Keep it basic.
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The Rankin Basics Microtomes were designed with reliability and the user in mind. The most robust parts have been selected, such as German-imported rails, motors, and levers in order to provide decades of reliable service.
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MICROTOMES

Manual

A simple and reliable rotary microtome that offers an efficient and consistent microtomy experience
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Semi-Auto

A simplified control panel built right into the face of the microtome declutters your microtomy workspace by putting the controls you need up and out of the way

Manual Specifications

SECTIONING RANGE
1 - 60 μm
RETRACTION
No
HORIZONTAL SPECIMEN FEED
29 mm
VERTICAL SPECIMEN STROKE
60 mm
HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT OF BLADE HOLDER
0 - 60 mm
LATERAL MOVEMENT OF BLADE HOLDER
0 - 23 mm
MAXIMUM SPECIMEN SIZE
60 x 70 mm
SPECIMEN ORIENTATION
XY – 8°
DIMENSIONS (W x D x H)
22.5 x 17.3 x 11.5 in
WEIGHT
62 lbs (28kg)

Semi-Auto Specifications

SECTIONING RANGE
0.25 - 100 μm
RETRACTION
0 - 100 μm
HORIZONTAL SPECIMEN FEED
30 mm
VERTICAL SPECIMEN STROKE
70 mm
HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT OF BLADE HOLDER
0 - 60 mm
LATERAL MOVEMENT OF BLADE HOLDER
0 - 23 mm
MAXIMUM SPECIMEN SIZE
70 x 70 mm
SPECIMEN ORIENTATION
XY – 8°
DIMENSIONS (W x D x H)
23.4 x 18.3 x 11.6 in
WEIGHT
62 lbs (28kg)
DESIGNED BY YOU FOR YOU
When we decided to launch Rankin Basics microtomes, we knew we had to put your needs at the center of the entire operation. That's why our microtomes were designed from the input of the histotechnicians we serve.
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Smaller Footprint
Placing all the controls on the body of the semi-auto microtome allows for a smaller footprint for your convenience.
Intuitive & Smooth
The ergonomic design of the handwheel is not only exceptionally smooth but also intuitive and effortlessly operable. 
Great Sections
The Rankin Basics microtomes stand out for their impressive ability to consistently achieve unparalleled sectioning precision, yielding remarkable ribbons with phenomenal quality.
Post-Sale Service
Unlike competitors, our dedicated service team minimizes microtome downtime with in-stock repair parts and on-site options. Choose from service contracts for ongoing support and optimal equipment performance.
A DECADE OF INNOVATION
After over a decade of research and development, along with ongoing, rigorous internal testing involving over 2,000 control slides per day, we are thrilled to offer what we believe is the most reliable microtome we've ever seen.
Shop Accessories
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Quick Cassette Clamp
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Vice Clamp
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2-in-1 Blade Holder
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Semi-Auto Waste Tray
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Manual Waste Tray
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“Our lab loves the Rankin Basics manual microtome: the unit looks very nice and is easy to clean, the flywheel turns smoothly and easily, and we absolutely love the built-in chuck level! Excellent basic microtome – no need to spend all that money on name brands!”
MEGHAN | LAB MANAGER
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"Very easy to use even on first time, gives smooth and long 0.4m ribbons. Highly recommend it. Good surface that makes cleaning paraffin residue even easier."
ROMIKA P.
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"Easy to use and maintain. Sectioning super smooth. Our company has purchased 4 units with plans to order more."
JACKIE H.
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"Smooth precise and reliable! Very easy to operate. One of the very best microtomes in our lab."
DIYA Y.
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"Very smooth rotating, easy ribboning. Definitely 10/10 for me."
ASHLEY R.
Get a Rankin Basics microtome demo in your lab today!
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