Ultramicrotome PT-PC PowerTome

A PC controlled ultramicrotome supplied complete with all-in-one slim design computer, with integrated “Touch Screen” control monitor, wireless mouse & keyboard, interconnect cables & accessories. All control functions are activated by touching the control monitor screen, or by mouse, or by using the digital controller. Color monitor displays bright, user friendly, control icons logically & clearly located around central video image display panel.


  • Power Tome, high stability, zero back-lash, cutting arm drive system
  • High precision, manually operated, knife stage
  • Ergonomic photo stereomicroscope system with constant radial focus, eucentric tilt control adjustment & unique “Scan and Tilt” control.
  • Numeric & digital displays of number of sections cut, total specimen feed advanced, section thickness, cutting speed and specimen feed remaining
  • Built-in hand rests for maximum comfort when specimen trimming and collecting sections
  • Bright LED approach backlight with independent LED specimen transillumination/spotlight for specimen localization
  • Cutting zone set by unique Visutrac™ control that can be adjusted at any time. Cutting zone can also be set by positioning specimen & touching upper & lower cutting zone icons on the touchscreen or the control buttons on the tactile controller.
  • Electronic stepping control for automatic specimen advance/return
  • Built-in report generator & data base with specimen parameter recall mode.
  • Five memory channels to store frequently used cutting and trimming parameters
  • Built-in diagnostic & set-up routines
  • Help menu
  • HD video package with photo stereozoom microscope, c-mount & camera factory installed
  • Skype internet software factory installed with tech support contacts included
  • PT-PC Ultramicrotome supplied complete with the following:
  • All-in-one without video, slim design, compact computer system, with the following, or similar specifications:
  • 4 GHz 64 bit dual core processor
  • 20” touchscreen HD LCD display
  • Slim tray optical DVD burner
  • Windows 7 Home Premium operating system
  • Separate tactile control unit with digital displays of cutting speed, section thickness, number of sections cut & specimen advance
  • Specimen orientation mount (formerly arc segment mount)
  • Stemi 2000 stereomicroscope with 7.7:1 zoom range, 6.5X to 50X magnification with 10X wide field (23mm) eyepieces
  • Self-locking Positrac™ lower knife stage
  • Upper knife stage with 360° rotation and knife clearance angle adjustment from -2° to +15°.
  • Accepts glass knives up to 12mm wide, triangular tungsten carbide knives and any commercial brand of diamond knife
  • One universal transilluminating specimen holder with wrench
  • One 7mm flat specimen block transilluminating holder LED back-lighting and specimen transillumination/spotlight with brightness controls
  • Bright overhead diffused light


  • Auto thin sectioning from 1nm
  • Auto thick sectioning to 15µm
  • Cutting speed range from 0.1 – 100mm/sec
  • Specimen auto feed 200µm
  • Variable return speed over entire cutting speed range
  • High precision manually operated knife stage with 30mm lateral and 12mm forward motion
  • 100/120/220/240 VAC 50/60Hz power input
  • Shipping dimensions: One pallet base, tri-wall crate,
  • 840x560x635mm, and one accessory carton 610 x 610 x 610mm
  • Net weight: 33kg Gross weight: 74kg