• Slide Stainer

Slide Stainer

  • IUL - Poly Stainer

Automating slide staining is a must for labs that wish to increase their yield.

The PolyStainer performs standardized staining procedures that free lab staff from labor-intensive staining procedures. General microbiology and histology labs that seek to reduce sample staining workloads will greatly benefit from its use.

Up to 20 microscope slides are loaded in the PolyStainer basket. Next the robotic arm will dip and stir these through four exchangeable plastic wells. Slides can be dipped in a fifth drainable water well that ensures water will be renewed after rinsing each slide basket. Last, slides can be fan dried with or without heat. The four reagent wells in the system allow to perform an extremely broad array of stains.

System Highlights 

  • Walkaway Solution: A one push button operation triggers the entire staining procedure.
  • Unique Design: The PolyStainer was uniquely designed to separate its staining area from the system’s electronics and mechanics, this ensures endurance due to separation from highly oxidative reagents.
  • Staining Protocol Optimization: Ensures no cross contamination by using the PolyStainer’s rinsing well drain to keep rinsing water clean. Speeds stain preparation by drying out slides.
Slides / Basket 20 slides each basket
Containers for reagents Four
Rinse water One with overflow. Optional bottom drain can be installed
Drying container Warm air flow (50°C)
Programming Time to dip the basket in each container. During this time, resting periods and shaking periods. Time to maintain the basket on top of each container after dipping.
Number of programs The memory can store up to ten programs
Positions per program The basket can go to ten different positions. At each of them the total dipping time, resting and shaking, and drain over the container can be selected.
Mains 100/240V, 50/60Hz, 250W
Basket Lifting Motor 2.6W 12V /c 141:1 /encoder
Carriage Movement Motor: 1.65W 12V / 28:1 / encoder
Heater 45ºC max
Heater Air Pressure 80 Pa
Air Volume 30 m3/h
Water Control Electro valve 4W 24V IP65
Water Pressure 2bar / 6bar
Optional Output RS232
Dimensions (WxHxD) 70x40x34
Weight 23Kg
Reagent Containers Polyethylene
Basket Holder Stainless Steel AISI 304
Basket Stainless Steel AISI 304
Programming Memory 10 programs - 10 steps per program.