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Columbus Instruments Hot Plate Analgesia Meter

A rapid and efficient instrument for the screening of analgesia levels.
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HPMeter

Columbus Instruments Hot Plate Analgesia Meter

Columbus Instruments Hot Plate Analgesia Meter

Columbus Instruments' Hot Plate Analgesia Meter is designed for rapid and efficient screening of analgesia levels. The hot plate can provide a constant 55degC surface; low enough to avoid harm to subjects, yet high enough to provide effective thermal stimulation. The hot plate unit has a built-in digital thermometer with an accuracy of 0.1degC and a timer with an accuracy of 0.1 second. A remote foot-switch completely controls the test sequence for rapid hands-free screening. A standard RS-232 serial port can be connected to any personal computer to save data directly to disk. The RS-232 output comes complete with serial cable and software for Windows compatible computers.

The subject is placed on the hot plate, confined by a clear acrylic cage which surrounds the plate. The Start/Stop button, or foot-switch is pushed to activate the timer. Time is displayed in tenths of a second until the experimenter observes paw-lick response and pushes the Start/Stop button or foot-switch to deactivate the timer. The timer reading can then be recorded manually from the front panel display or sent through the RS-232 serial port to an external computer for disk storage.

Features / Specifications

Surface Temperature Range: 30degC to 79.9degC precisely controlled to within 0.25degC across the plate

Built-in Digital Thermometer

Built-in Digital Timer

RS-232 transfer of data

Start/Stop foot switch control

Extra thick (3/4") anodized aluminum plate provides a very stable and even temperature

Size of Heated Surface: 10" x 10" x 0.75" (254mm x 254mm x 19mm)

Temperature Range: 30degC to 79.9degC

Temperature Accuracy: +/- 0.1degC

Surface material: Hard Black Anodized Aluminum

Accuracy of Timer: 0.1 seconds

Ordering Information

1440 Analgesia Hot Plate with RS-232 Port and Software