Steel Line manufactures a range of stainless steel laboratory equipment including dissection, staining and trimming tables for hospital and commercial laboratories. These dissection tables are used in histopathology departments and can incorporate formalin dispensing systems either semi or fully automatically.

The general construction of these tables in S316 grade stainless steel, includes a sink, lever arm mixer taps and a perforated worktop manufactured in sections which sits above the sump. Where specified in excess of 300mm of knee space when seated, is part of the standard design and storage cupboards can be fitted to the underside of the dissection table. Additional services to the laboratory tables are customised to the requirements of each client including:

  • Remote wash down system for the sump
  • Hot and cold water spray hose
  • Pathological macerator
  • Set of fine perorated worktops with safe edge
  • Height adjustment, hydraulic or electric
  • Sluice with flushing system
  • Formalin tap(s)

The laboratory tables can be ventilated with a rectangular duct take-off in the sump or designed for linear extract. Alternatively ventilation may be controlled by air changes in the room.


With over 30 years experience in precision stainless steel fabrication and metalwork, Steel Line has taken advantage of existing industry inflexibility to design a customised range of tables, trolleys, sinks and work stations for mortuaries, post mortem and autopsy rooms. These offer the latest operational benefits required by pathologists and technicians involved in morbid anatomy.

All mortuary, autopsy and post mortem equipment is manufactured in S316 super satin stainless steel. Mortuary and autopsy equipment is designed to meet the needs of downdraft or room ventilated systems and follows the guidelines set out in the UK National Health Services HBN 20, “Facilities for Mortuary and post Mortem Room Services.” Whilst the company designs all of its mortuary and autopsy tables, we are always keen to discuss particular applications with pathologists and technicians as their hands on experience is invaluable in evolving user-friendly post mortem equipment. Click on our products below to learn more.

Autopsy Table options:

Integral sink
Tray Transfer Station
Height Adjustable
Sink Disposer

Accessory Options:

Air Tool Outlet
Electrical Outlet
H&C Spray Hose
Formalin Pump & Nozzles

An additional range of mortuary, post mortem and autopsy room equipment including concealment, elevating and viewing trolleys and specimen cabinets is available together with accessories such as; eye wash stations, autoclaves, magnification lamps and weighing scales.