Saito's Grip Strength Meter for Mice

Developed under the kind  advice of Dr. H. Saito, Professor Emeritus,  The University of Tokyo

MK-380M has been designed to test a grip strength of mice. The animal is placed on the metal mesh and its tail was pulled with a hand in a horizontal direction till it can no longer take hold of the metal mesh. More stable measurement can be performed compared to the iron bar traction method.

Display and all of the controls are arranged on the front slope panel for easy access. Using the Data Collection Software DCS-GSM (Windows Version) the data obtained can be transferred to a personal computer and stored as a CSV file.


Base Plate Stainless Steel
Metal MeshStainless Steel O.D. 0.7 mm
Mesh Dimensions : W180 x D120 mm, 6 mm intervals
ControlsFront Panel
DisplayLCD 4 digits, Peak or Continuous Value
Detection Range50.00 N (Approx. 5 kg max)
Accuracy±0.2% F.S. ±1/2 Digit
Sampling Time150 msec and under
Power100-240V AC Rechargeable
Instrument DimensionsW250 x D350 x H95 mm
WeightApprox. 4.5 kg

Standard Accessories

  • Metal Mesh – 1
  • Hex Wrench (2.5 mm) – 1
  • USB-Serial Cable – 1
  • Data Collection Software for Windows – 1

Specifications are subject to change without notice.