One ventilator for all your small animal practice needs, from small rodents to large dogs.
The Vetronic Merlin veterinary ventilator has been designed with just that in mind. Using the latest technology, Merlin is able to precisely control ventilation parameters to ensure your patient is as safe as can be during mechanical ventilation. Merlin doesn’t require a compressed gas supply to operate, so is quiet and smooth. And, because Merlin is controlled by a state-of-the-art microcontroller, you can confidently set the independent ventilation parameters that you want, without compromise.
Merlin is a microprocessor-controlled ventilator, designed by vets for vets. We have done away with the conventional pressurised gas driving mechanism. This new ventilator uses a precisely-controlled piston that can accurately delivery volumes in the range 1ml to 800ml.
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. The parameters are continuously updated, reflecting every adjustment made.
In addition, we believe Merlin is truly innovative in being the first veterinary ventilator to calculate and display the compliance of the patient being ventilated.
The MRI Viable Merlin Ventilator has been adapted to be compatible with much longer tubing, allowing the ventilator to be further away from the patient and out of the MRI zone.
The Merlin comes supplied with everything you need to use the unit out of the box, including:
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
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
To learn more about the Merlin, watch our video here, where Keith Simpson, our Clinical Director will be running through some tests you can try in practice to ensure that the Merlin Ventilator is running smoothly. He also shows you the initial setup process to get the machine ready for procedures.
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45 x 20 x 34cm
Enamelled steel box with feet
230 Volts AC 50Hz mains only, European and US versions available
Rear panel fuse rating:
1 amps antisurge
Plug fuse rating:
Mode of operation:
Microprocessor-controlled precision piston
1mL to 40mL, in 1mL increments
40mL to 120mL, in 5mL increments
120mL to 800mL, in 10mL increments
0.1 to 3.5L/minute, in 0.1L increments
3.5 to 25.0L/minute, in 0.5L increments
0.5 to 9.0 seconds, in 0.1 second increments
1 to 57cm H2O pressure, in 1cm H2O increments
Inspiratory assist setting:
-1 to -10cm H2O pressure, in 1cm H2O increments
Electrically-operated solenoid valves, stainless steel and silicon construction
Backlit 80-character, four-line display
Audible: 2kHz buzzer
Front fixing 22mm O/D, 15mm I/D, stainless steel ports
Power failure mode:
All valves open. Manual IPPV can be performed
Q. What patient range does Merlin Support? A. 150g to 80kg
Q. What modes does Merlin support? A. Merlin supports volume cycle, pressure cycle, and time cycle modes.
Q. What happens if there is a power cut? A. All valves will fail open. The Patient can then breathe spontaneously on the ventilator in the normal way.
Q. What is the maximum and minimum flow rates that Merlin can deliver? A. Max 25.0L per min, Min 0.1L per min.
Q. Does Merlin have alarms? A. Yes. The Merlin will alarm because: 1) Inspiratory pressure not reached (volume cycling) 2) Max pressure exceeded (volume cycling) 3) Target pressure not reached (pressure cycling) 4) Gas inlet blocked (all modes)
Q. How do I clean or disinfect Merlin? A. Follow the ‘Merlin Cleaning Procedure’ document found in the attachments on this page. There is also a video showing this procedure.
Q. How do I test the Merlin for leaks? A. Follow the ‘Merlin Leak Test’ document found in the attachments on this page. There is also a video showing this procedure.
Q. Can I use the Merlin on a Circle System? A. Yes. Merlin can be used with rebreathing and non-rebreathing systems.
Q. Can I use Merlin without an anaesthetic machine? A. Yes. Merlin can take any gas into the chamber, so Merlin can use room air taken into the gas port or any other introduced gas.
Q. Can Merlin be used with varying FiO2? A. Merlin cannot change the FiO2 but the single intake port allows air to be easily enriched with oxygen or blended externally and fed into Merlin.
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Here for the life of your equipment, Burtons proudly offers a complete aftercare solution for much of our equipment range Including Maintenance plans, Waste gas monitoring, Equipment Repair and Calibration.
Why is an Equipment Care Plan The Right Thing for your Vital Equipment?
Planned preventative maintenance is your best defence against sudden failure of vital, frequently used equipment. Much of the equipment we see in practice today has been recycled and is of an age where failure of components is highly likely unless routine maintenance is carried out.
By regularly having your equipment serviced you are extending the life of your equipment and ensuring it is working to its full ability
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