Leica Microsystems VT1200



The Leica VT1200 semiautomatic vibrating blade microtome is designed for sectioning fixed or unfixed specimens in Neuropathology (fresh brain slicing), Neurophysiology (patch-clamping).    
The instrument is recommended for users who wish to manually select the desired section thickness prior to cutting each section.The vertical deflection can be measured by using the optional measurement device “Vibrocheck”.    
The adjustment screw on the blade holder allows adjustment of the vertical deflection to below 1µm. The instrument was designed in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Peter Jonas and his group at the Physiology Department, Freiburg Germany.
Max. Specimen Size 33 x 50 mm (with standard blade holder)
Microtome Type Vibrating
Sectioning Speed .01 to 1.5 mm/s (± 10%)
Depth 600 mm (Basic instrument without control unit)
Height 230 mm (Basic instrument without control unit)
Width 250 mm (Basic instrument without control unit)
Power Requirements 100 V–240 V, 50/60Hz
Peak Power 35 VA
Weight 56 kg (Basic instrument without control unit)
Additional Specifications Cutting frequency (± 10%): 85 Hz (± 10%)    
Amplitude: from 0–3 mm, in 0.05 mm increments    
Cutting speed (± 10%): 0.01–1.5mm/s    
Return speed (± 10%): 2.5 mm/s    
Total vertical specimen stroke: 20 mm (motorized)    
Cutting range: 45 mm (adjustable)    
Maximum specimen size:    
With standard blade holder: 33 x 50 mm    
Specimen orientation, rotating: 360°    
Specimen plate, swiveling: 0–10°    
Section thickness adjustment: manual, in 1 Μm increments


Manually control sectioning    
Designed for users who prefer to manually control sectioning parameters such as section thickness and cutting stroke for each individual section.    
Minimal vertical deflection    
Minimal vertical deflection protects delicate specimens during sectioning and results in more viable cells on the section surface.    
Magnetic specimen holders    
Magnetic specimen holders support easy specimen handling and reproducible orientation.




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Leica VT1200 adjustment screw replacement

The soft part on the adjustment screw for the Leica 1200 vibratome where the allen wrench fits is completely worn out and I was looking for a replacement, is it possible to get this?

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