Rankin Basics Semi-Auto Microtome


Developed by Rankin Biomedical Corporation, a leading provider of laboratory equipment, this microtome offers advanced semi-automated technology for consistent and reproducible sections. Its user-friendly interface and ergonomic design ensure ease of operation and operator comfort. With versatile applications for diverse tissue types and cutting thicknesses, the microtome consistently delivers high-quality results. Embrace the Rankin Basics Semi-Automated Microtome to streamline your histopathology workflows and achieve precise sectioning for accurate histological analysis.


Precision and Efficiency Redefined: Introducing the Rankin Basics Semi-Automated Microtome

Step into a world where precision meets simplicity, where the art of microtomy is elevated to new heights through a marriage of ergonomics and technology. The Rankin Basics Semi-Automated Rotary Microtome stands as a testament to innovation, providing a seamless transition for users familiar with big-name OEM microtomes while delivering efficiency and reliability that redefine the microtomy experience.

Empowering Excellence: A Seamless Transition

Designed with user familiarity in mind, the Rankin Basics Semi-Auto Rotary Microtome is a symbol of simplicity.

Its built-in electronics revolutionize the microtomy process, ensuring every cut is efficient and consistent. Users accustomed to renowned OEM microtomes will find the transition to the Rankin Basics semi-auto microtome remarkably easy, as the features and ergonomics echo the familiarity of their preferred tools.

Reliability Beyond Measure

The heart of every microtome is its reliability, and the Rankin Basics Semi-Auto Rotary Microtome is no exception.

Meticulously crafted with the most robust components, this microtome is engineered to stand the test of time. A result of 10 years of intensive research and development, bolstered by 4 years of internal testing involving over 1,000 control slides daily, this microtome exemplifies the pinnacle of reliability. It’s with great confidence that we extend a warranty that doubles the industry standard, offering a substantial 2-year warranty.

A Look at Excellence: Specifications and Dimensions of the Rankin Basics Semi-Automated Microtome

Conditioned for excellence, the Rankin Basics Semi-Automated Rotary Microtome is a new addition that weighs 62 lbs. Its dimensions of 595 × 465 × 295 mm (W×D×H) offer a compact footprint that doesn’t compromise on performance.

The sectioning range of 0.25 – 100 μm ensures precision in every cut, while the trimming range of 1 – 600 μm empowers versatility in your work.

Crafting Precision: Specimen Handling

Precision is embedded in every aspect of the Rankin Basics Semi-Automated Microtome.

The adjustable specimen retraction ranges from 0 to 100 μm, with 5 μm increments, allowing you to tailor your handling to perfection. The horizontal specimen feed extends up to 30 mm, while the vertical specimen stroke spans 70 mm, offering a dynamic range to accommodate various specimen sizes.

Embrace Versatility: Specimen Orientation and Blade Movement

Your microtomy experience is defined by its versatility. The Rankin Basics Microtome offers XY specimen orientation with an 8° range, ensuring that your specimens are aligned with precision. The blade holder’s movement spans 0-60 mm, allowing you to achieve optimal sectioning positions with ease.

Powering Performance: Voltage and Power

A microtome’s power is reflected not just in its performance, but also in its electrical characteristics. The Rankin Basics Semi-Automated Microtome is adaptable to your power needs, with options available for AC110V±10% 60HZ or AC 220V±10% 50Hz. With a power consumption of 100VA, this microtome embodies efficiency in every aspect.

The Rankin Basics Semi-Auto Rotary Microtome is more than a tool; it’s a commitment to excellence. With a seamless transition for experienced users and a dedication to reliability, it reshapes the microtomy landscape. Experience precision, innovation, and simplicity in every cut – embrace the future of microtomy with the Rankin Basics Microtome.

Additional information






Dimensions (W x D x H)

23.4" x 18.3" x 11.6"


62 lbs



Operator Manual

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