Cultivation Banks
Research under controlled growing conditions
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Cultivation Banks serve for precisely controlled plant cultivation and comparison studies. Cultivation Banks are intended to be arranged in a Climatized Cultivation Room, which is not part of the Cultivation Banks but may be provided on request. The Banks arrangement enables multiple experimental setups in one cultivation space. Every single Bank offers possibility of different light and temperature regime, which makes them very suitable for multiple or parallel experiments.

Key Features

  • Illumination: adjustable in intensity (from 0 to 100 %), timing, modulation, and diurnal cycling
  • Temperature control range: +2 to +12 °C above the Cultivation Room temperature
  • LED technology for optimum plant growth: White LED illumination with supplementary Far-Red LEDs or Red-Green-Blue LED illumination with supplementary Far-Red LEDs
  • Maximum PPFD up to 250 µmol.m-2.s-1 at the distance of 30 cm (higher intensity on request)


  • Rapid modulation of irradiance simulating light flecks
  • Precise adjustment of the light intensity in the range
    of 1 to 100 % of the total output
  • Homogeneous illumination over the whole cultivation
    area of 1.4 m2
  • External Dimensions: 222 x 86 x 66 cm (W x D x H)
  • Internal Dimensions: 180 x 80 x 55 cm (W x D x H)
  • Incorporated module for measuring light intensity or fluorescence (optional)

Cultivation Banks

Cultivation Banks serve for precisely controlled plant cultivation and comparison studies. Cultivation Banks are intended to be arranged in a Climatized Cultivation Room, which is not part of the Cultivation Banks but may be provided on request. The Banks arrangement enables multiple experimental setups in one cultivation space. Every single Bank offers possibility of different light and temperature regime, which makes them very suitable for multiple or parallel experiments. Temperature inside the Banks can be regulated in the range of +2 to +12 °C above the Cultivation Room temperature (optionally up to +20 °C above the Cultivation Room temperature). In standard version, illumination may be controlled up to 250 µmol.m-2.s-1 at the distance of 30 cm (higher light intensities on request).


ONLINE MEASURED PARAMETERS


  • Temperature
  • Light intensity (optional)
  • Fluorescence (optional)

APPLICATIONS


  • Precise plant cultivation in controlled light and temperature conditions
  • Physiological studies in parallel
  • Phenotypical analysis (Arabidopsis)
  • Vernalization (Brassica, Hordeum)
  • Dusk/dawn response simulation

CULTIVATION ROOM (optional)


  • Sophisticated system of air ventilation
  • Very low air flow - up to 0.25 m/s
  • Minimum heat introduction into the chamber
  • No water condensation
  • Light-independent regulation of temperature

SOFTWARE


  • Data collection in real time
  • Data upload for processing – even when the experiment is running
  • Real time d ata visualization in graphs or tables
  • Web interface
  • LCD color touch screen located at the front side of the chamber
  • Included software for user-friendly protocol programming
  • Memory for 100 user-defined protocols
  • Graphical representation of conditions inside the Growth Unit – displayed are both actual conditions and target values
  • Data transfer via Ethernet or USB interface
  • Enabled is also remote control over LAN
  • Warning messages via SMS

Specifications

  • LED Light Illumination:
  • LED panels 80 x 180 cm
  • Controlled Temperature Range:
  • +2 to +12 °C above the Cultivation Room temperature (independent on light intensity)
    (optionally up to +20 °C above the Cultivation Room temperature)
  • LED-Based Illumination:
  • Maximum PAR up to 250 µmol.m-2.s-1 at the distance of 30 cm (higher intensity on request)
  • External Dimensions:
  • 222 x 86 x 66 cm (W x D x H)
    Additional clearance of 10-20 cm needed on sides and back
  • Internal Dimensions:
  • 180 x 80 x 55 cm (W x D x H)
  • Weight:
  • 90 kg
  • Power Input:
  • 890 W
  • Warranty:
  • 1 year parts and labor

Accessories


Shaker SHK-2013

Bench-scale orbital shaker with loading capacity of 5 kg. Rotation speed: 30-500 RPM. Dimension (D x W x H): 375 x 320 x 125 mm; weight: 8 kg. Non-skid rubber mat included - suitable for small lightweight containers or Petri dishes and low speed rotation. Tray with sticky matting or Erlenmeyer attachments are recommended for Erlenmeyer flasks shaking with high speed rotation.

Tray with Sticky Matting

Stainless tray with sticky matting for safe fastening of various types and sizes of culture vessels. The tray is easily installed onto the shaker SHK-2013 top part.

50-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment

Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 14 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 50 ml.

100-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment

Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 9 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 100 ml.

250-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment

Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 5 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 250 ml.

500-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment

Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 4 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 500 ml.

1000-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment

Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 2 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 1000 ml.

Additional Protective Glasses

Radiation safety glasses protecting against excessive LED radiation – equipped with side cover and protective filters. One pair of glasses is provided with the device free of charge.

Software Control for Cultivation Banks

Optional feature for intelligent control of illumination in the Cultivation Banks. Included is also an LCD color touch screen for user friendly protocol programming as well as graphical representation of conditions inside each Bank.

Pricing


Cultivation Banks
Version Characteristics Price
Cultivation Banks Cultivation room equipped with individual Cultivation Banks allows more than 12 different experimental setups in one space. Cultivation Banks feature multi-color, LED light technology for optimal plant growth as well as sophisticated system of air ventilation. Inquire for price

Accessories

Shaker SHK-2013 Orbital shaker with speed range 30-500 RPM; dimension 320 x 375 x 125 mm; weight 8 kg; loading capacity 5 kg. Non-skid rubber mat included. 1.290,- €
Tray with Sticky Matting Stainless tray with sticky matting for safe fastening of various types and sizes of culture vessels onto the Shaker SHK-2013. 270,- €
50-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 14 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 50 ml. 179,- €
100-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 9 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 100 ml. 169,- €
250-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 5 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 250 ml. 159,- €
500-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 4 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 500 ml. 149,- €
1000-ml Erlenmeyer Attachment Accessory to Shaker SHK-2013: attachment for up to 2 Erlenmeyer flasks with a size of 1000 ml. 139,- €
Software Control for Cultivation Banks Optional feature for intelligent control of illumination in the Cultivation Banks. Included is also an LCD color touch screen. Inquire for price
Additional Protective Glasses Radiation safety glasses protecting against excessive LED radiation – equipped with side cover and protective filters. One pair of glasses is provided with the device free of charge. 19,- €