Tissue safety meets Reliability setting new standards in processingThe Tissue-Tek VIP 6 AI Vacuum Infiltration Processor is a self-contained, floor-standing, automatic, tissue processor, used to process tissue specimens. It holds up to 300 tissue cassettes and comes with added features of Advance Solution Manager & iSupport.
This VIP® 6 AI is designed for automatic processing purposes in an enclosed single processing chamber. The VIP® 6 AI runs cycles of fixation, dehydration/defatting, clearing, and paraffin infiltration of tissue specimens which are necessary for sample preparation in histological studies and examinations, conducted for the pathology, anatomy and clinical pathology fields.
The instrument is provided with a means of pumping a designated processing solution into a retort containing specimen baskets, processing them in a given time under predetermined conditions, and then pumping the solution out after a lapse of the time. These operations are automatically performed in a single retort in accordance with predetermined processing steps.
After completion of the processing steps, specimen baskets are removed from the retort. Paraffin is pumped out to the last paraffin container from the retort which is afterward cleaned with retort cleaning solutions.
Process capacity: up to 300 cassettes
Reagent reservoirs: 150-cassette: 2.7 liters 300-cassette: 3.5 liters Cleaning: 4.2 liters
Paraffin reservoirs: 3 small: up to 4.2 liters 1 large: up to 5.7 liters
External bulk reservoirs: 2 reservoirs, 10.8 liters each (1 for alcohol and 1 for xylene [substitutes])
Waste reservoir: Captures condensation, overflow and discarded solutions
Fume control: Fume condenser system and 2 disposable activated carbon filters
Program memory: Fifty processing programs, three user defined cleaning programs, one warm water flush program, one rinse cycle and optional drying cycle
User-defined names: 100 solutions, 5 solution configurations, 50 tissue processing programs
Processing steps: 14 (10 solution steps, 4 paraffin steps)
Cleaning steps: 3 (xylene, alcohol, drying)
Process time: 0 to 99 hr, 59 min in 1-minute increments for each station
Processing delay: Number of days and actual end-time, auto-calculation
Temperature: Reagent, 35º C to 60º C; paraffin, 45º C to 70º C
Pressure/vacuum agitation: Selectable, p/v cycle: pressure, ambient and vacuum are cycled in the retort during processing; V cycle: ambient and vacuum are alternated in the retort during processing
Pump in/out mixing: Two different mixing functions: 1) agitation by completely pumping reagent in and out (either fast in 12 minutes or slow which takes 20 minutes) or 2) agitation by pumping reagent in and out while specimens are completely immersed (either continuous during the complete process or short/instantaneous between the level sensors).
Paraffin cleansing: Automatic paraffin oven degassing
Clean cycle: 3 user-defined options with optional drying cycle
Valve system: One rotary valve and one gate valve for reagent and paraffin transfer, and external drain and fill, heat on or off
Fluid detection: Detection of vacuum/pressure changes plus four ultrasonic sensors, on or off
Fail-safe systems: Solution manager substitutes compatible solution to complete the run and automatic reversal of pumping action to insure specimens remain submerged
Solution Exchange mode: Automatically (up to 3 reagent rotations including paraffin) during processing or on demand
External drain and fill: Select from drain, fill, drain & fill with optional rinses with water, alcohol, water/alcohol, alcohol/water, or an external solution
Password protection: Password programmable, 2 levels (4 managers and 20 users)
Dimensions: 61 x 63 x 133 cm (WxDxH)
Weight: 165 kg