University of illinois Urbana-Champaign


RMC Powertome



  • 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

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

For additional information about this piece of equipment, see the Calendars, Contacts, and Fees pages.

Primary Contacts
Secondary Contacts
Manufacturer RMC Boeckeler
Equipment Model PowerTome PC
Location B650 R
Phone Numbers (217) 265-5071