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

  • Lighting: adjustable in intensity (from 0 to 100 %), timing, modulation, and diurnal cycling
  • Temperature: maximum +40 °C, minimum +10 °C (lights ON), optionally minimum -5 °C (lights OFF)
  • Relative humidity: adjustable from 40 to 80 % (independent on light intensity)
  • LED technology with minimum undesired plant heating
  • White LED illumination with supplementary far-red LEDs for optimal plant growth
  • PPFD up to 1,000 µmol.m-2.s-1 at the distance of 100 cm (optionally 1,500 µmol.m-2.s-1)


  • Rapid modulation of irradiance simulating light flecks as well as precise adjustment of the light
  • intensity in the range of 1 to 100 %
  • Homogeneous illumination over the whole cultivation area
  • CO2 regulation (optional)
  • No “wind” effects – homogeneous and almost laminar air exchange
  • Adjustable shelving (optional)
  • Incorporated measuring of chlorophyll fluorescence (optional)
  • User-friendly protocol programming via a touch panel

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.


APPLICATIONS


  • Large-area plant or tissue culture growing
  • Accurate, precision-controlled plant growth under precisely defined light conditions
  • Adequate space for cultivations under controlled temperature and light characteristics, intensity and mode
  • Multi-line schedule for temperature and lighting


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

Specifications

  • LED Light Illumination:
  • Size on request
  • LED light intensity regulation:
  • linear
  • Air flow:
  • horizontal 0.25 m.s-1
  • Controlled Temperature Range:
  • +10 °C to +40 °C (independent on light intensity)
    optionally: -5 °C to +40 °C
  • Humidification:
  • ultrasonic humidifier (not hot steam)
  • Dehumidification:
  • adsorption
  • Controlled Humidity Range:
  • 40 to 80 % (independent on light intensity)
    optionally: 40 to 90%(independent on light intensity)
  • External and Internal Dimensions:
  • Container external dimensions (W x D x H):12,195 x 2,45 x 2,9 m
  • Container internal dimensions:
  • Depends on required space, number of chambers
  • Warranty:
  • 1 year parts and labor

Accessories

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.

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.
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Accessories

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,- €