Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120

The new AutoTEC a120 remains the industry’s first and only fully automated embedder. Enhanced features include a cassette barcode reader for LIS connectivity and traceability of specimen blocks, the new SMARTair Technology to remove excess paraffin, and the larger 15-inch touchscreen monitor and enhanced operating system both deliver improved user convenience. With its smaller footprint, the AutoTEC a120 can be installed in small laboratories, and Sakura’s Tissue-Tek® iSupport program provides remote diagnostics and peace of mind.






Make the move to automated embedding.

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See Cockerell Dermatopathology's poster presentation titled `Continuous Specimen Flow Changes Night Shifts to Day Shifts While Reducing Turn-Around-Time (TAT)' from NSH 2015 in Washington, D.C., to see an example of how your laboratory may benefit using continuous, automated embedding.

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Tissue-Tek AutoTEC®  a120 Automated Embedder

The second-generation Tissue-Tek AutoTEC®  a120 remains the industry’s first and only fully automated embedding system that eliminates the tedious and labor-intensive need to manually orient and embed tissue specimens and form tissue or cell paraffin blocks. The AutoTEC technology, combined with the Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Sectionable Cassette System ensure that the orientation of specimens, determined by pathologists and pathologist assistants, is locked from grossing to microtomy for all routine tissue types, thereby eliminating the risk of orientation mistakes and tissue loss for increasing patient safety.

New enhanced features

The new enhanced features include the incorporation of a cassette bar code reader for future LIS connectivity and traceability of specimen blocks, and the new SMARTair Technology to remove excess paraffin. A larger 15-inch touchscreen monitor and the enhanced operating system both deliver improved user convenience. Redesign of the input and output doors, the paraffin reservoir and access to the base molds provides improved ergonomics while requiring minimal user maintenance and further increasing up-time. With its smaller footprint, the AutoTEC a120 can be installed in small laboratories, and Sakura’s Tissue-Tek® iSupport program provides remote diagnostics and peace of mind.

Increased productivity with predictable performance in TAT and block quality

The AutoTEC a120 offers a high throughput of up to 120 cassettes/hour and enables laboratories to reallocate valuable personnel now manually working at embedding stations, and to conveniently level the daily workload in a lean continuous workflow. When used in conjunction with either the Tissue-Tek Xpress®  x120 or x50 Rapid Tissue Processors, these SMART Automation Systems provide high quality and safe tissue processing, consistent clean blocks, improved turnaround time and all-important same-day diagnosis of cancer specimens.

Features

  • New: On-board barcode reader and LIS connectivity for tracking and tracing of specimens
  • New: SMARTair Technology to remove excess paraffin; no more scraping of cassettes
  • Fully automated embedding
  • Continuous output of up to 120 blocks per hour
  • Continuous input of up to 4 cassette magazines (80 cassettes in total)
  • Cassette Magazines compatible with all Tissue-Tek Xpress® models and all Tissue-Tek VIP® models
  • Optimized embedding of all 6 Paraform® Cassette Systems
  • Enhanced larger 15-inch touchscreen monitor for easier operation
  • Random access, lean workflow
  • Smaller footprint fits into any lab

Specifications

Product Name: Tissue-Tek AutoTEC®  a120 Automated Embedder
Product code: 7090
Power required: 200 VAC ±10%, Single phase, 50/60 Hz, 20 Amps; 230 VAC ±10%, Single phase, 50/60 Hz, 20 Amps
Power rating: Voltage selectable: 200 VAC ±10%, Single phase, 50/60 Hz, 12 Amps; 230 VAC ±10%, Single phase, 50/60 Hz, 11 Amps
Interface: USB: 2 ports, Type A; LAN: 2 ports
Dimensions: W x D x H: 47.2 x 29.5 x 68.8 inches/120 x 75 x 175 cm
Weight: 1168 lb/530 kg
Throughput: Up to 120 cassettes per hour
Operating Conditions: 59° to 86°F/15° to 30°C; Relative Humidity: 30-80%, non-condensing
Noise Level: <65 dB

Related items

Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Processing/ Embedding Medium, Formula 3 (#7052)
20-Cassette Magazine (#7093)
Cassette Magazine Retainer (#7094)
Output Doors (#7095)
Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Sectionable Cassette Systems

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