Bright 5040 Microtome
All equipment is sold as is, with a warranty included only if stated. In this case the equipment will include a return to base warranty. Due to the vast amount of different types of equipment we sell it isn’t possible to have a standard warranty length, for this reason different items have different warranties. The length of the warranty can be confirmed by talking to our sales team either via email or over the phone.
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Most of the equipment we sell is used but is always in full working order, unless stated. Each unit is fully inspected and tested before dispatch to ensure it is in optimal condition.
Yes! Richmond Scientific offer a discreet and professional accredited removal and disposal service that ranges from a single item to an entire site. At all times, we provide a bespoke service tailored to your needs. Please see our Sell used equipment page for more info.
Serving our academic colleagues since 1995
We really value the excellent working relationships we have with Universities within the UK and overseas. Our discounted educational pricing can definitely give you a competitive advantage when deciding where to purchase equipment for the Lab.
We have worked with Biology & Chemistry Labs and with Life Sciences and Microbiology departments for years, so please feel free to call for a chat about your next project.
As a family business we offer a personal service to all of our customers. Our clients use us again and again for their lab equipment supply and removal.
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We carry a huge range of stock that is available off the shelf from our UK warehouse and add new items every week. We also offer priority urgent delivery on most times. This means we can be responsive to industry needs and reduce lead times for urgent work.
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Our business is built around the repurposing and re-tasking of old and unwanted equipment. This helps us to to reduce landfill and make the scientific world more sustainable.
Bright 5040 Rotary Microtome
The popular 5040 microtome is of rotary retracting, self-lubricating design and has a heavy cast alloy base and cutting arm. Its robust construction makes it accurate and incredibly reliable. The use of fixed beryllium hinges means that all lateral motion is controlled and allows no slop or play that can be experienced in other, lesser designs which can result in ‘chatter’ and ‘thick and thinning’. It’s pawl and ratchet wheel and head-advance design ensures absolute calibration for section thickness accuracy and repeatability.
It is well suited to cutting hard specimens such as undecalcified bone and acrylic resins, while routine wax sections can be produced simply and swiftly. Its use in the OTF5000 cryostats makes it the ‘workhorse’ of the Bright range.
Based on Bright’s previous model 5030 microtome, the 5040 microtome is now extensively used world-wide in pathology/histology laboratories and many life sciences teaching and research laboratories. Other applications include materials testing, food science and botanical research.
The 5040 is available in three versions, for wax sections with fine adjustment specimen orientation, for wax sections without specimen orientation and the cryostat version. Strong, rigid and almost maintenance free, the 5040 will give many years of reliable service.
- Easy to use rotary retracting microtome with a wide range of options
- Choice of advance/rewind handle positions
- Motor drive with zone control is available - power is simply, yet precisely controlled
- Hard wearing construction and almost maintenance free
- Standard knife holder accepts most conventional knives and the Lever Release Feather Blade Holder or, alternatively, the Quick Release Feather Blade Holder can be fitted
- Standard vice clamp or quick release cassette holder
- Specimen feed indicator
- Safety features include fitted knife guards and locking handwheel
- Cover and debris shields to prevent section debris entering mechanism
- Debris tray with holder for brushes and forceps
- Height: 30cm
- Width: 30cm
- Length: 48cm
For further technical specifications please refer to the manual.