Based on the long-established and reliable OTF/AS cryostat, the new OTF5000 brings the extensive range of Bright cryostats completely up to date. New styling coupled with improved user ergonomics, the latest blade systems in the ever-reliable and powerful 5040 microtome, a huge choice of options plus money-saving package deals make these cryostats absolutely unique.
They are suitable for an endless range of applications and, in the correct configuration, are capable of cutting a wide diversity of specimens from undecalcified bone to brain. Allowing full anti-roll plate adjustment for perfect results coupled with long lasting temperature stability, the OTF5000 can truly be described as the complete cryostat.
OTF5000 Series Features:
- New contoured top for added operator comfort and usability
- Suitable for research and clinical operation
- 2 money-saving special packages loaded with added features are available (LS & HS models)
- Uses solid knives or disposable blades
- Automatic evaporator defrost supplied as standard
- Long list of options and accessories
OTF5000 cryostats are available fitted with either a standard knife holder or with a Quick Release FeatherT Blade Holder. The Quick Release FeatherT Blade Holder can be easily changed for the standard knife holder and vice versa.
Standard Knife Holder
Quick Release Feather Blade Holder
For users wishing to use both standard blades and FeatherT blades, a Lever Release FeatherT Blade Holder is available as an accessory (Product #527842).
This fits easily into a standard knife holder. The low profile blade can be easily and safely changed without removing the blade holder from the knife holder.
The OTF5000 has at its heart the Bright 5040 microtome. This classic design copes with high cutting loads and yet performs very favorably under conditions of low temperature. The 5040 has a unique construction. By incorporating thin flexible beryllium hinges, the movement of the top arm of the microtome is strictly controlled. The design eliminates any expansion or contraction problems that might arise as a result of the large range of temperature changes which take place in a cryostat.
The mechanical pawl and ratchet wheel system guarantees accurate head advance ensuring reproducibility of section thickness.
The OTF5000 incorporates a 'quick freeze' bar. This quick freezer can accommodate 5 x 22mm diameter object holders and 4 x 37mm object holders in the positions provided. The temperature of the freeze bar is approximately 10 °C lower than the chamber temperature.
OTF-5000 Standard Model, with standard knife holder and optional fine object orientation.
(Fine object orientation is included on all LS and HS models)
Options & Accessories