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Campden Instruments

Campden Instruments

WPI partner with Campden Instruments to offer their range of Vibrotomes

Campden Instruments is a leading manufacturer of laboratory equipment for the life sciences industry with a mission to provide high-quality tools to researchers and scientists worldwide to help advance their research and development projects. Campden Intruments' vibrating microtomes have been used for over 30 years to produce sections for visual patching, extracellular recording and imaging of neurological (e.g. brain slice, spinal cord), heart and lung tissue (e.g. Precision Cut Lung Slices).

If you are searching for a reliable and efficient vibratome, you have come to the right place. These vibratomes are designed to deliver precise and consistent results, allowing you to prepare thin, uniform sections of tissue for a variety of applications.

Campden vibratomes are built to meet the needs of researchers in a range of fields, including neuroscience, cell biology, and histology. Whether you are working with brain tissue, spinal cord tissue, or other types of tissue, our vibratomes can help you achieve high-quality results.

Campden vibratomes are easy to use and come with a range of features to help you achieve the results you need. They are available in different configurations (see table below) to meet the specific needs of your laboratory.

With Campden Instruments, we understand the importance of reliability and consistency. That is why we use only the highest-quality materials and cutting-edge technology to manufacture our products. These vibratomes are designed to last, so you can rely on them for your research projects for years to come.

Our team of experts is always here to help you choose the right vibratome for your needs. Whether you need help selecting the right model, setting it up, or troubleshooting any issues, our team is always available to assist you.

So if you are in the market for a high-quality vibratome, then you have come to the right place. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services, and how we can help you achieve your research goals.


Campden Vibrating Microtomes

  7000smz-2 5100mz-Plus 5100mz
Optimal Z-Axis Deflection 0 µm (±0.1 µm) 0 µm (±2.0 µm) ≈5-8 µm
Opti-cal Vertical (Z-axis) Calibration Device* Included as standard Included as standard Optional Accessory
Blade Oscillation Frequency Range 50**-120 Hz 50-80 Hz 50-80 Hz
Blade Oscillation Amplitude
Minimum: 0.5 mm
Maximum: 2.5 mm
Minimum: 0.5 mm
Maximum: 1.5 mm
Minimum: 0.5 mm
Maximum: 1.5 mm
Amplitude Step Size
0.25 mm 0.5 mm 0.5 mm
Advance Speed Resolution During Slicing 0.01 mm/sec 0.1 mm/sec 0.1 mm/sec
Specimen Retraction as Blade Retracts Yes Yes Yes
Max Specimen Size 28x50x19 28x50x19 28x50x19
Slice thickness 1 -999um in auto
Up to 20mm in manual
Cutting Range 40mm 40mm 40mm
Memory to Store Section Thickness Yes Yes Yes
Multiple User Settings 8 different 8 different 8 different
Operating Modes Manual, semi-automated Slice Window or fully automated Profile Repeat Manual or semi-automated Slice Window Manual or semi-automated Slice Window
Cooling Options Ice bath or optional Model 7610A Tissue Bath Cooler
Physiological temperature unit Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions 16.5" x 15.7" x 10.6"
420 x 400 x 270 mm
13.7" x 17.7 x 13.7"
350 x 450 x 350 mm
13.7" x 17.7 x 13.7"
350 x 450 x 350 mm

* Campden's Opti-cal is calibrated with metrology equipment traceable to National Standards.

** Lower Blade Oscillation frequences are possible. Please contact us for information.

Our Clients Include:

University College London
Imperial College
University of Cambridge
University of Oxford

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