Plethysmograph Control Unit Module

Plethysmograph Control Unit Module

Plethysmograph Control Unit Module

Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
73-1748 Plethysmograph Control Unit (PCU) for Channel 1
73-1749 Plethysmograph Control Unit (PCU) Extension for Channel 2 or 4
73-1754 Plethysmograph Control Unit (PCU) Extension for Channel 3
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• Control unit for switching valves, jet nebulizers, oxygen flushing in a multiple animal study using Plethysmograph Box 855
• Can be driven by the HSE-HA* Software PULMODYN ‘Pennock’
This module has been developed specially for the investigation of bronchospasmolytic-active substances on the awake animal in combination with the plethysmograph box type 855 and the membrane valves in the PLUGSYS system. This type of experiment involves switching valves, nebulizer and oxygen periodically on and off in a specific sequence.
The PCU module together with the Manual Control Box (must be ordered separatly) is used to automate and synchronize the switching of these valves, nebulizer etc.
On the Manual Control Box it is only necessary to select a specific state (measurement, challenge, flushing, calibration) and the PCU switches all the valves according to this state. The PCU also delivers the bias flow for the Plethysmograph box. One PCU can control two plethysmograph boxes. With an extension module it is possible to control up to four boxes. In addition the module provides for control of all four plethysmograph boxes from a computer so that a complete computerized system can be set up. This module also incorporates monitor functions. It checks whether oxygen pressure for flushing is applied and provides an appropriate warning. It also checks whether aerosol challenge is followed by flushing and if not provides a warning. The connection to the plethysmograph boxes consists of 6-way ribbon tubing with the connectors ‘To Plethysmograph Box 1’ and ‘To Plethysmograph Box 2’. Each channel can be switched on and off separately.
Specifications73-174873-174973-1754
AccessoriesOperating InstructionsOperating InstructionsOperating Instructions
ConnectorDIN 41612, 96-pin VGDIN 41612, 96-pin VGDIN 41612, 96-pin VG
Dimensions (H x W x D) English5.1 x 4.8 x 8.7 in5.1 x 4.8 x 8.7 in5.1 x 4.8 x 8.7 in
Dimensions (H x W x D) Metric128.7 x 121.9 x 220 mm128.7 x 121.9 x 220 mm128.7 x 121.9 x 220 mm
Inlet Compressed AirFor switching membrane valves, driving aerosol jet nebulizer and generating bias flow in plethysmograph box via venturi jet — DO NOT exceed 6 barFor switching membrane valves, driving aerosol jet nebulizer and generating bias flow in plethysmograph box via venturi jet — DO NOT exceed 6 barFor switching membrane valves, driving aerosol jet nebulizer and generating bias flow in plethysmograph box via venturi jet — DO NOT exceed 6 bar
Inlet OxygenReceives oxygen for flushing plethysmograph box — DO NOT exceed 6 barReceives oxygen for flushing plethysmograph box — DO NOT exceed 6 barReceives oxygen for flushing plethysmograph box — DO NOT exceed 6 bar
LED Oxygen FaultBlinks and sounds beeper if no oxygen is delivered (empty cylinder or closed valve at oxygen pressure reducer)Blinks and sounds beeper if no oxygen is delivered (empty cylinder or closed valve at oxygen pressure reducer)Blinks and sounds beeper if no oxygen is delivered (empty cylinder or closed valve at oxygen pressure reducer)
PLUGSYS Width*6 slot units6 slot units6 slot units
Power Supply5 V/600 mA, through connector from PLUGSYS bus system5 V/600 mA, through connector from PLUGSYS bus system5 V/600 mA, through connector from PLUGSYS bus system
Weight (English)1.8 lbs1.8 lbs1.8 lbs
Weight (Metric)0.8 kg0.8 kg0.8 kg