The Modular Animal Caging System (M.A.C.S.) ventilated caging system for rodents adapts to your animal room needs. With MACS, you can:
- Increase Cage Density
- Create Space
- Improve Workflow
The MACS frame holds the vertical cage stacks in place and also the air handling units. There are several framework styles that can be used on this system including the rotary, wall mount and mobile, both single-sided and double-sided. The frame is made from 1″ square stainless steel tubing. Each frame holds the main supply and exhaust plenums. Mobile frames have four autoclavable casters, two with locking brakes.
Change from a mouse IVC rack to a rat, large mouse or hamster IVC system without buying all new equipment. Another advantage of MACS is that it can change as your rodent research needs change. If your demand changes from mice to rats, with the MACS modular IVC you can quickly and easily change from mice to rats without having to purchase all new equipment. Several of the MACS frames have the ability to hold mice, rats or large mice cage stacks. You can intermix stacks on the same frame.
The MACS Wall Mount Expansion Frame holds between 30-80 additional Gentle-Air style cages when connected to a main frame for air supply. The frame assembly has an upper mounting rail with brackets to hold the upper plenums. A lower mounting rail holds the cage stack bottom support. It also has a protective bumper rail. Frame includes upper main supply and exhaust plenums. This assembly includes the upper plenums coupling which connects the expansion frame plenums to the main frame plenums for supply and exhaust air to the cages. It also includes the plenums coupling support. Appropriate hardware for installation is included. Available in your choice of 3 cage stack heights – 10, 9 or 8 high.