Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120

The Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 Automated Embedding System is the synonym for real automation. Combined with the unique Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Sectionable Cassette System and Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Tissue Orientation Gels, it provides a complete system to automate your embedding. Automated embedding can solve staffing problems, eliminate orientation errors and prevent the loss of tissue samples throughout the process.

The Tissue-Tek AutoTEC a120 can embed 120 Tissue-Tek Paraform Cassettes per hour. It is a real workhorse, creating a gentle working environment in the histopathology laboratory, and fits perfectly with the revolutionary, continuous rapid tissue processor, Tissue-Tek Xpress® x120.
The Tissue-Tek AutoTEC a120 Automated Embedding System and Tissue-Tek Paraform Sectionable Cassette System offer you:
  • The system to fully automate your embedding
  • Locked orientation from grossing through sectioning
  • Continuous loading of your blocks after processing
  • A throughput of 120 blocks per hour, matching the capacity of the Tissue-Tek Xpress x120
Throughput Up to 120 Tissue-Tek® Paraform® cassettes per hour
Dimensions (W x D x H) 120 x 75 x 175 cm
Weight 530 kg
Number of Stations
Load 4 magazines
Unload 4 magazines
Base Molds 8 Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Standard Cassettes
  8 Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Biopsy/ Orientation Cassettes
  8 Tissue-Tek® Paraform® 13 x 13 Biopsy Cassettes
Loading 120 Tissue-Tek Paraform Cassettes, continuously loading
Unloading 120 Tissue-Tek Paraform Cassettes, continuously unloading
Paraffin wax Up to 5,0 L
Paraffin Wax 60 - 70 °C (1°C increments)
Item code
7090 Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 Automated Embedding System; 100 V, 50/60 Hz
7093 Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 20-Cassette Magazine; 6/pcs
7094 Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 Cassette Magazine Retainer; 4/pcs
7095 Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 Output Door; 2/pcs
7062 Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 Paraffin Inner Tray #1; 1 each
7063 Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 Paraffin Inner Tray #2; 2/pcs
7052 Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Processing/Embedding Medium; 8 x 1 kg
7005 Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® 32-Cassette Magazine (for VIP®), 4/cs
7007 Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® Magazine Handle, 6/cs
7008 Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® Output Door, 2/cs
7010 Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® Disposable Paraffin Trough, 12/cs
7013 Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® Seismic Anchorage Kit
8022 License Tissue-Tek® iSupport
8023 License Tissue-Tek® iSupport (extra user)
SA-7090-UT User Training Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120
SA-7090P-UT User Training Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 including Paraform
SC-7090-G Service Agreements Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 Gold
SC-7090-P Service Agreements Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 Platinum
SC-7090-S Service Agreements Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 Silver


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