System 6 encompasses a group of advanced cardiovascular measurement instruments for use
in acute and chronic
experimental preparations. Using high precision modular building blocks housed in a sophisticated chassis, the
physiologist can design a configuration to meet the specific requirements of investigative protocols in his/her own
laboratory. The modules cover all the traditional measurement capabilities such as ECG, heart rate and blood
pressure. But the true power of System 6 lies in the innovative capabilities provided by the sonomicrometer, the
active redirection transit time flowmeter and Doppler blood flow velocity units. All elements have been developed by
Triton's in-house team of design engineers with years of industrial and research experience.
The combination of precision-built transducers, reliable and accurate electronics, and
Triton's unparalleled support
guarantees your measurement success.
System 6 Manual Online
Bibliography for Triton Technology's Instrumentation
Model 198 -- TwinPack Dual Instrument Chassis
Model 199 -- System 6 + Modular Expansion Chassis
Model 200 -- System 6 Mainframe
Model 201 -- Sonomicrometer Module
Model 202 -- Pulsed Doppler Flowmeter Module
Model 203 -- Doppler Displacement Module
Model 204 -- Dual Pressure Amplifier Module
Model 205 -- Pressure-dP/dt Amplifier Module
Model 206 -- 'Large Vessel' Transit Time Volume Flowmeter
Model 211 -- EKG (Limb Lead) Module
Model 209 -- Differentiator/Mean Value Module
Model 257 -- 'Small Vessel' Transit Time Volume Flowmeter
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This enclosure provides power and output signal connectivity for one or two modular
instruments. Similar in design
to the expansion chassis, it delivers high-powered cardiovascular instrumentation at unparalleled price-performance
in a compact enclosure. In its stand-alone configuration, the dual instrument pack is ideal for use with ART2 flow
modules, pressure amplifiers and cardiotachometer modules.
The expansion chassis may be used in conjunction with the System 6 or in a stand-alone
mode. The enclosure
provides power and output signal connectivity for up to six modular instruments. In its stand-alone configuration, the
expansion chassis is ideal for use with ART2 flow modules, pressure amplifiers and cardiotachometer modules
Since it does not include a motherboard, sonomicrometer and Doppler flow modules may not be used in this
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The Model 200 Mainframe forms the cornerstone of Triton's powerful SYSTEM 6
system. This versatile system can be configured by its user for a wide range of experimental protocols.
The design philosophy for the SYSTEM 6 dictate that all the timing, synchronization
circuits and power supplies be
included in the Mainframe so no module slots be utilized for these functions. In addition, the Mainframe provides the
user with overall system control by placing channel selector switches for Sonomicrometer and pulsed Doppler flow
selection on the front panel along with LED calibration display for the selected Sonomicrometer. A second LED
panel displays the selected pulsed Doppler range while instantaneous flow velocity/sense is displayed on a two color
bar-graph display. The pulsed Doppler flow audio signal may be monitored on the front panel speaker, controlled
by the volume control.
The Mainframe backpanel provides a patch field for outputs and inputs to all the
various module types. These high
level signals are designed for direct connection to data logging or recording systems. Where appropriate the signals
are controlled by module-front gain and offset controls. The Mainframe back panel also provides the oscilloscope
display connections for proper Sonomicrometer operation. The ECG driven-ground is located on the back panel
This is a noise-canceling ground which isolates the animal from the earth ground.
One of the most powerful features of the SYSTEM 6 is its' ability to synchronize, on a
non-interfering basis, with
several other types of equipment including most electromagnetic (EM), transit-time and pulsed Doppler flowmeters.
Furthermore, the SYSTEM 6 has a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance control connection which allows the system clock
to be remotely stopped and started, a feature utilized when making NMR spectroscopy measurements.
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