Leica RM2165 Rotary Microtome

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The Leica RM2165 is a highly adjustable and reliable biomedical research rotary microtome. This automated microtome can be operated either fully motorized or hand driven, at a section thickness setting from 0.25- 60 um, with a vertical stoke of 70µm. This rotary microtome further breaks down ranges into coarse and fine ranges, from 0,25 µm, 0,5 µm, 1 µm, 1,5 µm, and in increments of 1 µm from 2 -20 µm and increments of 5 µm from 20-60 µm. The motorized stepper will advance 28 µm ±1 µm. The compact design of the Leica Rm2165 allows for use in any lab bench or workspace. Sectioning can be done either in a single or continuous stroke,  or when operating manually with the handwheel  or rocking mode. The rocking mode of this rotary microtome is particularly efficient and fast for small specimens. This microtome is operated from the control panel with digital display, including section and trimming thickness, sectioning speed, coarse and fine specimen advance, sectioning window size, and sectioning mode Additional accessories are sold and available from Leica Biosystems.

 Leica RM2165 Rotrary Microtome Specifications: 

Cut thickness range

0.25- 60 um

0,25 µm, 0,5 µm, 1 µm, 1,5 µm

increments of 1 µm from 2 -20 µm

increments of 5 µm from 20-60 µm

Advance of the object

28 µm ±1 µm

advance by stepper motor

Vertical stroke

70 µm

Max. Cutting range without retraction

65 µm without sample orientation

Max. Cutting range with retraction

60 µm

Retraction of the object


in manual cutting 5-100 µm with 5 µm

increments can be turned off

in motorized cutter speed function can be turned off

Motorized approach

300 µm/s et 900 µm/s

Cutting Speed

0; 0,5 - 420 µm/s

Moving the knife holder base    

north south ± 25 µm

east west ± 20 µm


8° Horizontal

90° Rotation






100/120/230/240 v, 50/60 hz, 340 va


  • Leica RM2165 Rotary Microtome
  • Foot Pedal
  • Joystick Controller
  • Blade Holder 
  • Operator's Guide
  • 30-Day Warranty

This  Leica RM2165 has been fully inspected and is performing to expectations. All of our lab equipment comes backed with our standard warranty. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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