AST560 Semi-automatic Cryostat Microtome with Touch Screen

Experience effortless frozen tissue sectioning with our Semi-automatic Cryostat Microtome featuring a user-friendly touch screen interface. This innovative instrument combines precision and convenience, ensuring consistent, high-quality sections for rapid pathological assessments and research applications.


Description of AST560 Semi-automatic Microtome Cryostat with Touch Screen

It is designed overall engineering and ergonomic concepts. All the components are processed by computer numerical control.


Retraction function prevents specimen damage from blade.


Total thickness calculation.


Low temperature refrigeration system with environment friendly refrigerant R404.


Adopt UV sterilize for 30 minutes every time.


Peltier specimen clamp refrigeration can be turn On or Off manually.


Two defrosting methods: manual and automatic.


The high prevision unit is enclosed outside the cryostat chamber to prevent it from thermal expansion and contraction, and keeps minimum maintenance requirement.


Artificial intelligent interface is easy to learn and operate.


Touch Screen and display all information including thickness, thickness sum, controlling time, temperature, time on/off and so on.


Sleep Function: after activating this function, the temperature in cryostat chamber can be kept between -1℃ and -10℃; after stopping this function, the temperature in freeze chamber will rise to working temperature within 30 minutes.


Control panel with locking function could avoid faulty operation.


Handwheel locking function.


Wide freezing shelf can load 17 specimen cassettes simultaneously, and two of them are equipped with peltier to meet different temperatures.


Specification of AST560 Semi-automatic Microtome Cryostat with Touch Screen

Environment requirement

Temperature Range


Air Humidity


Working pressure


Nominal Voltage

220~240V AC/100~120V AC

Normal Frequency

50/60 Hz





Safe Classify

Classify I – Type B

Lowest freeze chamber Temperature


Lowest freeze shelf Temperature


Lowest temperature of peltier unit on freeze shelf


Lowest temperature of peltier unit on specimen clamp

-50±5℃(Working time of peltier: 15 minutes)

Electric coarse feed

Slow: 300µm/s±30µm/sRapid: 900µm/s±30µm/s

Section thickness range

0 to 100µm0 to 3µm, in 0.5µm increments3 to 10µm, in 1µm increments10 to 20µm, in 2µm increments20 to 100µm, in 5µm increments

Trimming thickness range

0 to 600µm0 to 50µm, in 5µm increments50 to 100µm, in 10µm increments100 to 600µm, in 50µm increments


0~80µm, in 5µm increments

Specimen feed

24mm ±0.2mm

Vertical stroke


Specimen Max


Repositioning of blade holder base(left-right)


Motorize cutting speed

75~230mm/s ± 10%









About 130kgs