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Compresstome® VF-510-0Z

New design of manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic vibrating slicer to produce healthy slices evenly and consistently



The VF-510-0Z is the newest vibrating microtome model at Precisionary Instruments. Designed by engineers with customer feedback, this tissue slicer is best used to create sections for electrophysiology, organotypic culture (tumor slices), precision-cut tissue slices (like PCLS), and immunohistochemistry (IHC). 


  • Cuts tissue slices from brain, heart, liver, lung, kidney, and more
  • Produces even, consistent slices (no more thick-and-thin sections)
  • Slices over 5x faster than other market vibrating microtomes
  • Patented compression technology and agarose embedding process eliminates chattermarks and maintain high live cell counts
  • Fully automated slicing!
  • Removable buffer tray for easy cleaning
  • Auto Zero-Z® technology reduces Z-axis deflection to <1 μm
  • Light footprint for increased portability


The Compresstome® VF-510-0Z vibrating microtome is recommended for electrophysiology experiments. Experimental applications also include cutting tissue slices for:

  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Organotypic cultures
  • Precision-cut live slices
  • Plant research
  • Imaging
  • In-situ hybridization
  • Electron microscope


Advance Speed0-4 mm/s, adjustable
Return Speed6 mm/s, fixed
Vibration Frequency0-65 Hz, adjustable
Vibration Amplitude1.2 mm, fixed
Z-Axis Vibration~0 µm
Compatible Cutting BladesDouble-edge stainless steel blades
Ceramic blades
Tungsten carbide blades
Cutting Angle20 degrees, fixed
Thickness AdjustmentAutomatic, digital
Micrometer Resolution1 µm
Maximum Tissue Diameter15.5 mm
20 mm
Maximum Tissue Length25 mm
Slice Thickness Range1 µm to 999 µm
Quality tested to cut below 10 µm
(Can cut as low as 4 µm depending on tissue type)
Cutting ModesSingle or continuous, selectable
Buffer Tray Size (L x W x H)110 x 60 x 30 mm
Power Source100-240V AC
Power Consumption18W
Dimensions (L x W x H)330 x 255 x 195 mm
Weight6 kg


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