Leica 2030 Biocut Microtome

Rotary

Rotary microtomes are used to cut thin sections of samples visible only with the aid of a light microscope.
Rotary microtomes are used on hard materials, such as samples embedded in resins or paraffin.
The sample is cut upon the rotary action of a hand wheel which advances the sample towards a microtome blade.
The thickness for manual operation ranges from 0.5µm to 60µm. 
There are manually operated and motorized microtomes.