General Data Flotation Work Station FWS-L

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General Data Flotation Work Station FWS-L

The General Data Flotation Work Station FWS-L is a heated water bath used to soften and flatten tissue specimens before attaching them to microscope slides for histological processing.

This particular device is a “smart” water bath, in that is has microprocessor-controlled temperature regulation, which precisely regulates the water temperature anywhere from ambient to 65 C. The precise control prevents tissue imperfections such as cracking and layer separation that can result from temperature fluctuation. All heated areas on the heat-resistant plastic housing (dish, HISTO/Orientor, and a slide drying area) can be individually temperature-controlled according to user preference.

The General Data Flotation Work Station FWS-L has a bright, energy efficient LED light array that provides significantly more visibility than conventional water baths. The light array is strategically positioned on the side of the device (not facing the technician) so there is maximum light on the ribbons, yet minimal glare toward the technician’s eyes. The side position of the LED light array along with the high-contrast black background works well to provide the best possible visibility.

The low profile design of the device provides user-comfort by reducing fatigue, and also positively addresses repetitive motion syndrome. The 11″l x 8″w x 2 1/4″d rectangular glass dish enables easy ribbon floating and enhanced section pickup. The FWS-L float bath comes with a built-in 2″ x 2″ HISTO/Orientator pad, where section wrinkles are eliminated, and a convenient 2” x 8” heated slide drying area.

Cleaning the FWS-L float bath is a very easy task after removing the glass dish from the device. The chemical-resistant plastic housing is easily accessible and is built to stand up to frequent cleaning.

Optional Accessories:

Front slide drying rack – FDR-FL

Side slide drying rack – SDR-FL

Additional information


General Data Healthcare


Tissue Float Baths



Dimensions (W x D x H)

15"w x 18.75"l x 5.25"h ((38.1 x 47.6 x 13.3 cm) Overall 11"w x 8"l x 2 1/4"d Glass Dish


11 lbs (6kg)

Power Requirments

100-120VAC, 50/60Hz, 5A 220-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 2.4A