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Animal
Mouse, Rat

GSM Grip-Strength Meter for Rats and Mice

Product Code:47200

Automatically measures grip strength of forelimb, hind limb, or all four limbs, in rats and mice as they instinctively resist backwards movement. For assessing the effects of substances (drugs, toxins, muscle relaxants) and conditions (disease, ageing, neural damage) on muscle strength. Integrated sensor and amplifier for precision measurements and consistency. Stand alone (battery powered) or connect to PC software supplied. Includes T-shaped trapezes, grasping tools and plastic or metal grids. Easy-to-use control unit with display, internal memory and quick data transfer (.csv).

Model
This product warranty can be extended up to 24 Additional Months.
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Background 

  • To stop an involuntary backward movement, the animal instinctively grabs the grasping bar when pulled backwards by the tail. 
  • Placement of animal over a base plate, in front of a grasping bar. Height is adjustable.

 

Automated detection, standalone or PC-based

  • Automatically stores and displays the peak pull-force (peak tension) achieved by the limbs before the animal loses its grip.
  • Reliable and automated detection of the animal response using peak detector.
  • Verification that desired force is applied at a consistent rate using Slope feature.
  • Quality control software tool shows the applied pulling force, the desired target force rate, and the peak detection in real time.
  • Integrated force sensor and peak amplifier for precision measurements. Maximum applicable force of 1500g, with a resolution 0.1g.
  • The device can be used as a standalone or connected to a PC via the USB port, for monitoring and data recording.
  • Control unit with internal memory for saving and viewing data. Quick data transfer in Excel (.csv) or text (.txt) format for further analysis.
  • No calibration required for normal use. (Proprietary memory chip stores calibration parameters.) Software prompt to auto-zero before making new measurements.
  • The meter is provided complete with a set of 3 grasping tools and 2 grids. An optional large metal grid is available for rats or mice.
  • Includes DCA software for signal monitoring.

Feature

Benefit

Force-Rate monitoring tools (software and LCD display)

Pulling force applied at consistent rate

Automatic Peak Detector

Peak pull-force automatically stored

5 grasping tools included: bar, trapeze, plastic grid (metal grid is optional) 

Same instrument measures rat and mouse 

Auto-Zeroing routine at every measurement

No calibration required for normal use

 

Operation

Commands            

Via Soft buttons

Read-out

Multifunction graphic display, PC

Start

Automatic when force applies to the instrument

Stop Automatic or by pedal

Force Ranges

0-100gf,  0-500gf,  0-1500gf

Force Increasing Rate

Monitored via GSM Electronic Unit or via the DCA Software on the PC

Force Response

in 0.1gf steps

Latency Time

in 0.1s steps

Connection to PC      

via USB cable (A to mini-B) and GSM Software (DCA3)

Power Requirement

Either battery operated, via USB cable connected to PC, included power supply (100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz)

Operating Temperature

10° to 40° C

Sound Level

Negligible

Physical

Total weight

4.8Kg

Shipping Weight

6.5Kg

Packing Dimensions

46x38x27cm

Warranty

Warranty Grip Strenght Meter is covered by a 12-month warranty + 12 after product registration
UB-Care Additional UB-Care can be added for other 12 or 24 months

 

When pulled by the tail, rodents instinctively grab anything they can, to try to stop this involuntary backward movement, until the pulling force overcomes their grip strength. when positioned in front of the GSM bar, or trapeze, or grid, the animal grasps at it.
After the animal loses its grip on the grasping bar, the peak amplifier automatically records and stores the peak pull-force achieved by the limbs and shows it on the display.

47200 GSM Grip Strength Meter

47200-001

Electronic Unit

47200-002

Force Transducer

47200-004

Black PVC Base w/13mm Upright

M-LM 590

Trapeze (Rat)

M-LM 588

Trapeze (Mouse)

M-LM 589

T-shaped Bar

47200-325

Grasping Grid for Mouse

47200-326

Grasping Grid (partly blind)

47200-328 Metal Grasping Grid

38500-303

External trigger switch (foot pedal)

E-AU 101

USB Key, including DCA Software 

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