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Automated baking through staining for superior special stains workflow efficiency

Achieve Superior Workflow Efficiency

Manual processes
and temperature dependencies are eliminated through auto-mated deparaffinization and independent slide heating.

Deliver High-Quality Stains Every Time

Ready-to-use, quality-controlled reagents provide consistent staining quality.

Improve Lab Safety

Reduced exposure to harmful chemicals decreases risk to technicians.

Safeguard Patients

Individual slide staining helps protect patient samples.

Expand Your Lab's Capabilities

Reducing manual processes frees laboratory professionals for high-value activities.


Improved efficiencies

benchmark special stains inproved efficiencies

Automated baking through staining, random batch access, and bulk and waste fluid sensing improve turnaround time and optimize workflow.


The BenchMark Special Stains platform features 20 slide positions, each with independent temperature control, and a reagent carousel with 25 positions.

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Easy operation

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The intuitive VENTANA System Software interface, used with all BenchMark systems, simplifies operation and enables connection to a BenchMark ULTRA instrument.

Real-time remote monitoring and technical assistance

The BenchMark Special Stains automated slide stainer is equipped with CareGiver remote monitoring technology, offering 24/7 online support for basic troubleshooting and technician guidance. This provides proactive instrument service and maintenance, helping expedite recovery times to optimize system uptime.

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BenchMark Special Stains Technical Specifications

General characteristics

Fully automated Baking, deparaffinization and staining of Special Stains
Slide carousel 1–20 Slides with independent temperature control for each position
Reagent carousel 25 reagent positions
Slides 25 mm x 75 mm, 1" x 3" or 26 mm x 76 mm Superfrost Plus
Bulk fluids Up to 4 bulk fluids in 3 to 6 liter on-board containers
DI water aupply NCCLS Type II water or equivalent (referred to as deionized water)
Modularity 1–8 BenchMark SS and BenchMark ULTRA may be controlled from one PC
Configuration Free standing or modified benchtop installation
Certifications CSA, EMC, CE compliant
Catalog number 06657389001

Temperature control

Instrument operational temperature 98°F to 158°F (37°C to 70°C)

Environmental requirements

Heat 400 BTU/Hr idle, 1000 BTU/Hr running
Operating temperature 68°F to 90°F (20°C to 32°C)
Humidity 10% to 90%, non-condensing
Location 10% to 80%, non-condensing

Electrical specification

Voltage 120 VAC ± 10%
Current 4 Amps
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Power connection Standard 3-prong grounded
Fuse Waste Module: 6.3 Amps, 250 Volts, 5 mm x 20 mm, fast acting

Physical characteristics


Staining module

Automated fluidics module

Base cabinet

Size (W x D x H) 16.1" x 26" x 15.1" (41 cm x 66 cm x 38.4 cm) 20" x 24" x 15" (50.8 cm x 61 cm x 38.1 cm) 20" x 24" x 20.5" (50.8 cm x 61 cm x 52.1 cm)
Weight 68.0 lbs (30.8 kg) 50.8 bs (23.04 kg) 46.9 bs (22.5 kg)
Clearances Top 25.75" (65.405 cm)
Sides 4" (10.2 cm)
Rear 6" (15.2 cm)
Top 0.0" (0.0 cm)
Sides 4" (10.2 cm)
Rear 6" (15.2 cm)
Top 0.0" (0.0 cm)
Sides 4" (10.2 cm)
Rear 6" (15.2 cm)

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