Alternative Design Ultra Air IVC Cage Set

The MACS frame holds both vertical cage stacks and the air handling units and is the laboratory animal research industry’s first rotary IVC that utilizes standard size cages. The vertical cage units can hold up to 160 double sided cages, while the MACS Rotary holds up to 120 standard sized Ultra-Air mouse cages. These units maximize space and productivity while providing a healthy environment for research animals.

Air Handler Unit

Cage Top

Cage Bottom

Watering System

Water Bottles,Edstrom Fixed Drinkers,Edstrom Detachable Drinkers


Benefits Include:
• Increase Cage Density
• Create Space
• Improve Workflow

Features Include:
• Frame made from 304 stainless steel
• The Double Sided Mobile Frame holds between 112-160 Ultra-Air 502 or 520 mouse cages
• Frame includes upper main supply and exhaust plenums
• Plenums are made from 22 gauge stainless steel and are removable for cleaning
• Frame sits on 4 rugged 5″ casters with zerks, 2 of which have brakes
• Frames and the plenum are both autoclavable
• One round tube handle on each end within frame for hand protection
• Available in your choice of 3 cage stack heights – 10, 9 or 8 high

Additional information

Base Configuration

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Alternative Design offers a 5-year warranty on all stainless-steel fabricated products the company makes. These products are warranted to be free from material and workmanship defects during this period.

The 5-year warranty includes:
• Individually Ventilated Caging (IVC) rack frames and fabricated components
• All other stainless steel fabricated caging systems
• Fabricated material handling, storage and processing equipment made of stainless steel