MT990 Motorized Precision Microtome

Universal, Heavy Duty Microtome for a Wide Variety of Applications in Histopathology and Materials Research

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.


The MT990 is supplied with:

Tactile control unit featuring:

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

Power supply

Instruction manual


Microtome 475mm long x 290mm wide x 290mm high, 24.5 kg weight

Control unit 370mm long x 210mm wide x 112mm high, 1.8 kg weight

Power supply 255mm long x 125mm wide x 70mm high, 1.5 kg weight

Section thickness range: 0.25 to 30 µm in 0.25 µm increments

Vertical cutting stroke (motorized or manual): 64mm

Horizontal knife advance (motorized): 25mm

Cutting speed range: 0.1 to 330mm/sec

Adjustable cutting zone

Accelerated return stroke

Automatic trimming in defined steps

Positive handwheel locking with additional emergency electronic brake

Power Supply (specify upon order):

100/120/220/240V 50/60HZ


609mm x 609mm x 609mm

Net weight: 37kg (82 lbs)

Gross weight: 41kg (90 lbs)