RE: [Histonet] processor

From:"Nick Kirk"


I think it's fair to say that most of the models available in the UK do
pretty much the same thing, it depends on whether you want a basic processor
or one with all the bells and whistles.
I currently use the Shandon Pathcentre (I have 2) which is a good workhorse
The new Shandon Excelsior looks like a good machine and has several very
good Health and Safety features on it.
I also have experience of the Leica TP1050 which was a good machine and
although I have no experience of their new one with the touch screen, from
what I've heard it's a good machine.
The Bayer VIP seems to go on forever and is a good workhorse of a machine
although I've always been a little concerned about the wax tank on it.
Loads have been sold though so it can't be that bad.

At the end of the day you "pays your money and you takes your choice" as the
saying goes.
They all have their pros and cons.
My best advice is to have each of them in on demo for a couple of weeks and
try them out and see what suits your way of working and more importantly,
your price range.
Don't ever accept the first quote, always try to barter.

Nick Kirk
Head BMS
Hinchingbrooke Hospital

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Garry
Sent: 10 February 2004 14:39
To: histonet
Subject: [Histonet] processor

Dear all,
I am about to buy a new processor.
Does anybody have any thoughts / comments about the various ones on the
market in the UK, particularly the Shandon models, Leica and Bayer.
Many thanks in advance.

Paterson Institute


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