A Highly Specialised, Patent Protected Cryostat

The Bright Instruments 10400 machine has been developed from our 9400 cryostat and has been adapted to handle even larger specimens.

It is protected under Patent GB18031310.

Key Features


The Control panel is the central point of control for the unit,allowing the user to easily customise settings such as temperature, thickness, batch quantities and switch between single and continuous cutting modes.

Full Details

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  • Cryostat Specification:

  • Refrigeration - No. of Compressors Minimum Temperature

    2 (Dual Compressor) -35°C @ 21°C Ambient

  • Chamber

    Stainless steel

  • Illumination

    LED light strip x 2

  • De-misting

    Automatically operated Triplex heated glass window.

  • Cabinet

    PVC coated sheet steel.

  • Dimensions

    Chamber dimensions: H1315 x W1250 x D608mm, Cabinet dimensions: H1630 x W2600 x D890mm (Excluding control unit) H2060 x W2600 x D890mm (Including control unit)

  • Macrotome Specification:

  • Construction

    Solid aluminium frame with a powder-coated gloss finish.

  • Section Thickness Range

    1μm to 200μm in 1μm increments. (It is advised that a machine of this size is not used to section below 5 microns).

  • Knife Block Movement

    N/A. Fixed.

  • Cutting Stroke

    490 mm

  • Maximum Specimen

    Size 300 (H) x 210 (W) x 400 (L) mm

  • Movement

    Automatic operation, Fixed blade, horizontal and vertical axis table movement.

  • Cutting speed range


  • Anti-roll system

    Adjustable Perspex anti-roll plate.

  • Electrical

    240V AC Single Phase, Neutral, Earth. 50Hz. 20A.

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  • Touch screen Control.
  • Waste collection tray.
  • Heated anti-fog window.
  • Can cut a large range of specimen sizes up to 400 x 150 x 110mm.
  • Chamber can be cooled down to temperatures of -40.
  • Customisable Zonal speed control for quicker sectioning.
  • Solid steel/Tungsten knife & disposable blade options available.
  • Knee switch (optional).
  • Easy to clean.
  • Ample cold storage.
  • 3-5 year warranty (optional)

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