The heart of the Modular Animal Caging System (M.A.C.S.) is the universal vertical plenum or cage stack. Standard mouse cage stacks hold 10 cages vertically. Each cage stack has a supply plenum side and an exhaust plenum. There is space for an automated water system if you choose that option. The cage brackets are attached to the vertical stack and fold up for easy moving and storage. An individual cage stack weighs only 18 lbs without the cages on it. Ends are open for easy cleaning. The stack body is made of extruded aluminum with brackets molded from composite resin for durability. The stack is autoclavable.
The standard mouse and rat cage stacks are both the same height making them interchangeable on several M.A.C.S. frames. You can go from mouse cages to rat cages and back as you may need based on cages using water bottles. This allows you to easily and quickly change cages as your rodent research model needs change without buying all new equipment – reducing your capital equipment costs.
The MACS Ultra-Air Vertical Mouse Cage Stack holds up to 10 of the Ultra-Air 502 cage (with 502 sq. cm floor for 5 adult mice) or the Ultra-Air 520 cage (520 sq. cm floor). This is a hands-free cage latching design. A yellow indicator appears at the end of the left bracket when the cage is not docked properly. Available in your choice of 2 sizes – 10 high or 9 high brackets.