The Roto-Rod is designed to assess motor coordination, balance and equilibrium. The mouse is placed on the rod and the rotorod accelerates gradually. Latencies for the mice to fall from the rod are recorded. The rorotod consists of a semi-enclosed chamber which contains a beam made of ribbed plastic and flanked by round plates on either side to prevent any escape.
Columbus Instruments - Rotamex-5
System is configured for RATs.
Number 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.
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: RS-232 to RS422(CIBUS) Multi drop. (Max of 64
Does not include a computer or software.
Columbus Instruments - Rotamex-5 Rota-Rod Unit