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

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. Please enquire
FytoScope FS-SI 4600 Step-in growth chamber with inside capacity of 4600 L. High-intensity LED-based illumination. Precise control over the temperature, humidity and light conditions. Touch-screen PC with 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 €