 allows different feed screws to be fitted to change the operating range of the section thickness control, thus giving choices between 0.2μm and 300μm section thickness’. Using the combination of 0.2μm - 12μm advance and a triangular or Ralph glass knife, it is possible to cut sections of plastic embedded tissue down to 1 - 2μm. When used in its cryostat form, the 5040 is complimented by the Easi-Set anti-roll plate which enables the easiest of all setting up procedures and cutting preparation times are kept to an absolute minimum.

Technical Information

Model 5040
Construction • Rotary rocking design of cast alloys, with detergent and solvent
resistant epoxy-polyester finish
Section thickness
range
• Standard range 1-60μm in 1μm steps for wax microtomes and 0.5-30μm
version.
Specimen
advance
• Total specimen advance is 5600μm.
Knife block
movement
• Total knife block movement is 44mm.
Retraction • Approximately 50μm
Cutting stroke • 56mm
Specimen
orientation
• ± 8º horizontal and vertical (standard on 5040-01)
Remaining feed
indicator
• Visual display
Knife holders • Standard knife holder accepts conventional steel knives; tungsten
carbide tipped knives, glass knives and disposable blade holders.
Sliding knife carriage with central lock. Alternatively, the quick release
Feather blade holder is available as an optional feature either in
addition to or in place of the standard knife holder block.
Motorised section
cutting
• (Optional) With variable speed, variable cutting zone, single or
continuous modes, hands off footswitch and emergency stop.
Safety features • Counter-balance handwheel with safety lock. Integral knife guards,
sliding both ways to cover knife edges
Dimensions • H300 x D500 x W300
• Net weight (manual): 20kg
• Net weight (motorised): 30kg
• Gross weight (manual): 25kg
• Gross weight (motorised): 35kg
• Shipping volume: 0.158m3
• Packing dimensions: H580 x D680 x W400mm

Note: Weights vary according to specification of instrument

 

Microtomes - Bright

?INTRODUCTION

The M3500 has been introduced by Bright Instruments to make a flatcutting radial action wax microtome available to histologists at a realistic price.

Its well-proven cutting action has been available in Bright cryostats for many years and section quality has proved to be of the highest. Its design incorporates specific features to enable the user to cut sections quickly, easily, safely and comfortably. It is available with a range of accessories that will suit the most discerning customer including specimen orientation, motorised advance/rewind, motor drive and a unique lever release FeatherTM blade holder.

MAIN FEATURES

• Flat-cutting radial action for superb results
• Automatic retraction on return stroke
• Motorised advance rewind with dual controls (left and right hand)
• Section counter as standard
• Motor drive (Available late 2002)
• Accepts a wide range of knives and disposable blade holders
• Unique lever release Feather blade holder for easy and safe operation
• Height adjustable safety guards to fit different size knives and blades
• Large integral debris tray takes control of waste
• Innovative debris visor increases safety when a blade or knife is loaded
• Can be used comfortably, positioned at 90º to the operator
• 10 position hand wheel lock for safety and convenience
• Quick release cassette holder as standard
• Specimen orientation available
• Advance/rewind stepping motor drive can be stalled without damage
• Lateral blade holder movement ensures full use of disposable blade

DESCRIPTION

Making a radical leap forward in wax sectioning technology, the M3500 incorporates a flat-cutting radial action. This has a distinct advantage over a vertical cutting microtome in that the specimen moves along the blade, as well as down on to it, thus producing a slicing cut (similar to a guillotine). This cutting action produces less section compression than Other methods and therefore gives superb results. The M3500 incorporates the latest design thinking, using high quality moulded materials to soften curves and strengthen construction while keeping the overall weight down in order for the instrument to remain relatively portable, (cutaways in the plinth act as handgrips) but heavy enough to remain stable whilst sectioning. The advance/rewind switch has been duplicated on either side of the front and other controls have been positioned so that the microtome can be used either front-on or side-on to the operator.

Innovations, including a debris visor doubling up as a safety shield, a debris blind and trap to keep the inner mechanism clean and a deep integral debris tray to take control of waste, add up to make operations easier, cleaner and safer for the operator..

Technical Information

Model M3500
Section thickness range 0 to 30μm
Section thickness increments 2μm
Fine feed screw section thickness range 0 to 15μm
Fine feed screw section thickness increments 1μm
Automatic retraction 10μm
Head advance distance 25mm with knife at 0º
Motorised advance/rewind speed 116 μm/s
Specimen orientation +/- 5º
Specimen rotation 360º
Specimen holder (standard) Cassette quick release holder
Specimen holder (optional) Standard vice clamp
Specimen holder (optional) Cassette quick release holder with orientation
Specimen holder (optional) Standard vice clamp with orientation
Section counter 6 digit LCD
Section counter power supply 2 x AA batteries
Horizontal specimen feed 25mm @ 0º knife angle
Vertical specimen stroke 57mm
Angular cutting motion 53º
Maximum specimen size 25mm x 30mm
Knife Holder angle adjustment 0 – 25º
Motorised advance/rewind power consumption 30VA
Supply Voltages 220/240V 50/60Hz and
110/115V 50/60Hz
Net weight 26Kgs
Gross weight 30Kgs
Dimensions W450mm x H300mm x L440mm
Packing specifications 59 x 59 x 45 cms, ( 0.155m cube)

 

Microtomes - Bright

?INTRODUCTION

The Bright 8000 retracting base sledge microtome offers the ultimate in versatility combined with strength, accuracy, reliability and, not least, safety.

Designed to fully meet the needs of the routine histology laboratory, the 8000 will also meet the more demanding requirements of the specialised unit where it’s versatility and wide range of accessories will guarantee that it becomes the first choice of the professional base sledge user. It is well suited to cutting a wide range of materials including bone, plastics, resins and wood as well as large area soft tissues. It is the first of it’s kind to incorporate retraction on the return stroke. This feature helps to avoid possible damage to specimens. The 8000 has a wide range of stages available in a host of sizes. The Bright Solid State Freezer and the Bright Cryostage can be used in conjunction with the 8000, (see ordering information), on occasions where it is necessary to freeze specimens while in a laboratory environment.

MAIN FEATURES

• easy to use base sledge retracting microtome complete with standard vice
• sturdy cast iron construction
• 60μm retraction on the return stroke prevents possible specimen damage
• angled and slewable knife holder for greater versatility
• accepts a range of knives and disposable blades
• a wide range of quick release holders available
• safety features include knife guards and low positioned operating handle
• orientation available - using a ±8º tilt adapter
• range of stages available
• standard accessories include: - knife cleaning brush, set of four Allen keys, microtome oil, operating manual

THE MICROTOME

Design of the knife support pillars is such that they may be reversed to provide greater clearance for large blocks. In their normal position blocks up to 110mm wide may be accommodated but when reversed the block width may be increased to 170mm. Substantial knife clamps provide considerable knife rigidity with the dual facility of both angle tilt and slew, and spacers are available to raise the height of the knife. If required, a single side double clamp knife holder is available as an optional extra. Full width knife guards are supplied providing increased protection to the operator over the entire knife length - not just at its ends.

Cast in mechanite and precision machined, the base is finished with a durable solvent and detergent resistant coating. The sledge is inserted with PTFE to provide an extremely low friction contact. Specimen advance and retraction is achieved by the simple action of pushing and pulling the sledge forward and back using the operating handle. Such is the unique design of the handle the mere action of pushing and pulling automatically advances and retracts the specimen. The degree of advance can be set in the range 0 - 40μm in 1μm increments.

 

Technical Information

Model 8000
Construction • Cast mechanite, precision machined and finished
with durable solvent and detergent proof coating
Specimen advance • 0 - 40μm in 1μm increments, retraction operates on return stroke. Manual gross advance/rewind facility
Cutting stroke • 270mm
Specimen orientation • ±8º horizontal and vertical (optional)
Specimen holders • Specimen vice or quick release holder for
cassettes, supercassettes and hardboard squares.
Maximum specimen size 250 x 110mm
Knife holders • Support arms reversible with slew facility. Angle tilt
with indicator scale and full width knife guards.
Single side double clamp facility is available as an
optional feature
Safety features • Handle designed to ensure maximum distance
away from knife edge. Knife guards cover full
width of knife
Dimensions • H325 x D610 x W260mm
• Net weight: 40kg
• Gross weight: 50kg
• Shipping volume: 0.202m3
• Packing dimensions: H400 x D550 x W920mm

Weights vary according to specification of instrument