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Model HEPM1000

Automated Elevated Plus Maze System for Rats


The HEPM1000 Rat Elevated Plus maze features a unique in the floor photo beam sensor system for a higher resolution, and specially created measures which enhance the ability to quantify anxiety.  Use multiple zones to report how far an animal retreats from the intersection into closed arms and how far it dares into the open arms. This may be adjusted between multiple analysis on a locked data set for quantifying the animal's emotionality.

An exclusive under the floor hidden tracking system means no visible sensors and no chance of sensor damage from the animals. Proprietary filters are designed to detect and ignore feces and other matter on the floor while precisely tracking and counting only the animals movements and positions.  Fold down arms make it easier to move and store then the previous design.  The electronics in this unit are also well enclosed to reduce damage and aid in cleaning. 

This unit runs on the same HBSC100 Behavioral System Core interface and H2050-0024 MotorMonitor ™ Host Application software as all the photo beam based devices. Features include user definable intervals, distance traveled in inches or centimeters, fine movements, average speed, maximum speed, movement episodes.

Total distance traveled, speed and time spent in zones can also be used to quantify activity and exploratory behavior. The HotSpots ™ Graphic software included in the H2050-0006 MotorMonitor Graphic Option Package is particularly useful for quick analysis of plus maze results.

This unit replaces former Model HEMP1001.


  • Windows XP Professional or Windows 7 Professional
  • 36 Infrared PhotoBeams
  • Individual start button at each station
  • Automatic 4 level Diagnostics
  • 8 Maximum Stations
  • Post Processing analysis
  • Single RS232 Serial Port for Computer interface
  • Session Templates
  • User Definable Zones - not factory restricted
  • Individual Runtime clocks for each station
  • Optional Advance graphics comparators


Control: See HBSC100 Behavioral System Core Interface
Software: See H2050-0024 MotorMonitor ™ Host Application
Depth (Overall): 44" (111.76 cm)
Width (Overall): 44" (111.76 cm)
Height (Overall): 33.5" (85.09 cm)


  • Each Arm is 4.25" (10.8 cm) wide and 19.75" (50.17 cm) long
  • Intersection is 4.25" (10.8 cm) x 4.25" (10.8 cm)
  • Closed Walls are 15.75" (40.01 cm) high



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Behavioral System Core Interface
Model HBSC100

This all purpose RS232 PC compatible interface supports a full range of up to 8 behavioral test stations.

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Motor Monitor II Application Software
Model H2050-0024

Use this software application with the HBSC100 Interface and appropriate test stations for all photo beam based activity monitoring.


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MotorMonitor Graphic Options
Model H2050-0006

Use one or all three useful graphics applications to better visualize MotorMonitor photo beam data.


Non-Automated Elevated Plus Maze for Rats Image

Non-Automated Elevated Plus Maze for Rats
Model S60240

This neutral gray elevated plus maze features a non glare non slip floor with easy to remove walls. Ideal for video tracking or manual scoring.

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Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111

Copyright © 2009 - 2018 Lafayette Instrument Company. All Rights Reserved.