Animal Care Systems SMART System Heated Rack


Integrated Thermal Comfort for Your Animals. The SMART System is an IVC rack system that offers 10 Optimice¨ laboratory heated mouse cage stations with heated comfort under a portion of the cage floor. The mice thermoneutral zone is between 26 and 34 degrees Celsius; however typical housing rooms are kept between 21 and 26 C. Cold-stressed mice in any rodent cage develop dramatic changes in physiology, behavior, and immune function and skew experimental results. Robust mice cope by using nesting material, but many mice benefit from having thermal support. The SMART System, thermal comfort USB powered rack, includes 10 Optimice heated mouse cage stations, with two USB powering ports per station

Cage Bottoms *

Cage Tops *

Watering *

Feeders *

Cage Cards and Holders *

Cage Accessories

Optional HVAC Accessories

Rack Accessories

Cage Parts

Material Handling



• Versatile platform
• Precise temperature control
• Self-selected thermal comfort
• Superior home-cage advantage
• Reduce stress
• Utilize secondary technology using integrated USB ports
• Maximum animal visibility
• Use existing Optimice® cages
• Eliminate unwieldy solutions like retail heat pads or gloves filled with warm water

• Temperature Range: Room temperature to 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 C)
• Temperature Precision: ±1.8 degrees Fahrenheit (1 C)
• Heat Plate Size: 10.4 in2 (67.1 cm2)
• Rack Dimensions with Cages and Card Holders: 40.5” (103 cm) L x 48.75” (124 cm) W x 50.45” (128 cm) H
• Rack Only Dimensions: 32.75 (83 cm) L x 48.75” (124 cm) W x 50.45 (128 cm) H
• Airflow Requirements per Rack: 20 CFM (9.4 liters/sec) minimum; 30 CFM (14.1 liters/sec) recommended
• Rack Weight: 210 lbs (95 kg) with cages
• Rack Casters: Five 4-inch swivel casters; two locking, three non-locking
• Rack Capacity: 20 cage stations

1 year parts and labor electrical, 5 years frame and cages