Growth Capsule GC
Research under controlled growing conditions
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Growth Capsule is a unique system of plant growth chambers located in the container. Growth Capsule utilizes Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as a sole light source and thus provides excellent spectral quality with high irradiance for plant physiology applications. Perfect controlled conditions allowed to cultivate wide range of plant species or tissue cultures.

Chamber(s) in Growth Capsule are completely variable according to the customer's idea. Thanks to the mobility and perfect isolation of Growth Capsule it is possible to grow plants in almost any conditions.

Key Features

  • Plant growth chamber built into freight container
  • Precise control of light, temperature and humidity.
  • Mobile. Use in any location with power and water.


  • Adaptable design according to the client’s need.
  • Growth Capsules may be combined and stacked.
  • Optional high-throughput phenotyping system

Growth Capsule

Growth Capsule is a unique system of plant growth chambers located in the container. Growth Capsule utilizes Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as a sole light source and thus provides excellent spectral quality with high irradiance for plant physiology applications. Perfect controlled conditions allowed to cultivate wide range of plant species or tissue cultures. Chamber(s) in Growth Capsule are completely variable according to the customer's idea. Thanks to the mobility and perfect isolation of Growth Capsule it is possible to grow plants in almost any conditions.

Growth Capsule enables researchers to maintain controlled growing conditions of temperature and humidity with independent selection of photoperiods. Multifaceted programming options enable simulation of natural conditions including "day/night" cycles with "dawn/dusk" and "cloudy sky" effects. In addition, basic fluorescence parameters can be monitored continuously. The next option is regulation of CO2.

For user convenience both actual inside conditions and target values for temperature, lighting and relative humidity are permanently displayed on the touch screen controller. The controller allows a wide range of user programmable options to be selected. Temperature, humidity or day/night timing can be set at the touch of a button. Displayed is also graphical representation of conditions inside the Growth Capsule. All data can be downloaded via Ethernet.


Illumination


  • LED technology with minimum undesired plant heating
  • Standard cool-white LEDs with far-red LEDs for optimum plant growth
  • Multi-color LEDs (8 channels) for special applications such as study of photoreceptors, pigment composition, flowering etc.
  • Homogeneous illumination over the whole cultivation area
  • Simulation of natural conditions
  • PPFD up to 1,000 µmol.m-2.s-1 with LEDs 100 cm from plant canopy


Applications


  • Indoor Farming
  • Tissue culture
  • Environmental responses to temperature, light and CO2
  • May be configured for GMO containment
  • Mobile office or laboratory.

Software


  • Data collection in real time
  • Data upload for processing - even when the experiment is running
  • Data visualization in graphs or tables
  • Web interface
  • 10.5" LCD color touch screen located at the front side of the chamber
  • Included software for user-friendly protocol programming
  • Memory for 100 user-created protocols
  • Graphical representation of conditions inside the Growth Capsule - displayed are both actual conditions and target values
  • Data transfer via Ethernet
  • Enabled is also remote control over LAN
  • Featured is internal diagnostic system for recording and reporting of possible failures

Pricing


Growth Capsule
Version Characteristics Price
Growth Capsule Growth chamber in the container with high-intensity LED-based
illumination. Precise control over the temperature, humidity and light conditions.Touch-screen PC with full control software.
Please enquire

Accessories

Parameters Options Characteristics Price
Extended temperature range Optional of extension of temperature range (e.g. from - 5°C to 40°C). Please enquire
Extended humidity range Optional of extension of relative humidity range
(e.g. from 40 % to 90 %).
Please enquire
Increased illumination intensity Optional upgrade of LED illumination providing maximum PAR up to 1500 µmol.m-2.s-1. Please enquire
Multispectral illumination Optional upgrade of LED illumination with up to 8 independently controlled colour channels and maximum intensity 1000 µmol.m-2.s-1. Please enquire
Shelves illumination Cultivation Shelves are equipped with LED-based illumination enabling independent setting of light conditions in each cultivation level. Please enquire
Hardware Options Characteristics Price
Cultivation shelves Number of cultivation shelves- based on customer's requirements. Please enquire
Hydroponic cultivation tables Customized solution for hydroponic or aeroponic cultivation based on customer's requirements. Please enquire
Robotic system for
automated plant phenotyping
Sensor - to - plant phenotyping system enabling continuous monitoring of plant development. Can be equipped with various sensors (e.g. Kinetic chlorophyll fluorescence imaging,hyperspectral imaging and others). Please enquire
VNIR Hyperspectral imaging unit Hyper-spectral system with VNIR camera; range 350 - 900 nm and unequalled spectral resolution of 0.8 nm FWHM. Includes automated reference calibration, suitable light source and robotics for precise image acquisition, linear scanning and motorized height adjustment. Camera mounted above plant for top view. Please enquire
SWIR Hyperspectral imaging unit Hyper-spectral system with SWIR camera; range 900 - 1700 nm. Includes automated reference calibration, suitable light source and robotics for precise image acquisition,linear scanning and height adjustment. Camera mounted above plant for top view. Spectral resolution 2 nm FWHM. Please enquire
RGB digital colour imaging RGB Imaging station with one top view camera. Includes homogenous LED light source for image acquisition. Please enquire
Kinetic chlorophyl fluorescence imaging Custom-designed PAM chlorophyll fluorescence measuring system. Open FluorCam System to growth area with 1.4MP resolution. Supplied with multiple light sources. Please enquire
3D Structural RGB Imaging Unit RGB Imaging station with 2 cameras. One camera mounted above trays and one mounted from side. Includes suitable LED light source for each camera and robotics with turning platform for precise image acquisition from different angles. RGB imaging system mounted in sectional imaging cabinet with chlorophyll fluorescence imaging camera. Please enquire
Thermal imaging Thermal imaging station with high-end calibrated thermal camera. Includes reference, programmable LED light source with desired spectral range for thermal imaging and protocols for temperature dynamics studies. Camera mounted above plant for top view. Please enquire
GMO compliance Possibility to customize growth chamber depending on requirements (negative pressure, waste water sterilization, HEPA filtration etc.). Please enquire
Cultivation banks Possibility to enable 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. Please enquire
Monitoring Options Characteristics Price
Chlorophyl fluorescence measuring module Module for measuring standard chlorophyll fluorescence parameters (FT, QY, etc.) in grown plants. 3.990 €
Module for precise gas composition control Includes gas mixing system GMS 150 (up to 4 channels) and sealed cultivation compartment with precisely controlled atmospheric conditions . Please enquire
CO2 control from ambient
to 1500 ppm
Additional system for CO2 control enabling independent level of CO2 for both compartments. System reducing CO2 concentration below ambient possible with soda lime scrubber. Please enquire
Spectrum measuring module Module for measuring spectrum parameters with spectral response range from 340 to 780 nm. 3.999 €
GSM module Module enabling sending sms in case of parameter deviation. 460 €
IP camera Possibility to control the growth chamber interior wherever you have an internet connection. 150 €