Lab Animal Ventilators

    Model 2000 and 2002 VENTILATORS

    Electronically controlled, time-cycled, pressure limited ventilators.

    Electronic control– Eliminates the substantial driving gas required to operate pneumatically controlled ventilators.

    Time cycled– Insures consistently spaced breaths. The possibility of stacking breaths or auto-PEEP is eliminated by keeping the I:E ratio constant at 1:2. This means that regardless of the respiratory rate setting two-thirds of each breath will remain for expiration. The respiratory rate is adjustable from 6 – 40 breaths per minute (BPM).

    Volume constant — Insures that each delivered breath will have essentially the same volume, independent of changes in patient compliance and airway resistance. The deliverable tidal volume (TV) range is from approximately 20ml to 3,000ml using 3 interchangeable bellows and bellows housings as seen here. Most small animal facilities require only the small bellows attachment , seen at the left, with the standard size ventilator, center.

    Pressure Limited– Provides for patient safety by limiting the maximum working pressure (MWPL) to a user adjustable pressure range of 10 – 60 cm H2O.

    The Model 2002 was introduced after numerous customer requests for a finer volume adjustment at the low end of the range. We added a finer volume control in parallel with the existing control on the Model 2000. Everything else about the Model 2002 is identical to the Model 2000.

    Both ventilators are equipped with dual airway pressure alarms that monitor and sound when the peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) of any breath either exceeds the preset maximum working pressure limit (MWPL) or fails to reach 6 cm H2O as in the case of a disconnect .

    A Low Supply Gas Alarm available as an option, would sound when the supply gas pressure falls below 35 psi, 2.4bar. The normal supply gas operating pressure is 50psi or 3.5bar. It is not until 35psi or 2.4bar that the ventilators delivered volume will begin to drop off proportionally with the supply pressure.



    * NOTE: Above units include 0-300 ml bellows, housing and adapter.
    Optional 300 -1600 ml bellows kit is priced at $350.00