The specimen throughput can be doubled by using a second tissue basket for improved productivity in routine and research laboratories. The tissue basket is moved up and down in the liquid at three-second intervals to ensure thorough and even mixing of the reagents and facilitates tissue infiltration. Sealing rings on the container lids reduce solution loss and therefore also emission into the lower ambient atmosphere. All reagent stations are easily accessible because the instrument can be rotated by using the integrated and adjustable rollers
The buttons of the control panel are arranged in functional groups. The easy-to-read LCD indicates the station parameters, such as number of tissue baskets, vacuum function and remaining infiltration time, real time, start time (delayed start), overall duration and end of run time. Each of the nine programs can be run with immediate or delayed start.
The instrument variation with fume control system offers two options for removing solution fumes: The TP1020 tissue processor can be equipped with two activated carbon filters (for formalin and alcohol/xylene). An exhaust air tube directs the solution fumes to an outlet.