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The All New "ETHOS" High-Performance Composite FIB-SEM from Hitachi

The all New TM4000 released

Posted 28/7/2017

Check out the new Table Microscope from Hitachi by clicking this link.

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Public awareness and Social responsibility program

Supertech Instruments

Posted 17/5/2016

We are introducing yet another first to the South African Scientific Community and some new field for us as a Company. Besides their microscopy solutions they are also active in the fields of Physiology, Biophysics, Neurobiology and Cardiology.

They produce solutions for:

  • Vibration isolation: (Passive and Active) Tables, Optical Tables and Damping Plates
  • In-situ Optical Microscopy Stages: Heating (Direct or warm air jet), Slice Chambers and Incubators
  • Biological signal amplifiers, signal generation, measurement and data analysis
  • Temperature management for physiology and biology plus in-line solution heaters
  • Stereotaxic frames
  • Behavioural conditioning
  • Perfusion Valve Controllers


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SciFest 2016

Posted 8/3/2016

So it has been 9 years but I’m back at SciFest in Grahamstown. This year was well attended and the kids really enjoyed playing with the Hitachi TM3030Plus Table Top Scanning Electron Microscope. It is wonderful how technology has changed with samples been viewed with no preparation or conductive coating. Hopefully the first of many collaborations with NRF and SAASTA.

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MSSA2015 Conference

Posted 14/12/2015

The MSSA2015 annual conference went very well with the launch and introduction of the Hitachi High Technologies Products back to the South African Market. On the exhibition stand, we held an imaging competition using the latest Hitachi TM3030Plus with Oxford Swift EDS system. The first and second prices went to Ms Pinchuck and Mr Randall. Congratulation Shirley with the Samsung digital video cam.

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Posted 2/12/2015

MSSA2015 will be a meeting that will be remembered for a long time and will go down the history books as a starting point of something bigger than we expected. The introduction of the Hitachi High-Tech product range to the South African Microscopy Community.






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RMC Power Tome XL

Posted 25/11/2015

On 25 November 2015 we successfully installed the new RMC PowerTome XL at the EM Unit Rhodes University. Thank you very much Prof Alan Hodgson for trusting us to replace your old RMC Ultramicrotome with the latest model. May you have as many years good service from this model as you received from the previous one?


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Ultrasonic Cutter

Posted 15/9/2015

It is 15 September 2015 and the Fischione M170 Ultrasonic Disk Cutter has been installed with Prof Steffen Büttner at Geology Department, Rhodes University. Congratulations and may this help achieve the results you need for the thermal investigation.


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Gold Sputter Coater and EDS detector

Posted 4/4/2015

On 12 March 2015 we finally installed the new Denton Vacuum Gold Sputter Coater with Carbon Rod Evaporation attachment. We would like to thank the people at eNtSA and Mechanical Engineering at NMMU especially the Metallurgy group for trusting us with this acquisition.


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MSSA 2014

Posted 9/9/2014

MSSA 2014 is around the corner. Looking forward to see every one there!

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TUT Training

Posted 9/9/2014

The SEM In-situ experimental training at TUT has been completed. This includes In-situ Heating up to 1000'C and In-situ Tensile observation up to 300N. We would like to thank Dr Peter Olubambi and his students for the opportunity and wish them all the best on their research.

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Posted 1/8/2014

For those of you that don’t know Lucille Giannuzzi, she is a well-known figure in the FIB instrument industry and has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the field of FIB sample preparation for TEM.


Lucille Giannuzzi exploited "lift out" in the mid to late 1990's after a light bulb went on the first time she saw a FIB being used for TEM specimen preparation of semiconductor materials. The technique subsequently known as ex situ lift out was used for a wide range of materials. After starting her own consulting and service business in 2010, Lucille revisited the ex situ lift out technique and developed added flexibility with a patented* grid design and method named EXpressLO™. She started offering ex situ lift out solutions including EXpressLO™ in 2012.  In the summer of 2013, Lucille spun these product offerings off and started a new company as President of EXpressLO LLC.


We would like to thank Lucille for the opportunity in exposing this exciting technique to Southern Africa and we are looking forward in working together.

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RMC Products:

Posted 1/8/2014

RMC Products by Beockeler has chosen Orbilectron Consulting (Pty) Ltd as its exclusive dealer in Southern Africa. RMC Products are focused at the Biological EM and OM sample preparation market and they produce some of the world’s best products.


We would like to thank all at Beokeler for their confidence and welcome them to our product listing.  We are all looking forward in supporting the South African Science community.


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Orbilectron Consulting was chosen to move SEM:

Posted 1/8/2014

The FEI Quanta 200 Scanning Electron Microscope that was donated by Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing South Africa has been successfully moved, delivered and installed at the NMMU Summerstrand Campus North.


In the photo is from left Christiaan Du Preez (NMMU), Chris Botha (Orbilectron) and Glynne Erasmus (NMMU). Insert: Glynne Erasmus finally reunited with the instrument he cut his teeth on while working for Mercedes-Benz


As you enjoy the “new toy”, we would like to thank Prof Danie Hattingh and Mr Glynne Erasmus for the opportunity and we wish you quality electron imaging and X-ray microanalysis for many years to come.


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TPT Germany

Posted 27/3/2014

We are proud to welcome TPT products from Germany to our product range and we are looking forward to a long relationship in the electronics research and manufacturing industries.



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Fischione Instruments

Posted 27/3/2014

So it happened, as of 21 February 2014 we are happy to announce that Orbilectron Consulting (Pty) Ltd. is now the proud distributor for Fischione Instrument Inc. products into the Southern African Electron Microscopy market. We welcome them to our product listing and looking forward in doing business together.


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