Rota Rod: Rotamex-5
There are two diameters of easily interchanged rotating rods; one for mice and another for rats (see specs below for measurments).
Rotamex-5 can communicate with computers when equipped with RS-232 Output option with Software: Software allows additional functions of the rota-rod. Programmed intervals for speed changes, even spinning direction, can be programmed into a specific protocol of the users design. With the photocells at the top, rather than the bottom, looping behavior can also be monitored; length of trial and number of loops. Data generated is in a CSV format to be easily opened by most statistical analysis programs.
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Features / SpecificationsNumber of Exercise Lanes: 4
Rotarod Spindle Speed Range: 0 - 99.9 RPM
Acceleration Increments: 0.1 RPM per second. to 20.0 RPM per second
Mouse Spindle Dimensions: 3.0 cm x 9.5 cm
Rat Spindle Dimensions: 7.0 cm x 9.5 cm
Fall height From Rod center: 44.5 cm
Unit Dimensions(LxWxH): 61cm X 56cm X 77cm
Weight 27.5 kg
Data Recorded: Running duration, Rotarod speed at time of fall, distance traveled
Animal Detection Method: Scanning infrared beam(32) sensors monitor animals absence from rod assembly.
Power Connections: 100 Vac to 240 Vac @ 50-60 Hz Auto configurable.
Power Consumption: 70 Watts
Fuse size: 3 amp slow blow
Communication (optional): RS-232 to RS422(CIBUS) Multi drop. (Max of 64
Ordering Information0890R Rotamex-5 4 Lane Rota-Rod for Rats with RS-232 and Software
0890M Rotamex-5 4 Lane Rota-Rod for Mice with RS-232 and Software
08915R Rotamex-5 4 Lane Rota-Rod alternate spindle for rats
08915M Rotamex-5 4 Lane Rota-Rod alternate spindle for mice
08920M Rotamex-5 4 Lane Rota-Rod 6" (15.2cm) extended height option