pfm Cassette Trimming System CTS 500

The pfm Cassette Trimming System CTS 500 is used to remove excess paraffin from the outside edges of the cassettes after processing and embedding. This simplifies and speeds up the preparation of tissue blocks in the histology laboratory.


Removal of paraffin  The edge of the embedding casette is slid across the heated aluminium plate; the excess paraffin runs off into a drain channel and then into a waste tray while also facilitating the scraping effect.

Display of the operating temperature  The operating temperature of +80°C is reached after three minutes and is indicated by a green LED. 

Overheating protection device  An overheating protection device protects the instrument against damage from overheating.

Easy to clean and maintain  The anodised aluminium work surface is easy to clean. The waste tray can be removed and placed on the working surface allowing the paraffin in the waste tray to be heated for reuse or disposal.


  • Housing: anodised aluminium
  • Easy to clean
  • Overheating protection device to avoid overheating and damage
  • Operating temperature reached after three minutes and indicated by a green light (LED)

Tech. Data

Dimensions (W/D/H): 140 x 210 x 120 mm

  • Heating plate temperature: max. +80°C
  • Weight: 2.8 kg
  • Instrument fuse: T 6.3 A
  • Power supply: 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz, 1200 VA
  • Operating environment altitude: up to 2,000 m above sea level
  • Pollution degree (according to EN 61010): II
  • Overvoltage category (according to EN 61010): II
  • Fluctuations in mains voltage: ±10% of the mains voltage


The pfm Cassette Trimming System CTS 500 has been developed by pfm medical ag and is produced in Germany.


pfm medical ag

Wankelstraße 60

50996 Köln, Germany

Ordering Information

pfm Cassette Trimming System CTS 500
501501240 V, 50-60 Hz, 1200 VA1