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PolyStainer – Slide Stainer

Automating slide staining is a must for labs that wish to increase their yield. The PolyStainer performs standardized staining procedures that free lab staff from labor-intensive staining procedures. General microbiology and histology labs that seek to reduce sample staining workloads will greatly benefit from its use.

Up to 20 microscope slides are loaded in the PolyStainer basket. Next the robotic arm will dip and stir these through four exchangeable plastic wells. Slides can be dipped in a fifth drainable water well that ensures water will be renewed after rinsing each slide basket. Last, slides can be fan dried with or without heat. The four reagent wells in the system allow to perform an extremely broad array of stains.

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System Highlights

Walkaway Solution: A one push button operation triggers the entire staining procedure.

Unique Design: The PolyStainer was uniquely designed to separate its staining area from the system’s electronics and mechanics, this ensures endurance due to separation from highly oxidative reagents.

Staining Protocol Optimization: Ensures no cross contamination by using the PolyStainer’s rinsing well drain to keep rinsing water clean. Speeds stain preparation by drying out slides.

Technical Specifications

Slides / Basket20 slides each basket
Basket Lifting Motor2.6W 12V /c 141:1 /encoder
Carriage Movement Motor1.65W 12V / 28:1 / encoder
Heater12ºC-15ºC higher that the room temperature
Heater Air Pressure80 Pa
Air Volume30 m3/h
Water ControlElectro valve 4W 24V IP65
Water Flow ProgramPermanent/Autoiniciated at previous bath
Water Pressure2bar / 6bar (instrument supplied with three different manifold)
Optional OutputRS232
Dimensions (WxHxD)70x40x34
Reagent ContainersPolyethylene
Basket HolderStainless Steel AISI 304
BasketStainless Steel AISI 304
Additional connections for peripherals2 x USB Host ports
Programming Memory10 programs – 10 steps per program

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Ordering information

Poly Stainer, 220 V, 120V, 100V90005100
DescriptionCat. No.
Stainless steel container tray.90005438
Container with cover90005418
Basket for slides90005417
Protective Cover900011135