Sakura Tissue-Tek VIP 6 Tissue Processor

Fully Refurbished
Superior Value
Competitive Price
Friendly Customer Service
Rankin Parts and Labor Warranty
Guaranteed Customer Satisfaction


The Sakura VIP 6 Tissue Processor is designed for streamlined operation and utilizes enhanced reagent features for greater productivity including automatic transfer during processing, illuminated cabinet that enables observation of reagent levels, and 7 mixing options.

Additionally, the Sakura Tissue-Tek VIP 6 takes processing to the next level by incorporating continuous mixing, short cycles, and a heated retort lid.

With the Sakura Tissue-Tek VIP 6, you can introduce a safe, secure, and environmentally friendly system into your lab. Solution manager software safeguards all steps taken during processing to protect tissues and specimens. The Sakura Tissue-Tek VIP 6 is the choice you can count on for ultimate efficiency and reliability that you expect.

What a refurbished VIP 6 means to us

What we do to our VIP tissue processors

Our refurbished Sakura Tissue-Tek VIP 6 tissue processors come standard with new reagent bottles, o-rings, gaskets, seals, tubing, retort heaters, air pump, grease, LCDs, carbon filters and any underperforming electronics. Our professional refurbishment begins with a complete teardown of the machine. We then perform a rebuild of all sub-assemblies, replacing all of the parts known to fail.

Reassembly and Testing

We then reassemble the machine and begin the testing phase. Thorough testing is completed with mock process runs including overnight runs and delayed starts. Our quality control process ensures that every VIP 6 tissue processor is functioning at OEM specifications. This is how we are able to reset the lifespan of the VIP 6 tissue processor, providing a like-new tissue processor both functionally and cosmetically, giving your histology lab many years of reliable service. The Sakura Tissue-Tek VIP 6 tissue processor has been in production since late 2005 until 2016 but remains one of the most popular histology lab automated tissue processing machine. We have effectively been resetting the lifespan and getting these machines back into labs for over a decade. Don’t take our word for it; take a look at what some of our customers have had to say about their experience with Rankin.


All of our refurbished instruments come standard with a 1-year warranty that backs parts, labor, and service technician travel – the same warranty that you get if you were purchase the instrument brand new.


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Additional information




Floor Standing


Tissue-Tek® VIP® 6

Dimensions (W x D x H)

24"W X 27"D X 54"H


352 lbs