Histo-Tek® SL Slide Stainer

Automated slide staining for your lab

Introducing Histo-Tek® SL, an automated slide stainer that offers a new level of convenience and standardization for low-volume labs.

The Histo-Tek® SL Slide Stainer standardizes the staining process to optimize quality while reducing errors.  The Histo-Tek® SL Slide Stainer allows for up to 15 programmable staining protocols with up to 35 steps.  The multi-directional robotic arm allows for either progressive or regressive staining protocols.  Throughput of up to 120 slides per hour is delivered by fully loading the 30 slide racks, ideally for low to medium volume laboratories.  It is a simple and intelligent instrument for unsurpassed productivity - slide after slide.  Additional relevant features include: built-in fume extraction to improve lab staff safety, special stain reservoirs to run H&E or special stains, and an easy exchange of protocols through USB to standardize protocols throughout the lab while using multiple units.  Its small footprint of 33 W x 31 D x 16 H inches fits on standard lab countertops.



Built-in fume extraction
  • Improves lab staff safety
Special stain reservoirs
  • Enables user to run H&E or special stains
User defined programming
  • Allows standardization of staining with full control
Compact footprint
  • Fits on standard lab counter tops


Up to 120 slides per hour


W x D x H - 33 x 31 x 16 inches (81 x 79 x 41 cm)


55 lbs (25 kg)

Number of reservoirs

Start - 1 station
Reagent - 22 reservoirs
Wash - 2 stations


Reagent volume - 350 mL
Staining protocols - 4 runs continuously loading and simultaneously running
Baskets - 30 slide basket
Loading - Up to 30 slides per run
Certifications IEC 61010-1 2nd Ed.

Product code

Product name and quantity

1900 Histo-Tek® SL Slide Stainer; 115 V, 50/60 Hz
1901 Histo-Tek® SL 30-Slide Basket; 4/cs
1902 Histo-Tek® SL 30-Slide Basket Adapter
1903 Histo-Tek® SL 20-Slide Basket Adapter
1905 Histo-Tek® SL Solution Reservoir; 350 mL
1906 Histo-Tek® SLWash Reservoir; 350 mL
1907 Histo-Tek® SL Reservoir Lid; 350 mL
1908 Histo-Tek® SL Special Stain Solution Reservoir
1909 Histo-Tek® SL 10-Slide Basket Adapter
1910 Histo-Tek® SL Drain Hose
1911 Histo-Tek® SL Water Supply Hose Set
1912 Histo-Tek® SL Carbon Filter; 2/cs
1913 Histo-Tek® SL Exhaust Adapter and Hose 
6500 Tissue-Tek® Glas™ g2 Glass Coverslipper
4740 Tissue-Tek Film® Coverslipper

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