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HistoCore MULTICUT – Semi-Automated Rotary Microtome

Manual Microtomy with a Twist of Motorization

When you need the precision and speed of manual sectioning with the efficiency benefits of a semi-automated setup, the HistoCore MULTICUT saves the day. The new generation of microtomes from Leica Biosystems is built upon our 145+ year heritage of market-leading microtome design. Combining the speed of a manual microtome with the precision of motorized specimen feeding, MULTICUT helps you get consistent, reproducible sections.

  • Freedom of Choice and Effortless Trimming

Advance or retract the specimen in the position most comfortable for you – using the manual coarse feed wheel or the push of a button

  • Antistatic Waste Tray (Brush Included)

It provides unmatched efficiency by reducing your cleaning time from minutes to seconds.

  • Put (Almost) Anything on Top of your Microtome!

Our new models feature 40% more surface area on top of the microtome (23.5cm W x 27.5cm L, vs. 21.7cm W x 21.2cm L on the RM22xx series) so you can store the tools you need for your job – brushes, blades, wipes, and more.

  • Precision-Orientation System

Always get back to a 0-position home on the microtome, regardless of how you (or another tech) have changed the instrument’s orientation.

  • Force Balance System

Minimize the risk of injury to the operator or specimen by an unbalanced object head.


Type: Semi-Motorized
Nominal Supply Voltage: 100 / 120 / 230 / 240 V AC
Nominal Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Maximum Power Consumption: 40 VA
Protection Class: I
Power Fuses: 2 x T1.0 AL, 250V
Pollution Degree: 2
Overvoltage Category: II
Maximum Heat Emission: 70 J/s
Operating Temperature Range: +18°C to +30°C
Temperature Range During Storage: +5°C to +50°C
Relative Humidity During Operation: 20% to Max. 80% Non-Condensing
Relative Humidity During Storage: 10% to Max. 85% Non-Condensing

Microtome Performance Specs

Specimen Feed: approx. 24 mm ±1 mm
Vertical Stroke: 70 mm ±1 mm
Large Standard Clamp: 55 x 50 x 30 mm
Super Cassette Clamp: 68 x 48 x 15 mm
Motorized Sectioning Speeds: N/A
In Manual Sectioning Mode: 5 – 100 µm (in 5 µm increments); can be turned off
In Motorized Sectioning Mode: N/A
Horizontal: ± 8°
Vertical: ± 8°
Range: 0.5 – 100 µm
Setting Values: 0.5 – 5 µm (in 0.5 µm increments)
5 – 20 µm (in 1 µm increments)
20 – 60 µm (in 5 µm increments)
60 – 100 µm (in 10 µm increments)
Range: 1 – 600 µm
Setting Values: 1 – 10 µm (in 1 µm increments)
10 – 20 µm (in 2 µm increments)
20 – 50 µm (in 5 µm increments)
50 – 100 µm (in 10 µm increments)
100 – 600 µm (in 50 µm increments)