Touchscreen Rota Rod

Touchscreen Rota Rod

The Rota Rod (or rotarod) provides an easy way to test the effects of drugs, brain damage, or diseases on motor coordination or fatigue resistance in rodents.

  • NEW Touchscreen User Interface
  • Combined Rota Rod for mice and rats available
  • Mechanical detection of fall
  • Individual lane timers
  • Constant speed and fixed acceleration rate modes
  • New transparent back panel (magnet fixation)
  • New Direct USB communication
Item# Description U.S. List Price Quantity
76-0770 (76-0770) Rota Rod with Touchscreen, 5 Mice
76-0771 (76-0771) Rota Rod with Touchscreen, 4 Rats
76-0772 (76-0772) Rota Rod with Touchscreen, 4 Mice or 4 Rats
76-0773 (76-0772) Rota Rod with Touchscreen, 2 Large Rats
76-0406 (SEDACOMV2.0) SEDACOM Software V2.0
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The Rota Rod (or rotarod) provides an easy way to test the effects of drugs, brain damage, or diseases on motor coordination or fatigue resistance in rodents.

The animal is placed on the rotating lane of the Rota Rod and the timer is started. When the animal drops safely into its own lane, the time latency to fall (minutes and seconds) and rotation speed are automatically recorded. A removable upper separator for rat models is included to prevent interference between animals running in adjacent lanes.

The Rota Rod is controlled by an advanced microprocessor which provides precise timing control and ultra-accurate speed regulation. Rotation can be electronically set at a constant speed (4-40 rpm). Alternatively, acceleration rate may be selected at a defined time (30 sec to 10 min, 1 sec increments). Acquired data is saved in table form by lanes/trials.

Now even easier to use! The new touchscreen graphic user interface allows clear visualization of timing and speed for each lane. Change modes, adjust speed, and create protocols right from the main screen for greater flexibility with maximum functionality and usability.
Specifications76-077076-077176-077276-0773
Model( LE8205) 5 Mice Rota Rod( LE8305) 4 Rats Rota Rod(LE8305) 4 Mice or 4 Rats Rota Rod(LE8355) 2 Large Rats Rota Rod
Base Unit Dimensions mm (inch) (W x D x H) 362 x 240 x 375 (14.25 x 9.45 x 14.75) 362 x 240 x 375 (14.25 x 9.45 x 14.75) 362 x 240 x 375 (14.25 x 9.45 x 14.75) 362 x 245 x 624(14.25 x 9.65 x 24.57)
Total Height mm (inch) 400 (15.75) 400 (15.75) 400 (15.75) 649 (25.55)
Fall Height cm 20 21.5 20 - mouse drum, 21.5 - rat drum 47
Lane Width mm (inch) 50 (2) 75 (3) 50 (2) - mouse drum, 75 (3) - rat drum 153 (6)
Drum Diameter mm (inch) 250 (9.8) 250 (9.8) 250 (9.8) 250 (9.8)
Rod Diameter mm (inch) 30 (1) 60 (2) 30 (1) - mouse drum, 60 (2) - rat drum 80 (3)
Extra Hood Height mm (inch) NA 130 (5) 130 (5) 130 (5)

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