RMC Boeckeler MT990: Rotary Microtome

by Gergely Balogh

As well as sample preparation for EM, RMC Boeckeler has developed a portfolio of microtomes for materials science and histology, for room temperature and cryo applications.

For fully automated sectioning, the MT990 rotary motorized microtome provides a reproducible, even cutting speed for the hardest of samples.

The advantages of the motor drive can also be used to take the repetitive strain from high output histology sectioning.

Consists of motorized microtome, control unit and 24 VDC power supply. Motorized cutting mechanism and feed system mounted on heavy base casting within an enclosed housing.

Vertical specimen stroke on Monobloc Specimen Carriage to eliminate backlash and chatter.

Section thickness range: 0.25 to 30 microns in 0.25 microns increments.

Operation Specifications of RMC Boeckeler MT990: Rotary Microtome

  • Section thickness range: 0.25 to 30 microns in 0.25 microns increments.
  • Vertical cutting stroke (manual or motorized) 64mm.
  • Horizontal knife advance (motorized) 28mm
  • Cutting speed range 0.1 to 330mm/sec. with adjustable cutting zone and accelerated return stroke.
  • Automatic trimming in defined steps.
  • Positive hand wheel locking with additional emergency electronic brake.

Separate touch panel control unit of RMC Boeckeler MT990: Rotary Microtome

  • Digital section counter
  • Digital feed totalizer in microns
  • Cutting mode control: Continuous cut, Single stroke,
  • Intermittent cut
  • 4-channel memory for storing section thickness/cutting speed combinations
  • Fast coarse feed advance/reverse control
  • Step advance for electronic trimming