RE: Sta-on issue with automated coverslipper

From:"Shelkowsky, Ben"

We also use Sta-on with our Sakura (film) coverslipper and once in a while we have a problem of the slides not dropping the chute properly. We realized that the coverslipper has to be maintained in a clean condition and the blades has to be changed periodically. There can be a buildup of dust and debris, and the working mechanical surfaces can be cleaned with xylene and alcohol. Contact SAKURA to get more precise info.
Ben Shelkowsky
Monterey, CA. 93940

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Fred Underwood [] 
	Sent: Mon 6/9/2003 9:33 AM 
	Subject: RE: Sta-on issue with automated coverslipper

	I have had the same problem. I've gone to distilled water only in my flotation bath.  Except for special stains or bone samples when I use either charged slides or a drop of adhesive on the slide.
	        -----Original Message-----
	From: Nancy Klemme 
	Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 4:09 PM
	To: "'Chung, Luong'" , "'Histonet (E-mail)'" 
	Subject: RE: Sta-on issue with automated coverslipper
	        Dear Luong,
	                ANY material on the back side of the microscope slide (adhesive,
	stain, bits of tissue section, etc.) will act as a point of friction.
	This interferes with gravity's pull on the slide.  Depending on the
	amount of material/friction, the slide movement down the chute could
	actually be stopped.  
	        Recommended technique is to wipe the back of the slide after
	picking up the section or ribbon from the water bath (regardless of the
	type of coverslipping utilized.)
	Besides using this helpful resource, please feel free to call Sakura's
	Technical Support for more discussion as well.    800 725 8723, Menu
	option "2".
	        Kind regards,
	        Nancy Klemme
	Mgr, Technical Support
	Sakura Finetek USA, Inc.
	800 725 8723
	             Original Message     
	From: Chung, Luong []
	Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 11:19 AM
	To: Histonet (E mail)
	Subject: Sta on issue with automated coverslipper
	        HI all
	        Can anyone tell me.  Will the Sta on (adhesive) on the slide give any
	to the Sakura automated coverslipper (Film)?
	Such as stick to the rail and not fall into the chute appropriately.
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