Ideal tool for cyrosectioning polymers, rubbers, and films for optical and FTIR transmission microscopy, as well as cryo-planing sample surfaces for AFM and SEM.

Diamond and glass knives can be placed in the rotatable knife holder.  The CR1000 is equipped with independent temperature controls of the knife and specimen.

With low LN2 consumption, a 12 liter Dewar fits on a table top and can supply enough for up to 7 hours of use.

The CR1000 is supplied with:

Cryochamber with integrated knife holder

Specimen holder

Electronic control unit

Dewar with automatic filling system

Knife holders for 12mm glass, tungsten carbide blades, and histo diamond knives

Wooden accessory box

Cryo tools

Instruction manual


Temperature range: ambient to -140°C

Temperature stability: ±1°C

Dewar capacity: 9 liters

LN2 consumption: 1 liter/hr

Vertical stroke: 40mm

Chamber Dimensions:

Interior chamber dimensions H: 100mm x W: 175mm x D: 145mm

Exterior chamber dimensions H: 130mm x W: 220mm x D: 190mm

Power Supply (specify upon order):

100/120/220/240V 50/60HZ


635mm x 635mm x 635mm

Net weight: 20kg (45 lbs)

Gross weight: 24kg (53 lbs)