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Poly Stainer

Automated tissue stainer for slides

Manufacturer: IUL Instruments S. A.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

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.

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 DATA

Slides / Basket: 20 slides each basket
Basket Lifting Motor: 2.6W 12V /c 141:1 /encoder
Carriage Movement Motor: 1.65W 12V / 28:1 / encoder 
Heater: 12ºC-15ºC higher that the room temperature 
Heater Air Pressure: 80 Pa 
Air Volume: 30 m3/h 
Water Control: Electro valve 4W 24V IP65 
Water Flow Program: Permanent/Autoiniciated at previous bath 
Water Pressure: 2bar / 6bar (instrument supplied with three different manifold) 
Optional Output: RS232 
Dimensions (WxHxD): 70x40x34 
Weight: 23Kg 
Reagent Containers: Polyethylene 
Basket Holder: Stainless Steel AISI 304 
Basket: Stainless Steel AISI 304 
Additional connections for peripherals: 2 x USB Host ports 
Programming Memory: 10 programs - 10 steps per program. 

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