PowerTome – ultramicrotomes for ultra-thin and semi-thin sectioning for electron microscopy
RMC PowerTome ultramicrotomes feature a new high precision motor drive to give exceptional levels of accuracy when cutting ultra-thin sections. The patented Power Drive® technology provides enough power and cutting force to section very hard, inhomogeneous specimens. RMC PowerTomes are available in various models to suit your application.
RMC PowerTome XL
Ultramicrotome for the preparation of ultra-thin and semi-thin sections for electron microscopy with patented Power Drive® technology. It's mechanical stroke force is particularly advantageous for cutting hard and large specimens. It has an automatic sectioning range of 5nm to 10µm and features a digital section counter and feed totaliser. The PowerTome XL is controlled by an intuitive and easy to use the control unit..
Computer control for added user convenience...
RMC PowerTome PC and PCV ultramicrotomes have been further enhanced with an intuitive, simple sectioning interface using either the PC touch screen or the control unit. This facilitates the uninterrupted sectioning process without requiring moving focus away from the microscope.
RMC PowerTome PC
A computer-controlled ultramicrotome for the preparation of ultra-thin and semi-thin sections for electron microscopy with patented Power Drive® technology. The mechanical stroke force is particularly advantageous for cutting hard and/or large specimens. The automatic sectioning range is 5nm to 15µm and there is a digital section counter and feed totaliser. Control is via both touch-screen PC and control unit.
RMC PowerTome PCV
Computer-controlled ultramicrotome with video display for the preparation of ultra-thin and semi-thin sections for electron microscopy with patented Power Drive® technology. Mechanical stroke force particularly advantageous for cutting hard and large specimen. Automatic sectioning range: 5nm to 15µm. With digital section counter and feed totalizer. Control via both touch-screen PC and control unit. Video display enables the sectioning process to be monitored.
RMC PowerTome 3D
An ultramicrotome featuring a full 1 mm (1000µm) of advance, permitting uninterrupted ultrathin sectioning to a depth of one millimeter. This is especially useful for 3D reconstruction work, array tomography and any situation where high amounts of trimming are involved, such as cryosectioning, using the ultrathin feed. PowerTome 3D has a high definition video package where the sectioning process is displayed in real-time at the centre of the computer monitor. The ultramicrotome is controlled by a hybrid system with a touch screen monitor plus a digital tactile controller.
RMC LN Ultra - Cryosectioning with RMC PowerTomes
All RMC PowerTome ultramicrotomes can be quickly and easily adapted for cryosectioning at temperatures down to -180C. See the LN Ultra for more details
RMC ATUMtome - Array Tomography
The RMC ATUMtome is a special version of the PowerTome ultramicrotome to section and collect many thousands of serial sections for 3D reconstruction. Please see our ATUMtome page for more details.
For some locations the installation of an RMC ultramicrotome may require a High performance anti-vibration table.