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Pitchers, Paraffin

Definition : Pitchers designed for the safe and easy handling of melted paraffin. These devices typically consist of a hollow thermal unit that is open at the top and a pouring pitcher appropriate for placement inside the thermal unit. The thermal unit consists of a cylindrical double-wall metallic (typically stainless steel) jacket enclosing an internal chamber, as well as a wire heating element coiled between the walls to ensure even temperature distribution. It also includes a thermostat to control the paraffin at the desired viscosity, a handle, and rubber legs at the bottom. The pouring pitcher is made of highly polished metal and a visible volume scale. Paraffin pitchers are used mainly in clinical laboratories for embedding tissues in exact amounts of paraffin (typically to perform histological studies) while maintaining a complete control of the procedure.

Entry Terms : "Paraffin Pitchers"

UMDC code : 16810

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Hacker Instruments & Industries Inc

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Hacker Instruments & Industries Inc have served the laboratory community with high quality instrumentation since 1942. We are dedicated to providing you with the best possible tools to increase production, improve quality, contain costs and enhance the laboratory environment.

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