LAS VEGAS, September 30, 2014 – Sable Systems International announces the launch of the best-in-class Promethion AC-2 metabolic screening access control module for computer-controlled, automated access to food in mouse and rat laboratory environments. The Promethion AC-2 module retains all the benefits of the earlier model AC-1 module – such as compatibility with numerous feeding programs (paired, yoked, duration-limited and quantity-limited), intelligent obstruction detection, and an entirely in-cage design – while making a number of significant improvements. Most notably, the new AC-2 has stand-alone capability to permit operation without a mass measuring device. This provides better cost-effectiveness for behavioral researchers interested in food access and food choice applications where mass monitoring may not be necessary.

The new AC-2 module also includes a robust temperature sensor for monitoring bedding surface temperature and providing a thermal obstruction detection method when a subject animal is present. Quieter operation decreases animal stress while creating a more pleasant work environment. The AC-2 is more easily mounted to the cage lid with two thumb screws, a setup that requires no tools for mounting. Self-calibration is now easier and more consistent, and a controllable RGB LED light has been added for applications involving operant conditioning or in-cage artificial lighting.

“The AC-2 is, at heart, a result of customer feedback and we’re extremely grateful for all the valuable conversations our customers have had with us,” said Robbin Turner, CEO of Sable Systems International. “It provides a number of improvements over the AC-1 which were requested by customers while further setting the Promethion Access Control module, and the Promethion line as a whole, apart from its competition.”

The Promethion AC-2 metabolic screening access control module is available immediately from Sable Systems. For more information, click here.

About Sable Systems International

Sable Systems develops superior instrumentation and software for metabolic and behavioral research. Since its founding by renowned metabolic expert Dr. John Lighton in 1987, Sable’s instruments have provided superior accuracy, usability, and reliability for scientists in the most demanding research applications. For more information, visit www.sablesys.com