RMC Boeckeler PTPC: PowerTome PC

by Gergely Balogh

The Powertome PC features a high definition video package where the sectioning process is displayed in real-time at the center of the computer monitor.

The PTPC is equipped with PC control, useful for controlling the Powertome and archiving information.

The ultramicrotome can be controlled with either a touch screen monitor or digital tactile controller or, if more convenient the user can opt to use both.

The PTPC can be upgraded to the PT3D for array tomography and cryo.

Operation Specifications of RMC Boeckeler PT3D: PowerTome PC

Section Thickness

5nm to 15mm

Cutting Speed

0.1 to 100mm/sec in 0.1mm/sec increments

Variable return speed over entire cutting speed range

Specimen auto feed


Knife stage movement

  • 50mm gross advance
  • 25 mm E-W travel
  • 12 mm N-S advance

Knife Options

  • Glass knives up to 12mm wide
  • Triangular tungsten carbide knives
  • Any commercial brand of diamond knives