MERLIN is a microprocessor-controlled ventilator designed by vets for vets. We have done away with conventional pressurised gas driving mechanisms and use a precisely controlled piston that can accurately deliver volumes in the range 1ml to 800mls.
Merlin can be pressure-cycled, volume cycled or time-cycled and the inspiratory and expiratory times are fully and independently variable without the need to re-adjust after changes in flow rates or volumes. A pressure control allows you to set the maximum allowable pressure during volume cycling or the target pressure during pressure cycling.
A further added feature is the inspiratory assist control that will tune the ventilator to your patient during recovery and so assist weaning from the ventilator. On the front of the unit is a large easily readable display that shows all of your selected parameters. These parameters are continuously updated reflecting every adjustment made.
We believe Merlin is truly innovative in being the first veterinary ventilator to calculate and display the compliance of the patient being ventilated.
Key Features of the Merlin Small Animal Ventilator
Precise, reliable control over all ventilation parameters
Fits into rebreathing and non-rebreathing circuits
Pressure cycled, time cycled or volume cycled IPPV
Patient disconnect and over-pressure alarms
80-character screen and high-definition LEDs give full parameter information:
Inspiratory and expiratory airway pressure
Maximum allowed airway pressure
Purpose-designed stainless steel and silicon valves for precise flow control
Standard 22mm/15mm fittings
Suitable for anaesthesia or ICU
Mains powered with fail-safe operation
1 x IEC Power Lead: UK◊ EU◊ US◊ AU◊ 1 x Operating Manual 1 x Tidal Volume Chart / Flow Rate Chart 1 x “Exhaust gas setup for Merlin Ventilator” document 1 x MERL-0001 Merlin Common Scavenge set (Gas Out) 1 x MERL-0002 Merlin Gas Inlet set 1 x MERL-0003 Merlin Low-dead space set 1 x MERL-0006 Merlin Circle Connection kit 1 x CIRSBC15 Smooth Bore Y-Circuit 15mm x 1.8m 1 x CIRSBC222 Smooth Bore Y-Circuit 22mm x 1.8m 1 x VS0230 22M-22F with one-way valve – to patient 1 x VS0232 22M-22F with one-way valve – from patient
Mode of operation: Microprocessor controlled precision piston
Capacity: 1ml to 40mls in 1ml increments
40mls to 120 mls in 5ml increments
120mls to 800mls in 10ml increments
Flow rates: 0.1 to 3.5L/minute in 0.1L increments
3.5 to 25.0 L/minute in 0.5L increments
Inspiratory/Expiratory times: 0.5 to 9.0 seconds in 0.1second increments
Pressure settings: 1 to 57 cm H2O pressure in 1 cm H2O increments
Inspiratory assist setting: -1 to –10 cm H2O pressure in 1cm H2O increments
Valves: Electrically operated solenoid valves. Stainless steel & silicon construction
LCD Module: Backlit 80-character 4-line display
Alarm mode: Audible – 2kHz buzzer. Visual – Flashing red LED and screen message
Gas connections: Front fixing 22mm O/D, 15mm I/D stainless steel ports.
Power failure mode: All valves open. Manual IPPV can be performed.
Overall dimensions: 45cm x 20cm x 34cm
Construction: Enamelled steel box with feet
Power Supply: 230 Volts AC 50Hz mains only. European and USA versions available