Electrothermal MH8517 Paraffin Section Flotation Bath

Electrothermal have added the MH8517 Paraffin Section Flotation Bath to their range, designed to help with the handling of paraffin wax samples for applications within histology and pathology laboratories. The design is essentially a hot distilled water floating out bath which permits meticulous manipulation and location of sections onto glass slides.


  • New temperature control as opposed to arbitrary power control
  • Improved heat up rates 45°C nominal temperature for 2.25 litres water, attained within 40 minutes
  • Improved temperature stability of ±0.5°C
  • Overheating prevented with new temperature control mechanism
  • PTFE black interior and powder-coated white aluminium exterior
  • Virtually maintenance-free and extremely easy to clean
  • Black interior provides high contrast for viewing samples
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Please note - Product designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. The user is responsible for determining the suitability of this product.

The MH8517 has improved heat up times. A stable 45°C using 2.25 litres of water can be achieved within 40 minutes. Another improvement is the accuracy and stability. These have been improved as the control has been changed, now enabling the operator to set the temperature, rather than arbitrary power. This helps reduce the risk of overheating sections. 

With a PTFE black interior and powder-coated aluminium exterior, the Electrothermal MH8517 is almost maintenance free and simple to clean. 

A lid can be supplied additionally, using part number AZ9241.

  Capacity 2.5L
  Temperature 30°C to 70°C
  Temperature Stability ± 0.5°C
  Bath material Aluminium base with PTFE coated interior
  Dimensions (d x w x h) 330mm x 330mm x 140mm
  Weight kg 2.7kg
  Heater Power 240W


  MH8517 Paraffin Section Flotation Bath 230V, 50/ 60Hz
  MH8517X1 Paraffin Section Flotation Bath 115V, 50/ 60Hz