Step-In FytoScope FS-SI
Research under controlled growing conditions
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Step-In FytoScope FS-SI are plant growth chambers that utilize Light Emiting Diodes (LEDs) as a sole light source. Thus excellent spectral quality with high irradiance is provided for plant physiology applications. Due to versatile construction, these FytoScopes may be used for growing of diverse plants: from Arabidopsis to wheat, corn or rice.

Step-in FytoScopes FS-SI enable the researcher to maintain controlled growing conditions of temperature and humidity with independent selection of photoperiods. Multifaceted programming options enable researchers to simulate natural conditions. Controlled parameters are: temperature, humidity and illumination with independent selection of photoperiods.

Key Features

  • Lighting: adjustable in intensity (from 0 % to 100 %), timing, modulation, and diurnal cycling
  • Temperature: maximum +40 °C; minimum +10 °C (lights ON, ambient room temperature up to 35 °C); optionally minimum down to 0 °C
  • Relative humidity adjustable from 40 % to 80 % (independent on light intensity)
  • LED technology with minimum undesired plant heating
  • White LED illumination with supplementary FAR LEDs for excellent plant growth
  • PAR up to 1,000 µmol.m-2.s-1 at the distance of 50 cm (higher intensity as an option)


  • Rapid modulation of irradiance simulating light flecks
  • Precise adjustment of the light intensity from 1 to 100 %
  • Homogeneous illumination over the whole cultivation area
    of 0.8 m2 (model FS-SI 3400) respectively 1.2 m2 (model FS-SI 4600) - additional growing space at the bottom
  • Adjustable shelving
  • Step-in unit with inside capacity of 3400 l (model FS-SI 3400); 4600 l (model FS-SI 4600) - other volumes on request
  • For extra protection of investigated plants, the Fytoscope features both hardware and software protection against undesired overheating of the inside environment
  • Incorporated measuring of chlorophyll fluorescence (optional)

Step-In FytoScope FS-SI


Step-in FytoScopes FS-SI are plant growth chambers that utilize Light Emiting Diodes (LEDs) as a sole light source. Thus excellent spectral quality with high irradiance is provided for plant physiology applications. Due to versatile construction, these FytoScopes may be used for growing of diverse plants: from Arabidopsis to wheat, corn or rice.

Step-in FytoScopes FS-SI enable the researcher to maintain controlled growing conditions of temperature and humidity with independent selection of photoperiods. Multifaceted programming options enable researchers to simulate natural conditions. Controlled parameters are: temperature, humidity and illumination with independent selection of photoperiods. A full range of "day/night" cycles with "dawn/dusk" and "cloudy sky" effects can be programmed. In addition, incorporated Fluorescence Module (as an option) enables continuous measuring of basic fluorescence parameters in grown plants.

For user convenience both actual inside conditions and target values for temperature, lighting and relative humidity are permanently displayed on the touch screen controller, which is conveniently situated on the front side of the FytoScope. 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 FytoScope. All data can be downloaded to a PC via the USB cable.


Standard versions:

  • Model FS-SI 3400
  • Model FS-SI 4600













APPLICATIONS


  • Real-time, in-situ, high-content monitoring of plant performance
  • Accurate, precision-controlled plant growth under precisely defined light conditions
  • Precisely controlled growth of diverse plants: from Arabidopsis to wheat, corn or rice
  • Adequate space for cultivations under controlled temperature and light characteristics, intensity and mode
  • Multi-line schedule for temperature and lighting

ONLINE MEASURED PARAMETERS


  • Temperature
  • Light intensity
  • Relative humidity
  • FT, FM, QY (optional)

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-defined protocols
  • Graphical representation of conditions inside the FytoScope - displayed are both actual conditions and target values
  • Data transfer via Ethernet or USB interface
  • Enabled is also remote control over LAN
  • Featured is internal diagnostic system for recording and reporting of possible failures

Versions


FytoScope FS-SI 3400

Internal volume 3400 l
External dimensions: 190 x 130 x 220 cm (W x D x H)
Internal dimensions: 130 x 110 x 210 cm (W x D x H)

FytoScope FS-SI 4400

Internal volume 4400 l
External dimensions: 245 x 130 x 220 cm (W x D x H)
Internal dimensions: 197 x 110 x 210 cm (W x D x H)


Specifications

  • LED Light Illumination:
  • LED-based panel 80 x 108 cm
  • Controlled Temperature Range:
  • +10 °C to +40 °C (independent on light intensity; ambient room temperature up to +35 °C)
    optionally: 0 °C to +40 °C
  • Controlled Humidity Range:
  • 40 to 80 % (independent on light intensity)
  • External Dimensions:
  • Model FS-SI 3400: 190 x 140 x 230 cm (W x D x H)
    Model FS-SI 4600: 245 x 140 x 230 cm (W x D x H)
  • Internal Dimensions:
  • Model FS-SI 3400: 119 x 106 x 190 cm (W x D x H)
    Model FS-SI 4600: 179 x 106 x 190 cm (W x D x H)
  • Growth Area:
  • Model FS-SI 3400: 0,8 m2 Model FS-SI 4600: 1,2 m2
  • Weight:
  • Around 650 kg
  • Air Ventilation:
  • 1200 l/hour
  • Power/Power Input:
  • 6.5 kW
  • 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.

High-Precision Gas Mixing System GMS 150

The standard version GMS 150 includes two channels (channel 1 for Air-N2; channel 2 for CO2). Preferably it is intended for use with PSI Multi-Cultivators, small-volume Photobioreactors, large-volume Photobioreactors and Growth Chambers. High-precision GMS 150 can optionally hold up to four channels.


Pricing


Step In Fytoscope
Version Characteristics Price
FytoScope FS-SI 3400 Step-in growth chamber with inside capacity of 3400 L. High-intensity LED-based illumination. Precise control over the temperature, humidity and light conditions. Touch-screen PC with control software. Inquire for price
FytoScope FS-SI 4400 Step-in growth chamber with inside capacity of 4400 L. High-intensity LED-based illumination. Precise control over the temperature, humidity and light conditions. Touch-screen PC with control software. Inquire for price

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,- €
Gas Mixing System GMS 150 The standard version GMS 150 includes two channels (channel 1 for
Air-N2; channel 2 for CO2). Preferably it is intended for use with PSI
Multi-Cultivators, small-volume Photobioreactors, Large-volume Photobioreactors and Growth Chambers.
8.680,- €