AFM-990 Precision Motorized Microtome

For Material Science Specimen Preparation

Designed for —
Atomic Force Microscopy
Scanning Probe Microscopy
Scanning Electron Microscopy
Optical Microscopy

Ideal for applications in —
Forensic Science
Quality Control
Materials Research


  • Prepare a flat sample face for surface probe or scanning microscopy or cut thin sections for transmission microscopy
  • Cuts a variety of materials for a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, coatings, and microelectronics
  • Motorized knife stage, 28mm maximum travel
  • Separate controller for hands-off operation
  • Optional cryo-attachment permits sectioning from ambient temperature to -140C
  • Motorized cutting stroke may be used manually or programmed for automatic trim
  • Feed totalizer, selectable for either total feed in microns or total number of sections

Retraction 50-60microns
Section Thickness 0.25-30microns
Automatic Trim Motorized, Programmable
Maximum Feed Motorized Knife Stage, 28mm
Section Counter Digital LED display of number of sections with reset button
Feed Totalizer Digital LED display of feed in microns
Stroke Motorized or manual, 15mm
Cutting Speed Range 1-330mm/sec
Max. Specimen Size 10mm
Standard Microtome Package Type S Knife Holder for glass, diamond, and tungsten carbide knives.
Stereomicroscope with illumination systems, mounted on fully adjustable microscope pod
Specimen holders compatible with most commercial AFMs
Specimen orientation mount (formerly arc segment mount) with universal holder for round or flat plastic embedded specimens
Specimen backlight
Foot pedal
Optional Accessories CRT-900 for low temperature sample prep to -140C
Glass knife maker
Tungsten carbide knives
Diamond knives
Dimension H: 279mm x W: 273mm x L: 457mm
H: 11” x W: 10.75” x L:18”
Weight 32kg (70lbs.)




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